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OYC Program Manager
The Alliance for Children's Rights

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OYC Program Manager

The Alliance for Children's Rights

Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time, Management
Job Last Posted
Job posted 8 days ago
Job Role
Community Partnerships, Administrative Assistant
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the OYC Director, the OYC Program Manager is responsible for collaborating in leading complex programs and partnerships. This is a full-time exempt position. The ideal candidate is a dynamic and goal-driven professional. The position will interact with various community organizations, educational institutions, employers, and public agencies to improve education and employment outcomes for young adults who are or have been in foster care. The OYC Program Manager supports the work of the OYC Director and often attends external meetings, work groups or events representing the OYC Director. The Program Manager facilitates the OYC Young Leaders, which is co-facilitated by the Outreach and Engagement Fellow, may lead or facilitate other projects as assigned, and creates and/or presents complex presentations to OYC partners. In addition, the OYC Program Manager will explore and lead the Career Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for foster youth and help educate partnership about the opportunities available in growing employment industries in Los Angeles.

 

OYC is an exciting initiative that mobilizes cross-sector agencies, community-based programs and investments of the Los Angeles region to improve three key outcomes for transition-age foster and cross-over probation youth (TAY), ages 16 – 24:

 

  1. High School Completion (graduation or GED attainment)
  2. Post-secondary enrollment and credential completion
  3. Workforce readiness and gainful employment with a living wage

OYC is based on the idea of working collaboratively to create system change and seeks to improve outcomes for foster youth in Los Angeles County. 

 

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE

 

The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. Our lawyers, advocates and social workers, together with hundreds of pro bono attorneys and community volunteers, ensure that children who are at-risk or in foster care have safe, stable homes and can access the education, healthcare, and financial supports that they need. We also help transition-age youth overcome barriers to their stability and success, and we work statewide to improve child welfare practices and policies in order to remove the many obstacles that our clients face. Since 1992, we have helped over 150,000 children.       

 

Charity Navigator has awarded the Alliance its highest 4-star rating for the past nine years in a row. This puts the Alliance in the top 2% of charities in the U.S. rated by Charity Navigator. The 4-star rating reflects the Alliance’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.    

 

The Alliance is well known in the child welfare community for its knowledge, expertise, and accomplishments. Alliance staff members and our partnering pro bono attorneys are advocates for our most vulnerable children and their caregivers. Being the voice of young people who often have no voice, and otherwise could be forgotten, is incredibly rewarding. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

• Provides overall support to OYC staff and supervises the OYC Outreach and Engagement Fellow

• Trains and develops OYC staff

• Provides daily troubleshooting and problem-solving assistance

• Provides regular outcome and evaluation reports to the OYC Director

• Copes with clients’ challenges to meet a solution in a timely manner

• Develops partnerships and maintains collaborative working relationships with partner agencies, government partners and philanthropic partners to increase resources and collaboration across systems and silos

• Conducts weekly/monthly staff meetings as requested

• Develops programs and activities to motivate participant’s and partnerships engaged in the OYC

• Prepares supporting documents of leveraged opportunities to OYC Director

• Ensures supportive services and incentives have supporting documentation and upholds accuracy and allowable cost measures

• Makes appropriate connections/resources to OYC partners

• Maintains a list of all the department’s grants and highlights important deadlines

• Reports updates and findings pertaining to program operation at departmental meetings

• Develops, plans, and facilitates workshops and training as needed

• Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

 

• Master’s degree with six years of experience related to foster youth, policy and systems, and/or workforce development experience is preferred

• Outstanding organizational skills

• Strong work ethic and an enthusiastic willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and work hard and sometimes long hours to create greater opportunities for our youth

• Excellent communication both spoken and written

• Excellent time management skills – this position entails working with various service providers, agencies and peer advocates, often juggling multiple tasks at once

• Exceptional follow-through skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for and commitment to helping foster youth

• Ability to work with all types of people/personalities from diverse ethnic backgrounds

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams by displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude and ability to maintain composure even in very difficult situations

• Must be able to work some evenings and weekends

• Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges, and be able to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations

• Proficient (advance knowledge) of Microsoft Office Suite software

• Experience working with community social service and health organizations strongly preferred

• If applicable, will be required to present current California driver license, proof of liability auto insurance

• Job requires being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace

 

The Alliance for Children’s Rights believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or marital status.     

 

The above statements are of a general nature and are intended to describe the level of work being performed by people assigned to comparable positions. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. The Alliance for Children's Rights offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For more information about the Alliance visit http://kids-alliance.org and http://laoyc.org.

 

The Alliance for Children's Rights offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For more information, visit kids-alliance.org and laoyc.org

 

TO APPLY     

 

To be considered, please submit a resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in joining the Alliance, relevant work experience, and how you heard of the position to Liency Barboza (e-mail submissions only/no phone inquiries). Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the stated qualifications of the position.

 

Business Overview

Our Story

The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. Our lawyers, advocates and social workers, together with hundreds of pro bono attorneys and community volunteers, ensure that children who are at-risk or in foster care have safe, stable homes and can access the education, healthcare, and financial supports that they need. We also help transition-age youth overcome barriers to their stability and success, and we work statewide to improve child welfare practices and policies in order to remove the many obstacles that our clients face. Since 1992, we have helped over 150,000 children.     

Charity Navigator has awarded the Alliance its highest 4-star rating for the past nine years in a row. This puts the Alliance in the top 2% of charities in the U.S. rated by Charity Navigator. The 4-star rating reflects the Alliance’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.     

 The Alliance is well known in the child welfare community for its knowledge, expertise, and accomplishments. Alliance staff members and our partnering pro bono attorneys are advocates for our most vulnerable children and their caregivers. Being the voice of young people who often have no voice, and otherwise could be forgotten, is incredibly rewarding.

 

Team Size

11-50 team members

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Culture & Perks

Benefits
Parental Leave
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Diverse
Mission Driven
Professional
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