LOS ANGELES CONSERVATION CORPS
Position title :Senior Director of Corpsmember & Community Resiliency
Type of Position :Staff (Full-Time)
Town, City, Park, etc :Los Angeles
State / Territory :California
Benefits :Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance
Attachments/Supplemental Materials :JA-Sr-Director-of-Corpsmember-Community-Resiliency.pdf
Organization/Program Description :
The LA Conservation Corps (“the Corps”) is a private, non-profit organization that has helped at-risk young adults develop themselves since 1986. The Corps is an environmentally focused youth development organization and employment social enterprise. To date, more than 30,000 young people have participated in the Corps’ on-the-job training and work experience projects, learning new skills while contributing to the quality of life for residents of the greater Los Angeles area.
Position Description :
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Sr. Director of Corpsmember & Community Resiliency is
responsible for enhancing current public and private partnerships and cultivating new ones to elevate the Corps
to the next level in its growth and development and to expand and improve programmatic offerings to and
outcomes for the opportunity youth we serve. This member of the Corps’ Executive Management Team will
oversee the Corps’ Corpsmember Development Department, which is responsible for delivering case
management and employment transition support to the Corps’ young adult participants (whom we call
Corpsmembers), and participate in many of the projects identified through the organization’s recent Strategic
Roadmap process, especially those to support the revamping of the Corps’ Green Career Pathways.
He/she/they will partner with colleagues on the Executive and Senior Management Teams to ensure the long-term sustainability and strategic growth of the organization, developing strong pipelines of prospective
Corpsmembers into the organization and “graduating” Corpsmembers out of the Corps and into jobs and/or
post-secondary educational opportunities and represents the organization in the community in conjunction
with the CEO and other senior leaders. The role will also oversee implementation of the Corps’ diversity,
equity and inclusion action plan/activities and work with the CEO and Director of Administration to develop
and implement learning and capacity-building initiatives for staff and Corpsmembers.
Job Duties :
• Provide general oversight associated with the Corps’ Corpsmember Development Department including
program development, implementation and evaluation; financial planning and budget management; and
collaboration with Conservation/Work Programs to ensure Corpsmembers’ success both during and after
• Lead the department (of 7-10 staff) and develop and implement plans to grow it to meet current and future
needs related to supportive services delivery, case management and transition support for 300+
Corpsmembers each year.
• Educate your team by sharing what you know, using a coaching and mentoring approach; expose your
team to learning and development opportunities.
• Provide leadership in the further development, implementation and evaluation of objectives and priorities
for the Corps’ Green Career Pathways Program, which provides a framework for a Corpsmembers time at
• Independently carry out major department and program responsibilities including monitoring and
evaluation of activities, development of funding opportunities, facilitation of key program development
committees, strategizing with management staff for effective program delivery and engaging “bridge”
employers for internship and job opportunities for Corpsmembers at exit.
• Monitor the level of Corpsmember integration across programs and seek opportunities to enhance
integration, capacity, diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Provide expert advice to the CEO, Deputy Director of Operations, Program Directors and Development
Department with respect to best practices in workforce development programs/activities.
• Contribute insight on and input into Corps-wide strategy and problem solving, as member of senior
• Develop partnerships and cultivate relationships with prospective partners in order to move the program
into areas of service and activities that have the greatest potential for long-term program stability;
specifically, identify and build key relationships to ensure the success of the Corps’ Career Pathways
Program and the Corps’ vision to place every Corpsmember into “bridge” employment or enroll them in
college or another post-secondary training/educational opportunity at exit.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to structure and execute business initiatives, lead analysis and
develop and communicate final recommendations for growing partner relationships.
• Partnering with the Director of Development & Communications, conceptualize new strategic initiatives
that could be built around or benefit from corporate, foundation, government or other partnerships and
together implement a public messaging campaign to support partnership goals.
• Drive a relationship management program to support the Corps’ government outreach plan and external
• Represent the Corps at public and private events.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
• Lead and provide oversight of the advancement of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
goals; develop and implement related training, programming, evaluation and reporting activities and
• Promote Corps-wide understanding of issues related to DEI and social justice; with Director of
Administration, facilitate related individual and team learning, leadership and personal growth activities for
Corpsmembers and staff.
• Support new staff and Corpsmember orientations and professional development re: organizational DEI
• With senior leadership, assist in the development of organizational DEI goals, metrics and evaluations and
assists in related data collection, analysis and reporting.
Other duties, as assigned
• Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding and can effectively interact with individuals (internal and
external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
• Skilled at lifting up the power and promise of marginalized groups vs. focusing on the problems and
pathologies put upon them by dominant society.
• Experienced at recognizing vulnerability, both in yourself and in others, so that you have compassion for
yourself and others when under stress and when things don’t go as planned.
• Find ways to feel restored and fueled throughout the day/week, so that you can best contribute to our
organizational goals and mission.
• Skilled at prioritizing and setting boundaries so that you can focus on each project with clarity and a feeling
• Exemplify accountability, responsibility and dependability.
• Demonstrate strong analytical skills (financial, planning, operational) characterized by identifying,
assimilating and comprehending the critical elements of various situations, and extracting and interpreting
the implications of courses of action.
• Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) characterized by actively
listening and ensuring respectful two-way communication.
• Demonstrate successful teamwork through cooperation and collaboration with others.
• Practice good judgment; evaluate alternatives in the achievement of quality outcomes.
• Passionate about the Corps and ability to articulate its mission.
• Advanced level of computer skills (Microsoft Office environment) including software and Internet
• Pass a post-offer drug/alcohol screen test before commencing employment (required to submit for the
drug/alcohol screening at a company designated facility).
• Pass a post-offer Live Scan (fingerprint/background clearance-Department of Justice) before
• California Class C Driver’s License, validation of a California Class C Driver’s License, validation of driving
record and approval of commercial policy insurability is required in conjunction with proof of personal
minimum liability insurance coverage per the requirements of the state of California.
• Occasional use of private vehicle for company purposes; validation of driving record and approval of
commercial policy insurability is required in conjunction with proof of personal minimum liability
insurance coverage per the requirements of the State of California. Mileage will be reimbursed at the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) standard mileage rate.
• Reference checks will be conducted; employment is contingent upon receipt of acceptable references
• A Bachelor’s degree (from an accredited institution) in a related field (e.g., public administration, business
administration, public affairs, nonprofit management, etc.); a minimum of five (5) years of program design
and management/leadership experience working in the areas of youth and workforce development; and.
experience managing a department is required.
• A Master’s degree (from an accredited institution) in a related field and previous experience working in the
non-profit or public sector and a background in diversity, equity and inclusion programming or initiatives
Contact Information :
Please apply online
Additional Information :
opened until filled