Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Position

Program Director
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Los Angeles, California

Organization Background

NFTE, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, is a nonprofit organization with global headquarters based in New York City. The NFTE Greater Los Angeles Program Office is seeking a Program Director to oversee entrepreneurship education programs for young people from low-income communities. For more information about NFTE, visit

In Los Angeles, NFTE currently works with 25+ teachers and youth development professionals to reach 1,000 middle school and high school students with our in-depth, award-winning entrepreneurship program. Students participate in a 50 hour minimum NFTE curriculum (led by a NFTE Teacher and overseen by a NFTE Program Director) either as a class during the school day, as an out-of-school-time program, or as a summer immersion program.

Position Summary

The NFTE Greater Los Angeles Program Director is responsible for supporting and developing our roster of 25+ active NFTE Teachers and developing and delivering programs and events to benefit the teachers and students enrolled in the NFTE program. The Program Director will work in tandem with NFTE staff locally and nationally to introduce curriculum, troubleshoot program implementation, recruit new teachers & schools, organize classroom events (guest speakers, volunteer business plan coaches & judges), create large-scale business plan competition events and develop and further local relationships and partnerships to benefit our program goals.

Program Director Responsibilities

Teacher Support and Professional Development

The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of program implementation:

* Work with program site’s administration to ensure program support
* Organize and host monthly teacher training & professional development opportunities to maintain high teacher retention and satisfaction
* Conduct frequent school site visits
* Provide individual teacher support via in-person, phone and email consultation
* Collaborate on developing the teacher mentoring/posse program
* Conduct outreach and maintain communication with new teacher candidates
* Analyze student outcomes and teacher performance while implementing initiatives to improve program and teacher performance
* Build connections and community among our active teachers

Program Implementation

The Program Director serves as the ‘face of NFTE’ to current students enrolled in the program through school site visits and presentations to all enrolled students:

* Collaborate with teachers on scheduling field trips, guest speakers, business plan coaches and judges to work with students
* Communicate with NFTE program graduates to develop on-going alumni supports and opportunities
* Launch ‘farm team’ by organizing coaching and mentoring opportunities for top students pursuing their businesses
* Manage three levels of business plan competitions: (1) classroom (2) semi-final (3) regional and ensure quality and consistency amongst each of the levels
* Provide program updates at evening board meetings, volunteer recruitment and training events, and meetings with strategic partners

Administrative Responsibilities

The Program Director will:

* Track program and evaluation data and keep teachers informed of their progress
* Document qualitative and quantitative program features for reporting and development purposes
* Input and monitor data through our online system (TEAMS)
* Serve as tech support to teachers as they learn and utilize TEAMS
* Process teacher and student fund requests
* Participate with national program initiatives and represent the Los Angeles office in program and alumni related collaborations and best practice sharing with other NFTE offices


* Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree in business, education or social welfare is preferred
* A minimum of two years’ experience working with Los Angeles youth or within Los Angeles schools is strongly preferred
* Must be able to work independently and collaboratively, display strong leadership and organizational skills, and be able to manage multiple projects
* Strengths in strategic planning and implementation
* Knowledge of business concepts
* Familiarity with CRM databases
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license required, as Program Director is frequently at school sites and regularly visiting with multiple teachers each week. Mileage reimbursement provided.

The Program Director position is full-time and reports to the Executive Director.

Salary: Competitive. Comprehensive benefits.

NFTE is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Families For Children Positions (Part-Time)

Case Manager/Mentor
Job ID: 6906786
Position Title: Case Manager/Mentor
Company Name: Families For Children Inc.
Industry: Children/Youth/Family Services
Job Function: Advocacy
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Los Angeles, California, 90043, United States | Inglewood, California, 90043, United States

Job Type: Part-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: Associates
Min Experience: 1-2 Years
Required Travel: 10-25%
Salary: $12.00 - $15.00 (Hourly Wage)

Contact Person: Andrew Henderson
Email Address:
Phone: (323) 750-5855 Ext. 102
Fax: (323) 750-5885

Job Description
Adoption Promotion and Support Services (APSS)
The APSS program is a county program that provides services to families and children that are considering adoption and families that have adopted. Services include: Case Management, Support Groups, Adult and Child Mentoring and identification and referral to Linkage Services. The intent of the program is to provide support to families that are experiencing difficulty with the adoption process.
Bi-Lingual (Spanish) Case Manager/Mentor
Duties include: Mentor and support prospective and new adoptive parents, including kin-adopt parents. Support can include providing insight into the adoption process, sharing personal experience, referral to community resources, and assistance throughout the adoption process. Case Management duties include servicing new referrals within the guidelines of the county contract. The agency will provide training for both Mentoring and Case Management functions
Applicant must be an Adoptive Parent or and Adopted Child. Strong writing and computer skills are highly desired. Applicants with case management experience will receive priority. Position requires some travel. Clients are located in the Los Angeles and Long Beach areas.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brotman Medical Center Opening

PC #    8360-01
Certifications    Masters Degree. in Social Work required. Minimum of one year experience in a related social services field, preferably healthcare preferred (will consider recent graduates). Ability to perform Biopsychosocial Assessments. Ability to plan and expedite discharge plans. Must be able to prioritize, organize and coordinate care. Works as an integral part of Social Services and Case Management in collaboration with MD and nursing staff. Provides supportive counseling and information/referrals to community agencies. Formulates DC plans and provides appropriate placement.
Schedule    FT-Days
Date Posted    04/09/2010

To apply: Call (310)836-7000 x1197
From the day it opened as an 8-bed clinic over eighty years ago, Brotman Medical Center has dedicated itself to providing quality care to the Culver City and West Los Angeles communities. Now at 420 beds, Brotman recently received recognition for its efforts from the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
We offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services as well as rehabilitation, psychiatric care and chemical dependency. We also offer a 24 hour emergency room staffed by board certified emergency physicians and nurse specialists.
Combining compassion with innovative medicine, expert physicians and a highly skilled support staff allow Brotman the ability to deliver quality care in a community based setting. Our clinical programs and services are designed to meet the needs of the community and are delivered to our patients and their families in a warm caring environment.