City Scholars Foundation

Foundation Coordinator

Employment type
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

Working tirelessly on the front lines in high-poverty, under-resourced urban communities, nonprofit CEOs need more than a heart for helping low-income youth to keep the lights on and the doors open.    

That’s why, at City Scholars® Foundation, we're on a mission to educate and empower nonprofit CEOs to lead well with limited resources, as they help thousands of low-income youth stay in school, out of trouble and on track to a brighter future.  

Submit your application for consideration as our FOUNDATION COORDINATOR, if you aspire to leadership as a nonprofit executive or social entrepreneur and would love coordinating a diverse portfolio of meetings, events, projects and campaigns for the Foundation and our signature investment, the City Scholars® Fellowship.    

As a high-impact leadership learning community launched in 2007, our City Scholars® Fellowship partners with executive volunteers to help nonprofit CEOs, distinguished as City Scholars® Foundation Fellows, build essential business and leadership skills, confidence and connections to grow after-school and school-based nonprofits from survival to success to significance.  

Together, as a diverse yet extraordinarily collaborative CEO network, our Foundation Fellows currently lead 17 education nonprofits that collectively help each year more than 46,000 predominantly low-income youth throughout the five-county Greater Los Angeles region achieve against the odds in school and in life.       Learn more at  


Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  So, as our FOUNDATION COORDINATOR, you’ll work smart four days/week (approximately 32 hours/week) to help make our mission possible.  With Fridays off, you can rest, relax and recharge the batteries to stay focused and fired up to change the world!   During the week, you’ll leverage your organizational and interpersonal skills to plan, coordinate, support and evaluate various projects, initiatives and core accountabilities for:

  • Fellowship Selection, Development & Event Logistics

  • IMPACT Evaluation & Strategic Communications

  • Campaign Development & Administration

  • Executive Volunteer Engagement

  • Business Operations


You’ll interact extensively with distinguished corporate and community leaders, including our City Scholars® Foundation Fellows, Corporate & Foundation PARTNERS and our TEAM City Scholars® executive volunteers.  Day-to-day, you’ll report directly to our Founder & President/CEO (a salaried board officer) and partner closely with our Graduate Associates in our Downtown Los Angeles office.  


  • wholeheartedly embraces our mission, can think BIG while implementing with excellence day-to-day; and, is confident interacting with and enjoys supporting high-impact corporate and community leaders.  

  • has earned a BA or BS degree and possesses relevant leadership experience with a proven track record of success in program/project/event coordination, communications, development or operations preferably in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector. 

  • is creative, resourceful, highly-organized, tech savvy and highly proficient with Microsoft Office.  Proficiency with SurveyMonkey, SalesForce (or other CRM), WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, Quickbooks and various social media is a major plus. 

  • has excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the proven ability to successfully and simultaneously manage multiple priorities and projects from conception to completion with minimal supervision (required).

  • excels working independently and collaboratively, is flexible and excited to learn, has strong analytical and problem-solving skills; is committed to getting details right; and, is as comfortable interacting with executives as he/she is picking up lunch for a meeting or water from the drugstore, if necessary.

  • is able to lift 20 pounds, if necessary for event set-up (required); and, possesses a valid driver’s license and reliable and appropriately registered transportation (required). 


Nothing in this position description restricts the Foundation's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this position at any time.

COMPENSATION:  $45,000 - $50,000/year + benefits for a four-day/32-hour workweek.  Opportunity to promote to Senior Foundation Coordinator with tenure and exceptional performance.  This position is classified as full-time, non-exempt, benefits eligible.  


  • 4-day work week (Monday – Thursday) to promote healthy work-life balance

  • Employer contribution to group health and SIMPLE IRA retirement savings plan

  • 10 paid holidays (13 paid holidays after three years)

  • Parking/public transportation reimbursement up to $5/day


To apply

To be considered, please submit (1) your professional resume and (2) a thoughtful cover letter sharing a. how our mission speaks to you personally, b. how your professional profile and passion (i.e. education, experience, achievements, aspirations, etc.) match our ideal FOUNDATION COORDINATOR profile AND c. what you would enjoy most about this high-impact growth opportunity.        

Mail or email BOTH application documents to:  City Scholars® Foundation, 611 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1109,  Los Angeles, CA 90017, [email protected], (213) 627-1792.  IF SENT VIA           E-MAIL, ATTACHMENTS MUST BE FORWARDED AS PDF FILES.   Incomplete applications or those with .doc or .docx file attachments will not be reviewed.  Given the volume of applications, only those applicants selected for the interview process will be contacted.