Up2Us Sports

Los Angeles Program Director

Employment type
25 days ago
Los Angeles

The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Up2Us Coach program in Los Angeles, including:1) assisting with city program strategy; 2) planning for and executing all yearly program activities and new initiatives; 3) maintaining program quality and compliance; and, 4) hiring and supporting staff.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Director performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

1. Assist with City Program Strategy and Plan and Execute Program Activities

  • Manage the Coach program in adherence with AmeriCorps (California Volunteers) 
  • Work with regional partners and Development Team to grow the program in the Southern California region.
  • Deliver the program in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization and the unique needs of the Los Angeles region.
  • In coordination with national and regional leadership, develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the Up2Us Coach program.
  • Communicate professionally with partners, community leaders, funders and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program.
  • Liaise with other staff to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
  • Supervise the planning and execution of the partnership with Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and the Dodgers RBI program
  • In conjunction with the National Training Team and the LA Regional Trainer, design and develop a coach training program to achieve outcomes in partnership with LA84 and the needs of the LA region.


2. Maintain Program Quality and Compliance

  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant AmeriCorps legislation and professional standards, specifically coordinating with California Volunteers (CV).
  • Develop and maintain forms and records to document program activities
  • Direct all local data collection efforts, with support from national Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) department
  • Write reports on the program for management and for funders
  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure financial reports and supporting documentation for funders are prepared as outlined in funding agreements
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis with M&E staff and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework


3. Staff the program

  • In consultation with the Director of Coach Program, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program support staff
  • Manage, support, and evaluate staff per national and city-based standards and processes.
  • Recruit and engage volunteers for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices
  • Ensure that all program staff receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the programs
  • Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards.
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Implement on-boarding processes for new staff




  • University degree in a related subject


Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of program management
  • Knowledge of client groups and/or issues related to the program area


Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Simple accounting
  • Database and spreadsheet management
  • E-mail
  • Internet


The Program Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using 
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.



  • 5-plus years of experience managing multiple staff and program activities
  • Experience working with AmeriCorps programs, California Volunteers (CV) experience highly desired

Working Conditions

  • Program Directors usually work in an office environment but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.
  • Program Directors work a standard work week (i.e., 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday) but may be required to work some evenings and weekends to monitor program activities.
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