Program Coordinator (Client Liaison)

· Palm Desert, California
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $24.00 per hour


Job Title:                                          Program Coordinator (Client Liaison)

Department:                                    United Lift / Rental Assistance

Reports to:                                       Special Projects Manager

FLSA Classification:                        Non-Exempt / Temporary Full-Time

Compensation:                               $24.00 per hour

Created / Updated:                June 21, 2022


Program Coordinators support Lift to Rise’s strategic and operational objectives by performing program-related services and activities in support of Riverside County’s United Lift Rental Assistance program. In this role, a program coordinator will coordinate with tenants and landlords to process emergency rental assistance for persons experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Manage external communications from tenants and landlords related to rental assistance:
    • Manage questions on not related to final review questions
    • Manage Facebook messages coming in asking rental assistance related questions
  • Answer the office phone:
    • Direct the message to the correct point of contact;
    • Respond to questions in regards to the United Lift Rental Assistance Program; and
    • Assist residents with a status update
  • Distinguish between urgent and non-urgent matters, identify potential escalated questions in order to de-escalate, including:
    • Respond to communications that do not require follow-up from Program Lead or Special Projects Manager
    • Direct the urgent cases to the correct point of contact
  • Manage communications on Zendesk not associated with current applications, including:
  • Create and update user profiles as well as tickets for the landlord-initiated applications:
    • Communicate to tenants and inform them about the initiated application completed by their landlord
    • Reach out to tenants and landlords to guide them through the landlord-initiated application
  • Refer applicants and participants to community agencies as appropriate
  • Perform data entry as required
  • Participate in program meetings and training as required
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills: proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills both via email and phone
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish


Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Able to work full-time.
  • A passion and authentic commitment to justice and equity for people of all ethnicities, races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances, physical and mental abilities and characteristics, and philosophies.
  • Genuine commitment to resident and community issues, as the vision, mission, and values of Lift To Rise.


The physical demands described on the attached “Physical Demands of Position” chart are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  See attached “Physical Demands of the Position”.


This position has access to confidential information – tenant information in applications – financial, etc.



This position has no access to company funds.



Lift To Rise works to achieve a future where all Coachella Valley families are healthy, stable and

thriving. To this end, Lift To Rise catalyzes both institutional and grassroots leaders to effectively

collaborate and shift their attention and activities toward mutually reinforced interventions that

address the underlying causes of poverty in the region. To learn more, please visit:


To apply for this position, please send your resume/CV, a writing sample relevant to this

position, and a cover letter with why you feel you are a good candidate for this role to:


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Incomplete applications

will not be consideredPlease mention “Program Coordinator (Client Liaison)” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


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  • Location
    Palm Desert, California
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $24.00 per hour