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12 Sep 2023

Full-Time Food & Rental Services Coordinator

TheCenterPC – Posted by TheCenterPC San Diego, California, United States

Job Description


Established as a community non-profit in 1972, The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community. The mission of The Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities for the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Our vision is to create a Center and Center culture where every person feels and knows that they are welcomed, valued, and supported. As the beacon for our regional LGBTQ community, we actively recommit to being a more vibrant, bold, innovative, safe, and modern center each day than the day before. The Center is sex-positive and provides advocacy and critical health and social support services to support our community members through all stages of life, focusing on our deeply held values of equity, social justice, and client-centered, trauma-informed care. The Center currently has over 75 staff working at five facilities across San Diego County.


As of 04/01/2023, the Center has relaxed its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employment. New employees are encouraged but not required to be vaccinated. The Centre reserves the right to amend this requirement based on health concerns and/or governmental recommendations to protect the well-being of our community. If this requirement changes, employees will have 30 days to comply.



Reporting to the Crisis Services Manager, The Food and Rental Services Coordinator is the primary point of contact for clients who are food insecure and/or are in need of rental assistance to help them maintain housing. Duties include crisis intervention, housing prevention, and the provision of information and referrals to community members and their families.



  • Provide systems navigation and case management to households, assisting them with needs such as, but not limited to, crises, housing stabilization (i.e., intake, assessment, goal planning, regular contacts, benefits enrollment, and food distribution.
  • Leading and attending The Center’s two monthly food distribution events.
  • Maintain regular contact with landlords, negotiate payment arrangements, and mediate landlord-tenant issues.
  • Provide financial assistance for rent and food for households as aligned with program requirements and available budget.
  • Complete accurate and timely program documentation and reporting, ensuring that the program is on track to meet contractual goals and grant deliverables.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Community Programs and Crisis Services Manager to ensure compliance with funding expectations.
  • Establish and maintain active working relationships with center program staff, community partners, and other LGBT-affirming providers.
  • Conduct VI-SPDAT assessments for San Diego’s regional coordinated entry system for clients who are experiencing homelessness.



  • Education/Experience: At least 1 year of experience and knowledge of LGBTQ+ affirming resources in San Diego, case management experience, and experience using electronic health records to document client interactions.
  • Professional Skills: Ability to interact with various types of community members; strong planning and organizational skills; comfort making connections through phone calls; ability to track and report on contract goals.
  • Personal Skills: Outgoing and personable; comfort with speaking about mental health; food and housing insecurity; familiarity with the LGBTQ+ communities and the work of The Center.
  • Technology Skills: Intermediate skills in MS Office Suite.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English.



  • Education/Experience: 3 years of experience training in trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing; Experience with SNAPS benefits enrollment.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in Spanish is highly preferred.



  • Compensation: The pay range for this position is $23.00 – $25.00 and is commensurate with experience. This is a Full-Time, Regular, Non-Exempt position.
  • Benefits: The CENTER offers a robust benefits package, inclusive of Competitive Pay Scales, 401(k) Retirement Plan (with company match), Full Medical, Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic Health Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Optional Coverage for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependent Children, Group Term Life Insurance, Full-time and Part-Time Schedules, Generous Vacation, and Holiday Benefits, Professional Training & Development Experiences, Opportunities for Promotion & Advancement.


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Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: people@thecentersd.org Subject line: To include the job title you are applying to "Food & Rental Services Coordinator position." 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: $23-$25/hr. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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