El Puente Leadership Center Program Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $45,000
Details: Compensation based on experience




211 South 4th Street
United States


The El Puente Leadership Center is an enrichment program for elementary/middle school/high school youth, as well as adults. The Center is a part of El Puente, a community organization that conducts advocacy, organizing and health & wellness activities for the community. El Puente program focuses on the integration of a community consciousness and artistic development that allows its members to experience their creative potential while learning about social responsibility.

As a staff member of El Puente, the Program Director is expected to uphold and work within the mission, philosophy and principles of the organization. She/he must work with the Program Coordinator and other staff members to: design & manage a holistic arts & academic enrichment program; ensure the integrity of El Puente’s Membership Process; and to achieve expected contractual outcomes.



Administration and Operations

·        Work with the Program Coordinator to oversee and create administrative systems that meet the needs of the program (including but not limited to staff/participant filing systems, data entry, attendance records, contact lists).

·        Ensure compliance with all relevant health, safety, organizational and funder policies/protocols.

·        Supervise the management of Administrator-On-Duty (AOD) responsibilities including the overseeing of program day-to-day operations, communications and safety practices, building operations, and closeout of building at the end of programming. As well as support as an emergency AOD when need be.

·        Supervise the management of staff scheduling.

·        Supervise the management of administrative correspondence (regular reports to funders, etc.) on behalf of the program.

·        Attend appropriate staff and team meetings, workshops, and events.

·        Manage the upkeep of program finances including but not limited to: invoices, check requests, time sheets, budget, and fundraising.

Program Development and Leadership

·        Work with the Program Coordinator to develop and implement year-round community center programming: after school program summer programming, co-locators, teen/adult programming that reflect El Puente’s Mission and 12 Principles, fulfill contractual objectives, and are structured, age appropriate, and project based.

·        Supervise, support, and provide regular feedback and assessment to the Program Coordinator, as well as supervising that all staff understands whom their supervisors are and are being provided with regular feedback and assessment. 

·        Supervise that curricula for activities, workshops and community service projects related to the El Puente model of youth mentoring and leadership development, in areas such as health and wellness, academic enrichment, engagement in the arts, and social justice issues are being met.

·        Work with the Program Coordinator to develop, schedule and/or facilitate professional development activities for staff. 

Recruitment and External Relations

·        Co-­lead the design and implementation of a multifaceted strategy for participant recruitment and outreach, to include: developing and maintaining partnerships with principals and staff at local schools; street and community outreach.

·        Work with the Program Coordinator in developing and maintaining partnerships with local community, civic and cultural organizations that could potentially provide resources to the program.

·        Work alongside the Program Coordinator with developing a parent involvement and support. 


Full comprehensive health and dental package offered.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish speaking desired.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Send resume, cover letter and the contact information for 2 work references to: jobs@elpuente.us

Attn: Program Director

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.