Founded on Skid Row in 1980, Para Los Niños provides education and wraparound support to over 6,000 of L.A.’s neediest children, youth, and families each year. PLN fosters pathways to success by striving for excellence in education, family support, and comprehensive social-emotional, and community based services.
Through early-education, TK-8th grade education, youth workforce services, and family and community services Para Los Niños’ model provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to break the cycle of poverty and help children and youth thrive.
Best Start is a community partnership made up of community residents, agency representatives and other stakeholders who come together to discuss strengths and needs in their communities, identify priorities, and mobilize to create community changes that help improve the lives of children and their families. Parents and residents strengthen and develop their leadership skills by participating in the Best Start Partnership.
Para Los Niños (PLN) serves as the convening agency for Best Start. PLN is responsible for facilitating the development and support of the partnership and its capacity building efforts along with fiscal, operational, and logistics management of the contract with First 5 LA (F5LA) and all subcontractors. The presence of a convening agency from the community uniquely impacts the success of place-based work because it is able to leverage a longstanding relationship to the community and broker the needs of all stakeholders including the funder.
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Project Manager, the Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the organization’s parent, partner and community engagement efforts with respect to leadership development. This includes the Best Start grant and any supplementary grants related to this scope of work. The Program Manager is responsible for managing day-to-day aspects of the various projects related to developing a sustainable community collaborative in a manner consistent with PLNs best practices and contractual requirements. The Program Manager is also responsible for supervising of a team of Community Promoters and Administrative Assistant.
To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Approximately 50% of time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend. Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.
Expectations for All Para Los Niños Staff
Candidates for employment at a Para Los Niños, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:
Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.