A Place Called Home,

Associate Program Director, Teen & Young Adults

27 days ago
Employment type
Full Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.

Our commitment to our staff wellness, development and experience:

A Place Called Home is committed to supporting our hard working staff by creating a work environment that builds relationships, careers and experiences through collaboration and transparent communication.

About this job

A Place Called Home has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual who can find creative ways to support the mission and vision of the organization while making a difference in the community.

Job Title: Associate Director-Teens & Young Adults

Department: Teens & Young Adult Services (TYAS)

Reports to: Senior Director of Programs

FLSA Status/Hours: Exempt

Pay Range: 70K-84K

Direct Reports:

PREP Senior Manager (Professional Readiness and Employment Program)

Higher Education Program Senior Manager

Mentoring Program Manager

Roles & responsibilities


Under the direction of the Senior Director of Programs, the Associate Director takes charge of cultivating innovative, individualized services and programming for teen and young adult members at this critical stage of development. In collaboration with the TYAS staff and APCH Programs, they will coordinate the network of services and support to ensure all teen and young adult members transition into adulthood with clear goals and a set post-secondary pathway. The AD will have complete budgetary oversight and will be the direct line of communication between senior management and program staff. The AD will be responsible for managing staffing needs and performance evaluations. The AD is an energetic organizer, competent administrator, and creative program planner committed to inspiring our populations capacity towards self-reliance, positive, non-prejudicial and nonviolent interaction with peers, teachers, and adults, and to make a positive difference at APCH, in their communities and in the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

TYAS Staff Management

Recruit, screen, train, and supervise TYAS department staff

Conduct 1:1 meetings, department meetings, quarterly evaluations, and monitor goal progress for TYAS Program Managers and other direct reports

Model professionalism, while creating a culture of transparency, open communication and accountability

TYAS Program Management

Manage on-going programs and develop new initiatives and opportunities in alignment with the mission, strategic plan and Logic Model for APCH (Including but not limited to: College Readiness, Higher Education Scholarships, Professional Readiness and Employment Programs (Career exploration, job readiness, internship, externships, job shadowing, etc.), Youth Mentoring and Life Skills Development (Peer Groups, Financial Literacy, Community Action (Civics Education including Community Engagement and Volunteerism, ie,Service Projects), Cultural and Educational field trips and Social and Recreational activities)

Provide oversight of all TYAS programs curriculum and align programming with the long term outcomes of the APCH Logic Model

Facilitate the implementation of new program initiatives including: Speaker Series, Community Service activities, International Exchange programs, Workshop series, and Parent involvement projects

Organize and plan department schedules (calendar) in conjunction with APCH Programs & events; schedule on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis

Develop a bridge-out process for members to transition out of APCH

Connect with parents of students to discuss progress, concerns, and keep them informed as needed

Collaborate with APCH Counseling and Education Services departments to monitor and refer members who may need additional academic support and/or counseling

Evaluate and maintain student progress in social, academic, and life skills development

Facilitate and manage teen involvement in agency programs and special event activities

Recruit teens for participation in Teen Programs

Opportunity Youth Initiative

Collaborate with the IMPACT Program to encourage opportunity youth ages 14-22 years old to participate in TYAS programming, including classes, field trips, events, etc.

Interact and share resources with all APCH departments and the RISE High school at APCH program on campus and other LAUSD high schools in the community

Financial Oversight

Create and manage department budget in collaboration with the Senior Director of Programs

In collaboration with Development and Accounting departments and program managers, provide oversight of all grant expenditures to ensure alignment with grant restrictions and manage spending timeline

Audit all budget trackers to ensure all spending is accurately captured and charged to the correct funding source

Partner Stewardship

Collaborate with community-at-large to develop relationships and partnerships with other organizations

Identify strategic partner organizations to supplement programs and services offered to teen and young adult members

Support and steward partnership with educational partner to ensure partnership goals and member engagement benchmarks are met

Data Tracking & Reporting

Conduct student evaluations and track progress/effectiveness of all program components

Create/Coordinate and maintain the official APCH Alumnae Program for APCH graduates

Create documentation, reports and information as necessary

Submit reports for grant updates, board report, and metrics to Senior Director of Programs

Programs & Services Oversight

Adhere to and promote REACH values in accordance with APCH member behavioral policies

Be an APCH ambassador at all times with staff, members and guests.

Collaborate with APCH Associates Directors (ADs) to develop cross program collaboration opportunities for TEEN members.

Assist APCH team in enhancing and enforcing overall APCH policies and procedures

Attend all required meetings

Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times

Perform other duties as assigned



B.A. Degree in Social Services or similar field

Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working with youth (ages 14 – 22)

3 years’ experience managing department staff in management roles

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