Program Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $50,000

Published

08/01/2018

Start Date

10/29/2018

Application Deadline

08/27/2018

Address

830 Traction Avenue
Los Angeles
California
90013
United States

Description

Job Overview and Requirements


Are you ready to use your people skills and program experience to grow a base of support for safe, accessible, and equitable streets in Los Angeles? Are you eager to develop programming that mobilizes people around a healthier, more sustainable, more connected, and more just public realm? Are you interested in being part of a growing nonprofit organization, expanding our programming and increasing our collective impact in Los Angeles?


Los Angeles Walks is looking for a full-time Program Associate to build and expand our public engagement and advocacy programs and to support our training and mobilizing efforts around local safe streets initiatives.


Los Angeles Walks is a project of Community Partners. With support from the Executive Director, Advocacy and Engagement Manager, advisory board, and Community Partners staff, the Program Associate will be responsible for recruiting and training walk leaders, developing and supervising a steady schedule of public walks, communicating with program participants, collaborating with Strategic Partner organizations to plan and host block parties, producing a large event/convening, and conducting an activist training. They will also support the Advocacy and Engagement Manager in implementing an advocacy and engagement model in collaboration with select partner organizations throughout the City of Los Angeles.

 

REPORTS TO: Executive Director


SUPERVISES: Volunteers, Interns


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program development and facilitation:

  • Grow and manage a public walks program:
  • Develop and maintain a steady schedule of public walks
  • Recruit, train, and recognize volunteer walk leaders
  • Handle all logistics, promotions, and communications with participants
  • Launch and manage a neighborhood block party program:
  • Collaborate with Strategic Partner organizations to co-host block parties in LA neighborhoods
  • Recruit and supervise block party planning committees and all related volunteers
  • Oversee all administrative tasks associated with street closure permit, etc.
  • Coordinate and manage all activities at block party
  • Support Executive Director in soliciting sponsorships
  • Develop marketing and promotion materials

Program support:

  • Support the planning and logistics of large-scale convening or event:
  • Collaborate with Advocacy and Engagement Manager to produce an event that brings together Los Angeles Walks’ Strategic Partners, decision-makers, City staff, and funders
  • Support the development and logistics of Activist Training:
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and Advocacy and Engagement Manager to develop a training session
  • Handle all logistics, promotions, and communications with participants
  • Assist in the development of program-related educational and promotional materials
  • Support Advocacy and Engagement Manager in implementing training and mobilizing activities with Strategic Partner organizations
  • Collaborate with staff on developing new ideas, directions, and venues for programming

Communications:

  • Draft public-facing communications related to all public program activities
  • Publish social media posts and blog posts to promote and document activities
  • Update website content related to public programs
  • Support staff on development of annual report 



ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

The Program Associate we seek will have a track record of experience and accomplishment at nonprofit, government, or private sector organizations, particularly with experience working with the public. They will be an organized, focused, personable communicator with:


  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for sustainable streets, active transportation, good urbanism, public health, and/or social justice; experience in one or more of these fields a plus
  • BA or graduate degree
  • At least two years’ experience in program development, program implementation, event production, project management, community organizing, or a related position
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Standard computer skills, including experience with major social media platforms and Google Apps
  • Bilingual (Spanish speaker) preferred
  • Interest in developing processes and structure for a growing organization
  • Motivation and ability to meet deadlines and track progress with minimal supervision
  • Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift communication styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations
  • A love of Los Angeles!


OUR HIRING PROCESS:


  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will begin scheduling interviews one week after the application deadline.
  • If you are invited for an in-person interview, we will ask for one piece of writing relative to this position (e.g. a brief description of a public walk or a sample communication with a program partner).
  • Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour interview, and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
  • Community Partners’ hiring process requires the selected candidate to complete a LiveScan.


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Community Partners, fiscal sponsor of Los Angeles Walks, will be the Program Associate’s formal employer.
  • Salary range of $45,000 to $50,000 based on experience
  • Full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week. We believe in work-life balance; staff will hold one another accountable to keep workload in alignment with the true hours worked.
  • 10 days of paid time off, 12 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule
  • Community Partners’ benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance.


TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume as one PDF file.

File should be saved as firstname_lastname_ProgramAssociatePosition.pdf.

Send to hello@losangeleswalks.org. Use the subject line: Program Associate Applicant.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Los Angeles Walks/Community Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


ABOUT US: Los Angeles Walks is a pedestrian advocacy organization. We train and mobilize people to advocate for safe, accessible, comfortable walking conditions in neighborhoods across Los Angeles. We promote walking and pedestrian infrastructure in LA, educate local policymakers regarding the rights and needs of pedestrians of all abilities, and amplify the voices of those most immediately impacted by dangerous streets.


We believe that walking is the most fundamental form of mobility, and that everyone deserves a safe walking environment – regardless of income, age, race, ability, or ZIP code. We believe that providing all residents with a safe walking environment is a core function of government. We know that the historical and current disinvestment in low-income communities and communities of color has had staggering impacts on access to safe street infrastructure and on collision rates in Los Angeles. With that, Los Angeles Walks prioritizes support for projects and programs that address this historic and current discrimination, particularly in regards to the Vision Zero High-Injury Network. We consider the intersection of housing security and public investment in changing neighborhoods. We also value community-centered projects and deep community engagement.


OUR STORY: In 1998, urban designer Deborah Murphy founded Los Angeles Walks along with friends who were focused on fostering a more livable city. Over the years, thanks to a large and dedicated group of volunteers, Los Angeles Walks consistently worked to raise awareness about pedestrian issues and bring attention to the role of walking in the City of Los Angeles. In fall of 2011, under the fiscal umbrella of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Los Angeles Walks began a sustained, grassroots effort to support walking in LA. In 2013, Los Angeles Walks was granted fiscal sponsorship by Community Partners, joining 150 local projects moving the region forward. In 2015, we hired our first full time staff member and helped to launch the Los Angeles Vision Zero Alliance, a citywide coalition. In January 2018 the organization grew to include a full time Advocacy and Engagement Manager, and shifted focus to grassroots training and mobilizing in an effort to build a solid base of support for safe streets initiatives in Los Angeles. In June 2018 we welcomed a UCLA Public Health Population Health Advocacy Fellow.

 

Credit: Thank you to Rainier Valley Corps for the framework and wording of portions of this job description.

Benefits

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Community Partners, fiscal sponsor of Los Angeles Walks, will be the Program Associate’s formal employer.
  • Salary range of $45,000 to $50,000 based on experience
  • Full-time, exempt position, working 40 hours per week. We believe in work-life balance; staff will hold one another accountable to keep workload in alignment with the true hours worked.
  • 10 days of paid time off, 12 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule
  • Community Partners' benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent Spanish speaker preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

hello@losangeleswalks.org
http://www.losangeleswalks.org/

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume as one PDF file.

File should be saved as firstname_lastname_ProgramAssociatePosition.pdf.

Send to hello@losangeleswalks.org. Use the subject line: Program Associate Applicant.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Los Angeles Walks/Community Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


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