Subcontracting Opportunity: SPEAK UP! Los Angeles Project Coordinator


CSH is seeking a skilled, part time Project Coordinator for our signature Speak Up! Community Advocates initiative. This position is heavily administrative and requires strong organization, detail, and task orientation. 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 9th year, the Speak Up! Initiative has become a touchstone in Los Angeles’ community efforts to end homelessness. Virtually every segment of the 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 6 to 9 month contracted position to provide key administrative support related to the Speak UP! and Tenant Knowledge Exchange (TKE) (Speak Up! Alumni) programs.


Coordination and follow up support for two LA Speak Up! Cohorts including recruitment, volunteer coach and facilitator scheduling, and management of offsite advocacy engagements. Tracking and reporting on monthly engagements, expenses, and program metrics.

Planned activities

In coordination with the Speak Up! LA Senior Program Manager:

  • Coordinate workshop facilitation and support presenters and consulting staff in scheduling and agenda development.
  • 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.
  • Formalize and maintain mechanisms to streamline reporting, tracking and system evaluations.
  • Coordinate outreach, recruitment, scheduling, and interviews of new participants and volunteer coaches.

Funding Available

An amount not to exceed $25,000 (anticipated approx. 20 hrs. per week for 9 months) is available for this contracted position.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements

To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before 11/18/2022.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and focus.
  • Fluency with software office tools - excel and word, as well as familiarity with google docs, and social media platforms highly valued.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and follow through on multiple projects effectively.
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services.
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses and those with lived experience of homelessness.

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