Program Manager, Weekend Miracles

Job Type

Full Time




100 Corporate Pointe
Suite 380
Culver City
United States


Job Title: Program Manager, Weekend Miracles 

Position Type: Exempt

Reports to: VP/Director of Family Visit Programs

Work Location: Culver City, CA

Kidsave gives children from orphanages and foster care, weekends and vacations with host families who help kids find adoptive families. We are a nonprofit agency with a for-profit operational style. Kidsave is a small organization that depends heavily on volunteers and partnerships to build replicable programs for moving children into adoptive families and meaningful relationships with trusted adults. 

Kidsave Los Angeles Weekend Miracles, is a partnership between Kidsave and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services that provides a creative way to find adoptive parents and adult connections for older foster youth. The purpose of this innovative program is to move older foster youth out of the child welfare system and into permanent families, or at the very least, connected to a caring, stable adult, called a “host”. Children participating in Weekend Miracles become visible to the community through monthly advocacy events and weekend visits with their “host” family. Host families work with Kidsave to find permanent families for the youth.

We are looking for a dynamic, outgoing and experienced manager to lead the Weekend Miracle Program and continue to make a difference in the lives of children who need permanency in the child welfare system. The key responsibility of the manager is to advocate to find youth in the Weekend Miracles program legal or relational permanency. The manager will have direct responsibility for the Weekend Miracles Program Coordinator, interns and volunteers. The position involves weekday evening orientation and training, weekend recruitment, training and advocacy activities. 

Functional Responsibilities:

- Host Recruitment - manage family recruiting, inquiries, orientation, applications, training, tracking and support.

- Events – manage and create dynamic monthly Weekend Miracles advocacy events.

- Youth Referrals - manage youth referrals, tracking and matching of children with host families, including introductory meetings.

- Youth Advocacy - manage youth advocacy efforts, including youth flyers and family stories and photography, preparation for videos, interviews, speaking engagements. 

- DCFS Liaison - serve as primary liaison with Los Angeles Country DCFS and foster family agencies to manage program logistics and ensure successful partnerships.

- Communications - manage program communications and outreach efforts, including special projects, speaking engagements, website, social media campaigns, webinars, blogs, materials. 

- Community Partnerships - develop and manage community partnerships to recruit host families, volunteers, event and program sponsorships.

- Monitor & Analyze Results - manage data collection to track outcomes, enable evaluation and marketing of results.

- Expansion - participate in program and expansion planning with VP of Programs. 

- Fundraising - participate in fundraising, events and grant writing necessary to fund program.

- Volunteers – Build and manage a volunteer leadership team to help with outreach, events, advocacy, and fundraising.

Required Skills:

- Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills

- Strong organizational, supervisory and administrative skills

- Ability to write plans/proposals/consumer-oriented materials

- Ability to build relationships with and motivate/collaborate with multiple partners, government and private agencies, volunteers, families, children, social workers and staff

- Able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced Kidsave team environment, across offices and programs.

- Computer literacy; Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Publisher, iForm, Access and E Tapestry knowledge a Plus

- Social media literacy: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


Benefits package:

Health, Dental & Vision, Life, and 401K

Level of Language Proficiency

Education / Work Experience:

- Minimum undergraduate degree, master’s degree preferred.

- Minimum five years’ experience, at least two working with domestic foster care population

- Experience with African American, Latino and LGBT communities a plus

-Communications, social work, event, outreach experience desirable

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Karalee Ensign: