Youth WorkSource Center Program Director
Los Angeles, CA
YouthSource Center /
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.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The South Los Angeles YouthSource Center Director will oversee a team comprised of Case Managers, College and Career Ambassadors, and Job Developers. This team is responsible for providing targeted college and career development services to individuals aged 14-24 within Los Angeles, with a specific focus on South Los Angeles. The Director will assess program advancements and collaborate with various stakeholders, including schools, city and county officials, Los Angeles County Probation, and DCFS, to ensure the program's efficacy. This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities focused on youth development and community engagement, requiring effective leadership and strategic planning.
•Motivate and inspire the team, providing a clear vision for the center's mission
•Oversee YouthSource Center staff and volunteers, ensuring effective management
•Develop and execute a strategic plan to achieve grant and Brotherhood Crusade outcomes
•Establish benchmarks for tracking milestones and progress indicators throughout the program
•Cultivate collaboration opportunities with community partners to enhance program effectiveness
•Identify and create high-quality programs that meet the community's needs
•Address daily challenges and troubleshoot issues as they arise
•Provide regular outcome and evaluation reports as requested, including reports for the City of Los Angeles and Brotherhood Crusade senior management
•Build effective relationships with private, non-profit, and community partners
•Develop programs and activities to encourage participant involvement and retention
•Monitor the YouthSource Center budget and track expenditures
•Recruit, train, and develop staff to ensure they are well-prepared for their roles
•Oversee various youth workforce projects, including tutoring, recreational programs, and college and career services
•Ensure that youth are referred to critical services like medical and dental care, mental health counseling, and emergency assistance
•Establish linkages between the YouthSource Center and other Brotherhood Crusade and community programs to support families across various services
•Ensure that job training programs provide essential employment resources, including work experience, job search support, and soft skills training
•Provide overall management and support for the YouthSource Center's operations
•Guarantee the safety and well-being of all participants, staff, and guests at the YouthSource Center
•Promote and maintain a culture of trauma-informed youth development among the staff
•Fulfill any other duties as requested or required by the organization
•Master’s degree or demonstrated equivalent required or equivalent level of education
•Must have 6 or more years of management-level experience with at least 2 years in youth workforce development and 2 years’ experience in delivering youth services in a non-profit or private sector
•2 years’ experience operating 1 or more programs in a non-profit environment
•Minimum 2 years’ experience in delivering trauma-informed youth development services
•Must have 3-5 years’ expertise in managing budgets effectively
•Extensive experience supervising full-time staff level positions Related Experience:
•3 – 5 years’ experience of management principles related to strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership, and coordination of people
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Excels in collaborating and working in a team environment
•Excellent problem-solving skills
•Excels in working efficiently under time pressure and consistently meet deadlines
•Demonstrate the capability to adapt to changing priorities and evolving circumstances
•Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
•Knowledge of management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership, and coordination of people and resources
•Equipment - requires ability to operate various office equipment
•Sitting – requires sitting for extended periods of time Percent of Time 100%
•Speaking – requires expressing ideas by spoken word 100%
•Driving – requires driving to multiple locations daily 100%
•Listening – requires perception of speech100%
•Walking – requires moving from one location to another100%
•Objects – requires lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects up to 20 lbs.20%
•Language Acuity – ability to read or prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, applications, with proper grammar and punctuation 100%
•Numerical Aptitude - Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add, subtract, multiply, divide 100%
•Fast paced, deadline driven
SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary will be based on experience. We offer medical, dental and vision benefits.
$90,000 - $100,000 a year
We look for talent that want more than just a job. Please carefully read the job description and information about the organization.
Must possess a valid California Driver's License.
Due to our in-person and in office work with LAUSD, City of LA, County of LA and other work partners that require our team to be vaccinated we require that all potential candidates must be COVID-19 vaccinated with either, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
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.
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- Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm.
There may be occurrences when a work or community event occurs on Saturday and/or Sunday. Your work schedule will be flexed to accommodate this change and you will be notified in advance.