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The Position
The fulltime Spanish-Bilingual Housing Stability Coordinator serves as a staff member at will of Safehouse
Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN). The Housing Stability Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and
implementation of SPAN’s housing stability program for survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner
violence (DV/IPV) in Boulder and Broomfield counties. SPAN’s housing services aim to expand the
availability of low barrier housing and housing assistance and promote self-sufficiency and economic justice
for survivors of DV/IPV and their children. This is an in-person position, with occasional remote hours, that
works at the Housing Hub in the SPAN Shelter.
The Housing Stability Coordinator is part of a team of Coordinators at SPAN whose mission is to advance
program and organizational goals through strategic community and in-house collaboration. Coordinators
lead conflict resolution by modeling accountability, receptivity, transparency, and vulnerability – as
described in SPAN’s Core Values statement. Coordinators implement ongoing troubleshooting aimed at
increased organizational capacity for meeting program goals and decreased duplication of services.
This is a nonexempt, salaried position. The salary range is $48,500 – $51,500 annually, depending on
experience; an additional $100/month ($1,200/annually) is provided for Spanish-language proficiency.
Compensation also includes our standard benefit package, including a medical plan, dental plan,
retirement plan, holiday pay and paid time off, reduced rate Eco-Pass, and Employee Assistance Program.
About You
You are all about collaboration and delivering trauma-informed, survivor-centered, and customer
focused services through SPAN’s Housing & Economic Justice Program.
You have progressive experience working in affordable housing, economic empowerment, and/or
survivor-centered services.
You are comfortable working under the direction of the Housing & Economic Justice Director and
collaborating with all SPAN Programs to provide housing assistance and economic empowerment
programming to survivors of DV/IPV.
You assist in training Housing Advocates(staff and interns) on community housing resources, safety
planning with survivors, and trauma-informed case management and survivor support.
You are comfortable communicating with a variety of audiences from diverse backgrounds and are
especially effective in connecting with organizations working with marginalized or under- resourced
You are exceptionally organized, enjoy connecting with others, people describe you as calm in a
crisis and a proven problem solver.
A Day in the Life
Coordinates response to all incoming housing-related referrals, and provides day-to-day support on
housing and resourcing questions for clients at SPAN.
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Works closely with SPAN’s shelter program to support the housing and resourcing needs of shelter
residents, and to identify and address mutual goals for housing and shelter programs.
Provides back-up support to Spanish-speaking SPAN clients.
Participates in community and statewide housing advocacy initiatives to expand housing for survivors.
Coordinates the implementation of SPAN’s Spanish/English Economic Empowerment Workshop series
for program participants in conjunction with community partners and SPAN staff; develops and
updates calendar of workshops.
Manages donations for clients in SPAN’s housing programs, and coordinates with volunteers for
housing program (e.g. moving furniture).
Supports staff in data collection and analysis of housing program work and ensures accuracy and
confidentiality of all client information. Coordinates the Spanish translation of program materials.
Works closely with the Housing & Economic Justice Director to manage and track financial assistance
requests and expenditures in SPAN’s housing programs and to prepare required grant/funder reports.
Provides other assistance, as designated by the Housing & Economic Justice Director and the
Executive Director, to support the overall goals of the department and organization.
What You Bring to Us
4-year degree in Human Services preferred, or in a related field, or any equivalent combination of
education and/or experience.
Minimum 4 years’ experience in housing advocacy or survivor support services and 3 years’
experience in program coordination or management.
Excellent planning, organizational, and clinical/intervention skills. Experience with the dynamics of
intimate partner violence, domestic violence, trauma-informed service delivery, and resources
available to survivors of violence is preferred.
Working knowledge in community engagement and collaboration.
Proven written and oral communication skills English and Spanish, and cultural broker experience.
Excellent problem solving, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize work and tasks.
Requires adaptability to produce and meet deadlines in a fast paced, multi-task and changing
environment, with frequent pressure related to meeting deadlines and scheduling requirements.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Must have good negotiation skills and
the ability to handle sensitive information with diplomacy.
The nature of this position requires safeguarding against the release of confidential and proprietary
information of SPAN and its clients.
Days with occasional extended workdays, including evenings.
Valid Colorado driver’s license with clean driving record required; access to reliable transportation
with Colorado mandated insurance preferred. Able to pass a background check.
If you’ve made it to this bullet, you can guess you need great computer skills including Microsoft
Office and virtual meeting platforms.
About Us
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is a human rights organization committed to
ending violence against adults, youth, and children through support, advocacy, education, and community
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organizing. Operating since 1979, SPAN is the only organization serving Boulder, western Broomfield,
smaller towns, and unincorporated Boulder County, designed to provide shelter and advocacy for victims
of interpersonal violence. SPAN is dedicated to the promotion ofsocial justice, diversity, equity, inclusivity,
peace and non-violence for all individuals and their families.
SPAN Culture
SPAN team members are dedicated and work in a fast-paced environment with full days – including some
evenings and weekends – yet remain committed to a healthy work/life balance. While SPAN expects work
to be taken seriously, it also knows the importance of having fun and the value of enjoying the work.
SPAN’s Organizational Goals
Foster organizational excellence – Provide meaningful and effective support and resources to adults,
children, and youth impacted by interpersonal violence. Violence prevention initiatives – Implement
initiatives that promote safety, dignity, and liberation for all people. People Centric – Engage team
members, individuals, groups, policy makers, and the community at large in efforts that promote
economic, racial, and social justice and an atmosphere where team members and clients are valued.
Inclusive – Team members are welcoming, inviting, authentic, outward-facing, and visible to all audiences,
voices, and stories.
Application Process
We like to receive electronic applications but will accept applications by mail. Please submit a
resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled, but priority consideration will be given to those received by 9/15/2023.
The Legal Stuff
You need to be able to sit or stand for long periods each day. While not frequent, you need to
reach for, and/or move 20 pounds and use your hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or
controls, mobility to access a wide variety of meeting and settings, and to perform a variety of
tasks that involve standing, walking/traversing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, and twisting,
occasionally climbing stairs or using an elevator, possibly reaching chest high and overhead for
materials, with reasonable accommodation.
Ability to communicate adequately in person and by phone, in personal and group settings, and
function with periodic distractions such as people, telephone calls, and noise.
Ability to work with, and process information from, a variety of individuals and media (e.g.,
computers, projected images, printed materials).
SPAN is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all team members and
to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. All employment
decisions at SPAN are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual applicant
qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, ancestry, age, sex (including
pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), family or parental status, or any other status
protected by law. SPAN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these

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