About the organization: Compass Family Services is a 100+ year old nonprofit working on the front lines of San Francisco’s homeless crisis. We provide families experiencing or at risk of homelessness with comprehensive support to address immediate needs and ensure long-term success.

About the team: Compass' C-RENT team provides San Francisco families with financial assistance to prevent eviction or pay for move-in costs on a new home. Families are also provided with long-term case management to support them in becoming economically self-sufficient and maintaining their housing.

Compensation: $24-29 per hour

Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday, primarily during standard working hours

Location: primarily on-site at 37 Grove St. Working remotely one day per week is possible after the first three months.

Organizational Core Competencies: Accountable I Adaptable I Client-centered I Collaborative I Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging I Resourceful

What the Eviction Prevention Specialist will do:
The Eviction Prevention Specialist will work with families in the C-RENT program, which helps families move out of homelessness by providing funds for their deposit and other move-in costs, as well as supporting families who need assistance with back rent and utility payments to avoid becoming homeless. This is a fast-paced position which requires someone with deep compassion for families facing homelessness, an ability to juggle many responsibilities at once, and strong attention to detail. In addition to the work with families, this position includes significant data-entry into Salesforce and funder databases.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Meet with homeless families and families at risk of homelessness to determine eligibility for rental assistance program.
  • Problem solve with families and refer out to other community organizations when the qualifications for Compass’ program aren’t met.
  • Maintain up-to-date and thorough client files and enter data accurately into Salesforce and funder databases.
  • Assist families to collect and ensure accuracy of all necessary documentation to process a rental assistance request.
  • Communicate with landlords to explain the program, advocate for clients, and/or to follow-up on prior rental payments.
  • Collaborate with external partners and other Compass employees to ensure client families receive high quality services.
  • Provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, family budget assistance, and advocacy to families to ensure housing retention and stabilization.

The Eviction Prevention Specialist should have these skills:

  • At least 1 year of professional experience supporting low income individuals through counseling, case management, or similar.
  • Understanding of homelessness, including causes, challenges faced by homeless families, and available resources in the Bay Area.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding work habits: punctuality, communication, reliability, cooperation, organization, professionalism. Ability to work independently and to juggle many responsibilities concurrently.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Suite of Programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.). Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Fluency in a second language (besides English) is not required, but a major plus.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary range: $24 - $29 per hour based on experience, languages spoken and education; equivalent to approximately $47,000-$57,000 per year based on a 37.5 hour work week
  • Paid time off: just under 4 weeks of vacation your first year, just under 5 in your second. Also paid holidays, sick time, family leave.
  • Insurance: health, dental and vision insurance are fully covered by Compass for employees and dependent children. We also provide long term disability and life insurance.
  • Retirement: after one year of work, Compass contributes an amount equal to 5% of your salary into a retirement account; this vests over years 2-5.

Location and Covid safety:

  • Work location: The Eviction Prevention Specialist will primarily work at our main office at 37 Grove St., less than one block from Civic Center BART/Muni. After three months, they will most likely have the option to work remotely one day per week.
  • Covid vaccination required for all staff.

To Apply:

Please apply through our online application. No phone calls, please.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce. Employees must embrace the idea that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging contribute to the success of our underserved communities, and therefore to shared prosperity in our city and region. Compass Family Services is committed to the continuous work of implementing specific actions that will disrupt systemic prejudice and improve equity across programs and departments, to become an example to partners who also believe in a culture of inclusion that leverages diversity.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and California civil rights law, Compass Family Services will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or candidate with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship for the agency. Requests for reasonable accommodation apply to all aspects of the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please use the answer box for the final question of the job application to let us know.