LA's BEST Afterschool Program,

Senior Director

6 months ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

LA’s BEST was formed as a unique partnership between the Mayor’s Office, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector to address the alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of elementary school children during the critical hours between 3pm and 6pm. Since 1988, we’ve expanded from 10 schools and 1,000 students, to 197 schools, where we serve over 18,000 children every school day across Los Angeles.

Every school day, from the time the school bell rings until 6pm, each LA’s BEST student receives a nutritious meal, help with their homework and the opportunity to participate in a wide array of enrichment activities. In collaboration with students, staff develop these activities to reflect students’ voice and choice. Programming includes: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the arts, literacy, sports, nutrition and so much more. Social-emotional learning — helping students gain confidence, show empathy and develop positive relationships — are at the core of every activity.

LA’s BEST engages children creatively, emotionally, intellectually and physically, empowering them to explore and discover the opportunities in their lives. We inspire and prepare children to create lives full of choices.

About this job

The Program Worker will facilitate recreation, education and/or enrichment activities at an LA’s BEST program site.

Roles & responsibilities

To design, plan and facilitate activities with groups of children

To advise the Site Coordinator as to what supplies, materials and other forms of support are needed for activities.

To supervise all LA’s BEST participants to ensure a safe and organized program.

To assist with the planning and facilitation of special projects and events.

To attend staff development workshops.


Desire to work with children.

Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with Los Angeles Unified School District staff, parents and community

Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with Los Angeles Unified School District staff, public officials, private sector officials, parents and community leaders.

Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others.

Excellent organizational skills.

Must be 18 years or older.

Eligible to accept LAUSD/LA's BEST assignment (which including but not limited to: proof High School equivalency, Department of Justice/FBI Employment fingerprint process, Mantoux Tuberculosis clearance).

Willing to work evenings and weekends (on occasion) to attend staff development workshops.

Willing to travel to off-site meetings, trainings and events.

To apply

Email your resume to and include the Region in the subject line.

North Region: Sylmar, Pacoima, Panorama City, Canoga Park, Chatsworth

South Region: San Pedro, South LA, Compton, South Park

East Region: Atwater, Boyle Heights, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno

West Region: Culver City, Baldwin Hills, Crenshaw, West Hollywood, Mid-City

Central Region: North Hollywood, Sunland, Van Nuys, Valley Glen, Koreatown, East Hollywood

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