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Program Manager - YSED (PJC)

Program Manager - YSED (PJC)

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US-CA-Los Angeles
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Regular Full-Time

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The Youth Policy Institute seeks a Program Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of its Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth (PJC) grant.  The YouthSource & Education Department supports in-and out-of school youth with needed skills to transition into adulthood with careers, education and/or career training. The PJC Program, under the YouthSource & Education Department (YSED), will target in-school youth who are at risk of dropping out of school or at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system, or both, between the ages of 16-21. The program will provide eligible youth with case management, mentoring, career exploration, training leading to industry-recognized certiticate, post-secondary/job placement services, and follow up services. The PJC Program Manager will work with support staff at two YSED sites (Pico Union and Hollywood) to ensure the delivery of the program, program outreach, meet target enrollments and placements, develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders, paying special attention to program compliance. The Program Manager will provide critical support to the Director and Assistant Director to ensure the effectiveness of the program.


  • Provide overall support to Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth grant.
  • Daily troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Provide regular outcome and evaluation reports to the Assistant Director.
  • Establish effective relationships with private, non-profit and community worksites and partners.
  • Supervise all PJC staff, as assigned.
  • Oversee fidelity of the following components:
    • Outreach and referrals
    • Participant eligibility and enrollment
    • Training
    • Supportive Services and Incentives, where applicable
    • Worksite/mentorship development, including orientation and evaluations
    • Placements
    • Maintenance and compliance of participant files
    • Overall program compliance
    • Participant and program linkages with other YPI and community programs
  • Be knowledgeable of the PJC grant.
  • Meet with community partners and other stakeholders.
  • Attend and co-facilitate PJC meetings.
  • Attend other department staff meetings, trainings, or workshops, as assigned.
  • Assist and prep for site visits, audits, program evaluations.
  • Maintain a professional attitude, confidentiality, and respect cultural differences.
  • Travel as needed for YPI business.
  • Report workplace injuries and illnesses promptly via the appropriate forms.
  • Collect and review timesheets for accuracy. Submit timesheets according to deadlines.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field is required.
  • Experienced in delivering youth services in a non-profit or private sector.
  • Experience working in a supervisory/management capacity in a non-profit or similar entity.
  • Exceptional organizational skill; attention to detail; ability to prioritize; ability to meet deadlines; ability to multi-task; strong problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills; ability to make group presentations/facilitate workshops.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, all with keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Leadership experience working with community social service strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and Google (Mail, Calendar, Drive).
  • Must be comfortable with program outreach, which may include canvassing, phone calls, presentations.
  • Bilingual: Spanish highly desired.
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.
  • If applicable, will be required to present current California driver license, proof of acceptable driving record (DMV H-6 printout), and liability auto insurance.
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment with children.
  • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days prior to start date.