Founded in 2014, the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles supports building a better quality of life for Angelenos by driving transformative change through public-private partnerships. The Fund supports civic programs that are impact-oriented, both as a fiscal agent and as a driver of innovative solutions to civic challenges, with private resources . The Fund embraces opportunities that take risks and carefully measures results to be efficient and accountable. Built on the idea that cross-sector partnerships can result in the greatest impact, the Fund’s vision is to help Los Angeles be the safest, most prosperous, most livable and best-run big city in the world.
POSITION: Program Manager
LOCATION: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles
REPORTS TO: President, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles
- The Program Manager is one of two on the core team of the Fund responsible for managing and monitoring civic programs housed within the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. The MFLA Program Manager will lead and support program development and implementation by serving as a bridge between City colleagues and private sector resources. The position will be responsible for supporting program success, building metrics and tracking progress against milestones and key deliverables, tracking program budgets, managing all related expenses and developing accurate reporting of program impact.
- As a senior member of the Fund team, the Program Manager will also support fund development in support of the organization. This will include support in raising resources restricted to programs as well as unrestricted funds to support Fund operations. The Program Manager will work directly with the President on key development strategies and support as needed.
- The role requires someone who is flexible, highly-organized, seasoned, able to work with all types of personalities, and comfortable with managing multiple projects simultaneously. This position is for someone looking for a dynamic, exciting work environment and who has a passion for the Los Angeles region.
- Assess and lead opportunities for public/private sector collaboration focused on programs addressing the most important priorities of Los Angeles. Serve as the liaison to external resources for Fund-approved civic programs.
- Advise and support program implementation in partnership with Mayor’s Office and City Department program leads, including budget monitoring, reporting and tracking and seeking appropriate opportunities with nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and other stakeholders.
- Manage processing all program-related expenses. Ensure appropriate procedures are followed for related grantmaking and vendors. Monitor program budgets.
- Develop and monitor program metrics that track program impact.
- Seek grants and other funding opportunities for MFLA programs and manage the grant application process.
- Monitor grant implementation and grant reporting required by funders, as well as grant requirements to ensure compliance. Maintain communications with grantor as appropriate.
- Advise on program budgets and monitor budgets throughout program implementation. Community Outreach and Communications
- Serve as a development expert and philanthropic advisor to programs.
- Coordinate with community leaders and the nonprofit sector as well as related service providers to provide ongoing communication and support.
- Enhance Fund communications strategies utilizing traditional and social media outlets. Fund Development
- Track funding opportunities specific to programs in the Fund’s portfolio. Facilitate the process of applying, tracking and implementing grants and funds raised in coordination with the Fund team.
- Identify new and targeted development opportunities in coordination with the President.
- 7-10 years of progressively responsible related experience in philanthropy and/or the nonprofit sector, with an understanding of the public sector preferred
- Knowledge and skill in program management
- Strong organizational skills
- Skilled in exercising sound judgment and must possess good analytical skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
- Unquestionable ethics and integrity
Minimum education level - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration/Public Policy or Social Work preferred.