The City of Los Angeles invites your interest for Executive Director of the Youth Development Department. The Youth Development Department (YDD), established in summer 2021, serves as a central information center and coordinates with other City departments, regional agencies, community organizations, and youth leaders to develop and administer a long-term, data driven, citywide youth development strategic plan through a violence prevention and trauma informed lens. The department monitors the use of resources allocated toward young Angelenos and serves as the central information hub on youth services in the City. Young people age 24 and under make up nearly one-third of the City’s population; too many Los Angeles youth live in poverty; thousands are homeless; some have been impacted by violence; and others are new to the country. The department will help elevate the voices of youth in local government and City operations while enriching lives and securing their and the City’s futures.
A competitive compensation package will be offered for this at-will executive position. The annual salary range is $143,132 to $253,817 per year with an excellent benefits package which includes a retirement plan through the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS); generous vacation and sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; a flexible benefits plan including multi-option health, dental, and vision coverage; and family and domestic partner leave.
*The position of Executive Director of the Youth Development Department is an exempt, at-will management position, equivalent to a General Manager. The incumbent will not accrue any civil service tenure, contractual employment rights or due process rights. The Executive Director is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. The incumbent may be removed, without any finding of cause.
Electronic submittals are required. Interested candidates should immediately submit a resume, cover letter of interest, and three work-related references (include name, job title, affiliation, and telephone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org.