Program Manager, Community Schools Outreach (Remote)

Public Affairs and Outreach Department · San Gabriel, California
Department Public Affairs and Outreach Department
Employment Type Active - FTE 100%
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Salary is commensurate with prior experience, education, and abilities.

Make a Difference in Your Community!  Since 1981, 211 LA County has been a leader in the Information and Referral industry by providing access to comprehensive social services and disaster support for Los Angeles County residents, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to over 28,000 health and human service programs.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

211 LA is seeking an experienced Program Manager to develop, implement, and oversee 211 programs. As a Program Manager you will be responsible for program design, stakeholder engagement, planning, organization, resourcing, team management, and meeting program goals, with support from your direct supervisor.

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY:


The Community School Initiative (CSI) is an exciting new project being led by the LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH) and Office of Education (LACOE), in partnership with targeted school districts. The initiative aims to bring community services into schools, increase parent engagement, and create networks of resources for parents and students. 211 LA will play a critical role in educating and connecting school staff, parents, students, and community service providers through our I&R outreach, and resource team expertise and services.  The Program Manager for the 211 LA CSI Outreach Program will be responsible for building relationships with individual schools and school district leadership, managing the team of Outreach Coordinators, ensuring contract compliance and high quality service, and tracking program metrics and outcomes. The ideal candidate will have experience working with multiple k-12 school administrations in Los Angeles County and be skilled at navigating the educational system and politics as well as working with families or social services.

 

POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

 

Program Development and Implementation:

  • Designs program plan and goals in coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops and implements an evaluation method and metrics to assess program strengths and areas for improvement; identifies interventions needed to ensure program goals are achieved.
  • Works with assigned Resource Writer to facilitate program-related database development.
  • Coordinates with 211 LA Public Affairs department for program presentation and outreach campaign materials.

 

Team Management:

 

  • Assists with hiring, onboarding, and training of team members.
  • Identifies knowledge, skill, and resource strengths and needs, and provides or secures training and resources needed for program team to succeed.
  • Guides program team in developing and implementing project plans.
  • Meets regularly with program team to track project progress, modify project plans, and overcome implementation challenges.
  • Manages and oversees program team including providing regular performance feedback, maintaining positive morale within the team, encouraging creative ideas and inter-group cooperation.

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Project Management:

 

  • Builds strong relationships and consistent ongoing communication with internal and external program stakeholders, including but not limited to the Special Projects team, program Steering Committee (when applicable) and funding partners including County Departments.
  • When applicable to the program, manages the build out and onboarding of partners for the referral tracking and follow-up tool, CareLinQ, working with the Client Services Manager and key stakeholders to determine business workflow, user roles, and program rollout.

 

Performance Monitoring and Reporting:

 

  • Sets and tracks outcomes and program milestones for reporting purposes.
  • Provides Steering Committee with regular reports on program implementation.
  • Works with all aspects of the operation to ensure 100% contract compliance
  • Creates monthly reports and works with Accounting to provide contract invoicing and documentation.
  • Perform other duties and assignments in accordance with established Agency mission and values.                                                                                 

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

 

  • Proven experience in program management.
  • Proven experience managing a team.
  • Strong knowledge of project management principles.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to be comfortable in and move program goals forward in an uncertain, politically sensitive, and rapidly changing environment, while keeping key stakeholders informed and engaged.
  • Experience leading cross-sector and inter-agency collaboration.
  • Excellent listening, face to face, verbal, and written communication; friendly, approachable, and professional customer service attitude.
  • Social services background and/or thorough understanding of human services and the way they are delivered, including knowledge and importance of protecting sensitive client information.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the information and referral process and social services delivery.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; uses time efficiently in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds.
  • Comfortable preparing, delivering, and continuously improving presentations and public speaking and training skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed including multiple days per week to achieve Agency objectives; may be required to work evenings and weekends, including multiple weekend days per month.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative and good judgment.
  • Ability to work in group settings; collaborative teamwork.
  • Effective and comprehensive computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Docs or equivalent (Word, basic Excel, PowerPoint); including the ability to use or adapt to new computer programs, software, equipment, and/or hardware. 
  • Ability to remain available for undetermined scheduling to respond to county emergency response in the event of an unforeseen emergency or disaster. 
  • Ability to communicate as English/Spanish bilingual is desirable.
  • Current and valid driver’s license and proof of insurance when using vehicle on official Agency business.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Minimum of 2 years experience managing staff and/or teams.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience managing projects and/or programs.
  • Has led or participated in program development of a new program, preferably related to public outreach/engagement or social services delivery.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Social Work, Public Administration, or other related field) or equivalent experience.

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:


This position is remote, you must have:

  • Solid internet connection (10 MBPS)
  • Quiet space without distractions
  • Must be able to work independently and get the job done

 

COMPENSATION RANGE:


Salary is commensurate with prior experience, education, and abilities. 

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position is remote, you must have:

Solid internet connection (10MBPS)
Quiet space without distractions
Must be able to work independently and get the job done

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

 

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and Chiropractic/Acupuncture Coverage.
  • 401(k) Plan; with 4% Employer Contribution (After 1 Year of Employment).
  • Employer Sponsored Basic Life Insurance.
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance (VPI).
  • Voluntary Flexible Spending Account.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

As a 211 LA County Program Manager you will regularly be required to: work at a desk, conference table and work at a computer for extended periods of time. You will be frequently required to walk, sit, stand, lift up to 25 pounds unassisted, setup tables and canopies, and drive to locations to attend meetings and events. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: work in an indoor climate controlled environment with moderate noise levels and have contact with the public, and work outdoors at events with moderate to high noise levels and extensive contact with the public.  

 

The employee is frequently required to: work in an environment with office machines, and to travel to off site locations for meetings or other agency business.

 

 

Veterans or Former Military Welcomed

 

211 LA County is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. 211 LA County strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military status, or genetic information. This applies to all stages of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.

 

 211 LA County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law. Consistent with those requirements, 211 LA County will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship. 211 LA County will also provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs or practices, unless doing so will not create an undue hardship. 211 LA County prohibits, any form of discipline, reprisal, intimidation or retaliation for good faith reports or complaints of incidents of discrimination of any kind, pursuing any discrimination claim or cooperating in related investigations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools, Education, Outreach, Networking, Referrals, Remote, Work From Home

 

  

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  • Location
    San Gabriel, California
  • Department
    Public Affairs and Outreach Department
  • Employment Type
    Active - FTE 100%
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Salary is commensurate with prior experience, education, and abilities.