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Senior Program Director

Senior Program Director
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Job Description: 

The Organization

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.


Intermediary Programs

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 field.

Community Partners today works with upwards of 180 projects and initiatives and manages roughly $60 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 senior staff generalist reporting to a Vice President, the Senior Program Director is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects and intermediary programs, developing new opportunities, and serving as a resource in their field(s) of expertise.

The Senior Program Director will be expected to:

  • Represent Community Partners publicly and help extend our civic reach through strategic networking and relationship building
  • Identify opportunities to apply Community Partners’ expertise and generate new programs
  • Keep abreast of current trends and issues in Los Angeles and in the national nonprofit sector, and state-of-the-art approaches in organizational and leadership development
  • Work with staff colleagues to assess developmental needs of emerging civic entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders
  • Manage a portfolio of projects under Community Partners’ fiscal sponsorship
  • Plan content for peer-learning gatherings, trainings, and conferences
  • Develop, design, lead, and manage intermediary programs for grantmakers and government agencies which may include regranting, convenings, community engagement, assessments, and capacity-building services.
  • Oversee staff and logistics for program operations and events
  • Work with staff colleagues to develop, document and deliver curriculum for training and workshop modules; facilitate peer learning opportunities
  • Provide supervision, coaching and mentoring for other program and administrative staff
  • Prepare reports, budgets, correspondence, proposals and other documents
  • Manage various projects and other duties as assigned



  • A minimum of 10 - 15 years of relevant work experience in nonprofit management, public policy, public health, public administration, program development, community development, civic engagement, organizational or community capacity building, evaluation, philanthropy or other relevant field(s) required. Lived experience in a community traditionally under-represented in nonprofit leadership roles strongly preferred. Master’s degree or equivalent experience 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
  • Experience leading a nonprofit and/or serving as a principal in a successful new startup venture a plus
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and client relationship management
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines

Community Partners staff are working remotely during COVID-19; after re-opening, 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 $115,000 – 135,000 depending on experience.


Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, 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).


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.


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Los Angeles County