Careers

Contract and Insurance Associate
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Reporting to Vice President of Grant/Contracts and Risk Management, this position assists the department with insurance, contracts, lobbying, government compliance, and other related activities as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Insurance

  • Assist with management of relationship with liability insurance company. Review annual insurance renewals and premiums for: General Liability, Professional Liability, Accident, D&O and International policies.
  • Manage all insurance requests for projects and funders.
  • Work with staff on designing a yearly report to gather all upcoming project activities/events.
  • Review and analyze event forms and secure additional coverage for events and revenue contracts and general risk management issues.
  • Manage insurance renewal process for core operations and all projects.

Contracts

  • Assist in preparing a variety of contracts for core operations and projects, including independent contractor agreements, leases, venue use agreements and license agreements.
  • Review project cash flow to ensure adequate project funds are available to meet contract responsibilities.

Government and Fundraising Compliance

  • Consolidate lobbying activity for projects on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist projects with general lobbying questions with the guidance of outside counsel.
  • Ensure fundraising with the State of California and City of Los Angeles.
  • Assist projects with raffle compliance and compile year-end report for the Department of Justice.
  • Assist in preparing and submitting liquor licenses for projects.
  • Manage business license renewal, business property statements, and business tax exemptions on a yearly basis.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skill, be highly attentive to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
  • Able to understand an issue and take initiative to develop and implement solutions.
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, and with vendors and others.
  • Familiarity with databases, including accounting and HR software.

 

EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in business or related fields (or equivalent experience) with a minimum of 3 to 5 years-experience.

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS

The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, frequently walk and stand.

The employee must also use his/her hear hands to operate office equipment and reach with hands and arms. Employee may occasionally climb, stoop, kneel or bend. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform essential job duties.

 

COMPENSATION

Salary: $55,000 - $65,000 non-exempt

 

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off.

 

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment in our online platform by clicking here

 

 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Grants Associate
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Community Partners seeks a full-time Grants Associate. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Grants, this position supports the department in a variety of roles related to grants and contract administration and other related activities as assigned.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Grants Administration

  • Review government agreements and prepare appropriate forms for contract execution Review private grant agreements
  • Manage a portfolio of projects.
  • Work with projects on budget review for government and private grant submissions Submit government grant proposals through on-line system
  • Prepare monthly invoicing for government contracts
  • Prepare ad hoc contract invoicing as needed for city, private and school contracts Assist in all areas of grant compliance and management for projects.
  • Manage project grants in Salesforce database and AccuFund Prepare documentation for funder site visits and audits Assist with preparation of annual audit materials
  • Draft MOUs and agreements, as necessary
  • Interact with Project Leaders addressing various financial matters
  • Prepare journal entries as needed
  • Assist department with special projects Other tasks as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skill, be highly attentive to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
  • Able to understand an issue and take initiative to develop and implement solutions.
  • Excellent client service and interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, and with vendors and others.
  • Familiarity with databases, including accounting and HR software.
  • Working knowledge of government contracts policies and procedures is a plus.

 

EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or related fields (or equivalent experience) with a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience.

 

COMPENSATION

Salary $55,000 – $65,000 D.O.E

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off.

 

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment in our online platform by clicking here.  

 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

Program Director
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Reporting to the VP of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives, the Program Director is responsible for managing a portfolio of intermediary programs, seeking new opportunities, and serving as a resource in their field(s) of expertise. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Director will be expected to:

  • Develop and manage implementation of intermediary programs for grant makers, government agencies and other public sector partners which may include program co-design, regranting, convenings, community engagement, assessments, training and capacity-building services.
  • Identify opportunities to apply Community Partners’ expertise and generate new intermediary engagements, including monitoring open RFPs, solicitations and contracting opportunities.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and issues in Los Angeles and in the national nonprofit sector, and state-of-the-art approaches in organizational and leadership development.
  • Represent Community Partners publicly and help extend our civic reach through strategic networking and relationship building.
  • Work with staff colleagues to assess developmental needs of grassroots nonprofit leaders; support grassroots nonprofit organizations and projects in government contract compliance.
  • Plan content for peer-learning gatherings, trainings, and conferences; oversee staffing and logistics for program operations and events.
  • Work with staff colleagues to develop content, document, and deliver curricula for training and workshop modules; facilitate peer-learning opportunities.
  • Oversee staff, consultants and logistics for program operations and events.
  • Provide supervision, coaching and mentoring for other program and administrative staff.
  • Write and prepare proposals, reports, budgets, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Manage various projects and other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant work experience in nonprofit management, public policy, public health, public administration, program development, community development, civic engagement, organizational or community capacity building, evaluation, philanthropy, or other relevant field(s) required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience a plus.
  • Lived experience in a community traditionally under-represented in nonprofit leadership roles strongly preferred.
  • Experience in policy advocacy, systems change, and/or community organizing on issues related to children 0 to 5, including family supports, health systems, early learning, or others, including reducing barriers to accessing. services, particularly with a whole child/whole family framework encompassing multiple intersecting systems, a major plus.
  • Experience leading complex government-funded contracting or grant initiatives, a nonprofit, or a startup venture a plus.
  • Experience and/or comfort with operating in knowledge organizations and thought leadership roles in an evolving organization; a creative thinking and problem solver.
  • Commitment to racial equity and participating in Community Partners’ equity and impact work.
  • Familiarity with the landscape of LA’s nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors strongly preferred; prior experience managing an LA County contract a plus.
  • Experience working with diverse groups and in a team environment, with a collaborative and consultative style.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience a plus.

 

Community Partners staff are working remotely during COVID-19; after re-opening at our ADA-accessible offices in The California Endowment, this role requires the ability to travel locally, with occasional overnight travel to meetings or conferences outside the LA area.

 

COMPENSATION

Salary range for this position is $90,000-$110,000 depending on experience.

 

Benefits include paid holidays, sick time, and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, Metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

 

 

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment in our online platform by clicking here.  

 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Senior Program Director
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Senior Program Director is responsible for co-designing and managing a portfolio of intermediary programs, developing new opportunities, and serving as a resource in their field(s) of expertise. This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

The Senior Program Director will be expected to:

  • Represent Community Partners publicly and help extend our civic reach through strategic networking and relationship building
  • Identify opportunities to apply Community Partners’ intermediary expertise and engage potential partners to co-create programs
  • Keep abreast of current trends and issues in Los Angeles and in the national nonprofit sector, and state-of-the-art approaches in organizational and leadership development
  • Develop, design, lead, and manage a portfolio of intermediary programs for grantmakers, government agencies and public sector partners which may include program design, regranting, convenings, community engagement, assessments, and capacity-building services.
  • Oversee staff, consultants, and logistics for program operations and events
  • Write and prepare proposals, reports, budgets, correspondence, and other documents
  • Work with staff colleagues to assess and respond to developmental needs of grassroots, community- based organizations and nonprofit leaders Work with staff colleagues to develop, document and deliver curriculum for training and workshop modules; facilitate peer learning opportunities
  • Provide supervision, coaching and mentoring for other program and administrative staff
  • Manage various projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following:

  • A minimum of 10 - 15 years of relevant work experience in nonprofit management, public policy, public health, public administration, program development, community development, civic engagement, organizational or community capacity building, evaluation, philanthropy, or other relevant field(s) required. Lived experience in a community traditionally under-represented in nonprofit leadership roles strongly preferred. Master’s degree or equivalent experience a plus
  • Experience administering public funding and knowledge of compliance requirements for government contracts a plus
  • Commitment to racial equity and participating in Community Partners’ equity and impact work
  • Experience working with diverse groups and in a team environment, with a collaborative and consultative style
  • Experience and/or comfort with operating in knowledge organizations and thought partnership roles in an evolving and changing organization; a creative and reflective thinker and problem-solver
  • Experience leading large, complex, multi-year program offices or intermediary engagements for grantmakers and/or government agencies
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills  Ability to provide a high level of initiative, responsiveness, and client relationship management
  • Community Partners staff are working remotely during COVID-19; after re-opening, this role requires the ability to travel locally, with occasional overnight travel to meetings or conferences outside the LA area
  • Skilled at managing multiple complex projects simultaneously

Compensation

Salary range for this position is $115,000-$135,000 depending on experience. Benefits include paid holidays, sick time, and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match after two years, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flex spending, Metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

Application

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume in our online platform. Click here.

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Senior Administrative Assistant – Intermediary
Friday, February 4, 2022

Community Partners seeks a full time, hourly (non-exempt) Senior Administrative Assistant. Reporting to the Program Manager, this position provides administrative support for the planning and execution of the Intermediary Programs as well peer learning convenings, workshops, trainings, and other events.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Comfortably utilize Zoom and other digital platforms to host recurring webinars, virtual convenings and team meetings.
  • Collect and maintain key documentation.
  • Coordinate and prepare for convenings, workshops, trainings, and other events
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments for internal colleagues.
  • Develop and coordinate organizational systems and processes.
  • Provide technical support to CBOs (Community Based Organizations)
  • Review and verify timesheets and other information in order to maintain accurate payroll data.
  • Assist with compiling and formatting content including grant reports, timelines, and other documents.
  • Track project timelines and remind internal and external colleagues about deadlines.
  • In case of eventual in-person events:
    • Travel to meetings, conferences, and other work-related events and be on-call during those events to ensure that logistics run smoothly and participants’ needs are met.
    • Coordinate event registration and logistics, including ordering and picking up supplies and preparing, printing, and collating materials such as badges, signage, handouts, evaluations, agendas, etc.
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) with 2-4 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, be highly attentive to detail, and have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a busy, fast-paced, and evolving team environment. A passion and proven track record for detail-oriented work is required.
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the organization, and with vendors and other external stakeholders.
  • Able to understand an issue and take the initiative to develop and implement solutions.
  • Experience in planning, and executing high-quality events.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required.
  • We welcome applications from people who consider themselves under-represented in the nonprofit sector even if they feel they meet only some of the qualifications.
  • Experience working on simultaneous projects with different team leads a plus.

COMPENSATION

Salary $50,000

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

 

Digital Transformation Project Manager
Monday, January 24, 2022

Community Partners seeks a full time Project Manager who would lead the successful execution of a series of business transformation-style projects that will assist in transitioning the organization into a more effective partner in support of our “Projects”/clients and their various philanthropic missions. This role will report to the Senior Director of the PMO and will be treated as a “long term temporary-to-permanent” placement for the right candidate.  

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working in as well as leading multiple business and/or digital transformation projects, particularly in the non-profit space.  Additionally, an individual who is able to support the new Senior Director of PMO in standing up a new “right sized” project management office by expanding on existing templates, standards and typical project management materials & tools.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The primary, overarching responsibility for this role is the successful delivery of individual projects as directed; the first being a grant making / management software implementation within the broader ERP+/Digital Transformation program.  Within this topic;
  • Work with SMEs and project executive sponsors to work through the inception phase of each project, developing a clear, well vetted and fully approved project charter that is then widely communicated for full buy-in
  • Develop detailed project and/or program plans, identifying and gaining buy-in for critical milestones, and agreed upon deliverables and quality standards
  • Regularly track and report on budget burn rate and project progress versus time allotted, scope alignment and overarching financial controls specific to project/program efforts (e.g. invoice processing)
  • Working under the direction of the Senior Director of PMO, ensure with both internal and external stakeholders that there is a consistent approach to planning, design and implementation throughout each project that falls into ERP+/Digital Transformation program, particularly in communication and documentation, as needed, detailed analysis to determine required budget, resources, risks and identify ongoing constraints to the project’s execution.
  • Communicate and escalate to the Senior Director of PMO & project/program’s executive sponsor the overall project(s) progress, timelines, risks, issues, budget information and scope changes
  • Communicate progress through a formal weekly dashboard / report / meeting; based on the needs of the different and specific audience groups
  • Contribute to preparing functional team and executive level presentations when requested
  • Track project plans, milestones and deliverables status and assess any impacts changes will have on cost, resourcing and schedules.
  • Prepare parent/child-style, integrated Gantt charts to appropriately assess project & workstream status, dependencies and identify/manage critical paths.
  • Work with internal teams and third-party vendors to develop & validate software release schedules throughout project/program life, establishing cadence and expectations for post launch software updates and eventual deployment and adoption of solution / process.
  • Identify and successfully resolve conflicts/priorities that may occur within the project team and/or key stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • Bachelor (4-year) degree, within a related major, such as information technology, business operations, computer science, or equivalent relevant work experience
  • More than 7 years’ experience in a professional, office environment; ideally in a customer facing role/function
  • Proven experience (min. 5 years) as a Project Manager who fully owned cross organizational project executions through to closeout; ideally proven ability to successfully execute in a “low PM understanding” situation 
  • Thorough understanding and hands on experience of project/program management techniques and methods (waterfall, multiple agile methodologies, sub-specializations)
  • Holder of a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification – ideally for 5+ years
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, Google G Suite/Workspace and other standard software tools used by project management professionals (e.g. Smartsheet, MS Project, Trello, Basecamp etc.)  
  • Exhibited outstanding leadership and team member participation skills, ideally in both non-profit and for-profit environments; experience in the grant space is highly desired
  • Ability to navigate conflicting or overlapping obligations and timelines; prioritizing and escalating as appropriate with senior management
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, non-verbal) 
  • Excellent problem-solving ability 
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders from varying professional backgrounds, education and experience levels to communicate effectively, building a sense of teamwork while consistently completing tasks on time at to quality standards

OTHER DESIRED ABILITIES / CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to maintain the highest level of discretion and confidentiality
  • The ability to interpret and/or discuss technical information and concepts with others that may not be familiar with technical jargon or concepts; performing the role of “liaison” between the business and the technology groups involved in the digital transformation program
  • Ability to work with business functional points of contact to capture and prioritize requirements and identify gaps
  • Ability to design, document and implement processes and procedures
  • Business Acumen and self-motivation to understand processes in detail
  • Realistically positive and proactive attitude that permeates all interactions and communications
  • Flexibility to sometimes work evenings and weekends with little or no advance notice should a project/program related issue arise

WORKING CONDITIONS

The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, frequently required to walk and stand.  The employee must also use his/her hands to operate and feel office equipment and reach with hands and arms.  Employee may occasionally climb, stoop, kneel or bend.  Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform essential job duties.

COMPENSATION

Position range $75k-$125k Depending on experience Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex

spending, Metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

 

Senior Director of Operations
Monday, January 24, 2022

Community Partners seeks a Senior Director of Operations who will be responsible for the establishment of a formal performance management / continuous improvement infrastructure that will work hand-in-hand with our Senior Director of PMO as we look to undertake a digital transformation program that will help revamp our $80m annual operational infrastructure as it aligns with our organizational strategic vision and values.  This individual will bring their proven success of gradually introducing operational improvements to a broad array of functional area processes (ideally including experience as a business process outsourcing (BPO) and/or grant management); adeptly identifying the highest value opportunities for improvement all while providing a consistently high level of quality service to our clients and those they serve in our community.

The ideal candidate will have experience establishing new operational infrastructure based on the specific “go to market” needs, culture, and phase in an organization’s growth.  An additional, highly desired qualification is direct experience being part of the leadership team of a “turn around” business transformation effort from inception to full implementation.   Experience in both non-profit and for-profit environments is desired, but not required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the CEO and CFO, while partnering with the Senior Leadership Team, track and report on the post launch performance of all areas of the organization’s processes, including identifying current and future state technology need, ways to streamline existing processes, enforcing quality standards and performance standards that align with overall business strategies; providing ongoing status updates and escalations of all areas of performance management / continuous improvement progress and risks. This will include the following focus areas;

  • Responsible for the tracking, reporting and root cause analysis & recommendations for the smooth “end-to-end” operation of Community Partner’s product / service offerings with external partners and/or clients
  • Working with Senior Director of PMO, oversee the integration of the selected outsourced servicing vendor with internal tech capabilities and ensure a smooth customer experience and that SLA’s are maintained
  • Assist the Senior Leadership Team with balancing of short-term constraints vs longer term servicing needs, as well as change management; using both first-hand experience and ongoing knowledge of industry best practices 
  • Ensuring maximized efficiency and effectiveness of all meetings, including supporting the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in meetings which could include planning and facilitation, advising the agenda, guiding the discussion, bringing together notes and action items and assuming responsibility for completion of action items
  • Developing fluency across numerous parts of the organization to introduce higher degrees of performance management rigor in all applicable disciplines and strategic objectives; grant management, service offering, staff accountability, operational improvements; customer care; human resources; while working hand in hand with the heads of each of these functional areas to ensure collaboration and flawless execution across all areas of responsibility
  • Develop and implement operational strategy to effectively scale customer service and support as the organization grows
  • Partner with functional area leadership to understand, document, and prioritize current needs and assess future needs
  • Drive operational rigor within the organization, while finding areas to streamline and optimize by taking the time to understand the “how”
  • Lead a culture of continuous improvement and innovation as it relates to methods, tools, and processes for global operations
  • Be a critical stakeholder in forecasting and budgeting for all support teams and tracking the actual performance against budget
  • Foster our diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIBs) culture by building awareness, adopting frameworks and methods to help people bring their whole selves to work
  • Develop, mentor, and provide constructive feedback to individuals and managers within the organization to enable people to do their best work

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in business, management, finance, or related field; MBA preferred (or equivalent experience).
  • A minimum of 15 years of strategic roles in management consulting, business operations, business development, operations, or GM-path roles with 5+ years of management experience 
  • Ability to create a vision and building to scale, from concept to execution - including areas such as partnership development, pricing and packaging, operational planning, business development, etc.
  • Experience with building and leading high-performing, thoughtful, and action-oriented teams and developing team members within the function to build their careers
  • Entrepreneurial experience or interest, with ability to work through very dynamic and ambiguous situations to bring clarity to problems and an action orientation to teams
  • Process Improvement certification (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean) required – ideally a holder for 10+ years
  • Performance Management certification (e.g. ICMA, CPMP) desired – ideally a holder for 5+ years
  • Thorough understanding of many different process development and improvement frameworks & techniques (e.g. Agile, Lean, JIT, Kanban)
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles 
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, Google G Suite/Workspace and other standard software tools used by project management professionals (e.g. Smartsheet, MS Project etc.)  
  • Exhibited outstanding leadership and organizational skills, ideally in both non-profit and for-profit environments  
  • Ability to navigate conflicting or overlapping obligations and timelines; prioritizing and escalating as appropriate with senior management

OTHER DESIRED ABILITIES / CHARACTERISTICS

  • Proven track record of thought leadership and ability to generate relevant recommendations that clearly contribute to business success
  • Effectively and positively leads a team; sets a good example
  • High level of knowledge of the operational / performance management and the functional area disciplines it typically oversees (e.g. HR, IT, service delivery, customer care)
  • Proven track record of thought leadership and ability to generate relevant recommendations that clearly contribute to business success
  • A strong internal partnership approach -- low-ego, proactive and intellectual curious, and flexible in arriving at solutions that benefit the business and our people
  • Effectively and positively leads a team; sets a good example
  • Provides feedback, coaches employees appropriately and provides recognition, takes mentoring role, challenges and develops employees
  • Foster our diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIBs) culture by building awareness, adopting frameworks and methods to help people bring their whole selves to work
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical-thinking and analytical skills to recognize and comprehend complex issues, policies, regulatory requirements and industry information affecting the business environment
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills; confidently articulate information in a professional manner to individuals at all levels, and with both internal and external partners
  • Expert relationship management capabilities and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates an attention to detail and thoroughness in deliverables and communications
  • Excellent organizational skills with the flexibility to handle multiple tasks with strict deadlines
  • Experience with project development and / or IT management desired, but not required

COMPENSATION

Position range $120,000-170,000k Depending on experience Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex

spending, Metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring

Senior Director of Project Management Office (PMO)
Monday, January 24, 2022

Community Partners seeks a Senior Director of a Business Project Management Office (PMO) to be responsible for establishing a right-sized PMO infrastructure for this growing organization; managing and developing a team to collectively drive to the successful implementation of the organization’s strategic initiatives in partnership with the Senior Director of Operations. This individual will bring their proven successes in executing a wide range of project and programs in a non-profit environment; with a thorough understanding of the project management discipline (spanning waterfall and multiple agile methodologies); being ultimately responsible for the execution and interactions with business partners (aka software vendors, MSP) and cross-functional teams to ensure Community Partner’s project portfolio’s objectives are achieved.

The ideal candidate will have multiple experiences standing up a new PMO environment in a non-profit environment, where project management is a relatively new discipline within the organization.   An additional, highly desired qualification is direct experience leading a cross-organizational business transformation effort from inception to close-out/completion.  Experience in the non-profit space is desired, but not required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Leadership

Under the direction of the CEO and CFO, while partnering with the Senior Leadership Team, align the organization’s technology, processes, quality standards and solutions with overall business strategies; providing ongoing status updates and escalations of project portfolio execution progress and risks. This will include the following focus areas;

  • Lead the prioritization and execution efforts, under the direction of CP’s CEO and CFO, of Community Partner’s annually updated 3-5 yr strategic program roadmap; manage the interaction between all teams for all projects/initiatives.
  • Manage reporting and communication related to the digital transformation program within implementation and deployment environments; adjusting mode and messaging based on different audience groups
  • Working hand-in-hand with the Senior Director of Operations and Senior Leadership Team, engage with business functional points of contact to identify, capture and prioritize requirements and identify gaps in an ongoing manner (e.g. change request management), providing ongoing status updates to key stakeholders regarding status of individual requirements and how they tie into Community Partner’s project portfolio (vs. ongoing performance/operational improvements which will be owned by the Senior Director of Ops)
  • Oversee the day-to-day relationships with data migration and software implementation vendors (e.g. oversight of task / milestone quality, engagement level of skilled staff and overarching, ongoing assessment meeting contractual obligations) as they work within the various individual projects within the ERP+/Digital Transformation Program
  • Oversee (and where required, provide leadership) of project based, cross-functional teams in the design, selection and implementation of solutions as identified during the annual strategic road map and ensuing prioritized project portfolio.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and provide superior change management leadership cross organizational functions (HR, business development, legal, finance and grants) and other support group functions and clients to support the design and execution of organizational and process improvements (as ultimately owned by the Senior Director of Operations)
  • Help stakeholders turn ideas into solutions that leverage technology to differentiate Community Partners from our competitors.
  • Through the joint development with functional team leadership; optimize core business processes and systems, introduce innovative ideas, and foster operational excellence across the organization.

Business “PMO-lite” Infrastructure Stand Up

  • Develop customized PMO processes, tools, and project governance infrastructure that meets the specific needs of the Community Partners organization; designed to be utilized by all functional areas of the organization for the execution of all types and sized projects and programs.
  • Develop executive level briefing material templates and associated analytics to guide and steer decision making.
  • Drive effective collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across all functional business areas.
  • Serve as a fierce customer advocate by ensuring implemented business solutions meet the prioritized needs of the organization and its stakeholders.
  • Nurture project execution knowledge & best practice sharing through proactive collaboration efforts with all areas of the organization.

Ongoing PMO-lite Governance

  • Interview, hire, coach, train and develop project management staff. This includes, but not limited to, employee development, staff evaluations, and performance management of assigned staff.
  • Perform ongoing project portfolio status reporting; project budget tracking, program ROI and other typical analysis for prospective technology / solution acquisitions and the adoption / impact of their implementation.
  • Manage interdependencies and coordination across projects to ensure information relating to project deliverables, risks and issues are effectively communicated to both stakeholders and development resources.
  • Responsible for overseeing the development of functional specifications and requirements for new application functionality, as well as test plans and test strategies based on those specifications.
  • Fosters collaborative relationships with project leaders and other stakeholders; effectively manages conflicts; assess cross-functional project team capability; and improves collaborative development and project results.
  • Expert resource for internal organizational teams regarding quality assurance best practices and program/project delivery.
  • Miscellaneous other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in business, management, finance, or related field; MBA preferred (or equivalent experience).
  • A minimum of 15 years of professional experience (at least 10 years’ experience in progressive project management roles); exhibiting career growth and knowledge development
  • Experience in standing up a new PMO with all of the appropriate templates, processes and systems infrastructure; ideally as the lead, but participation as part of a new PMO as a team member is acceptable
  • Excellent analytical and Excel-based modeling skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of data and system interactions.
  • Strong systems skills; technology / software development or implementation lifecycle experience a plus.
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills to coach, motivate, develop and manage a team.
  • Strong senior-level communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to interpret and summarize data to help management achieve strategic and operational goals.
  • Experience leading global cross-disciplinary, cross-functional projects to drive business process change affecting multiple business units.
  • Clear and articulate oral and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making abilities.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. PMP or PRINCE2 preferred

OTHER DESIRED ABILITIES / CHARACTERISTICS:

  • High level of knowledge of the project management discipline and it’s sub-disciplines (e.g. risk management, conflict management, resource management)
  • Proven track record of thought leadership and ability to generate relevant recommendations that clearly contribute to business success
  • A strong internal partnership approach -- low-ego, proactive and intellectual curious, and flexible in arriving at solutions that benefit the business and our people
  • Effectively and positively leads a team; sets a good example
  • Provides feedback, coaches employees appropriately and provides recognition, takes mentoring role, challenges and develops employees
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical-thinking and analytical skills to recognize and comprehend complex issues, policies, regulatory requirements and industry information affecting the business environment
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills; confidently articulate information in a professional manner to individuals at all levels, and with both internal and external partners
  • Expert relationship management capabilities and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates an attention to detail and thoroughness in deliverables and communications
  • Excellent organizational skills with the flexibility to handle multiple tasks with strict deadlines
  • Experience with product development and / or performance management desired, but not required

COMPENSATION

Position range $120,000-$170,000 Depending on experience Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex

spending, Metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

 

Senior Finance Associate
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Community Partners seeks a full-time Senior Finance Associate. Reporting to the Finance Manager, this position supports the finance team in accounting for core and project operations and other related activities as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance

  • Perform financial analysis and interpret financial data to assess project financial health, diagnose problems, identify concerns, and understand projects’ underlying business model. Communicate analyses to project leaders and assist them in understanding their projects’ financial situation.
  • Prepare and interpret cash flow analysis, proformas, and other analytics to help project leaders make data-driven decisions to better manage their projects
  • Work with finance team and project leaders to ensure project finances are accurately reflected in the general ledger, which include preparing/posting journal entries and monitoring funder code/subaccount activity
  • Prepare cash flow analysis related to new hires and change of status to ensure project’s fiscal viability and share analysis with project leader. Advise and consent to project personnel changes.
  • Educate project leaders and their staff in the principal theory of accounting and managerial finance as it relates to their project’s financial statements
  • Work with projects to review and/or develop grant and operational budgets as needed
  • Address project questions relating to internal policies and procedures or other matters related to finance and accounting
  • Assess risk of project activities and help ensure proper nonprofit compliance with laws, policies, and best practices for financial management
  • Assist with review of project financial performance (project status) to evaluate the financial health of projects and assess financial warning signs
  • As needed, assist with reviewing new project proposals. Assess potential projects’ fit with Community Partners’ mission
  • Provide financial analysis as needed to support work of Grants, HR, Program, and Contracts teams
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in accounting or related field.
  • Experience in the nonprofit or government sector a plus.
  • Accounting software knowledge required (experience with AccuFund a plus)
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as an acute ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
  • Excellent client service and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, as well as with vendors and others.
  • High level of experience with Word and Excel required.

COMPENSATION

Salary $65,000-$70,000 D.O.E

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, metro pass, and a range of professional development opportunities. Community Partners has a 9/80 work week option under which employees may elect to work 80 hours in 9 days and take every other Friday off (after completion of introductory period).

APPLICATION

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by clicking here.

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.