Resident Programs Coordinator – Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch


The Resident Programs Coordinator will report to the Resident Programs Manager (RPM) to assist with the planning and execution of programs and activities for residents at the Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch Independent Living Residential Community. The Resident Programs Coordinator will have experience working alongside individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will have a positive demeanor and will have a passion for developing and creating a community where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities thrive. This position will work on the weekends and some evenings. This position is onsite at Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch, located in Pleasanton, California.


The essential functions listed below are general examples and not a description of comprehensive duties. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on program needs without changing nature or scope of this position or level of responsibility. Responsibilities include:

  • Being a champion of programs and activities, encouraging residents to participate and become involved with programs regularly.
  • Develop positive relationships with residents to help evaluate that programs and activities are in alignment with their interests.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with Service Providers.
  • Oversee the set-up of programs and activities to ensure they are ready for residents’ interaction at the start of the program.
  • Oversee programs to ensure Sunflower Hill expectations of independent contractors and safety standards are being met.
  • Assist RPM with scheduling, program development and implementation.
  • Partner with the RPM to build a strong relationship with SAHA Property Manager and Facilities Team by working collaboratively with them to ensure a high level of customer service to the residents.
  • Occasional driving to purchase supplies and related items for programs and activities.
  • Provide coverage for the Residential Programs Manager when on vacation or out sick.
  • May be asked to perform other duties as assigned.



Hours offered per week: up to 40 hours

Typical Work Schedule (subject to change based on calendar of events):

  • Thursday – Sunday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM OR 12:00 PM to 9:00PM




  • College bachelor’s degree or enrolled in a college bachelor program strongly desired, but will consider AA or enrolled in AA program for psychology, social work or related field.


  • 1 year working alongside people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Event planning or programming planning experience preferred.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) experience and the ability to interpret ASL strongly desired.

Licensure and Other Requirements

  • Valid CA driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Ability to pass background check

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Proven ability to build relationships at all functional levels
  • Proven ability to be a champion / coaching other to reach outside their comfort zone
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  • A flexible, and supportive approach toward working with teams
  • Must be a self-starter, have the ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Intermediate or higher computer skills: MS Office applications with the ability to learn software as needed for curriculum development



The physical demands described here 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.

  • Ability to lift 25 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to constantly lift, bend stretch and stand during entire shift
  • Ability to frequently kneel, squat, bend, and stoop, twist and reach overhead with repetitive motions and walking up/down stairs


Equal Opportunity Employer

Sunflower Hill strongly values diversity and it committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment.  Accordingly, Sunflower Hill does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status or disability, or the perception of any of the above.  People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

To apply for the Resident Programs Coordinator at Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch, please email us a cover letter and resume.