California Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience and qualifications




1122 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles
United States



NALEO Educational Fund, a national nonprofit organization serving the Latino community, seeks a California Program Manager who will manage and execute a wide array of activities central to the programmatic goals of the organization’s nationwide civic engagement program in California. Programming includes naturalization promotion and assistance, non-partisan voter engagement, voter education/registration efforts, the decennial Census and strategic civic engagement capacity building for local non-profits, technical training and assistance, and other efforts to increase Latino political participation in the region. The California Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and support of ongoing projects, assistance with additional long-term goals, and other organizational objectives as-needed. This is a full-time, non-exempt position working from the Los Angeles office and reports to the California Director of Civic Engagement; compensation is commensurate with experience. 



·        Regular duties include but are not limited to project management and program development in support of departmental objectives to promote citizenship, voter education and voter engagement, and Census participation. Specific tasks include successful planning and execution of naturalization workshops, naturalization application assistance, logistics planning for information sessions, voter education, speaking engagements, town hall forums, press conferences, and other outreach events as needed.

·        Grant progress tracking, task execution, and maintenance of departmental reporting and assisting with program data collection while handling multiple tasks and prioritizing workload to meet deadlines.

·        Preparation of regular reports, written documents, and presentations for a wide array of audiences consistent with NALEO Educational Fund brand standards and practices.

·        Provide technical assistance to partners and community based organizations including training, progress-tracking, task execution. 

·        Cultivation and maintenance of partner relationships in Los Angeles and other regions of the state by leading small to large-scale meetings, trainings, and outreach events.

·        Responsible for volunteer engagement and trainings of naturalization workshops – recruitment, training, retention, voter registration, GOTV phone banking - training, retention and recruitment of phone bankers and canvassers.

·        Proactive identification of opportunities to establish and expand strategic external partnerships across California.  

·        The Program Manager position requires leadership, initiative, collaboration, and ability to following directions and organizational protocols with a passion for non-partisan civic engagement.



·        Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred with a minimum of four years of professional program management and/or coordination experience in a related field such as community organizing, community service provision, constituent relations, or coalition building. 

·        Experience in political campaigns, immigration service provision, civic engagement, and/or advocacy preferred but not required.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with colleagues (including leadership and direct reports), elected officials, corporate/business representatives, community members, and the public.

·        Proficiency in Spanish required (written and spoken) with a willingness to conduct media interviews (training provided).

·        Excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to prepare a wide array of written materials as needed.

·        Must be technology savvy in Webinars and Video Conferencing. Also proficient in using Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, and other office software.

·        Experience in use of social media, digital media and web based promotion especially but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Eventbrite and willingness to learn and adapt to emerging outreach technologies.

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment involving flexible hours, including working evenings and weekends as needed.

·        Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with sound decision-making and willingness to take direction.

·        Must be willing to travel nationally and across the region as needed, including overnight stays and air-travel.

·        If a driver, must have a valid California driver’s license with proof of automobile insurance coverage.

·        Ability to work respectfully with people from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

·        Supportive of the mission and philosophy of the NALEO Educational Fund.



Certain physical and mental aspects of performing the essential functions of the position include the following:

·        Ability to detect, discern, recognize, and perceive auditory and visual information within normal ranges;

·        Dexterity to read, write, type, operate office equipment such as a computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax machine, pencils, pens, and stapler;

·        Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.

·        Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.  


Once hired, employees requiring reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of the position should contact Human Resources to engage in the interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations, if any.



Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Competitive benefits package that includes generous vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement coverage.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and Spanish (spoken and written)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Fax/email cover letter and resume to Angela Weimer, National Director of Human Resources and Administration, NALEO Educational Fund (213) 747-7664/ EOE