Senior Director of Corpsmember & Community Resiliency

Los Angeles Conservation Corps

About the organization

Organization Summary
The LA Conservation Corps (“the Corps”) is a private, non-profit organization that has helped at-risk young adults develop themselves since 1986. The Corps is an environmentally focused youth development organization and employment social enterprise. 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.

Mission
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.

Duties

The Sr. Director of Corpsmember & Community Resiliency 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 and to expand and improve programmatic offerings to and outcomes for the opportunity youth we serve. This member of the Corps’ Executive Management Team will oversee the Corps’ Corpsmember Development Department, which is responsible for delivering case management and employment transition support to the Corps’ young adult participants (whom we call Corpsmembers), and participate in many of the projects identified through the organization’s recent Strategic Roadmap process, especially those to support the revamping of the Corps’ Green Career Pathways. He/she/they will partner with colleagues on the Executive and Senior Management Teams to ensure the long-term sustainability and strategic growth of the organization, developing strong pipelines of prospective Corpsmembers into the organization and “graduating”Corpsmembers out of the Corps and into jobs and/or post-secondary educational opportunities and represents the organization in the community in conjunction with the CEO and other senior leaders. The role will also oversee implementation of the Corps’ diversity, equity and inclusion action plan/activities and work with the CEO and Director of Administration to develop and implement learning and capacity-building initiatives for staff and Corpsmembers.

Qualifications

Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding and can effectively interact with individuals (internal and external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
Skilled at lifting up the power and promise of marginalized groups vs. focusing on the problems and pathologies put upon them by dominant society.
Experienced at recognizing vulnerability, both in yourself and in others, so that you have compassion for yourself and others when under stress and when things don’t go as planned.
Find ways to feel restored and fueled throughout the day/week, so that you can best contribute to our organizational goals and mission.
Skilled at prioritizing and setting boundaries so that you can focus on each project with clarity and a feeling of accomplishment.
Exemplify accountability, responsibility and dependability.
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 excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) characterized by actively listening and ensuring respectful two-way communication.
Demonstrate successful teamwork through cooperation and collaboration with others.
Practice good judgment; evaluate alternatives in the achievement of quality outcomes.
Passionate about the Corps and ability to articulate its mission.

Salary

93,035.08 - $124,879.30 annually

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Apply through online and upload a cover letter and resume. The LA Conservation Corps only employs individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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