Director of Partnerships

Los Angeles Conservation Corps

About the organization

The LA Conservation Corps (“the Corps”) is a private, non-profit organization that has helped at-risk young adults develop themselves since 1986. To date, more than 30,000 young people have participated in the Corps’ on-the-job training and work experience projects, learning new skills while contributing to the quality of life for residents of the greater Los Angeles area.

The primary mission of the LA Conservation Corps is to provide at-risk young adults with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Partnerships is responsible for enhancing current public and private partnerships and cultivating new ones to elevate the Corps to the next level in its growth and development. The Director of Partnerships helps to ensure the organization’s success by expanding and growing partnerships and new networks to support the Corps’ mission, business goals and vision.

The Director of Partnerships is charged with developing a partnership strategy to support the organization’s key initiatives; he/she is convincing, analytical and practical and is able to establish relationships with key stakeholders as well as roll up his/her sleeves and accomplish what is needed from and through the Corps to implement each partnership. The Director of Partnerships will work across the organization to build relationships internally to understand the Corps’ greatest needs and opportunities and garner support and allies for his/her work to ensure the partnership strategy delivers maximum value to our Corpsmembers.


• Demonstrate strong analytical skills (financial, planning, operational) characterized by identifying, assimilating and comprehending the critical elements of various situations, and extracting and interpreting the implications of courses of action.
• Demonstrate drive to solve problems in a team environment.
• Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) characterized by actively listening and ensuring respectful two-way communication.
• Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding and the ability to effectively interact with individuals (internal and external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
• Demonstrate a high level of accountability, responsibility and dependability.
• Demonstrate teamwork through cooperation and collaboration with others.
• Demonstrate a positive attitude, high energy, self-discipline and self-awareness.
• Ability to find strategic partnerships that have led/might lead to increased revenue and contracts.
• Ability to negotiate and work with high-level executives.
• Ability to prepare concise, logical and grammatically correct documents, reports and presentations.
• Ability to accept, direct and perform responsibilities and assigned tasks as a project team member.
• Ability to explain policies, procedures and directions and represent the Corps’ philosophy and values to a wide range of audiences including Corpsmembers, programmatic staff, management and the public.


$99,466.37 - $134,869.65 annually

Application instructions

Email cover letter and resume to . The Los Angeles Conservation Corps only employs individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

You will be requested to complete an application at a later date if you are chosen for an interview. Based upon a review of your application and supportive information, applicants will be considered for the interview portion. The interview will cover education and experience requirements. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least four (4) business days before the closing date of the position or, if applicable, at the time an interview is scheduled.

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