Program Director, Angeleno Corps Program

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

contact information

Ramon Covarrubias
ramon.covarrubias@lacity.org

job description

Job Title: Program Director, Angeleno Corps Program  

Term: Full-time/Exempt  

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.  

Responsibilities

    • 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  

  

Needed Characteristics  

Minimum Qualifications

    • 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 

Location 

Hybrid. The position will start as a remote work opportunity. As government offices begin to  reopen, the position will transition to in-person work.  

Reports to 

Steve Zimmer, Senior Education Policy Advisor  

Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti  

Compensation  

Full-time position with a salary that is commensurate with experience.  

Start Date  

August 2021  

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.


How to apply

To apply for the position, please email your resume and a cover letter to Ramon Covarrubias at  ramon.covarrubias@lacity.org.