Oct 10, 2019

Senior Director, Fellows Program in Public Affairs

  • Coro Southern California
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Senior Management - Director Economic / Development Foundations Government

Job Description

Coro Southern California is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders through hands-on, collaborative, cross-sectoral learning.

With substantive programs for youth, recent college graduates, and professionals, we cultivate emergent leaders at all stages of their lives and careers. Graduates come away from Coro with a deeper understanding of how the region works, the leadership skills to contribute to its success, and a network of engaged and influential alumni to help them reach their goals.

Coro is a collaborative community with a shared belief that a single person, with the right knowledge, skills, and network, can make Southern California a better place for all who live and work here.

 

About the Fellows Program in Public Affairs

The Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a 9-month full-time leadership development program for 12 competitively selected Fellows who are committed to contributing to the civic life of Southern California. The Fellows Program uses a unique curriculum to provide aspiring civic leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks to make a difference in a way that aligns with their own passions and values. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is rigorous and demanding. Since 1947, the Fellows Program has combined experiential learning, face-to-face interaction with private, public, and non-profit decision-makers, and development in analytical, group governance, and communication skills. 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate the Fellows Program in Public Affairs. 
  • Organize and coordinate all programmatic components including program sessions (logic study, assignment of field placements, opening and closing retreats, weekly seminar sessions, interviews, focus weeks, transition to employment/alumni network and graduation).  
  • Develop and lead FPPA weekly seminars, focus weeks, and presentations.
  • Identify and secure all FPPA placements, interviews, guest seminars and focus weeks.
  • Administer the program budget and calendar and collaborate with the Coro staff. 
  • Facilitate experiential learning opportunities that support the development of each. individual and of the cohort as aligned with the program’s purpose, outcomes and Coro’s core competencies. 
  • Build rapport and relationships with each member of the Fellows cohort as well as with alumni and key stakeholders. 
  • Coordinate with the national FPPA training team to develop and share pertinent training materials.
  • Coordinate with the national training team to develop shared focus weeks.
  • Travel to off-site training opportunities with program participants as necessary.
  • Collaborate with Coro staff members in regards to the design and delivery of all recruitment and selection activities for prospective participants. 
  • Support the achievement of organizational objectives beyond program-specific tasks.
  • Support and initiate cross-program collaboration.
  • Support planning and facilitation of other Coro programs as needed.
  • Secure funded group and individual projects for the FPPA program.
  • Support the ED in the development and implementation of the strategic vision and strategic partnerships. 
  • Evaluate and report on the program’s short-term and long-term impact. 
  • Track partner engagement and opportunities utilizing Salesforce database systems.

The Senior Director must be able to facilitate training seminars on Tuesday evenings and select weekends throughout the year.

Desired Qualifications

  • BA or BS Degree required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • 5 years of experience with leadership development/training adults and/or public policy experience.
  • Strong facilitation, coaching, group process, experiential learning, relationship management and instructional design skills.
  • Passion for leadership and adult learning and knowledge of Southern California public issues and policy required.
  • Ability to engage multiple perspectives and facilitate meaningful conversations about group process, leadership, and public issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Comfortable with autonomy and directing own projects.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Knowledge and experience with Coro Programs or other leadership training is highly desirable.

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jenny Vazquez-Newsum, VP of Leadership Programs and Training, at jenny@corola.org.

 

Salary

$80,000 - $85,000

 

Title / Level of Responsibility

Director

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