Aug 14, 2019

david sandoval

  • Program Manager
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Education (Higher) Education (K-12) Foundations Government Performing Arts

Personal Summary

Delivering excellence in program coordination and community engagement is the hallmark of my 10+ year career, and I am eager to transition my skills to a career within higher education administration. Review of my qualifications with showcase a proven track record of leading strategic initiatives to achieve long-term organizational goals. I enjoy working with, learning from and motivating talented team members and utilizing industry best practices to resolve complex problems and surpass all expectations. These experiences have provided me with a diverse skill set in teaching, financial management, student development, data analysis, event planning, and digital marketing. I am highly regarded as an out-of-the-box thinker committed to creating innovative programs and forming strategic community partnerships to provide academic support and meet student needs. 

From my time as a High School Teacher and Media Artist to my current role as Program Manager, my focus has been on developing diverse and innovative programming for audiences without access to visual and performing arts. During my tenure as Program Manager with SFMOMA (2015 – Current), I have cultivated strong relationships with high school administrators and community members, while leveraging my vast project management experience to define goals and deliver programs that achieve measurable success. 

While serving as the Program Director for the small non-profit Southern Exposure (2012 – 2015), I worked within a $100K annual budget to manage an eclectic set of art programs that served several hundred underserved students each year. I also conducted ongoing educational workshops for resident artists to train in teaching best practices, led the organization's recruitment strategy, and spearheaded a digital marketing strategy to promote programs across all social media and web channels.

As a Program Coordinator at MACLA (2011 – 2012) directed the planning and administration of numerous digital arts community programs, as well as managed several high-profile stakeholders to design, build, and open a state-of-the-art digital media academy. I have also acted as the Education Coordinator for Zero 1 / Adobe Youth Voices (2010), where I held digital workshops for students and produced eye-catching graphical materials to support marketing efforts. In addition, I offered expert advice and training to teachers on how to utilize and best integrate education technology into their classrooms as the New Media Coordinator at the Palo Alto Arts Center (2008 – 2010).

These experiences provide me with the insight to play a vital role on your team. My resume will provide additional details concerning my accomplishments. I welcome the opportunity for an interview to discuss the performance you can expect from me.  

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.  I look forward to hearing from you about this exciting opportunity.

Work Experience

Program Manager
May 2015 - Aug 2019 SFMOMA

▪ Oversee strategic planning and daily operations of the organization’s Education and Public Practice Department,

while retaining an unwavering dedication to the organization’s core values, mission, and objective of growing its
community commitment of serving 50K students each year.

▪ Foster and maintain professional relationships with Partnership Program leaders and SFUSD high school
administrators, promoting ongoing programs and coordinating initiatives that enhance student services and activities
and drive engagement by developing 5 new partnerships and engaging with 10 schools per year.
▪ Collaborate with Program Contributors to design impactful and creative learning experiences that meet the diverse
needs of 2000 students, helping them achieve educational goals by increasing their exposure to the visual and
performing arts.
▪ Consistently communicate with grant programs, partner organizations, and students to evaluate activities, track
active participation, and ensure adherence to program guidelines.
▪ Serve as Commissioner of Arts, tasked with writing classroom curricula, planning activities, and procuring resources
to support the museum’s collections and exhibitions.
▪ Build, maintain, and disperse a $120k program budget, working with administrators, teachers, and educational
institutions to determine individual needs.
▪ Work with 10 artists each year to create and deliver special projects in designated Bay Area schools, including

Program Director
Jun 2012 - Apr 2015 Southern Exposure

▪ Managed an eclectic set of after-school and summer Artist in Education (AIE) programs, as well as a multi-year
mentorship program for 20 students each year, working with an annual budget of $100K to reach such underserved
youth communities as foster care, the juvenile justice system, special needs, and ESL students.
▪ Conducted teacher training sessions for 20 artists, continually evaluating their performance for consistency and
ensuring alignment with best practices while working with diverse and underserved student populations.
▪ Led the organization’s recruitment strategy, spanning all SFUSD high schools and wellness centers, youth service
providers, vocational service organizations, occupational therapy programs, community organizations, and related
non-profits, garnering participation from 500 children in AIE programs.
▪ Applied for and received $80K in annual funding to obtain AIE grants.
▪ Hired, managed, and mentored a high-performing staff of 20 teachers, student mentors, and program assistants.
▪ Launched digital marketing strategy to promote programs, creating innovative collateral, videos, and commercials
for posting across all social media and web channels, and generating a 5x boost in program exposure.


Sep 2009 - Jun 2011 CCA
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004 UCSB