Friday, February 26, 2010

Project Associate, Child Welfare Initiative

Project Associate, Child Welfare Initiative

Location: California
Salary: Unspecified
Employment Level: Full Time


The Project Associate will report to the Director of the Child Welfare Initiative and will be responsible for development of a set of best practices for transition age youth services and housing, examination of alternatives to temporary housing for such youth, and an expansion of the array of the types of services and housing that such youth can access in Los Angeles County and California.

-Master's degree in public administration, public health, public policy, social work or other related discipline preferred
-Excellent writing and analytical skills, as well as the ability to synthesize information
-Ability to communication with diverse populations
-Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
-Strong research skills
-Strong leadership skills

-Five years experience in project evaluation, research and analysis in a community setting
-Five years experience in child welfare, preferably involving independent living programs and transition age youth

Competitive and commensurate with experience and skills. Competitive benefits package included

Please email a resume and cover letter in Word format to or mail to Linda McMillan, Child Welfare Initiative, 1000 N. Alameda Street, Suite 240, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Skid Row Housing Trust Posting

Resident Services Coordinator
Organization: Skid Row Housing Trust

Type: Full Time
Salary: $40,000/annually DOE
Location: Los Angeles, California
Educational Requirements: Bachelors preferred Masters preferred

Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field is required.
Masters degree is strongly preferred.
Minimum of two (2) years of case management or related experience is required.

Job Description:
Skid Row Housing Trust is a nationally-recognized nonprofit developer of aesthetically designed, permanent supportive housing for very low-income and formerly homeless single adults in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles.

The Trust is seeking highly skilled and motivated Resident Service Coordinators (RSC) to provide comprehensive case management in a residential Shelter Plus Care setting to homeless persons with one or more disabling condition (severe mental illness, substance abuse, physical disability, and chronic illness including HIV/AIDS).

„X Provide crisis intervention, intensive case management, and follow-up services
„X Perform comprehensive needs assessments and develop case plans with residents
„X Conduct group case management activities
„X Initiate, monitor, and follow-up on referrals to community partners
„X Provide assistance with accessing benefits and entitlements
„X Maintain accurate, up-to-date client records, statistical information, and reports
„X Participate in all staff meetings, on-going training, program evaluation, and program development and implementation activities

Additional requirements:
„X Ability to work independently and as part of a team
„X Solid computer skills
„X Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
„X Working knowledge of government and community assistance programs

Other Information About This Job:
„XDemonstrated knowledge of case management and issues affecting homeless residents with disabilities (severe mental illness, substance abuse, physical disability, and chronic illness including HIV/AIDS).
„XKnowledge of and ability to work effectively in a harm reduction environment.

Website :

How To Apply:
Katherine Hill
1317 E. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
United States
FAX: 213-683-0015

Wednesday, February 17, 2010



The Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC) is a community based, nonprofit organization engaged in a variety of housing and community development programs. VCHC owns and manages 195 units of affordable housing including a 32-bed transitional housing facility for homeless women and their children. VCHC also provides a variety of services including support services for nearly 500 low income people, including over 100 of whom who were previously homeless; job training and education assistance for at risk youth; free home repairs for low income, disabled or elderly homeowners; and after school programs at Mark Twain Middle school and at two of VCHC’s apartment buildings.

VCHC is looking for a dynamic, mission-driven person interested in community-based social service and economic development. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Family and Community Services Director (FCSD) will perform the following:
• Develop and supervise the delivery of all of VCHC’s social service programs and provide leadership for the department.
• Work in conjunction with the Director of Housing & Asset Management to coordinate resident services programs.
• Directly supervise a staff of six and up to three graduate interns at several work sites.
• Responsible for the application, renewal, and reporting of government service contracts.
• Develop and monitor program budgets and ensure that all program requirements are satisfied.
• Design effective tools for evaluation and improvement of all VCHC’s programs.
• Serve as a liaison to various community stakeholders, including VCHC’s Board of Directors, service partners, and both public and private sectors.
• Identify and secure other funding and resources for program development with the assistance of the Development Department.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director to evaluate current program effectiveness and identify opportunities for program enhancement.
• Other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

MSW or equivalent and Program Management experience required. Candidate must have at LEAST five years experience providing management within a social service environment. Specific knowledge of government benefits programs and experience with program design, implementation, and collaborating with traditional and nontraditional service providers required. Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred. A valid California Drivers License and proof of insurance is required. Excellent communication skills and be able to work well with all levels of staff, and community partners. Candidate must be computer literate.

$60,000-$65,000 annually depending on experience and qualifications plus benefits including medical, dental, vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days. This is an exempt position.


Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources at: You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291. NO PHONE CALLS.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Righteous Persons Foundation Posting

Righteous Persons Foundation
Position: Program Officer
Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Righteous Persons Foundation is dedicated to supporting efforts that build a vibrant, just and inclusive Jewish community in the United States.  The Program Officer manages the day-to-day grantmaking process for the Foundation, reporting to the Associate Director and Executive Director.

Major Responsibilities include:
• Screening and conducting due diligence of all applicants: review Letters of Inquiry, initiate dialogue, conduct interviews and when appropriate site visits, and collect all relevant information necessary for a thorough review of grant proposals;
• Scanning the field of Jewish life in the United States to proactively identify promising applicants;
• Evaluating invited grant proposals, analyzing the organization’s mission and strategy, future plans and goals, financial data, outcome assessment, and other relevant information;
• Communicating with applicants on a timely and effective basis;
• Contributing to preparation of  all Board materials;
• Managing relations with awarded grantees, regularly monitoring progress and performance;
• Developing quarterly reports and additional reports for the Foundation; and,
• Performing administrative duties essential to carrying out the Foundation’s work.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.  In addition, the ideal candidate possesses the following skills:

• Demonstrated commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision;
• Track-record of work performed with the highest standards of quality and excellence;
• Strong analytical skills, including comfort reviewing organizational financials;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
• Experience working in the non-profit sector, preferred;
• Superior proficiency in use of office technologies as well as comfort learning new database management tools; and
• Self-starter with the ability both to innovate and also adapt.
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision and long-term disability provided. Generous vacation policy. Salary: Commensurate with Experience Posting Expiration Date: 4/12/2010 How to Apply Application Instructions: To Apply:  Please submit the following
• Cover Letter
• Resume

Email Application:
Subject of email: Program Officer Position

Please understand that due to the volume of submissions, only qualified applicants will be contacted.