The Manager of Inclusion and Community Partnerships functions within UNITE-LA's workforce development team and reports to the Vice President of Business Education Partnerships.
This position will lead partnership development with youth serving institutions, including educational and community-based organizations, especially those focused on serving marginalized populations (e.g., disconnected, justice-involved, housing insecure, opportunity youth, persons with disabilities, etc.) The ideal candidate enjoys working extensively with a diverse group of stakeholders, leading outreach, relationship, and coalition-building within the community, is highly organized and deadline-driven, is flexible and demonstrates a strong commitment to UNITE-LA's values and education transformation.
Over the past 20 years, UNITE-LA has established itself as a trusted business intermediary, dedicated to supporting the development of an effective local public education system, so that ALL children and youth succeed in college, career and beyond. Through the intersection of programs, policy, and systems change efforts, UNITE-LA works to increase access to high-quality early childhood education, develop career pathways in high growth industries, improve college access and success, and ensure workforce readiness, especially for individuals with high barriers into the workforce. UNITE-LA is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse workforce with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive for all, and is currently engaged in organization-wide efforts to fully integrate equity and anti-racism into our operations, practices, and work.
- Partnership Development and Engagement: Cultivate and maintain strong, trusted partnerships with youth-serving education and community-based organizations to effectively engage special populations in our workforce development programs, including outreach, planning, and convening meetings, tracking/documenting meeting discussions and integrating into managed project plans; developing marketing materials for targeted audiences/partners, etc.
- Special Populations Engagement: Develop effective outreach & communications strategies and targeted events to engage special populations, and work collaboratively with UNITE-LA team members and external partners to implement strategies, including leading project management, event coordination, developing content for necessary marketing materials, etc.
- Program Design and Execution: Work collaboratively to design and execute programming to meet the needs of all youth served, and supports UNITE-LA signature programs and events (i.e., Real World of STEAM, South L.A. Scholars, L.A. Cash for College and Super Saturday).
- Data, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: Track metrics, collaborate with the Research & Evaluation and Program teams to gather data on impact, efficacy and program outcomes, utilize information for continuous improvement of programming and outreach strategies
- Grant Management: Help draft reports detailing impact of programming for funders based on tracking metrics and contribute to the design and development of grant proposals.
Skills and Qualifications
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity in all forms, with a high degree of empathy and understanding of the lived experiences of communities experiencing barriers to education and career mobility
- Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years relevant work experience including (1) program development; (2) partnership and coalition building; (3) outreach and communications experience required, preferably (1) in the Los Angeles region and (2) with a nonprofit or public entity advocating for disadvantaged youth OR-Master's degree with 2-3 years relevant work experience -OR- 7+ years relevant work experience
- Proven track record in working with special populations required, specifically with disconnected, justice-involved, housing insecure, opportunity youth, persons with disabilities, and/or other special populations
- Ability to build strong relationships and excellent people skills, including working effectively with diverse array of community stakeholders
- Strong organizational and project management skills, with strong attention to detail including the ability to develop workplans and prioritize work across multiple projects while maintaining quality of work
- Highly motivated and able to work well independently and as a part of a team with excellent follow-through and accountability
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including professional written and verbal communications skills
- Experience with planning and facilitating meetings and events
- Intellectually curious learner who demonstrates a growth mindset and desire to continuously improve
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research and adaptive learner willing to learn new technological platforms
Manager of Inclusion and Community Partnerships is a full-time position with a starting salary range of $55,000 - $65,000, salary commensurate with experience. Our competitive benefits package includes paid sick leave, vacation, work-life harmony time, paid holidays, 401(k) participation, health, vision and dental and flexible spending accounts, and more. UNITE-LA promotes and embraces and values a culture of work-life harmony with flexible schedules and offers employee growth development plans to support pathways forward.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] using the email subject line Manager – Inclusion and Community Partnerships by Jan. 14, 2022.
UNITE-LA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to developing and sustaining a diverse workforce, because we believe that it makes our organization stronger. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.