BYMOC Sr. Program Manager

Los Angeles, CA /
Programs /
Full-time
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. 

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.

Position Summary
This management position will undergo 16 hours of initial training followed by ongoing training and skills development.  The position requires that the candidate understand the principles of service learning, youth participatory action research, youth serving as change agents for issues that impact them most, storytelling as it relates to policy and systems change, and guided self discovery.

The selected candidate will work on all Brotherhood Crusade’s Boys and Young Men of Color initiatives including the Brotherhood Crusade Youth Development Program (also known as the Proud to be Me Program). This program is a coordinated, comprehensive, evidence- and research-based, delinquency prevention strategy that targets high-risk, Opportunity, Resilient and Disconnected youth in South Los Angeles.  Through its complement of highly-focused programming (BLOOM, PAT, Mentor and Me, March to 1000, Brother to Brother and GRYD), it provides a platform through which a combination of prevention strategies can be developed and implemented in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

The Senior Program Manager shall also provides oversight to BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Opportunities and Options for Men) Manager and their designees will facilitate execution of the BLOOM Scope of Work, the PAT (Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow) scope of work and the Trauma-Informed Youth Development initiative as instructed and directed by the President.

Responsibilities

    • Attend meetings, workshops, trainings and events as it relates to Boys and Young Men of Color
    • Provide oversight to BLOOM Manager
    • Manage the admissions process and when needed administer initial enrollment that is inclusive of youth development plans
    • Develop and implement a strategy for the recruitment and referral process
    • Create and distribute program related materials for internal and external stakeholders
    • Serve as our representative on the Brothers, Sons and Selves Coalition (BSS)
    • Implement the BLOOM and PAT curricula in partnership with the executive team.
    • Manage the assessments process and when needed, administer, review, and submit pre-, mid, and post-assessments along with the correlating data
    • Advocate for the youth and ensure their receipt of culturally- and age-appropriate trauma-informed youth development services for themselves and their families
    • Oversee the preparation of prepare and collect daily session summary sheets, weekly summary sheets, and monthly summary sheets
    • Conduct classroom visits during regular school day and assist youth in realizing the goals, objectives and outcomes delineated in their individual youth development plan
    • Input observations, exercise results, notes, and other pertinent data into tracking system
    • Report issues, incidents, or problems to the youth’s parents/caregivers and administration
    • Interact with the youth’s school, parents/caregivers, and role models
    • Work closely with collaborative partners in implementing the program
    • Observe sessions between youth and collaborative partners
    • Ensure the safety of the youth at all times
    • Understand and comply with all of Brotherhood Crusade’s childcare policies

Qualifications

    • Strong passion and commitment to the betterment of all individuals, especially low income and at-risk individuals
    • Sensitivity to and interest in diversity, equity and inclusion 
    • Effective time, interpersonal, and organization management skills with a nimbleness to shift between projects and deadlines as needs evolve 
    • 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
    • Experience implementing alternative / innovative programming
    • Significant experience
    • 2 + years of Program Management experience
    • Willing and able to travel when necessary
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

SALARY RANGE:
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.

DISCLAIMER
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.

BENEFITS
Excellent full benefits package.

SCHEDULE
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.

COVID SCHEDULE
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. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

SALARY RANGE:
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.

DISCLAIMER
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.

BENEFITS
Excellent full benefits package.

SCHEDULE
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.

COVID SCHEDULE
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.