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826LA

Program Manager

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

826LA​ ​is​ ​a​ ​non-profit​ ​organization​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​supporting​ ​students​ ​ages​ ​6​ ​to​ ​18​ ​with​ ​their​ ​creative and​ ​expository​ ​writing​ ​skills,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​helping​ ​teachers​ ​inspire​ ​their​ ​students​ ​to​ ​write.​ ​Our​ ​services​ ​are structured​ ​around​ ​the​ ​understanding​ ​that​ ​great​ ​leaps​ ​in​ ​learning​ ​can​ ​happen​ ​with​ ​one-on-one attention,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​strong​ ​writing​ ​skills​ ​are​ ​fundamental​ ​to​ ​future​ ​success.​ ​With​ ​this​ ​in​ ​mind​ ​we​ ​provide after-school​ ​tutoring,​ ​evening​ ​and​ ​weekend​ ​workshops,​ ​in-school​ ​tutoring,​ ​help​ ​for​ ​English​ ​language learners,​ ​and​ ​assistance​ ​with​ ​student​ ​publications.​ ​All​ ​of​ ​our​ ​free​ ​programs​ ​are​ ​challenging​ ​and enjoyable,​ ​and​ ​ultimately​ ​strengthen​ ​each​ ​student's​ ​power​ ​to​ ​express​ ​ideas​ ​effectively,​ ​creatively, confidently,​ ​and​ ​in​ ​his​ ​or​ ​her​ ​individual​ ​voice.

826LA​ ​is​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​two​ ​Programs​ ​Managers,​ ​one​ ​to​ ​oversee​ ​each​ ​826LA​ ​site​ ​based​ ​in​ ​Echo​ ​Park​ ​and Mar​ ​Vista.​ ​The​ ​Programs​ ​Manager​ ​holds​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​position​ ​within​ ​826LA,​ ​and​ ​leads​ ​each​ ​826LA​ ​location through​ ​managing​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​program​ ​and​ ​volunteer​ ​staff,​ ​long-term​ ​planning​ ​and​ ​goal​ ​setting,​ ​staff professional​ ​development,​ ​and​ ​overseeing​ ​site​ ​operations.​ ​The​ ​Programs​ ​Manager​ ​works​ ​closely​ ​with other​ ​lead​ ​program​ ​and​ ​volunteer​ ​staff​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​programs​ ​are​ ​running​ ​the​ ​best​ ​possible,​ ​and following​ ​the​ ​objectives​ ​set​ ​out​ ​in​ ​the​ ​826LA​ ​strategic​ ​plan.​ ​The​ ​Programs​ ​Managers​ ​fulfill​ ​various Human​ ​Resource​ ​needs​ ​as​ ​required​ ​by​ ​their​ ​team,​ ​are​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​826LA​ ​leadership​ ​team,​ ​and​ ​report to​ ​the​ ​Executive​ ​Director.

Position​ ​responsibilities:

  • Oversees​ ​team​ ​of​ ​program​ ​and​ ​volunteer​ ​staff​ ​in​ ​Echo​ ​Park​ ​or​ ​Mar​ ​Vista,​ ​depending​ ​on location,​ ​and​ ​provides​ ​support​ ​for​ ​staff​ ​to​ ​create​ ​and​ ​fulfill​ ​long-​ ​and​ ​short-term​ ​goals according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​826LA​ ​strategic​ ​plan;
  • Works​ ​with​ ​cross-town​ ​Programs​ ​Manager​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​consistent​ ​and​ ​successful​ ​programming is​ ​happening​ ​through​ ​appropriate​ ​collaboration,​ ​communication,​ ​and​ ​resource-sharing​ ​across 826LA​ ​sites;
  • Works​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​other​ ​lead​ ​staff​ ​to​ ​monitor​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​professional​ ​development​ ​and coaching​ ​to​ ​all​ ​program​ ​and​ ​volunteer​ ​staff;
  • Builds​ ​and​ ​sustains​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​multilingual​ ​families,​ ​volunteers,​ ​community​ ​partners, educators,​ ​and​ ​schools,​ ​and​ ​manages​ ​partnerships​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​as​ ​needed;
  • Is​ ​the​ ​liaison​ ​to​ ​outside​ ​partnerships​ ​and​ ​potential​ ​projects​ ​for​ ​students,​ ​and​ ​manages​ ​each​ ​of those​ ​partnerships​ ​as​ ​needed;
  • Is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​hiring,​ ​training,​ ​and​ ​on-​ ​and​ ​off-boarding​ ​for​ ​staff​ ​within​ ​team;
  • Works​ ​with​ ​the​ ​other​ ​Programs​ ​Manager​ ​and​ ​Institutional​ ​Giving​ ​Manager​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​smooth collection​ ​of​ ​programmatic​ ​data,​ ​and​ ​works​ ​with​ ​826​ ​National​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​all​ ​evaluation​ ​needs are​ ​met;
  • Works​ ​with​ ​leadership​ ​team​ ​to​ ​set​ ​and​ ​deliver​ ​staff​ ​meetings,​ ​team​ ​meetings,​ ​and​ ​all-staff retreats;
  • Responsible​ ​for​ ​site​ ​operations​ ​and​ ​maintenance;
  • Supports​ ​programs,​ ​volunteer​ ​needs,​ ​and​ ​events​ ​as​ ​necessary;
  • Co-manages​ ​826LA’s​ ​Diversity,​ ​Equity,​ ​and​ ​Inclusion​ ​(DEI)​ ​initiative​ ​in​ ​collaboration​ ​with​ ​the Leadership​ ​Team;
  • Reports​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Executive​ ​Director.
     

The​ ​ideal​ ​candidate​ ​must​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​demonstrate​ ​they​ ​have:

  • Enthusiastic​ ​belief​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mission​ ​of​ ​826LA​ ​as​ ​evidenced​ ​by​ ​a​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​writing,​ ​reading, literacy,​ ​and​ ​teaching;
  • A​ ​passion​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​literacy​ ​and​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​student​ ​success;
  • Minimum​ ​of​ ​3​ ​years​ ​experience​ ​teaching​ ​writing​ ​or​ ​managing​ ​educational​ ​programs​ ​with students​ ​ages​ ​6-18​ ​in​ ​an​ ​urban​ ​setting,​ ​and​ ​experience​ ​managing​ ​volunteers​ ​a​ ​plus;
  • Experience​ ​with​ ​HR​ ​protocol​ ​and​ ​guidelines​ ​preferred;
  • Exceptional​ ​communication​ ​skills,​ ​both​ ​written​ ​and​ ​interpersonal;
  • Excellent​ ​organizational​ ​and​ ​managerial​ ​skills,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​both​ ​oversee​ ​large-scale projects​ ​and​ ​manage​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​staff​ ​members;
  • Strong​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​multi-task,​ ​be​ ​flexible,​ ​and​ ​solve​ ​problems​ ​creatively​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fast-paced environment;
  • A​ ​strong​ ​work​ ​ethic,​ ​a​ ​collaborative​ ​spirit,​ ​high​ ​emotional​ ​intelligence,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​humor;
  • Written​ ​and​ ​verbal​ ​Spanish​ ​skills​ ​strongly​ ​preferred;
  • Experience​ ​in,​ ​and​ ​knowledge​ ​of,​ ​book​ ​publishing​ ​and​ ​design​ ​a​ ​plus.
     

This​ ​position​ ​is​ ​full​ ​time,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​flexibility​ ​to​ ​work​ ​some​ ​evenings​ ​and​ ​weekends​ ​is​ ​necessary.​ ​Benefits include​ ​three​ ​weeks​ ​vacation,​ ​participation​ ​in​ ​826LA’s​ ​health​ ​and​ ​dental​ ​care​ ​plan,​ ​401K,​ ​and​ ​life insurance​ ​plan.​ ​Salary​ ​is​ ​commensurate​ ​with​ ​experience.​ ​Position​ ​start​ ​date​ ​is​ ​flexible.

To apply

In​ ​order​ ​to​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Programs​ ​Manager​ ​position,​ ​you​ ​must​ ​thoroughly​ ​complete​ ​this online​ ​application​ ​(and​ ​mark​ ​which​ ​location​ ​you​ ​are​ ​interested​ ​in),​ ​and​ ​also​ ​send​ ​the​ ​following​ ​to [email protected]:

1. A​ ​cover​ ​letter​ ​that​ ​includes​ ​a​ ​summary​ ​of​ ​your​ ​relevant​ ​experience​ ​and​ ​a​ ​specific​ ​explanation of​ ​why​ ​you​ ​are​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​working​ ​at​ ​826LA;
2. A​ ​detailed​ ​resume;
3. A​ ​list​ ​of​ ​three​ ​references.

Please​ ​include​ ​your​ ​name​ ​and​ ​"Programs​ ​Manager--Echo​ ​Park"​ ​or​ ​“Programs​ ​Manager--Mar​ ​Vista” (depending​ ​on​ ​where​ ​you​ ​are​ ​applying)​ ​in​ ​the​ ​subject​ ​line.

Please​ ​note​ ​that​ ​only​ ​complete​ ​applications--with​ ​cover​ ​letter,​ ​resume,​ ​and​ ​references​ ​sent​ ​to [email protected]--will​ ​be​ ​considered.​ ​Applications​ ​will​ ​be​ ​accepted​ ​until​ ​the​ ​position​ ​is​ ​filled.