Job Title: Associate Director of Education
Reports to: Director of Education
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Founded in 2005, the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) is a place-based community development corporation that is deeply committed to serving South LA’s low-income neighborhoods. CRCD has a laser focus on young people, & leads several programs to achieve the community vision for a safe & economically vibrant area where youth have opportunities to thrive. For more than a decade, CRCD has assisted South LA’s young people (ages 16-24) to further their education, obtain training & jobs, or secure housing.
OVERVIEW OF POSITION: CRCD’s Education and Youth Development Departments have the ambitious goal of forging a robust out-of-school to college-completer pipeline leading to basic skills proficiency, postsecondary readiness & completion, & careers with family-sustaining wages for opportunity youth in South LA via high-impact programming & partnerships with educational institutions, public systems, local nonprofits, & young people. Since 2010, we have partnered with YouthBuild Charter School of California & Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) to operate CRCD Academy – a 140-seat dropout recovery high school for 16-24 year olds – with two campuses:
LATTC and All Peoples Community Center. Since fall 2016, we have operated Project Tipping Point, an innovative pilot program providing cohort-based support services & coaching to foster youth working on their AA degrees at LATTC.
We are seeking a collaborative & results-driven Associate Director of Education that is adept at coordinating across a multi-disciplinary team with the following goals in mind -- (1) strong day-to-day operations of CRCD Academy and Project Tipping Point, in strong partnership with staff from YCSC, LATTC, & CRCD and (2) building out & strengthening dual enrollment, college readiness, & college completion programming offered at CRCD to ensure a smooth transition to & completion of postsecondary education for our students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Someone with the skills and experience to do the above work well. Someone with at least five years of experience in a youth development/education setting; a degree in Education, Social Work, Public Administration, or a related field; and a strong track record of building or implementing evidence-informed youth development or education programs and stakeholder relationships for out-of-school, foster, homeless, and/or court-involved youth in LA or a similar area.
You must enjoy developing systems and structures, and be adept at communicating the accompanying changes to staff, partners, and youth/young adults (for whom change can be an anxiety trigger). You must be willing to navigate complex education and public systems, and collaborate with staff within those systems. This is a brand new position in a relatively new department, so you must be enterprising, solutions-oriented, and willing to work through the challenges that naturally arise during programmatic restructuring. You must have strong facilitation skills and able to move a team forward in a collaborative, but deadline-driven, environment. You must have an unwavering belief in the potential of the young people we serve, and approach the work with a social justice lens.
The ideal candidate will also have experience as a consumer of a public system (child welfare, juvenile justice, public education) or have experience implementing programs such as: YouthBuild, Jobs for the Future Back on Track, Jobs for America’s Graduates, WIA/WIOA, etc.
COMPENSATION: This is a full-time, exempt position. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume (both combined into ONE PDF document) to [email protected]. If you advance to the interview stage, you will be asked to provide one writing/work sample. This position is available for immediate hiring, and will remain open until filled.