Jun 24, 2019

California Program Manager

  • America Needs You
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Education (Higher) Education (K-12) Social Justice

Job Description

People Management

  • Manage two Program Coordinators in providing holistic support to one cohort of Kayne Scholars and Mentor Coaches each, including:
  • Supporting their cohort of Scholars throughout the program cycle, including onboarding, matching, program tracking, coaching and case management, and dismissals/re-matching
  • Consistently collecting and tracking program data, coordinating survey distribution and recording data in Salesforce and/or Airtable
  • Planning and facilitating workshops, including curriculum tailoring and workshop preparation, facilitating content and group discussions, and supporting with set up and registration
  • Collaborating with staff from partner organizations (such as ScholarMatch College Advisors) to provide seamless student support in delivering the Kayne Scholars Program
  • Developing as professionals, providing coaching and support as needed to assist Program
    Coordinators in achieving their program and professional development goals

Program Management

  • Oversee all ANY-CA program elements, including logistics, operations and staff preparation to ensure Saturday workshops and all virtual program events (1) run smoothly, (2) create a positive and challenging learning environment for Scholars and Mentor Coaches, and (3) provide an engaging experience for visitors and guests.
  • Manage volunteers and volunteer selection, including Mentor Coach recruitment, selection, and training, as well as Career Coach support
  • Oversee the Kayne Scholars Representatives to engage the Scholar community and provide opportunity for student leadership and program ownership

Case Management

  • Provide holistic support, with a career development and career exploration focus, to one cohort of Kayne Scholars and Mentor Coaches on a variety of topics:
    • Exploring careers and sourcing, securing and succeeding in STEM and business (90% annual internship goal)
    • Successfully building and maintaining professional relationships and a mentoring relationship
    • College success (in partnership with Scholar Match College Advisors), including time management and leveraging on-campus resources
    • Personal issues, including crisis prevention and intervention, confidence-building and interpersonal coaching

General Programs

  • In partnership with Kayne and ScholarMatch, support in evaluating and selecting Kayne Scholars, as well as support annual Scholar interview day and orientation (various Saturdays outside of workshop days)
  • Support site fundraising, partnership development, and community engagement efforts as needed
  • Additional projects and duties as determined by the California Program Director


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects and tasks effectively
  • Able to inspire teams and mobilize individuals and groups to action
  • Superb public speaking and facilitation skills; experience teaching or training youth and adults preferred (knowledge of first-generation population a plus)
  • Experience providing career and/or college advisement to adolescents, college students or young professionals
  • Strong listening, coaching, and mediation skills, with a high level of empathy and ability to create a culture of accountability
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, data-driven environment with a start-up feel
  • Results-oriented with a commitment to outcomes-driven performance; able to create a culture of accountability and excellence
  • Seeks continuous improvement and feedback
  • High level of energy and commitment
  • As ANY workshops are held on Saturdays, this position will require flexibility and willingness to work nontraditional work hours

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americaneedsyou.org(subject line: CA Program Manager – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.

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