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Shared by Dove H. Pressnall (‘95, Business Administration):

The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) is seeking a skilled program coordinator for their signature program, Speak Up! Community Advocates.  Speak Up! supports individuals with lived experience of homelessness to build storytelling and leadership skills in service of advocating for themselves and their communities.

This contract position is flexible, demanding, and an excellent fit for someone coming out of a BA program, a non-traditional student who has relevant work experience, or someone who has done program management, organizing or social work now doing graduate studies.

Description:
CSH is seeking a skilled program coordinator for our signature Speak Up! Community Advocates initiative. Speak Up! supports individuals with lived experience of homelessness to build storytelling and leadership skills in service of advocating for themselves and their communities. Now in its 6thth year, the Speak Up! initiative has become a touchstone in Los Angeles’ community efforts to end homelessness. Virtually every segment of homeless services sector recognizes and leverages the Speak Up! program’s leadership in elevating the participation of those most impacted by the sector’s work.

This is a contracted position for one year with a possibility of renewal.  The Program Coordinator will provide key administrative, logistical, and programmatic support related to the Speak UP! and Tenant Knowledge Exchange (TKE)(Speak Up! Alumni) programs.

 

Planned activities:

With guidance of the Senior Program Manager (SPM) –

  • Support an atmosphere of community, consistency and open communication.
  • Coordinate and support workshop facilitation including scheduling and agenda development.
  • Act as liaison with participants and volunteers ensuring appropriate supports are available and implemented per Speak Up! program standards.
  • Coordinate, track and ensure completion of supporting documentation for workshop trainings, advisory and alumni meetings, individual coaching sessions, and other program activities including outside speaking engagements and legislative visits.
  • Develop and sustain working relationships with community partners
  • Coordinate outreach, recruitment, scheduling, and interviews of new participants and volunteer coaches.
  • Create and formalize mechanisms to streamline reporting, tracking and system evaluations.
  • Serve as point person for participants, volunteer coaches and partner organizations.
  • Ensure advocate support for all activities per standards of Speak Up! program.

 

Expected time commitment and compensation
Contract length: One year
Available funding: $35,000 – $40,000, DOE
This position requires the contractor to commit an average of 35 hours per week for one year and be prepared to be responsive to program needs throughout the work week, with occasional weekend needs.

 

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:
To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org 

 

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work.
  • Passion and commitment to social justice and individual empowerment.
  • Relevant project work illustrating initiative, detail orientation, focus, and follow through.
  • Sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to work well with others.
  • Experience with volunteer management and diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and follow through on multiple projects effectively.
  • Experience and expertise (Direct service experience required / Trauma informed Care training highly desirable).
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses and those with lived experience of homelessness.

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers’ compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH can assist with securing the required workers’ compensation insurance.

CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments or other preclusions on doing business with (either directly or indirectly) with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract