Job Title: Program Director, Angeleno Corps Program
Location: Hybrid (Remote and Los Angeles City Hall)
In June 2021, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council approved an unprecedented “Justice Budget” for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, which prioritizes equity and makes significant investments in youth development and career pathways for young Angelenos. One such investment is the creation of the Angeleno Corps. The Angeleno Corps will engage 400 young Angelenos (aged 18-24) in a year of service and learning with the goal of addressing the profound and disparate impacts of the pandemic on economically and racially segregated communities in Los Angeles. The program will intentionally recruit corps members from neighborhoods most devastated by COVID-19, decades of racial oppression and educational inequities. Corps members will commit to performing at least 400 hours of recovery service at agencies in the community and commit to sustaining the academic dreams by either remaining enrolled full time at community college, or re-engaging their learning or vocational goals through the City’s YouthSource System program. Corps members will also commit to weekly cohort meetings and support activities throughout their term of service.
About the Role
The primary role of the Program Director will be to implement the Angeleno Corps on behalf of the City of Los Angeles. The Program Director, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, EWDD, LACCD and our YouthSource Center partners, will design, execute and evaluate all elements of the program. The Director will coordinate these contractors and partners effectively and efficiently to meet various program expectations and goals during the first implementation year of the program. The Director will recruit, train and supervise eight Service Leaders placed in the field at each of the seven identified YouthSource Center partners. In collaboration with the YouthSource Centers and LACCD, the Director will recruit, train and place, and support the inaugural Angeleno Corps.
Develop the program design, implement critical program elements, and executive the core mission of the Angeleno Corps
Recruit, train and supervise eight recent college graduates to be the service leads who will directly implement the elements of the program design
Create an adaptable strategic plan, and develop and implement proven strategies that maximize Angeleno Corps Impact in the community
Ensure efficiency and consistency in the implementation of core program components across multiple worksites and partners
Identify quantitative metrics and tracking mechanisms to ensure program partners and youth participants are on track to meet program outcomes
Develop qualitative tools, such as Corps members and Partner organization surveys, to assess the multifaceted positive impact of the program
Provide timely and complete progress reports to staff of the Mayor and other stakeholders
Develop and deliver internal and external visual, oral, and written messaging that captures program successes
Memorialize program lessons learned and best practices to inform the potential continuation and expansion of the program beyond its first year
Supervise support staff, such as interns and fellows, to assist with program execution
Other duties as assigned
A highly focused, effective, and culturally sensitive individual who has the ability and drive to achieve positive outcomes for socio-economically disadvantaged student groups
Ability to simultaneously meet multiple priorities, deadlines, and deliverables responsibly
Ability to use diplomacy to effectively engage and motivate diverse program partners toward a shared vision and collective action
Ability to build consensus and maintain positive professional relationships with program workgroups and stakeholders
Ability to navigate ambiguous environments with excitement and enthusiasm
3 - 5 years of experience in a leadership role that also involved complex project management in K-12 education, higher education or in the non-profit sector.
Direct experience supporting students and their families, reconnecting disconnected youth, and/orcareer preparation and/or college readiness
A bachelor's degree or a more advanced degree. Strong preference for candidates who have their MSW, MFT or a Counseling Degree
Experience working with government staff, local education agencies, and non-profit community-based organizations
Proficiency in strategic planning and report-writing, as well as presentation preparation, meeting scheduling, meeting facilitation, and note-taking
Proficiency in public speaking and presentation delivery to diverse audiences
Proficiency in using Google Workspace (specifically Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Calendar)
Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Hybrid. The position will start as a remote work opportunity. As government offices begin to reopen, the position will transition to in-person work.
Steve Zimmer, Senior Education Policy Advisor
Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Full-time position with a salary that is commensurate with experience.
This is an exempt, at-will position with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2022. The individual in this position will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights, or due process rights. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority.
To apply for the position, please email your resume and a cover letter to Ramon Covarrubias at email@example.com.