Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Director Of Best Start Communities

First 5 LA is looking to hire a Director for its Best Start Communities program. Interested? Read on for more details.

The goal of Best Start Communities is simple: To invest tobacco tax revenue in programs that improve the lives of children in Los Angeles County. The Director of this program will be responsible for providing day-to-day management of a team of twenty-five plus employees who are responsible for design and implementation of the overall effort.

The chosen candidate will also have the following duties:

  • Ensures that Best Start Communities Department implementation activities are aligned and coordinated with related activities at the community, County, and State levels.
  • Directs, coordinates, supervises and authorizes departmental reports, board materials and special presentations.
  • Makes presentations to Commissioners, top management and local communities.
  • Stays abreast of emerging trends in the fields of family strengthening and healthy communities, including evidence based and most promising practices, and public policy.
  • Leads departmental internal capacity building – including professional and team development, programmatic understanding, functional expertise, clarity of roles and responsibilities and standards for operational excellence.
Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor's degree in the fields  of  social science, health, education or a related academic field. In addition, he/she should have at least fifteen years of professional experience in managing a community-based program within a major metropolitan area.

You can find out more about this position by visiting the NPT Jobs Career Center.

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