Senior Program Manager

January 26, 2023

As a generalist reporting to a Senior Program Director, the Senior Program Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of intermediary engagements, supporting the development of and overseeing the implementation of new opportunities, and serving as a resource in their field(s) of expertise.  Immediate assignments include supporting grant programs with the LA County Development Authority, LA County Office of Sustainability, and First 5 LA.

The Senior Program Manager will be expected to:

  • Co-design, oversee, and implement day-to-day activities for intermediary programs for grantmakers and government agencies
  • Plan content for peer-learning gatherings, trainings, and conferences
  • Design, manage, and implement logistics for program operations, grantmaking, and events
  • Oversee project budgets and provide necessary information for invoicing and reporting
  • Provide detail-oriented project management including use of various platforms and tools such as Submittable, Trello, and Zoom.
  • Work with staff colleagues to develop, document, and deliver curriculum for training and workshop modules; facilitate peer learning opportunities
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor program and administrative staff, oversee consultants
  • Prepare reports, budgets, correspondence, proposals, and other documents
  • Keep abreast of current trends and issues in Los Angeles nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors, and emergent approaches in organizational and leadership development
  • Manage various projects and other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of 5 – 7 years of relevant work experience in nonprofit program management, leadership development, racial justice work, public policy, public health, public administration, program development, community development, civic engagement, organizational or community capacity building, evaluation, philanthropy, or other relevant field(s)
  • Lived experience in a community traditionally under-represented in nonprofit leadership roles
  • 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 partnership roles; a creative and a reflective thinker
  • Experience working with diverse groups and in a team environment, with a collaborative and consultative style
  • Familiarity with the landscape of LA’s nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors and/or prior experience managing an LA County contract a plus
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and written/oral communication skills
  • Community Partners staff are working in a hybrid environment, with teams working in our offices at The California Endowment several days each month; this role requires the ability to travel locally, with occasional overnight travel to meetings or conferences outside the LA area
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience a plus


Salary range for this position is $75,000 – $85,000 depending on experience. Benefits include paid holidays, sick days, and vacation, paid winter holiday closure, a 403(b) plan with employer match after two years, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, life and disability insurance, 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).


Interested applicants should upload a thoughtful cover letter and resume.

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.