Programs Coordinator
Job Details
San Pedro Street - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
$40,000.00 - $45,000.00 Salary/year
Day Shift
Admin - Clerical

DWC’s mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy. The Programs Coordinator works closely with and supports the role of the Chief Program Officer in implementation and development of programs. Responsibilities include administrative assistance, such as correspondence, scheduling, managing the Chief Program Officer’s calendar, coordination of meetings, obtaining supplies, preparing agendas and taking meeting minutes. As well as working on special projects to support program development across the agency, including research, policy and procedure development, group coordination, and presentation preparation. This role requires a highly resourceful individual with a high degree of emotional intelligence, self-motivation, professionalism, excellent written/verbal communications skills, and exceptional analytical skills to prioritize and organize diversified workload.

Essential Functions

  1. Coordinates activities of the Advisory Board, Board of Directors committee meetings, including confirming attendees, and other meeting arrangements.
  2. Prepares agendas and takes meeting minutes.
  3. Conducts research on emerging best practices in homeless services program development.
  4. Prepares Board Reports and Board Dashboard.
  5. Leads the Culture and Community Taskforce in coordination of all-staff activities.
  6. Works closely with the Programs Leadership Team on coordination of program activities.
  7. Oversees the Peer Leaders volunteer program for DWC residents and participants.
  8. Manages the calendar of the Chief Program Officer and meeting coordination.
  9. Serves as a liaison with community partners and stakeholders and is an ambassador of DWC.
  10. Assist with social media content.
  11. Acts as project manager for special projects, at the request of the Chief Program Officer.
  12. Assists with training and presentation preparation.
  13. Develops forms and templates as needed.
  14. Completes monthly programs expense reports and credit card reconciliation.
  15. Completes monthly supply orders.
  16. Assist with quality assurance monitoring, as needed.
  17. Assist with completing offsite tasks.
  18. Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Time Management
  1. Technical Capacity
  1. Decision Making
  1. Collaboration Skills
  1. Professionalism
  1. Organization Skills
  1. Flexibility
  1. Attention to Detail








Supervisory Responsibility 

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This role will occasionally be required to utilize personal transportation to perform offsite tasks.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.  This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.    

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work 

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

No travel is expected for this position. 


Required Education and Experience 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
  2. Administrative experience, preferred
  3. Experience creating agendas and taking meeting minutes, preferred

Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications

1.  Demonstrated commitment to social justice

2.  Work and/or volunteer experience in a direct service agency preferred

3.  Proven attention to detail and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities required

4.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills  

5.  Excellent organizational and leadership skills

6.  Highly adaptable to new projects and responsibilities

7.  High degree of proficiency in office procedures, typing, office equipment operation, maintenance, business machines & computer software programs

8.  Strong administrative skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required

9.  Must be able to work well independently and as part of a team

10. Excellent attention to detail

11. High degree of professionalism and courteousness in interactions with colleague and client

12. Personal transportation to perform offsite tasks

13. Cultural humility and responsiveness

14. Lived experience a plus

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Downtown Women’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, genetic information, national origin and ancestry, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, pregnancy, military and veteran status or medical condition.  In addition to federal law requirements, Downtown Women’s Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.