POSITION: Director of Programs

PROGRAMS: Project LEAYD, Elevate Youth California, CalVIP

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer

HOURS: Full-time

LOCATION: City of Los Angeles

DEADLINE: Open until filled


JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Programs brings leadership and management experience to lead the development, administration, coordination, analysis of policies and best practices for services under the Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) in accordance with state and federal statute and regulations. This position oversees Project LEAYD GCLA’S Youth Development Program, Elevate Youth California, CalVIP.

The Director of Programs is the point of contact for GCLAs projects internally and externally with partner organizations, consultants, service providers, and the public and reports to COO, updates on program, and any changes, modifications, or compliance. As such, the DP implements the adaptation, modification, and execution of the projects as needed. The DP supports the team members in the areas of capacity building & staff development, communication & outreach, data learning & improvement and local resource mobilization. The DP manages and monitors contract goals, objectives, scope of work, and work plans for various projects.

The DP also reviews program progress, monitors action plans, programmatic reporting, prepares and submits check requests and invoices, reports. Demonstrates alignment with the Girls Club of Los Angeles’ philosophy, values and understanding. This is a full-time position requires occasional evening and weekend work.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Administration, or related field.
  • 5 years of managerial, supervisory experience
  • Bilingual preferred but not required
  • Possess a valid CA driver’s License
  • Able to pass a background clearance
  • Access to reliable transportation and liability insurance
  • Able to pass a background clearance


The desired candidate will display and/or demonstrate:

  • • Ability to work without supervision.
  • • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

As an equal opportunity employer, Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

  • Maintains patient privacy, including protecting the confidentiality, safeguarding the integrity and availability, and limiting the use and disclosure of patient Protected Health Information (PHI) to authorized individuals and entities.
  • Participates in, conducts, and sustains performance quality improvement activities according to designated role and responsibilities.
  • Sensitivity to service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Free from alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Understands GCLA’s basic philosophy and participates fully in carrying out its mission.

SELECTION PROCESS: This is a leadership position, and reports to the Chief Operating Officer. A resume must accompany your application. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements and qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Report all related education, experience. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

BENEFITS: Generous paid PTO, plus nine paid holidays and GCLA is closed between Christmas and New Year's. Free basic, Dental, Vision and HMO Medical (75%). Eligible employees receive a 3% retirement contribution. Eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Life and AD&D Insurance. Voluntary Supplemental Insurance. Opportunity for growth & advancement. Professional development & continued training. Team building & bonding through company sponsored events & activities

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: The successful candidate will focus on achieving excellence of service and performance in five core competencies: 1) integrity & trust, 2) adaptability, 3) accountability, 4) learning and development, and 5) compassion. The candidate is expected to excel in the five Programs Competencies: 1) leadership, 2) work quality, 3) managing, motivating others & communication, 4) managing systems, and 5) innovation. The candidate will embrace GCLA’s culture of learning, strive to constantly improve upon systems and services for our employees and constituents, be demonstrably committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development. Our culture encourages individuals to speak up, we respect the diversity of thought, and we look to our staff to be candid with concerns and constructive feedback and suggestions. Together, we can continue to take GCLA to higher levels of excellence and service to the community.

CONTINGENCIES: Must be fully vaccinated to comply with the California Department of Public Health (CPHD) order prior to employment offer. The agency will provide accommodations as required by applicable law.

Please send a resume, a detailed one-page cover letter (including introduction, skills/qualifications, and your intent for applying and two writing samples highlighting your Program Management and Leadership experience. The writing sample can be 2 to 6 pages. In addition, candidates may be asked to demonstrate Microsoft Suite proficiency. All documents must be submitted together to be considered.

Girls Club of Los Angeles As an equal opportunity employer, Girls Club of Los Angeles (GCLA) is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.
ATTN: Velvet Morris