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Project Manager, Out-of-School Enrichment Initiative

Position: 
Project Manager, Out-of-School Enrichment Initiative
Job Description: 

Project Manager, Out-of-School (OST) Enrichment Initiative

Los Angeles, CA

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the founding team for a new educational equity initiative for the city, working alongside passionate and talented enrichment leaders and educators across the city to help transform the lives of our young people. The founding team will also prioritize inclusivity and diversity as part its overarching framework.

The Project Manager will be tasked with coordinating a project supported by the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to improve coordination and increase access to high quality out-of-school (OST) enrichment organizations for low-income children.

The Project Manager also will coordinate the planning and implementation of additional initiatives, including a Season of STEM learning program for the academic year that brings together over a dozen STEM organizations around Los Angeles, including museums and universities, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). This fast-track initiative will provide coordinated online remote learning experiences to students in order to support both core learning and enrichment programming primarily for K-8 students.

Los Angeles has a rich foundation of organizations providing transformative learning experiences for children out of school time. The Project Manager will work very closely with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the Mayoral-appointed OST Task Force, teachers, and other stakeholders.

This is a full-time position.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
The expected responsibilities of the OST Enrichment Initiative Project Manager include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, implement, and manage the startup operations for the initiative, including tracking programmatic metrics and milestones and monitoring project budgets
  • Administer outside vendor contracts, implementation of deliverables and reports for the initiative, funders and related partners
  • Coordinate outreach and communication with Task Force, OST partners, schools/school district staff, etc.
  • Analyze data and draft reports, update memos and other related materials to help inform decision-making for the Task Force and Advisory Council members, the Mayor’s Office, partners and project leadership
  • Build and manage relationships with nonprofits, City of LA partners associated with this initiative, private sector, and other partners
  • Monitor and coordinate the program evaluation of the program. This includes developing and monitoring metrics and ensuring the quality and integrity of the data to assess program impact and effectiveness
  • Assist with logistics for meetings and events associated with this initiative
  • Crafting, supporting, and delivering internal and external visual, oral, and written messaging that captures and communicates program successes and replicability
  • Managing multiple and competing priorities, projects, and deliverables seamlessly, effectively, and responsibly

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to educational equity
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 or more years of experience in project coordination, management and/or operations
  • Experience in coordinating and facilitating cross-sector coalitions of diverse partners around a shared agenda – you are respectful to others and prioritize consensus building
  • Ability to adapt quickly and to problem solve
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to high quality and data-driven decision making
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Prior experience launching and growing a nonprofit program or civic initiative is preferred
  • Familiarity with educational pedagogy, programming, and/or systems, especially related to OST and STEM learning, informal or formal, is preferred

Compensation: This is a full time, one-year position contingent upon grant funding. Salary is competitive and based on experience.

 

Office Location*:       

Los Angeles City Hall

200 N. Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

*Due to COVID-19 health protocols, day-to-day work will be virtual/remote until further notice.

Application Process: Interested applicants should send their one-page resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please write “OST Enrichment Initiative Project Manager Position” as the subject heading in the email with application materials.

Cover letters may be addressed to Natalie Robles, Program Manager, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.  Applications accepted until position filled.

About the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles:

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, founded in 2014, supports building a better quality of life for Angelenos by driving transformative change through public-private partnerships. The Fund collaborates with leaders and experts, cultivates diversity, capitalizes on creativity, and champions new ideas. The Fund targets programs that are time-specific, impact-oriented efforts around priority areas by facilitating private resources to ongoing civic programs, as well as focusing on new, innovative solutions. The Fund embraces opportunities that take risks and carefully measures results to be data driven, efficient and accountable. The Fund embraces the idea that building cross-sector partnerships will help make Los Angeles the safest, most prosperous, most livable, and best-run big city in the world.

Salary Range: 
DOE
Job Type: 
Full-Time
Remote/On-Site: 
On-Site
Location: 
Los Angeles County