Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) is a nonprofit organization that advances educational equity. Together with families, schools and the community, LAEP facilitates access to and opportunities for quality educational and well ness practices so that children thrive from diapers to diplomas.
LAEP recognizes that systemic barriers result in an uneven playing field for learning opportunities and achievement. Our commitment to equity ensures that our vision, mission and strategies remove the barriers and promote agency, thereby creating equity. We celebrate and incorporate the diverse perspectives and histories of our staff and communities into our work. LAEP’s intentional activities to achieve equity drive both the day-to-day operations and the long-term vision of the organization.
The Program Manager will be hired by LAEP and supervised by LAEP’s Director of Community Schools. The Program Manager will oversee the development and implementation of the East Los Angeles Community Schools project, provide programmatic leadership and grant management oversight for services, and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the program and its staff. The Program Manager will support the Transform Schools department in building and sustaining coherent systems that support community school coordinators, partner schools, and fee for service clients in achieving agreed upon outcomes and initiative that support the mission and vision of LAEP.
The Program Manager will develop and sustain the Transform Schools model:
- Work as a part of the Transform Schools Leadership Team, focused on the development of the department goals and objectives consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the LAEP.
- Support the development and implementation of a highly effective Community Schools program.
- Support the implementation and management of community schools including outreach, planning, evaluation and school coordination.
- Oversee the development and implementation of the East Los Angeles Community Schools project, including grants oversight, data collection, and reporting.
- Participate and lead, as needed, in Transform Schools project workgroups, feeder pattern networks, coordinator networks, department meetings and all staff development meetings and activities.
- Participate in the collection and input of LAEP partnership evaluation data used to measure on-going program effectiveness of service providers and progress toward the school’s goals
- Assist in the management of program budgets, approve expenditures and requests for programmatic expenses.
- Manage program and department documentation.
Develop and sustain the Community Schools model
- Provide management and supervision of staff; coordinate project team and project workgroups; ensure compliance; ensure consistent implementation of community-school principals; identify partners and resources.
- This position will be responsible for integrating community schools with schools’ academic plans and with maintaining connections to the community.
- Primarily responsible for the implementation and management of the partnerships project including outreach, planning, evaluation and school coordination.
- Join the Director of Community Schools in planning, managing and directing the Community Schools program
- Responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of a highly effective program. Oversee the management and ensure goals and activities are met. Oversee the development of materials and evaluate program effectiveness and modify program as necessary.
- Provide and oversee professional development and coordination of program activities including leading regular staff meeting.
- Oversee the management of budgets, approve expenditures and requests for programmatic expenses. Manage program documentation.
Employee data analysis
- Participate and lead, when needed, analysis and interpretation of results from SCAI, SBAC, district level, school level, and other forms of data to inform next steps, interventions, and action plans of LAEP staff and the schools we serve.
- Support the coordination of gathering all school and student data, including events/workshop attendance and outcomes data, and culture and climate survey data.
- Assist in developing data-informed decision making within Transform Schools department and the schools/districts/communities we serve.
Facilitate professional development
- Coach and support community school coordinators and volunteer service members, to strengthen LAEP’s impact at the schools we serve within our 6 core elements.
- Plan and facilitate team meetings.
- Employ coaching model and Adaptive Schools strategies to support all coordinators and partners.
- Plan and facilitate high quality professional development for LAEP staff, school staff, and other clients in a variety of different topics included in LAEP’s menu of services.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- 3 years’ minimum experience in working with programs that support student’s academic success through parent engagement, family support, community/school collaboration, and grants management. Previous school-based or teaching experience a plus.
- 2 years’ minimum experience supervising and managing employees.
- Prefer Cognitive Coaching and/or Adaptive Schools trained
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
- BA required, Master’s degree preferred in a related field such as education, ethnic studies, or social work
- Experience with project planning to increase student’s academic success through parent engagement, school collaboration, and social emotional health
- Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills
- Experience with grants management, reporting, and data collection.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Demonstrated success in working with students and families of diverse backgrounds
- Ability to quickly establish and maintain cooperative and effective professional relationships, build trust in a limited time, and engage with a broad range of school-based staff and community partners around building a trauma sensitive culture
- Ability to demonstrate effective skills in group facilitation, managing teams/groups, organizational dynamics, and consensus building.
- Cultural awareness and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity with issues of race and equity and knowledge of racial equity and racial justice in the context of public education
- Excellent project management skills, ability to balance multiple priorities with proven ability to anticipate challenges, solve problems and maintain a calm demeanor in high-pressure situations
- Strong analytical, time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Experience managing budgets and expenses.
- Experience working with students of diverse abilities & backgrounds
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Builds excellent rapport and relationships with colleagues and client
- Earns the respect of the school site staff and wider community
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, you are frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; and climb stairs.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Licensing and Certifications
- Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage;
- Negative tuberculosis screen (required);
- Must pass criminal background check.
Required Documentation at Time of Application:
- If you believe that you qualify for this position based upon education or training you have received, you will be required to provide a copy of your official transcripts or copy of diploma from the accredited college/university, and/or a copy of a certificate indicating your successful completion of any required training, before your qualifications will be evaluated.
Benefits & Wages
- Position is 40 hours/week
- Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
- Medical, dental and vision.
- Retirement plan (employer contribution after a year working for LAEP)
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and 7 holidays plus a week of Christmas and New Year’s (generally Christmas Day and New Year Day plus approximately either workdays)
FLSA & Employment Status