Skip to main content

Program Specialist (Antioch, CA)

ORGANIZATION: SHELTER, Inc. is an independent, community-based non-profit organization created in 1986 to lead the effort to eliminate homelessness. We currently operate in Contra Costa, Solano and Sacramento Counties.

MISSION: To prevent and end homelessness among low-income, homeless, and disadvantaged families and individuals by providing housing services, support and resources that lead to self-sufficiency.

This position provides administrative support to program(s) and staff, including ad hoc assignments, to meet program and agency needs. This role includes clerical tasks such as answering calls and returning calls, file and document management, assisting with participant information, data input in to systems, and collecting documentation.



Respond to calls and emails, providing high quality customer service by responding promptly, accurately, and professionally to all inquiries and requests for assistance.

Assist with preparation, distribution, and filing of correspondence, notices, invitations, reports, files, etc.

Assist with planning, reservations, and internal and external meetings and events. Create and distribute agendas and complete meeting minutes.

Responsible for vendor management and scheduling, including invoice management and payments.

Assist with program/client/tenant file audits to ensure program regulatory compliance.

Prepare scheduled and ad-hoc reports and validate for accuracy.

Complete monthly expense reports and credit card reconciliation for supervisor or as assigned.

Provide administrative support to supervisor and assigned team.

May serve on internal committees as needed.

Other administrative duties as assigned.


Keep all relevant data up to date in applicable systems and databases (HMIS, Yardi, Intacct, SalesForce, Nexonia, Paycom etc.)

Maintain electronic files in accordance with applicable guidelines, completing data entry timely.

Participate in service trainings and coordinating meetings as directed.

Perform other data or program duties as requested.


Screening prospective participants for eligibility of services.

Assist with making and documenting client, tenant, landlord contact lists.

Maintain vendor service provider lists including maintenance vendors, housing availability and prospective landlords, and caseload lists for programs.

Provide coordination of outside vendors, purchases, deliveries, etc…

Acting as a liaison to internal and external service resources, including communication and correspondence with referring agencies, landlords, vendors, and service partners.

Create and manage landlord set up, tracking leases and inspections, ensuring accurate monthly payments, etc.


Adaptability with an enthusiastic and positive attitude

Excellent, professional, communication skills, including maintaining confidentiality and setting boundaries. 

Ability to use basic office and computer equipment, including single and multi-line telephones, copiers, scanners, facsimile machines.

Ability to produce, distribute, organize, files, and store documents (paper and electronic).

Competency in data entry and ability to work with a web-based database.

Customer service and problem-solving approach and skills as demonstrated through patience, tolerance, tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in all situations.

Well organized and ability to effectively manage multiple assignments to meet project deadlines.

Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance.


Experience that demonstrates a capacity to provide support to managers and staff in various administrative duties as well as special projects.

Skilled in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and Adobe programs.

Access to reliable personal transportation required, including a DMV record that permits driver to be insured under SHELTER, Inc.’s automobile coverage.

Must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Type at a minimum of 35 words per minute.


Associates degree in administrative services or related area, and/or certification from a two year program in related area.

Experience with Yardi, HMIS, Intacct, Nexonia, SalesForce and Paycom.

Experience working with low income and/or homeless populations.

Experience working in diverse settings with people across all socio-economic spectrums and a wide variety of personalities and roles - staff, residents, local agencies, contractors, lenders, etc.

Bilingual English/Spanish

To Apply: Click Here