The Promise Neighborhood Director will lead the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood (LAPN) in the Promise Zone (PZ) implementation team. The Director will support the team responsible for planning and implementing the academic programs to improve student learning and college readiness at 8 target schools located within the Los Angeles Promise Zone. The Program Director is responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of team goals and objectives. The Program Director’s role is to provide guidance and support to team members and to serve as a link to other teams, organizations or partners.
The centerpiece of the Promise Neighborhood is an innovative public-private partnership that blends diverse funding streams around a core set of outcomes and objectives. The Director will work closely with the department’s leadership team, other department managers, fiscal department, development department, research and evaluation, and quality assurance team. This individual will be flexible and personable, able to balance multiple projects at once, and handle all issues and concerns in a professional manner. This individual will be comfortable having results based conversations to improve results for participants, working in a close-knit team, and willing to take on additional projects as necessary to support greater community results overall. The Program Director will facilitate the seamless operation of programs in five areas of management: plan, organize, staff, lead and direct all aspects of the Program from implementation to general program management. This individual understands the multiple roles they will play; from interacting directly with community members, to assisting in the acquisition or maintenance of funds from major funders, to management of all staff employed in the department.