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Community Partners

Senior Program Manager

Employment type
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles

Community Partners offers expert guidance, essential services, and a strong dose of passion to help foster, launch, and grow creative solutions to community challenges. For more than 20 years, hundreds of individuals, groups, foundations and other institutions have worked with Community Partners to create new nonprofit projects, establish coalitions, and manage major philanthropic initiatives to benefit the region. Across all program areas, Community Partners works toward our organizational vision: A vibrant society in which individuals and institutions use knowledge, resources, and relationships to build equitable, democratic and thriving communities.

Our work includes:

Fiscal Sponsorship
We provide the structure, finance and administrative services, and expert counsel that help nonprofit
leaders succeed.

Grantmaker Partnerships
We help foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other institutions achieve greater impact.

Knowledge Sharing 
We offer workshops, reports, speaking engagements and a range of publications help strengthen the

Community Partners today works with upwards of 180 projects and initiatives and manages roughly $50 million in revenues annually. Our work spans the fields of civic engagement, arts and culture, education, social justice, health, public policy, social services and youth. To learn more, please visit us at

The Position
As a generalist reporting to the Senior Program Director, the Senior Program Manager is responsible
for managing a portfolio of intermediary engagements, supporting the development of and
overseeing the implementation of new opportunities, and serving as a resource in their field(s) of

The Senior Program Manager will be expected to:

  • Co-design, oversee, and implement day-to-day activities for intermediary programs for grantmakers and government agencies.
  • Plan content for peer-learning gatherings, trainings, and conferences.
  • Design, manage, and implement logistics for program operations and events.
  • Oversee project budgets and provide necessary information for invoicing and reporting.
  • Provide detail-oriented project management.
  • Work with staff colleagues to develop, document and deliver curriculum for training and workshop modules; facilitate peer learning opportunities.
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor program and administrative staff, oversee consultants.
  • Prepare reports, budgets, correspondence, proposals and other documents.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and issues in Los Angeles nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors, and emergent approaches in organizational and leadership development.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and issues in Los Angeles nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors, and state-of-the-art approaches in organizational and leadership development.
  • Manage various projects and other duties as assigned.



  • A minimum of 5 - 7 years of relevant work experience in nonprofit program management, leadership development, racial justice work, public policy, public health, public administration, program development, community development, civic engagement, organizational or community capacity building, evaluation, philanthropy, or other relevant field(s).
  • Lived experience in a community traditionally under-represented in nonprofit leadership roles.
  • Experience leading complex government-funded contracting or grant initiatives, a nonprofit, or a startup venture a plus.
  • Experience and/or comfort with operating in knowledge organizations and thought partnership roles; a creative and a reflective thinker.
  • Experience working with diverse groups and in a team environment, with a collaborative and consultative style.
  • Familiarity with the landscape of LA’s nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors and/or prior experience managing an LA County contract a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience a plus.


Community Partners staff are working remotely during COVID-19; and will return to Community Partners’ offices after re-opening at our ADA accessible offices in The California Endowment, this role requires the ability to travel locally, with occasional overnight travel to meetings or conferences outside the LA area.

Salary range for this position is $75,000 – $85,000 depending on experience. Benefits include paid holidays, sick days, and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match after two years, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, life and disability insurance, Metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

To apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring