Monday, December 14, 2009

Zero To Three Position

Policy Coordinator
LOCATION: ZERO TO THREE Western Office in Los Angeles, California

The Policy Coordinator is responsible for managing the overall direction of one or more policy-related projects, including assuring completion of deliverables and scope of work related to contracts held by the Western Regional Office. In particular the Policy Coordinator will join a dynamic team in supporting the Prenatal-Three Workforce Development Project and the California Early Learning System Project. The Policy Coordinator also assists in monitoring statewide and national policy developments affecting infants and toddlers and in designing and implementing a policy agenda for the Western Regional Office.

Sample duties:
Facilitate project-related meetings, including meeting outreach, development of meeting agendas, meeting facilitation, preparation of summary reports and follow-up activities.
Conduct research and assist in drafting recommendations and writing policy briefs, talking points, testimony and other materials.
Work with the Western Regional Office Director and policy partners formulate policy positions and strategy on a range of California issues and legislative initiatives to support a birth to three policy agenda.
Garner visibility for ZERO TO THREE and infant/toddler policy issues through presentations at conferences and meetings.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent and experience that includes:
Understanding of broad early childhood issues (service and policy), background in early childhood development, early childhood and family policy, professional development, adult education, or related fields. Familiarity with workforce development issues a plus.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including writing, editing and proofreading, meeting facilitation and public speaking.
Knowledge of Los Angeles County and California services for children birth through age three.
Strong interpersonal skills and dependability in a team-oriented environment.
Experience working with culturally diverse groups and ability to integrate diverse perspectives into work approaches, reports, and process.
Demonstrated knowledge and practice in collaborative approaches to service delivery.
Bilingual skills a plus.

To apply submit cover letter and resume with salary history to:

ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Attn:  Human Resources Department
2000 M Street, NW Ste. 200
Washington, DC  20036
Fax: (202) 857-2661

Volunteer Needed at Tower Cancer Research Foundation

We are looking for a graduate-level student to work at Tower Cancer Research Foundation to help with PR/marketing of Ronnie Lippin Cancer Information and Resource Line (RLCIRL), a free telephone/internet community outreach service to cancer patients living in LA County. RLCIRL was created in memory of Ronnie Lippin who died of a rare form of breast cancer. Funding was provided by the philanthropic donations of her family and friends.

We need someone to manage and develop facebook as a promotional tool to get exposure of RLCIRL to the LA cancer community, their families and friends.
We believe that our service is very useful and needed. RLCIRL provides direct contact with a medical social worker who assists cancer patients, family and friends with immediate support and referrals to cancer related information and resources.

In addition to having strong skills in using facebook, if possible we would like this individual to have skills in marketing/development for a non-profit organization.

My hours are M,Tu.,Th. F., 12:30-4:30 and W. 4:30-8:30, however, we could be flexible with the schedule, if needed. Volunteer position is open immediately.

Individuals interested should email me their resume and I will contact them.

Phyllis Ruja Tell, MSW
Social Work Manager, Ronnie Lippin Cancer Information and Resource Line
Tower Cancer Research Foundation
9229 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
P: 310-205-5724 ~ F: 310-247-1807

RLC Information and Resource Line ~ Toll Free: 877-RLC-2120

MLA Partner School Position

Job Opening - Associate Director of Parent and Community Engagement for an
MLA Partner School

The Associate Director of Parent and Community Engagement works very closely with parents, school site staff, community members and other stakeholders to accomplish an uncompromising vision for the school community. This position is responsible for organizing large numbers of parents and developing a strong parent collaborative. Additionally, this position works with school and community stakeholders to develop effective policies and programs to ensure school safety. The Associate Director of Parent and Community Engagement also manages the allocation of resources, coordinating the efforts of partnering organizations to ensure efficiency and equity.

Primary Responsibilities
Ensure active and productive parent and community involvement
1. Create and implement plan for parent collaborative.
2. Build leadership capacity of parents.
3. Work closely with administrator to oversee vision and day to day operations of school parent center.
4. Develop training and professional development program for parent liaison & community rep positions.
5. Manage course offerings, activities and other diverse opportunities for parents
6. Oversee and align school siteʼs parent activities to achieve school's vision (ELAC, CEAC, Title 1).
7. Create and manage large scale community events (i.e., block parties, community fairs, community clean ups, etc.).
Ensure safety within greater school/neighborhood community
1. Align community efforts to improve safety around neighborhood (safety collaborative, neighborhood council, etc.).
2. Work with key stakeholders to develop sound safety policies and practices, and ensure consistent implementation.
3. Coordinate with partners to provide safety intervention programs for students.
4. Oversee school uniform policy and program, ensuring consistent enforcement, increased student buy in and expansion of package offerings.
Implement Resource Management System (RMS) to maximize efficiency of community
1. Participate in the identification, outreach and screening of potential partnering
2. Assist in the creation of clear operating agreements with partnering organizations.
3. Coordinate the work of community partners to provide engaging, high quality after school courses for students and families (7 to 7 program).
Required Experience
• Bachelorʼs degree required, advanced degree preferred
• Training or relevant experience in community organizing, grassroots marketing, parent development and/or project management
• Experience with using data to assess success/challenges and inform decision making
• Knowledge of urban schools and communities
• Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with a candidateʼs skills, experience and education. Full benefits package.

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to

About MLA Partner Schools
MLA Partner Schools is a nonprofit organization working to improve schools and empower neighborhoods in some of the most disenfranchised communities in Los Angeles. MLA creates high performing urban schools that combine innovation, equity and access, offering a collegeready education to every child in the surrounding neighborhood. These schools become community focal points that support and strengthen their communities. An MLA Partner School is a public school designed and managed in a collaboration between MLA, LAUSD and community stakeholders. The cityʼs first Partner School, West Adams Prep, opened in September 2007 to serve 2500 students with a first-rate education, setting a new standard for public schools and anchoring a strategic revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood. Manual Arts High School recently joined MLA Partner Schools bringing MLAʼs
student enrollment to over 6000. MLAʼs vision for the coming years is to create a network of schools within the same geographic area that commit to making every neighborhood child college-ready.
For more information on MLA Partner Schools, visit

Monday, December 7, 2009

SouthLA YouthBuild Position


About the South Los Angeles YouthBuild
The South Los Angeles Youth Build is a comprehensive 10 month academic preparatory, occupational skills, and leadership development program for low-income young people ages 17–24 residing in South Los Angeles. Participants in South Los Angeles YouthBuild will obtain their GED or high school diploma while learning job skills by building permanent supportive housing for homeless and low-income youth and families in South Los Angeles. South Los Angeles YouthBuild is a program of the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC).

Position Summary
The Case Manager, will be part of an innovative team of service providers and educational experts that will work collectively to create/run an innovative program for young people in South Los Angeles that face the greatest barriers to finding employment. The case manager will provide one-on-one supportive services to at-risk and transition-age youth who are preparing to join the workforce. The Case Manager will assess basic needs, identify barriers to employment, develop an Individual Service Plan to address those barriers, and coordinate services to help youth prepare for and secure living wage jobs with a career path upon graduation of the YouthBuild program.

• Contact, receive and review referrals to the South Los Angeles YouthBuil Program from local schools, community-based organizations, and government agencies, including walk-ins.
• Participate and coordinate outreach activities that include making presentations to non-profit organizations, government agencies, probation/parole staff and agencies, schools, and conduct door to door outreach in the targeted neighborhood.
• Conduct program orientation and intake.
• Conduct individual needs assessments with regard to: basic needs such as housing and food; education level and school enrollment; current income, employment, and past work experience; eligibility for Independent Living Program services through the foster care system; gang affiliation; and involvement with the justice system.
• Develop an Individual Service Plan identifying barriers to employment and action steps to address those barriers.
• Place youth in part-time entry-level work with on-the-job training as part of CRCD’s construction training component.
• Assist youth to enroll in Los Angeles Trade Technical College to complete a high school diploma, general equivalency degree, and/or college level courses required.
• Assist with facilitation of the program’s employment readiness, leadership, and life skills workshops.
• Track youth participation in each program component (educational, construction, counseling, leadership development and employment readiness and life skills workshops).
• Meet with youth on an individual basis at least bi-weekly to monitor progress in each program component; identify resources to meet supportive service needs such as tutoring or counseling; problem-solve; review the Individual Service Plan and modify as needed.
• Assist with placement in construction apprenticeships, CRCD construction sites, and other employment opportunities.
· Build relationships with local employers, including construction trade unions, and stay informed of pre-requisites for union apprenticeships and other employment opportunities.
· Build relationships with community-based organizations and government agencies to promote collaboration, solve problems, and identify resources for youth.
· Provide information & referrals for youth and young adults who cannot participate in the program due to eligibility criteria or limited program capacity.
· Follow CRCD/LATTC procedures with regard to recordkeeping, documentation, confidentiality, and maintaining case files.
· Collaborate and confer with other CRCD and LATTC staff as appropriate to coordinate services and implement the program.
· Meet weekly with other case-managers to plan activities, to strategize on service delivery for members, and other activities identified by the network.
· Assist with fulfilling grant and contract requirements for the program.
· Participate in program evaluation process.
· Oversee and coach interns, and other staff responsible for providing direct support to youth in the program.
· Facilitate and coordinate life skills workshops and edutainment activities for young people.
· Report to YouthBuild Program Manager.

· Be a strong advocate to young people; respect the ideas and intelligence of young adults and strong commitment to supporting young people succeed in an innovative training program, to reorient their lives, nurture their leadership skills, and enable them to make a difference in their community.
· Demonstrated dependability, maturity, and initiative.
· Ability to handle crisis situations with a minimum of supervision.
· Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to maintain program/guest/agency confidentiality, and treat each individual with dignity and respect.
· Ability to set and observe appropriate personal limits and boundaries.
· Ability to accept supervision and work with CRCD staff and community social service providers cooperatively.
· Flexibility to deal effectively with a variety of people, situations, problems and changes.
· Ability to work alone and as part of a team.

Education/Experience: Bachelors degree in social work, sociology, psychology, counseling or
related field. One year experience working with young people, ex-offenders, youth in foster care system as a social service provider preferred or relevant experience may be substituted for degree.

Preferred Experience: Experience working with the African American and Latino community; knowledge of Los Angeles community resources and social service providers.

Experience/Skills: Must be computer literate in Word and Excel. Ability to gather information
and assess client situation rapidly and accurately. Excellent oral and written communication
skills. Ability to write clear, accurate log notes, and complete other paperwork thoroughly and accurately.

Other Requirements: Vehicle, valid California driver’s license, and proof of automobile liability insurance required.

Salary: DOE
BENEFITS: Health and dental, vacation, sick and holiday pay
START DATE: This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter with salary history/requirements and resume

Coalition for Responsible Community Development
3101 S. Grand, Los Angeles CA 90007
Attn: Noemi Soto
Or fax to 213-743-6198
Or e-mail to:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Monday, November 23, 2009

California Community Foundation - Program Officer Position

Position Announcement
Program Officer – Education

The California Community Foundation is L.A.’s foundation. We’ve been around since 1915 and have more than $1 billion in assets. As the 53rd largest foundation in the nation, we grant out the second biggest proportion of our assets – 17 percent – among U.S. foundations. In fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, we granted $191 million as investments in the future of our local communities. We have more than 1,600 funds whose donors chose us because of our personal service and expertise. To learn more, visit
The Position Reporting to the Director of Grants, the Program Officer – Education is an integral member of a 14-person team
that enables CCF to carry out its programs and grantmaking activities in an accessible, fair, and thoughtful
manner. The position requires leadership skills and significant experience in the design and management of
programs, services and public policies related to closing the achievement gap among English language learner
and low-income students in Los Angeles County’s public school systems.
Major Responsibilities:
 Program Development and Management: Develops and implements the overall grantmaking strategy, goals
and activity components in key program areas of the foundation, under the direction of the Director of
Grants. Designs, reviews and revises program goals, strategies, outcomes and indicators periodically,
and oversees the evaluation of selected grants and grant clusters. Maintains depth and expertise in the
foundation’s areas of interest, and major policy reform efforts and initiatives that impact these issues in
Los Angeles and California.
 Proposal Review: Reviews and analyzes proposals, utilizing written materials including analysis of financial
information, site visits and interviews with other funders and relevant agencies. In addition, funding
requests will be compared with what is known in the field of the proposed program. Prepares and
presents written and oral analyses of grant requests for CCF staff, Board of Directors (“Board”), donors,
and/or committee members. Works directly with grant seekers to provide clarification of CCF priorities,
direction regarding application procedures, and feedback on proposals.
 Grant Monitoring: Monitors the grant process, including the production of grant agreements, progress
reports, payment requests, and other related correspondence and meetings with grantees. Works with
grantees to strengthen their ability to report results by using effective outcome measures, in order to
assist CCF to better assess the impact of its grants.
 Research and Special Projects: Conducts research and analyzes trends on issues or concerns of
importance to CCF through written materials, interviews, community meetings, computer networks, or
other useful vehicles. Presents findings in written and/oral formats. Designs, manages and facilitates
special projects for CCF and leads project working teams to ensure a thoughtful and reasonable
process, timely preparation and coordination of key activities and materials for grant panels, Board
committees and/or Board meetings.
 Community and Donor Relations: Represents CCF on different committees, commissions, task forces and
boards. Participates in activities of the philanthropic field to enhance CCF operations, as well as those of
the field. Works with donor relations and marketing/communications staff to develop and implement
special initiatives to engage donors in partnering with the foundation to address critical community
issues. Prepares information for donors and/or meets with donors to refine their giving preferences. May
also staff one-time, periodic or ongoing grantmaking processes associated with donor-advised funds and
supporting organizations.

Experience: Track record of at least eight years of related grantmaking and/or program design and management experience required with a minimum of five years working on education issues in the nonprofit, public and/or philanthropic sector. Experience in managing consultants and leading project working teams to achieve results is essential.

Education: A Master’s-level degree in a field related to the primary funding areas of the foundation.
Technical Knowledge: Demonstrated analytical capabilities and substantive knowledge of best practices in fields of interest to the foundation, familiarity with the public policy and legislative process, public and private funding streams related to the foundation’s domains of work, and a working understanding of outcome measures and evaluation methodologies aimed at assessing program effectiveness.
Community Knowledge: Solid knowledge of and working relationships with Los Angeles County education
institutions, nonprofit organizations and funders. Familiarity with the geography and diverse neighborhoods
throughout the region. Experienced in engaging and working effectively with diverse and broad-based
community constituencies.
Convening and Facilitation Skills: Experienced in facilitating meetings and group processes for the purposes of
fact-finding, decision-making, peer learning and problem solving.
Communications Skills: Demonstrated excellence in writing skills, with the ability to write clear, concise analyses and narratives. Experienced in preparing and delivering public presentations, and ability to comfortably interact with diverse audiences including donors, Board members, civic leaders and nonprofit and community groups.
Conversational fluency in a second language is highly desirable.
Technology Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and prior familiarity with database programs is
Project Management Skills: Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to manage projects,
prioritize work effectively and adjust to multiple demands.
General: Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently, take initiative, participate as an effective team member and follow tasks through to completion.
This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is dependent on experience. A generous benefits package is provided to all full-time staff. Please note that relocation and interview travel costs cannot be reimbursed or paid by the foundation.

To Apply Send All of the Following:
1. A letter of interest explaining your relevant experience and how your background qualifies you for
this position
2. Your resume
3. Your salary history for the past five years and your salary requirements
By email to:
Please reference “Program Officer – Education” in the subject line of your submission.
Faxes will be accepted at (213) 383-2046, but emails with attachments in MS Word or pdf format are strongly preferred. No phone calls, please.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mental Health Clinician - Per Diem

Job description:
In the 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Hospitals, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ranked among the top 50 hospitals in America in 11 specialty areas. With precious few hospitals even ranking in one specialty area, that places us in exceptional company. If you consider yourself among the leaders in your field, we invite you to contribute to a healthcare provider who shares your passion for quality and excellence.

Mental Health Clinician - Per Diem

As a key member of the treatment team, you will be responsible for assessing patients, participating in treatment planning, and conducting individual, couple, family, and group interventions. Through your self motivation and creativity, you will serve as a catalyst for effective changes within patient care units. The position requires that you apply a high level of competency in providing care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. You will also be called on to identify the ability of patients to follow directions/instructions and give consent.
Job Requirements
Education, training, experience:
To qualify, you will have a Master’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work or Psychology, current California licensure (LCSW or MFT) and a minimum of two years experience. You must have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy preferred.

For consideration, please submit your resume to:
(Requisition # 2366)

Cedars-Sinai welcomes and encourages diversity and is committed to maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. EOE.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Temporary Contract Positions in Ventura County

I am currently searching high and low for 10 BILINGUAL LCSWs to work for a Behavioral Healthcare facility in Ventura County, CA on a temporary/contract basis.

If you are interested or know anyone that is currently looking for work, please send over your resume to and contact Lynn Wallace at 323-920-6536 or cell 323-428-6935. Check out our web site at and complete our online application noting that Lynn Wallace referred you.

Below is a summary of the Requirements for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker Position:

Mental health experience and knowledgeable in conducting individual and group therapy. Requires lots of paperwork and need to know Medi-Cal billing. Homes visits depend on the program. The organization provides services to Children, Transition and Adult programs. The LCSWs will work mostly with the Adults.

Hours are mainly Monday through Friday and Pay Rate ranges from $30 to $32 per hour.

Lynn Wallace, Staffing Consultant
Delta-T Group
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-920-6536 * Phone: 323-428-6935 t Email:
Behavior Healthcare Staffing

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NASW Reg H Happy Hour 11-19-09


BREATHE California of Los Angeles County ( is driven by a mission of promoting clean air and healthy lungs in Los Angeles County. BREATHE LA programs and services are multi-cultural, multi-disciplined and atuned to the specific challenges of Los Angeles County. We are proud of our commitment to provide meaningful quality of life improvements to our community. Our strong advocacy for clean air and smoke-free environments are among the many ways in which we make good on our promise to protect the breath of life.
Grants Manager

BREATHE LA seaks a grant professional with a proven track record in researching, writing and reporting. The Grants Manager identifies, solicits and manages externally funded grants and grant-related initiatives. Prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to foundation, corporate and governmental sources including: letters of inquiry; concept papers; expenditure and income budgets to accompany proposals and grant schedules and tracking.

Qualifications - Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) from an accredited institution in an academic discipline pertinent to duties and responsibilities. Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the writing and administration of grants, preferably in a nonprofit setting. Candidate must have proven track record of success in grants awarded. Extensive knowledge of all potential funding streams with specific experience in foundation, corporate and government grants.

Position available Full Time, Part Time, or Consultant.

Salary: DOE

Reference: Grants Manager

Please email resume, cover letter and salary history to:
Special Events Manager

BREATHE LA is looking for a personable and experienced manager comfortable working in a high energy environment. The Special Events & Fundraising Manager will be responsible for the management and coordination of fundraising efforts of the organization. Take initiative to promote the Special Events program to donors and prospects via various media sources, oral communication, community outreach, and other appropriate means. Maintain and manage accurate and complete financial records for each event held by the organization.

Position available Full Time, Part Time, or Consultant.

Salary: DOE

Reference: Special Events Manager

Please email resume, cover letter and salary history to:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Position (Part time)

Job Opportunity
Victim Outreach Coordinator for Southern California

California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CCV) would like to announce a job opening for the position of Victim Outreach Coordinator for Southern California. This will be an independent contractor position requiring approximately 45-60 hours of work per month (12-15 hours/per week). Start date: Jan. 1, 2010.


• Serve as primary spokesperson for CCV in Southern California which includes speaking to the public at community forums and events, responding to media inquiries, and representing CCV in a variety of other circumstances as directed by the Program Coordinator.
• Respond to inquiries from new potential supporters as requested by the Program Coordinator, and when appropriate make direct contact with new potential supporters, explain activities of project, determine level of interest, and otherwise welcome them to the project.
• Engage in identifying, empowering and mobilizing potential supporters.
• Build relationships among CCV supporters in Southern California. Encourage friends/family of existing supporters to become involved.
• Build positive relationships with other victims’ groups and victim service providers by attending events and conferences and by arranging one-on-one meetings.
• As requested by Program Coordinator, attend meetings with legislators, members of the legal community, faith leaders, and other community leaders to share information about CCV.
• Assist Program Coordinator with writing and submitting newsletter articles, op-eds, and letters to the editor.
• Meet every two weeks by phone with project team: CCV Program Coordinator, CCV Outreach Coordinator Northern California and project supervisors from Death Penalty Focus, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, and the ACLU of Northern California.
• Check in with Program Coordinator by email and/or phone 1-2 times per week (or as needed).


The ideal candidate must be passionate both about advocating for the needs of murder victims’ family members and about ending the use of the death penalty in California, with a demonstrated ability to work independently. Other qualifications include:

• Deep understanding of the needs of murder victims’ family members and commitment to advocating for victims, based on personal or extensive professional experience. Preference may be given to individuals who have lost a loved one(s) to homicide;
• Familiarity with the Los Angeles area or other areas of Southern California;
• Strong leadership skills;
• Excellent communications skills, both oral and written; public speaking experience preferred;
• Experience in political campaigns, activism, grassroots organizations, and/or lobbying preferred;
• Experience working collaboratively and effectively with a variety of individuals – attorneys, activists, politicians, media, etc.;
• Experience working with a broad and diverse range of constituencies;
• Ability to work well under pressure and independently;
• Energy, enthusiasm, creativity;
• High level of comfort with computers and adapting to new technology;
• Must be based in Southern California and able to travel for speaking engagements and other events (valid driver’s license required). Individuals based in the Los Angeles area are strongly preferred;
• Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter explaining your experience losing a loved one to homicide or experience working with this population, as well as your interest in ending the death penalty to:

Aarti Kelapure
Program Coordinator
California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
No calls, please.

$30/ hour. This is an independent contractor position based in Southern California. The contract is with Death Penalty Focus (

California Crime Victims for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CCV) is a coalition of families, friends, and loved ones of murder victims who oppose the death penalty. The coalition supports families, friends, and loved ones in telling their stories and being heard. CCV educates the public about alternatives to the death penalty and provides information, resources, and support to victims’ families regardless of their views on the death penalty or whether the perpetrator has been apprehended. For more information, please visit

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Westside Regional Center Opportunity

POSITION POSTING: Early Childhood Prevention Specialist

Westside Regional Center announces an exciting opportunity to be part of a brand-new early intervention program. The new Prevention Program is designed to prevent 0-3 year old children who are at high risk of developmental delays from acquiring significant delays. This is a chance for bright, motivated professionals to work one-on-one with families to promote healthy development and to contribute to the formation of a program that will have lasting impacts.

Job Duties:
• In-home periodic developmental observation, screening, guidance, and family education.
• Case management and resource referral to Westside Family Resource Center and local community resources related to healthy growth and development
• Database maintenance regarding work processes, implementation of family prevention plans and outcomes.

Job Requirements:
1. Masters degree in field related to Early Childhood Development, e.g., psychology, education, social work, health care, public health, sociology. Candidates with equivalent experience as Masters level education (>3 years in early childhood development) will be considered.

2. Abilities as they relate to Early Childhood Development:
a. Excellent knowledge of early childhood growth/development, health and safety
b. Developmental observation and assessment of young children, including recognition of typical and atypical development
c. Effective family-centered communication, guidance and education about development
d. Local community resource development, collaboration, and referral
e. Case management, including family support and documentation

3. Self-motivation and enthusiasm; strong organization skills; ability to work efficiently, independently and contribute as a valued team member; willingness to undertake training and enhance skills as needed
4. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus

Pay structure: Commensurate with experience/previous salary. This is a full-time employment position that includes a generous benefits package.

Submit resume and salary history (both required for consideration) to:
Cris Azantian, O.T.R./L.
Health and Medical Department
Westside Regional Center
5901 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230
Email: Phone: 310-258-4088 Fax: 310-338-9744

InneCity Struggle Opportunity

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation Opportunity

Program Officer: The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation – Full Time

Santa Monica

The Program Officer is responsible for overseeing all grantmaking activity in the Foundation’s areas of focus.

Major responsibilities include: analyzing funding requests and grant proposals, preparing written summaries for grant dockets, delivering oral presentations to the board, performing site visits and reviews of grants’ effectiveness, monitoring the payout schedule, providing support to the Foundation grantees, staying current on the issues and trends in the Foundation’s areas of interest, and working with other Foundation staff to implement the overall grantmaking strategy.

Key qualifications: a minimum of 5 years of experience as a program officer, Bachelor or Masters’ degree, excellent writing and communication skills, extensive experience in proposal analysis and financial review, familiarity with GIFTS and a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and honesty.

Salary range is based on experience, plus benefits. To apply, send resume, salary history and cover letter to

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AltaMed Positions

Social Worker, BSW or MSW

AltaMed Health Services is one of the fastest growing and most respected award-winning multi-site health care and adult-care non-profits in America! Joint Commission has awarded AltaMed “Accredited Award” status placing us in the top 1.5% of the highest quality health care providers. For 40 years AltaMed has valued and leveraged its innovative and multicultural talent to provide only the finest health care to under-served communities in Southern California. If making a difference in people’s lives and taking your career to its highest levels is your desire, then we invite you to apply and join the AltaMed Mission!
MSW/BSW Los Angeles, CA
AltaMed seeks multiple seasoned ADHC social workers for our numerous clinics throughout Los Angeles. MSW/BSW shall:
• Responsible for social and medical case management services to participants in a program that integrates adult day health center, home care, and primary care services.
• Develops clinical relationships and provides counseling and education to participants and families.
• Keeps informed of latest developments in the field of eldercare and case management.
• AltaMed is the only PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) model of care in Los Angeles so geriatric health services experience is preferred.
• Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred.
REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an accredited college with a MSW or BSW. Minimum one year of experience in providing case management services preferably to the elderly. Interest, demonstrated ability and/or experience in working with the elderly.
AltaMed offers very competitive compensation with an excellent benefits package. Enjoy a predictable non-urgent hospital care environment, education tuition reimbursement, vision care, 403(B) retirement matching, and loan repayment assistance via National Health Service Corps Repayment Program (NHSC).
If you’re ready to assist AltaMed in its mission to serve Southern California’s multi-cultural communities, please send your Word attached resume to: Rick Rawson, or call 323.889.7889

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pre-license and License Renewal Courses on September 25 & 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

NASW California Chapter
Pre-license and License Renewal Courses
September 25 & 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

Pre-license Courses

Human Sexuality (10 hr)
Friday, September 25
Member $170    Non-Member $200

Spousal/Partner Abuse (7hr)
Saturday, September 26
Member $129    Non-Member $159

Child Abuse (7 Hr)
Saturday, September 26
Member $129    Non-Member $159

Substance Dependency (15 Hr)
Fri. & Sat., September 25 & 26
Member $238    Non-Member $268

License Renewal Courses
Spousal/Partner Abuse (7hr)
Saturday, September 26
Member $129    Non-Member $159

Advanced Law and Ethics (6 Hr)
Saturday, September 26
Member $109    Non-Member $139

Clinical Supervision (15 Hr)
Fri. & Sat., September 25 & 26
Member $238    Non-Member $268

Location:                             Athletic Club, Los Angeles
                                          431 West Seventh Street

Registration and Information
Registration Deadline: Now Extended to Friday September 11, 2009

Register Online at

To download a complete brochure:
For more information: Email

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

UCLA IUC Position


POSITION: Seeking a full time Field Education Consultant for our innovative UCLA/DCFS intern unit for first year MSW students preparing for a career in public child welfare. The position is funded by a Federal Title IV-E Training Grant awarded to the UCLA Department
of Social Welfare’s Center on Child Welfare/ Inter-University Consortium (IUC).

The mission of the Department of Social Welfare is to train the next generation of practitioners and leaders in the field, to lead in the development of knowledge for the social work profession and to strengthen social institutions and services in Los Angeles and beyond.

As a Field Faculty member of the Department of Social Welfare, the IUC Field Education Consultant/Liaison will contribute to the Department’s Mission by promoting innovative practice in the field of child welfare by integrating theory and practice through classroom teaching, providing ongoing direct case consultation and co-supervision with the DCFS Field Instructor, contributing to the ongoing review and updating of curriculum through active participation on designated faculty committees and through guidance of the IUC students through the MSW educational process .


(1) MSW required; LCSW strongly preferred.
(2) Minimum of five years experience in a public or private child welfare agency providing direct work with children, adolescents and families or direct clinical work assessing and providing mental health services to dependent and or neglected children, adolescents and families in a community mental health center, child mental health clinic, or family service agency.
(3) Prior experience as a Field Instructor and teaching graduate level students is also strongly preferred with an emphasis on micro practice.
(4) Knowledge of individual, family and group work modalities.
(5) Knowledge of both public and private child-related community resources.
(6) Excellent written and oral communication skills.
(7) Excellent administrative, collaborative, interpersonal and organizational skills.
(8) Demonstrated experience with and commitment to culturally competent social work practice.

SALARY: Determined by experience and qualifications

CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2009

E-Mail CV to: Selena Lu-Witt, Administrative Analyst, UCLA Center on Child Welfare at:

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Lamp Community Positions

Lamp Community
Job Announcement
August 2009

Lamp Community is a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization that permanently ends homelessness improves the health and builds self-sufficiency among homeless men and women living with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Full-time. MSW or MA.

Responsibilities: Provide individual and group counseling services to Lamp Community members; complete biopsychosocial assessments; Evaluate needs of members and develop care plans according to member needs and goals; Develop effective, trusting relationships with members- with a focus on facilitating independence and maintenance of improved physical and mental health; Document meetings with members according to DMH and MediCal standards ; Assist in providing clinical information and support to staff members in Lamp Community’s programs; Work cooperatively and cohesively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, including participation in weekly staff meetings and staff trainings; Help to ensure that mental health services reflective of Lamp Community’s model which emphasizes: customer choice, harm reduction and psycho-social rehabilitation.

Qualifications: MSW or LCSW or MFT. Supervision hours are available for this position. Minimum 2 years related post-graduate experience. Prior experience with working with persons who are homeless, have a mental illness and substance use issues preferred. Outstanding clinical skills. Strong team-building, inter-personal and organizational skills. Downtown Skid Row location. Highly competitive salary.

Clinical Consultant (LCSW or MFT)
(10 to 20 hours a week)

 Assist in the oversite and delivery of training and support to interdisciplinary staff on issues relating to psychiatric symptomology, mental health treatment, medication support, documentation and Medi-Cal compliance.
 Review staff members’ progress notes, care plans and assessments and provide appropriate feedback and assistance to them.
 Assist in Quality Assurance reviews.
 Provide clinical supervision to an MSW level therapists.
 Work with Director of Programs to ensure that mental health services reflective of Lamp Community’s model which emphasizes: customer choice, harm reduction and psycho-social rehabilitation.
 As needed, complete intakes with Lamp Community Wellness Center participants.
 Downtown Skid Row location. Hours Flexible. Competitive salary.

Qualifications: LCSW or MFT. Min. 5 years related post-graduate experience, at least 2 of which are in a supervisory capacity. Extensive experience with mental illness and substance use population as well as DMH documentation. Outstanding clinical skills. Prior experience in community setting preferred. Strong team-building, inter-personal and organizational skills.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to:
Lamp Community, Human Resources, 510 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Email: Fax: 213.327.0557

Friday, August 14, 2009

LA Works Position

Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations: L.A. Works, Los Angeles’ nonprofit leader in corporate community service and volunteering, seeks a savvy, highly-motivated individual to manage corporate marketing and outreach for the agency’s corporate sponsorship program. This position is responsible for developing and managing our marketing initiatives, creating and selling sponsorship proposals, and enhancing the relationship between Los Angeles’ corporate and civic communities and L.A. Works. The ideal candidate is experienced, entrepreneurial, capable of formulating innovative development strategies, and comfortable networking in diverse corporate environments. Other qualities include: strong communications skills (including proven writing ability); ability to juggle competing priorities on deadline; proactive and results-oriented work ethic; ability to work both independently and as a member of the team; and interest in nonprofit work and commitment to community service. L.A. Works, an affiliate of the National Hands on Networks, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. Please submit your resume with salary requirements and a cover letter that describes your experience with marketing, corporate relations, and nonprofit fundraising/development work to Deborah Brutchey, Senior Director of Development and Operations at

Los Alamitos Youth Center Position

Los Alamitos Youth Center, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is seeking a skilled individual to lead its operation. For 57-years the Youth Center has developed & delivered out-of-school social, recreational and educational activities.


*Electronic submissions only. No telephone contact please.
*Application packet must be submitted in pdf format and include a cover letter, detailed resume, references and salary history.
*Email application packet to


Submission Deadline October 16, 2009
Evaluation of Submissions Final weeks of October 2009
Interviews November 2009
Targeted Selection Date December 2009
Targeted Start Date January 4, 2010


The Executive Director works under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors and has the leadership responsibility for the organization’s mission, strategic direction, financial stability, community relations, staffing, development, planning, training, facilities, operations, communications, and technology systems. The ED is also responsible for the implementation of policies adopted by the Board of Directors.


Leads in the development, monitoring and adjustment, and ongoing record keeping of the annual budget with the approval of the Board of Directors. (Desirable: Accounting and/or accounting software experience/skills)

Responsible for securing adequate revenues to provide services consistent with annually established goals. (Desirable: Fundraising & grant writing skills/experience; contributed support is currently 35% of organizational revenue.)

Gives principal leadership to the development (and to staff involvement) in the execution of the organization’s annual operating plan. Gives leadership to the development of long range Strategic Plan every 3-5 years.

Responsible for overall program growth and evaluation, special program thrusts, and innovative, experimental program efforts.

Responsible for overseeing all staff compensation, recruitment and training programs.

Serves as staff officer to the Board of Directors and executive committee and ensures Board policies and management decisions are properly executed.

Responsible for implementation of by-laws, policies, procedures, standards, priorities, and goals set forth by the Board of Directors. Responsible for public relations and maintaining relationships with the community, government agencies and the media.


The ED must have the competencies, skills and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the organization’s mission, goals and vision for serving the community. This position requires a team player with the ability to effectively work with stakeholders in the community, members, staff and volunteers. A key competency requirement of the ED is the ability to attract, hire and retain a diverse and competent team of staff and volunteers; to create, shape and track the strategic direction and business plan against new and standing initiatives. Other important competencies of the ED/CEO include the following:

*Ability to understand change and lead the organization through change to growth and success;
*Sound grasp of the philosophy and principles of administration in a voluntary, service, educational non-profit agency committed to the greater good;
*Ability to interpret the mission, vision and goals of the organization and translate them into meaningful program thrusts;
*Thorough understanding of policy formulation processes and Board development;
*Solid foundation in financial development and annual support campaigns;
*Knowledge to bring new technology advantages, budget administration, records and information systems management to the organization;
*Proven success with a track record of creating, skillfully leading, organizing and overseeing staff and volunteers of high intelligence with diverse personalities;
*Ability to delegate work and assign task while putting into place solid administrative procedures to keep the organization’s operations running smoothly, efficiently and effectively;
*Skills that maximize efficiency of program directors responsible for managing their own operations and staffs.


A minimum of five years of proven experience as a leader with administrative and operational competencies in strategic planning, marketing, membership development, finance, administration, human relations, development and operations of nonprofit organizations serving youth.

Degree with ongoing advanced formal study and training.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

St. John's Position

Saint John's is seeking a medical social worker for our med-surg
unit[s]. MSW required, LCSW desirable. For more information, please
feel free to call/e-mail me. Applications may also be submitted on-line
at - click on the "Careers"
tab, then choose "Find a career," and under "location," select Santa

Monday, July 20, 2009

Para Los Ninos Position

Job Title:                                         Program Director

Department/Location:      Best Start LA Pilot Community Partnership, Family Services

Status:                                Exempt

Supervision:                           Vice President/COO

Revision Date:                  March 1, 2009


The goal of the Best Start LA Pilot Community Partnership is to increase the number of children ages prenatal through 3 years who achieve appropriate social, emotional, cognitive, language, physical and motor developmental milestones to the best of their potential.

The Best Start LA program director reports to Para Los Niños’ Vice President/COO and is responsible for working with Best Start and First 5 LA staff, including the data collection and evaluation team; coordinating partnership initiatives; and acting as a liaison for Best Start LA Partnership members, task forces, and other stakeholders in the Best Start LA process.  The program director will assist in facilitating the processes and activities of the Partnership in order to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of Best Start LA outcomes, including the creation of an organized network of baby- and toddler-friendly spaces in Los Angeles and the engagement of a wide variety of community stakeholders in the Best Start process.

Job duties:

  • Facilitate all aspects of staff orientation and professional development.
  • Conduct performance reviews of all supervisees and recommends annual merit increases.
  • Interview, select, assign, orient, discipline and recommend termination of program staff.
  • Conduct staff supervisory meetings in a regular basis.

·        Coordinate and convene the Best Start LA Partnership, including a diverse array of stakeholders, representative of a wide variety of constituencies within the Magnolia Place Service Area.

·        Collaborate with organizations, individuals and work groups involved in the Best Start process, including but not limited to Para Los Niños and First 5 staff, consultants, contractors, task forces, and Partnership member agencies and individuals.

·        Attend and participate in regular meetings with Best Start and First 5 LA staff, including the data collection and evaluation team; Best Start LA contractors, such as the Welcome, Baby! lead agency; Best Start Partnership and Task Forces; and individual Partnership members and agencies, as needed.

·        Monitor and direct day-to-day operations of Best Start LA to ensure that policies and procedures established by First 5 and the governing body are being followed, that progress is being made toward achieving goals and objectives, and that projects and deliverables are being accomplished efficiently and effectively

·        Oversee the program’s budget; ensure the financial health of the program by analyzing cost effectiveness and exercising cost controls, as needed.

·        Work with Data Collection Coordinator to develop systems and maintain records to ensure proper documentation and data collection with regard to all Partnership activities.

·        Prepare a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures, directives and other materials.

·        Support efforts that continually enhance high-quality and culturally appropriate activities that promote the full engagement and participation of a wide variety of community stakeholders –– particularly families of children ages prenatal through 3 years –– in the Best Start process.

·        Provide guidance, direction and assistance to program staff in accomplishing their assigned duties.

·        Work with Training and Technical Assistance Task Force and consultants as necessary to identify appropriate professional development opportunities for Best Start Partnership agencies and individuals. 

·        Responsible for program and budget planning of BSLA.

Other duties:
  • Carry out mission, vision, and values established by Para Los Niños’ president/CEO and board of directors, as well as those established by First 5 LA with regard to the Best Start LA Partnership.
  • Participate in the overall agency accreditation/continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Assist Supervisor and the Development Department in the agency’s public relations and fund raising activities.
  • Responsible for the promotion and representation of the PLN BSLA program in the civic and professional community.
  • Ensure program staff is in compliance with all administrative, financial and human resource responsibilities in accordance, with agency, COA and contractual requirements.
  • Other duties as requested by the Supervisor.


Master’s degree in nonprofit leadership, urban planning, social work or related field, with a minimum of three years’ supervision or coordinating experience in children or family services. 

Special Skills/Abilities:

·        Strong leadership skills desired with a solid foundation in human development and family dynamics.

·        Experience cultivating relationships with and convening community partnerships.

·        Experience with developing and implementing/coordinating children and family programs for children ages prenatal through 5 years. 

·        Extensive experience with community-driven, grassroots initiatives requiring intensive collaboration and partnership.

·        Experience in creating culturally competent, supportive and respectful environments in which to engage children and their families.

·        Background and experience in facilitating and planning, training and technical assistance, capacity building, team-building principles and leadership-development practices. 

·        Strong organizational agility with proven track record of successful project oversight on long-range planning process implemented in a complex, diverse, community and an ever-changing environment.

·        Demonstrated experience using strategic thinking and analytical skills to translate concepts and ideas into innovative, tangible and actionable strategies and actions.

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills, in positions requiring communication and negotiation with a broad and diverse audience.

Special Requirements:

·        Must have reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).  Valid Class C driver’s license, transportation and state-required automobile insurance coverage.

·        TB clearance, to be renewed every two years. 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Approximately 50 percent of time is spent sitting.  However, will frequently be required to walk, stand and bend.  Must be able to talk and hear well.  Good vision is imperative.  Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.  Required to drive own car occasionally for business purposes.

For application process and other job postings, go to:

Community Health Council Position

Policy Analyst

CHC seeks a Policy Analyst for health research and analysis in the area of healthcare access and quality. The Policy Analyst is responsible for tracking county, state, and federal legislation pertinent to the elimination of health disparities in South Los Angeles; facilitating coalitions of community-based agencies and health experts; researching and writing policy reports, letters and updates; collecting and analyzing data; and representing coalitions as well as CHC at public hearings and meetings. The PA also organizes and convenes workgroups; meets and communicates effectively with decision makers, policymakers and the community; and effectively presents research and analysis to stakeholders. The position requires strong research/writing skills; ability to interact with all stakeholder levels; facilitation and speaking to groups. Experience in policy/advocacy or evaluation and comfort with public speaking preferred. Must have a Master's degree in Public Health/Policy, Urban Planning or related field or a Bachelor's plus 2 years policy or research experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access a must). A car, valid unrestricted California drivers' license, auto insurance and some travel also required. Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, and 403B. Salary +$45K DOE. EOE. Submit cover letter and resume via e-mail or fax to 323.295.9467.

Community Health Councils, Inc.
3731 Stocker Street, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(p) 323.295.9372
(f) 323.295.9467

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

City of Santa Monica Job Opening for a Human Services Administrator (Homeless Initiatives)

The City of Santa Monica, Human Services Division is currently recruiting for a Human Services Administrator (Homeless Initiatives). 

This position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Urban Planning, Social Science, Business, Public Administration or a  closely related field. Three years of progressively responsible paid human services experience.  At least one year of recent experience must have included paid supervisory responsibilities.  Non-profit experience is highly desirable.


If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested in this job opportunity, please direct them to the website at



Monday, July 13, 2009

California Hospital Medical Center Position

Counselor, MSW/MA/MFT

Join our interdisciplinary child welfare team.

California Hospital Medical Center has an excellent opportunity for a clinical social worker/mental health professional. Clinical responsibilities include provision of case work services, facilitating/monitoring family progress; and individual, group, and family counseling.

Position requires a master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy; bilingual English/Spanish language skills; and a background in providing clinical services within low-income communities. Experience with domestic violence, child maltreatment and substance abuse preferred. Small caseload; highly competitive salary; and supervision for licensure hours provided.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits including FREE HMO COVERAGE FOR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR DEPENDENTS as well as FREE PARKING.

Other Information About This Job:
Please send resumes to: T. Benacerraf at or fax to (213) 742-5404.

Friday, July 10, 2009

American Cancer Society Position

*Bi-lingual and bi-cultural in Spanish is required.

The American Cancer Society, California Division, Inc. a community based, non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, has an immediate opening for a Patient Navigator located on-site at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. The Patient Navigator meets face to face with cancer patients and families to assist with navigating the Harbor UCLA system and to provide information about cancer the disease, ACS programs, services, and community resources available to them. Responsibilities include using tracking systems to assist with ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Patient Navigator Program. The PN acts as a representative of the American Cancer Society and works cooperatively with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Oncology Team, especially the Social Work Department. Additional responsibilities include assisting with recruiting, training and supervising volunteers who provide support to the Patient Navigator Program. The PN will also conduct follow up calls to patients and families to ensure the resources provided met their needs and to identify any additional needs.

Position Requirements

We’re seeking a candidate who is bi-lingual and bi-cultural in Spanish with 3-5 years experience working in a health care environment. Master’s degree in social work, public health, nursing, public administration or related field is preferred but not required. Ideal candidate possesses strong problem solving, relationship building, organizational, empathy, and advocacy skills, as well as thorough knowledge of health care systems, community resources, and medical terminology. Working knowledge of HIPAA regulations, as well as experience working with oncology patients and families is preferred. Must possess the ability to work independently and confidentially.

ACS offers a competitive total rewards package including company sponsored retirement plans. Our employees enjoy professional growth opportunities, flexible work schedules, and a culture that supports work/life balance. EOE

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements. Apply online here.

*This is a grant-funded position that may last up to 2 years and may be extended. Employment beyond the end of the grant is not guaranteed.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Partnership for Los Angeles School Position

Partnership for Los Angeles School’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Associate

The Partnership for Los Angeles School’s is looking for a Family and Community Engagement Associate who will work on a wide range of programs and activities with families and community organizations within Los Angeles, particularly in the South LA/Watts areas. She or he will be part of the Family and Community Engagement team, and will work closely with the Director of Family and Community Engagement, other team members, school administration and school personnel to implement family programs, maintain and monitor family engagement participation and build relationships with parents and the surrounding community. The Family and Community Engagement Associate reports directly to the Director of the FACE Department.

The primary role of the Family and Community Engagement Associate will be to help develop, maintain and encourage family engagement in all of its forms at the various Partnership school sites throughout Los Angeles, but namely in the South Los Angeles/Watts area. The Associate will also help develop and maintain the networks of individuals and organizations necessary for the success of the Family and Community Engagement programs. Key elements of these networks will include parents, teachers, principals, school staff, community representatives from various community organizations, City of Los Angeles staff etc. Position will also require some administrative work.

Valuable skills:
* History of working in social service field and/or community organizing field and/or education field within underserved communities in Los Angeles
* Able to communicate effectively in person and in writing with a wide range of people.
* Genuinely likes and gets along with a wide range of people
*Understands how to empower people to work together for the good of the community
*Makes effective use of computers
* Effective phone manner
* Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish as well as English highly recommended
* Presentable appearance
* Sensitivity to racial, ethnic and class differences as well as other differences among people they work with
* Ability to work effectively as part of a team
* Positive attitude about the potential of all sorts of people

Important experience:
* Education, community organizing, or social service experience
* College degree not required but relevant college work will be noted
* Knowledge of Los Angeles, its people, and the surrounding area

Compensation is competitive, including benefits, and will be based on skills and experience.

Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Ryan Smith, Director of Community and Family Engagement
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
200 N Spring St, Rm 303
Los Angeles, CA 90012
fax 213/978-0775

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All are encouraged to apply.

LAANE Position

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Exciting Opportunity for a Community Organizer
with a Commitment to Economic Justice

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) has been at the forefront of the economic justice movement in L.A. since 1994. LAANE is known for its broad-based labor/community coalitions and its combination of organizing, research, communications, and policy development. LAANE led the movement to pass a Living Wage Ordinance in the city of L.A. in 1997 and continues to advocate for progressive policies that benefit low-wage workers and low-income communities. For more information about our work, visit

Campaign Description: LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced community organizer to help develop and implement a strategy for community engagement and leadership to win justice for workers in — and communities affected by — the Los Angeles grocery industry business practices which leave entire communities without adequate access to healthy food options and good jobs.

This campaign seeks to:

* Achieve economic justice for low-wage, grocery workers without whom retail food consumption could not take place;
* Improve food access for the hundreds of thousands of people who live throughout the underserved communities of South LA, East LA and the Northeast San Fernando Valley, who are currently plagued by devastating health impacts;
* Achieve environmental justice for the hundreds of thousands of people who live within communities underserved by the grocery industry whom want to live environmentally sustainable lifestyles and are currently plagued by devastating health impacts;

Position Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Campaign Director, the Community Organizer is responsible for

* Leading efforts for community outreach, recruitment, education and grassroots political action in South LA neighborhoods;
* Coordinating activities with coalition partners and building coalition membership;
* Coordinating the content and logistics for public events & large-scale mobilizations; and
* Coordinating organizing work with research and public policy staff on the campaign.

Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to economic justice and the labor movement. Also needed: willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary and ability to work independently. Skills required:

* Excellent analytical skills, written, verbal, communications and computer skills,
* Strong community outreach, organizing and engagement skills,
* Proven track record in leading a team.
* Driving your own car required. Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Terms of employment: LAANE’s salary and benefit standards are very competitive. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Full health benefits; pension; generous time off; parking. Friendly, team-oriented working environment.

Application Process: This position is available immediately. E-mail cover letter and resume to Roxana Tynan at . No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Director of Policy

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Policy

Title: Director of Policy, Nury Martinez, Board of Education Member, 
District Six, Los Angeles Unified School District

Newly elected LAUSD Board of Education Member, Nury Martinez, is 
seeking applicants for the position of Director of Policy.

Nury is a life-long community activist and former local elected 
official who campaigned for the Board of Education on her commitment 
to protecting and increasing educational opportunity for all 
students.  Nury was born and raised in the
San Fernando Valley and is 
a product of local public schools.  Like many of her constituents, 
she is the proud daughter of immigrant parents.  Nury assumes office 
July 1, 2009

*Position Summary*
As part of the staff leadership team, advises the Board Member and 
provides extensive professional support and recommendations on 
education issues and relevant policy matters.  Develops partnerships 
across issue areas with constituents, employees, and representatives 
of government, community, business, labor, media and key education 
stakeholders.  Oversees legislation, policy communications, systems 
design and analysis, district budgetary and fiscal matters, 
facilities and innovative/best practices in the field of urban 

This is a very demanding and fast paced professional position 
requiring extensive experience in education, government, 
partnerships, and child well-being; exceptional analytical and 
communication skills required.

  *Example of Duties*
  Advises the Board Member on a variety of district issues and 
assists in developing policy in all areas of legal obligation as 
defined in the State Education Code and local administrative codes 
and policies and procedures.
Represents the Board Member in relevant meetings with administrators, 
union and business leaders, representatives of other agencies, 
parents, students and the public.
Investigates concerns and resolves problems brought to the Board 
Member’s attention.
Consults with senior management and other district staff regarding 
items of interest or concern to the Board Member
Conducts extensive studies in the following areas: communication, 
program evaluation, systems and procedures and surveys.
Evaluates new and innovative instructional programs and 
administrative systems to improve student achievement.
Provides information to district personnel, community groups, 
educational agencies and the public concerning district policies and 
Composes, edits and coordinates the presentation and publishing of 
reports, bulletins, reference lists, correspondence, research 
documents and procedures; reviews reports prepared by others prior to 
forwarding to the administration or the public.
Investigates and recommends ways to disseminate research findings to 
users within the District.
Schedules and plans the sequence for development of research programs.
Prepares analyses of district cost proposals, budgets and other 
facets of financial management.
May analyze and make recommendations in regard to legislation and 
draft proposed legislation.
Performs related duties as required.

*Desired Knowledge*
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of school district 
administration, as well as good understanding and knowledge of the 
functions of an urban education system and a district with over 50% 
English Language Learners.
Knowledge of systems, environments and family dynamics that impact 
child well-being and educational achievement.
Understanding of sectors that play a role in educational outcomes.
Principles and practices of public administration, particularly as 
related to organization and management, planning, research and budget.
Pertinent provisions of the State Education Code and Board of 
Education rules, regulations, procedures and policies.
Research techniques, including business statistical analyses and 
graphic presentation.

*Desired Skills and Abilities*
Ability to meet and deal effectively with district personnel, 
governing bodies, outside agencies and the public.
Ability to organize and establish meaningful goals; nurture effective 
working relationships with employees and the public.
Ability to work well with parents and students.
Ability to collaborate; create and maintain partnerships across the 
public and private sectors, especially county, cities, business and 
community based organizations.
Ability to coordinate and assist in evaluating a variety of 
educational programs.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; able 
to make effective and compelling oral presentations.
Ability to write clear, concise reports, incorporating statistical 
methods and research findings when required.
Ability to analyze and interpret rules, regulations, and policies; 
analyze and review organizational plans, legislation and other items.
Proficient in Word, Excel or Access, PowerPoint and other related 

Education:  The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in Social 
Work, Public Administration, Public Policy, Education, Political 
Science or a related field plus three years experience in government 
or with educational or community agencies with a focus on urban 
education policy.

In order to be considered for this position, qualified candidates 
must submit the following documents:
- Current resume
-Cover letter addressing applicant’s ability to meet the 
responsibilities of the position as set forth above
-Four (4) professional references
-Salary history and requirements

Please Email these documents to  Write “Director 
of Policy” in the subject line.