Title: Programs Associate
Reports to: Senior Director of Programs
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Announcement Date: 8/28/17, open until filled
The Levitt Foundation seeks a self-motivated and highly organized Programs Associate to join a collaborative team environment, working closely with Foundation staff—particularly the Senior Director of Programs and Programs Manager—to provide administrative support to the Foundation’s national grants programs. This position will also coordinate various network activities related to Levitt’s mission-driven work, including national convenings and program initiatives.
The Programs Associate will provide daily support to the Programs team in the management of grantee data, resources, capacity building tools, and a cloud-based extranet offered to Friends of Levitt organizations and Levitt AMP grantees. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and able to multi-task administrative functions in a fast-paced environment. Strong writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills are a must, along with a passion for Levitt’s mission of supporting free, outdoor concerts as a means to revitalize public spaces and invigorate community life. This is a full-time, non-exempt position that will require some travel.
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation is a national private foundation that exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. We empower communities to transform neglected outdoor spaces into welcoming destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life.
The Levitt Foundation realizes its mission through two key programs: permanent Levitt venues and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, an annual grants competition. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will be presented in 22 towns and cities across America, serving more than 600,000 people.
All Levitt concerts feature acclaimed, emerging talent to seasoned, award-winning artists in a broad range of music genres. Levitt’s family-friendly vibe and open green spaces attract people of all ages and backgrounds. Friends, neighbors, as well as those whose paths might not cross otherwise, gather to relax on the lawn or dance to the music. As an example of the high caliber talent presented across the Levitt network, the 2017 GRAMMY nominees included 25 artists who have performed on Levitt stages in recent years.
Permanent Levitt venues are located in cities as diverse as Los Angeles and Pasadena, Calif.; Denver; Westport, Conn.; Bethlehem, Pa.; Memphis; and Arlington, Texas. Each permanent Levitt venue is programmed, managed and supported by its own 501(c)(3) Friends of Levitt nonprofit organization, presenting 50 free concerts every year. Due to accelerating interest from cities and engaged citizens, the
Levitt network is growing. Developing Levitt locations across the country include Dayton (opening 2018), Sioux Falls, S.D. (opening 2019), and Houston (opening 2020), amongst other cities.
In 2017, the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards were awarded to 15 small to mid-sized towns and cities, including Greensboro, N.C.; Sheboygan, Wis.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; St. Johnsbury, Vt.; and Middlesboro, Ky., to name a few. Each Levitt AMP winner will present 10 free concerts in a reimagined public space beginning this past spring and continuing through the fall.
Visit www.levitt.org to learn more.
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected], including “Programs Associate” in subject line.
Compensation commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package, including group health plan and 401k. EEO/AAW employer.