Community Engagement Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000.00
Maximum: $62,000.00



Start Date:



San Francisco
United States




 JOB NO. 686



Golden Gate Regional Center is a non-profit organization that provides assistance to support individuals with developmentally disabilities to lead independent and productive lives. We offer competitive pay, outstanding benefits, and a dynamic work environment. We have over 225 employees located in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties. 


Under general direction of the Director, Community Services, this position is responsible for researching and developing policy and develop and deliver training to residential and non-residential providers, Agency employees and community partners regarding the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule, and other state and federal initiatives. This position acts as the central point of contact for Agency staff and its community partners on this requirement and monitor and assist providers with meeting the compliance deadline of March 2022. Successful candidates must have access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel throughout the state to attend meetings.


Develops, implements, evaluates and modifies as necessary, HCBS and other program activities for the agency and facilitate completion of provider self-assessments. Conducts assessments for and report on any unmet service needs or additional service development necessary to supplant or supplement existing services affected by the Final Rule.


Works with other departments throughout the Agency to revise policies, procedures and forms to ensure compliance with Federal requirements. Works proactively on an ongoing basis with the provider community and other stakeholders to identify changes in existing Agency programs needed to comply with the Final Rule requirements.  Attends local and statewide meetings with counterparts in other Regional Centers to exchange information. Supervises Consumer Rights Advocate and provides support to ensure that Advocate is a voice of the individuals supported within the community.


Acts as the principal point of contact for all communication and training for agency employees, Board of Directors, community partners, outside state and local agencies including the Department of Developmental Disabilities and all three county Licensing agencies.  Drafts and distributes written material including reference guides, fact sheets and educational information and updates throughout the Agency and community partners regarding the HCBS Final Rules. Develops and conducts formal and informal training within the agency and for service providers in the community regarding the CMS regulations. Develops and updates multi-year plan to successfully implement federal and state requirements throughout the communities served by the agency.


Reviews and monitors proposals and projects submitted by service providers seeking funding from DDS to implement program changes to comply with federal and state programs. Collects, maintains and disseminates data as required regarding HCBS Final Rule activities to Agency staff and community partners.


Serves as the Agency’s expert regarding the HCBS Final Rules and other state and federal initiatives and programs, consults with providers, Agency staff and management and Board of Directors regarding the Final Rule, and escalates issues as needed in order to resolve them.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Public Administration, Public Policy, Education or related human services field.
  • 4+ years working in social services in case management, quality assurance and /or resource development or program management
  • 2-3 years in interpreting and implementing federal and state regulations and developing policies and procedures to comply with regulations. 
  • 3 years ‘ experience in consulting with and providing training for internal teams and community stakeholders in small and large groups
  • Experience in supporting Developmental Disabled population is desired but not required.



  • Working cooperatively and effectively with individuals supported and their families, providers of employment services and the business community partners.
  • Ability to research, analyze and interpret federal and state regulations and program materials related to developmental disability community and interest
  • Ability to identify, plan, draft and implement strategic plans and initiatives.
  • Communicating information clearly and concisely in both written and oral form to a wide audience.
  • Ability to make informal and formal presentations to stakeholders on programs and initiatives and conduct formal trainings to staff and providers on Person Centered approaches
  • Development and managing high level, multi-year organizational change.
  • Policy development and project management.
  • Apply independent judgment in critical situations.
  • Prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Work with minimal supervision and ability to influence and direct stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training to individuals and groups...
  • Ability to travel in the community and throughout the state.


STARTING Salary: $60,000 - $62,000

DO NOT HIT "REPLY" TO ADVERTISEMENT. Resumes emailed, faxed or not sent through Agency's Applicant Tracking System will not be considered. Candidates should email cover letter and resume in a single PDF document with compensation requirements and resume to the link below. 

GGRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.


No Recruiters or phone calls. 

GGRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


GGRC offers generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and Flex Spending Accounts (FSAs). GGRC pays approximately 87% of the full-time employee’s cost for medical and dental and 100% for vision for employee only and up to 67% of the dependent's cost for medical, dental and vision insurance. GGRC also contributes 10% of the employee's earnings to 403 (b) retirement savings plans.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


DO NOT HIT "REPLY" TO ADVERTISEMENT. Resumes emailed, faxed or not sent through Agency's Applicant Tracking System will not be considered. Candidates should submit their cover letter and resume in a single PDF document with compensation requirements and resume to the link below.