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: