Managing Director, BLOOM Alliance
Los Angeles, CA /
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1968 to enrich the lives of youth, seniors, homeless populations, economically disadvantaged families, and under-served individuals in South Los Angeles by providing and facilitating a variety of essential educational services, social services, cultural activities, vocational opportunities and economic empowerment opportunities.
Brotherhood Crusade envisions a South Los Angeles devoid of health disparities, disenfranchisement, and poverty- associated adverse public health conditions. We believe that South Los Angeles can be a safe, thriving, culturally relevant, and inclusive community that provides all residents equitable access to human and social services and continually improves their quality of life. Our mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life; effectuate academic and vocational success; provide opportunities for personal, social, and economic growth; promote access to artistic excellence and cultural awareness; increase financial literacy; facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life; and promote health and safety.
The cornerstone of Brotherhood Crusade’s work is helping low-income under-served residents and vulnerable individuals such as seniors and youth improve their quality of life through the provision of trauma-informed youth development programs, services for the elderly, remedial education, services for the homeless, health education, financial education, appreciation & awareness of arts and cultural, physical fitness & nutrition, life & social skills training, diversity appreciation training, employment readiness & job placement, counseling, and the provision of emergency food, clothing, and shelter. Brotherhood Crusade also supports efforts to boost the capacity and effectiveness of small grassroots nonprofits that provide essential services for youth.
This position is responsible for managing a Boys and Men of Color (BYMoC) Program Coalition named the BLOOM Alliance, which is composed of three organizational partners -- the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI), Brotherhood Crusade (BHC), and Becoming a Man (BAM). Key competencies include program coordination among numerous stakeholders, fundraising, planning, meeting facilitation, budgeting, and community relationship building.
The ideal candidate will:
+ Be exceptionally knowledgeable about evidence-based programs that support increased academic achievement and socio-emotional learning for young boys and men of color, college access and persistence, violence prevention and anti-recidivism
+ Be a qualitative and quantitative data-oriented leader that has successfully coordinated programmatic, operational, developmental, and community outreach functions for the BLOOM Alliance
+ Be a solutions-oriented relationship manager that can preserve trust between partner organizations and external stakeholders
+ Be an exemplary communicator, and problem solver that is capable of leading through change and ambiguity
+ Be comfortable building coalitions while aligning competing priorities
+ Be equal parts diplomat and strategist
- Refine and Implement the objectives, goals, and strategies which direct BLOOM Alliance activities in concert with the Executive Committee and Lead Team
- Maintain and monitor all BLOOM Alliance activities and opportunities
- Collaborate and consult with internal and external stakeholders to achieve BLOOM Alliance goals
- Coordinate and facilitate BLOOM Alliance Executive Committee and Lead Team milestone performance discussions meetings (face-to-face and virtual)
- Generate fundraising and development plan with input and support from the BLOOM Alliance Executive Committee to secure resources that support BLOOM Alliance programs and activities
- Partner with BLOOM Alliance Executive Committee and Advisory Council to seek opportunities to leverage existing relationships and investments to identify and obtain financial support from public and private resources
- Plan, organize and implement fundraising events and other related activities with support from BLOOM Alliance Coordinator and BLOOM Alliance partner staff as needed
- Represent the BLOOM Alliance on relevant committees, commissions, and task forces, as well as special events, and boards that benefit the organization
- Serve in leadership and membership roles in professional networks and collaborations that assist with increasing the BLOOM Alliance’s visibility in the community
- Spearhead communicating progress and results to internal and external audiences by consolidating BLOOM Alliance program data and information about progress, achievements and outcomes
- Develop communication strategies and plans using all forms of media (social, online, print, electronic, etc.)
- Work in partnership with BLOOM Alliance partners’ marketing and communications staff to produce program information, fundraising collateral, and presentation materials for the general public, constituencies, stakeholders, funders and BLOOM Alliance partners
- Oversee and coordinate the hiring process for the BLOOM Alliance Coordinator position with final approval from the Executive Committee
- Supervise, manage, and evaluate the BLOOM Alliance Coordinator
- Manage all communication with fiscal agency (i.e., donor-advised fund at California Community Foundation)
- Manage BLOOM Alliance budget and payments, including contract management and reporting for consultants and vendors
- Plan, implement, and manage joint BLOOM in-person and virtual events including the annual BLOOM retreat
- Work with Executive Committee and Lead Team to draft annual BLOOM Alliance retreat objectives, outcomes, agenda, and presentation content
- Ensure coordination among alliance partner(s) on school expansion in LA County
- Disseminate bi-weekly BLOOM Alliance progress reports for Lead Team and Project Teams
- Develop a diagnostic assessment tool to evaluate the health of the BLOOM Alliance that tracks the progress of their strategic objectives
- Coordinate and conduct a semi-annual assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of the BLOOM Alliance partnership
- Oversee and manage relationship with program evaluators
- Oversee the administrative and support staff to the BLOOM Advisory Council, the Executive Committee, and Lead Team
- Prepare monthly meetings and capture notes for the Executive Committee
- Proactively identify when actions and decisions are needed to the Lead Team or Executive Committee
Program Coordination and Leadership
Staff Hiring and Supervision
Financial and Contract Management and Reporting
Plan, Implement and Produce Collective BLOOM Alliance Events
Internal Partner Coordination
Support BLOOM Alliance Advisory Committee, Executive Committee and Lead Team
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of Boys and Young Men of Color programs that include evidence-based models for academic achievement
- Proficient understanding of socio-emotional, trauma informed and healing program best practices
- 5-7 years development experience, including experience with prospecting and stewarding major individual and institutional donors and with managing large gift campaigns, preferably in the social justice sector
- Exceptional writing and editing skills with meticulous attention to detail
- Experience managing, supporting, and developing team members
- Hybrid administrative and management skills set
- A dynamic personality and passion for supporting Boys and Young Men of Color
- Strong understanding of the social justice organizational mindset and experience with the nuances of progressive fundraising
- Ability to learn and comprehend complex concepts and translate that knowledge into programs and deliverables
- Project management skills and experience with managing complex program and funding proposal deliverables
- Effective time, interpersonal, and organization management skills with a nimbleness to shift between projects and deadlines as needs evolve
- Experience working with and learning from a diverse community of strong, intelligent, and passionate team members
- Comfort building strong relationships with partners, board members and individuals from racially and economically diverse backgrounds
- Sensitivity to and interest in diversity, equity and inclusion
- High emotional intelligence with an understanding of their own work style and strengths, with the desire to grow from constructive feedback
- Experience instituting and teaching development processes and best practices to a wide audience of stakeholders
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Hangouts, etc.)
- Experience learning and implementing new technology and systems, including development databases
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
- Reliable transportation for donor tours
- Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time and use computer
- Ability to lift 20 pounds
About the BLOOM Alliance
The BLOOM Alliance is a partnership between three organizations -- the Social Justice Learning Institute, Brotherhood Crusade, and Becoming a Man. The BLOOM Alliance is a continuation of the BLOOM/Building a Lifetime of Option and Opportunities for Young Men Initiative started by the California Community Foundation (CCF) in 2012. BLOOM was a $7 million initiative to address the overwhelming disparities faced by Black male youth involved in L.A. County’s juvenile justice system. Over its seven years, the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) and Brotherhood Crusade (BHC) delivered programs that uncover the true potential of Black boys and young men.
In 2019, CCF turned over the leadership, management, oversight, fundraising and evaluation of the program to the original community partners Social Justice Learning Institute and Brotherhood Crusade. Becoming a Man, a program of Youth Guidance was selected to join SJLI and Brotherhood Crusade with this effort to form the BLOOM Alliance. The three BLOOM Alliance partner organizations -- Brotherhood Crusade (BHC), Social Justice Learning Institute and Becoming A Man are ideally suited to continue and expand the mission set out
THE BLOOM Alliance Organizational Structure
The BLOOM Alliance’s organizational structure consists of an Executive Committee composed of Executives from the three partner organizations who function as a de-facto board; a Lead Team composed of senior program staff of the three partner organizations responsible for program implementation, the BLOOM Alliance Director and a BLOOM Alliance Coordinator.
BLOOM Alliance Partners
Becoming a Man
Becoming a Man, launched in 2001 by Youth Guidance out of Chicago to help men navigate difficult circumstances that threaten their future. BAM launched in Boston in 2017 and joined the BLOOM Alliance in 2019.
Brotherhood Crusade, founded over 50 years ago, with a vision of improving quality of life and meeting the unmet needs of low-income, underserved, under-represented and disenfranchised individuals believes South LA can be a safe, thriving, culturally relevant and inclusive community that provides all residents equitable access to human & social services and continually improves their quality of life.
Social Justice Learning Institute
The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) is dedicated to improving the education, health and well-being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training and community mobilization. SJLI privileges the ideas, voice and leadership of our youth and community members. We empower through education, create thriving communities and create systems change by delivering effective programs resources and support that train and build leaders.
Must possess a valid California Driver's License. Bilingual (Spanish and English) applicants are preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EQUIPMENT USED
The successful candidate will be required to report to and work from the office complex at least five days a week. Offices are traditionally equipped with computers, telephones, desks, chairs, and office machines. Additionally, each office offers an instructional classroom from which orientations and trainings are conducted.
This is a dynamic full-time position that will be defined in its entirety as the program develops. Benefits and salary will be negotiated based on experience, education, and the needs of the program.
This program is unique in that the successful candidate may be working with individuals who, heretofore, have never been exposed to the subject matter and, as such, may not readily adopt the precepts or methodologies. Moreover, these clients may exhibit stress-related emotions such as tension, frustration, and anger. The successful candidate must understand this phenomenon and possess a psychologically stable profile and a demeanor that minimizes the opportunity that these emotions will escalate to conflict.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform in this job.
Excellent full benefits package.
Must be available to work Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am –8:00pm and 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month from 9:00am – 1:00pm. No exceptions.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the center hours are from 9:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday and there may be a hybrid schedule where one day may be virtual.