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Senior Programs & Writing Manager


  • CATEGORY Education/Program
  • LOCATION Los Angeles (Echo Park), CA
  • DATE JANUARY 10, 2019
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION not stated but with full benefit
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (2-5 yrs exp)


Based out of Echo Park

The Senior Programs and Writing Manager holds a dynamic position within 826LA, and leads the Echo Park location through managing a team of program staff, long-term planning and goal setting, staff professional development, and overseeing site operations.

The Senior Programs Manager works closely with other lead program and volunteer staff to ensure that programs are running the best possible, and following the objectives set out in the 826LA strategic plan.

The Senior Programs Manager in Echo Park also leads the development of contracted partnerships and Analytic Writing Continuum (AWC) ﹣aligned curriculum.

The Senior Programs Manager fulfills various Human Resource needs as required by their team, is a part of the 826LA Department Head team, coached by crosstown Senior Programs Manager and reports to the Executive Director.

Position responsibilities:


Managing Programs Staff+Site

  • Oversees a team of programs staff in Echo Park and provides support for staff to create and fulfill long- and short-term goals according to the 826LA strategic plan;

  • Works under the guidance and in collaboration with the crosstown Senior Programs Manager to ensure consistent and successful programming is happening through appropriate collaboration, communication, and resource-sharing across 826LA sites;

  • Works closely with other lead staff to monitor and provide professional development and coaching to all program and volunteer staff and specifically supports with education, writing, and classroom management to enhance program quality;

  • Builds and sustains relationships with families, volunteers, community partners, educators, and schools, and manages partnerships and projects in accordance with the strategic plan;

  • Is the liaison to outside partnerships and potential projects for students, and manages each of those partnerships as needed;

  • Is responsible for the hiring, training, performance management, wellness, and on- and off-boarding for staff within site team;

  • Responsible for site operations and maintenance;

  • Supports programs, volunteer, and development teams as necessary;

  • Reports to the Executive Director.


Data Collection and Operations

  • Manages programmatic, publishing, and curriculum requests from 826 National and collection of programs Chapter Report data. Works with 826 National to ensure all program evaluation needs are met;

  • Works with the other Senior Programs Manager and Volunteer Manager to ensure the collection of all programmatic data for 826 National and internal record keeping;

  • Supports other Senior Programs Manager and Executive Director to deliver monthly staff meetings, monthly site meetings, programs team meetings, and quarterly all-staff retreats.


Writing Curriculum and Partnerships

  • Manages partnership with The Broad and staff that oversees Hammer programs, and other potential museum partnerships or contracted partnerships;

  • Working with the Director of In-School Programs and College Access, develops framework for future contracted partnerships and grows that area of programming;

  • Is responsible for leading the implementation of AWC﹣aligned writing curriculum, both internally and externally facing, and managing and expanding the annual writing assessment and scoring, across sites.

  • Oversees and develops 826LA’s writing pedagogy and guides the deepening of our writing curriculum;

  • Supports in the development, editing, and publishing process for 826LA publications;

  • Manages and updates 826LA’s Writing Style Guide and editorial practices across sites.

To learn more about the position and how to apply, please use the link below. http://826la.org/about/jobs/

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