Full Time

Program Associate at Yetunde Price Resource Center / Driving Force Group

Fields: social services, community development, mental health, psychology, social work

Location: Los Angeles, California

About the Organization: The Yetunde Price Resource Center, was established in honor of its namesake, a victim of senseless gun violence, to ensure that those affected by violence either directly or indirectly, have access to resources to help them heal emotionally, physically and financially.

The Center ensures that anyone who was impacted by violence, directly or indirectly, could access the resources they needed to flourish physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. The Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC) collaborates with partner organizations to offer trauma-informed programs that promote individual and community-wide healing and resiliency. YPRC works to ensure that victims of direct or indirect senseless violence have complete access to existing resources and that where there is a dearth in services, new resources are created.

About the Position:

  • Partner with the Center Director to assess the landscape, adjust current programming as needed and design meaningful new programming to address the community’s needs. Staying within the founders’ vision, strategy, and budget for the Center you’ll help the Center Director design and create the program roadmap (consistent with DFG’s P.E.E.R.S. approach).
  • Implement Programming. This includes drop in sessions, healing circles, trauma-informed arts programs, and capturing all resources community-wide in a database that others can access.
  • Collect and Analyze Data. You’ll support the Center Director in executing a formal feedback and evaluation processes to measure the impact of the Center and use those to determine where to double down and where to pivot. Your job will be to collect and analyze all programmatic data and present it with your recommendations to the Center Director.

Special Requirements/Qualifications: While not all of these are requirements, our strongest applicants will see themselves in more of these competencies than not…

  • You are a social justice justice warrior who believes afflicted communities can heal.You are deeply committed to addressing the widening disparities across Compton.
  • You have experience working with those who have experienced trauma and are comfortable being around those in crisis (homeless, those with substance abuse and mental and physical health issues). You are resilient in the face of adversity and know how to de-escalate difficult situations.
  • You are results oriented and known for nailing the details. You are able to stay focused on the big picture while helping to flawlessly manage all the on the ground details (executing programs, calendaring, filing and managing bills and receipts, etc…). Those around you say that your professionalism and warmth makes them feel like you truly care and are concerned. You are never “casual” in a way that undermines trust and are superb at managing up to your Center Director.
  • You are a community builder. Community outreach gets you fired up. You are energized by connecting the dots across an entire city to create strategic partnerships and funding streams. You excel at consensus building amongst diverse groups.
  • You are comfortable with change and a problem solver extraordinaire. You thrive in dynamic, ever changing environments. When faced with obstacles, the self starter in you comes out and you quickly identify multiple solutions. Your excel at using your keen observation and data collection techniques to know where to double down on programming and when to pivot.
  • Your strong moral and ethical compass always guide you. You demonstrate superb judgement and common sense and maintain exceptionally high standards without needing a reminder.

We would like either this Program Associate or our Center Director to be fluent in Spanish. The Program Associate will report to the Center Director whom we are are also hiring at the same time

Estimated Salary: $40,000 – $50,000 + medical and dental insurance coverage through United PPO. Paid Time Off – Up to 5 weeks off including 2 weeks of vacation, 10 federal holidays and up to 6 days of sick leave

Deadline: October 17, 2018 3:00 PM

Apply Here:
Yetunde Price Resource Center


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