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Program Manager for South Los Angeles YouthBuild

Job Title: SLAYB Program Manager

Job Category: Social Services
Primary Location: Los Angeles 90011
Department: Workforce Development Department (WDD)
Reports To: Associate Director of Youth Workforce Development
Direct Reports: Yes
Seniority Level: Mid-Career
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: No

Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) is a community development corporation with a mission to better sustain, coordinate, and improve local planning, development, and community services that address the needs of low-income and working-class residents and small business in South LA.
CRCD serves 100% LMI within South LA. CRCD was founded by neighborhood residents and community leaders to revitalize the area after decades of disinvestment and to improve the quality of life for youth and the community. Since 2005, CRCD has partnered in a combined investment of $168 million in South LA housing and real estate, including 370 units of affordable housing, plus community space for support services, youth programs, a homeless youth drop-in center, a community garden, and commercial space for our social enterprise. CRCD has connected over 1,500 young people to education, jobs, and housing.

  • Real Estate and Economic Development. To increase the number of affordable and permanent housing in South Los Angeles and to revitalize the local economy, CRCD develops housing for LMI populations, including transition-age youth ages 16-24, seniors, veterans, and low-income families.
  • Support Services. We provide support services to 100% LMI youth and other residents of CRCD housing, assist homeless youth to secure housing with rental subsidies and support services, and run a drop-in center to help homeless transition- age youth meet basic needs.
  • Education. CRCD Academy, a high school provides youth ages 16-24 with diploma- track education and post secondary education support.
  • Youth Development. CRCD provides youth with workforce development programs, intensive case management to reduce barriers to employment and reduce recidivism, alternative sentencing programs, and jobs and career placement.
  • Worksource Center. Since 2014 CRCD has been the operator of the federally funded Vernon-Central/ Los Angeles Trade-Technical College WorkSource Center where unemployed LMI residents are linked to career-ladder jobs and supportive services.
  • CRCD Enterprises. CRCD is the parent organization of a social enterprise providing training and employment for low-income youth and young adults.


  • Dental, Vision, Medical Benefits: CRCD is in the top 10% for excellent employee benefits for non-profit organizations. CRCD offers 80% employee paid and 60% dependent paid medical
  • 401K eligibility to participate from day one and up to 6% matching after one year
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Accident, and Hospital Indemnity
  • Whole Life Insurance, College Funding Plans/529 Savings Plan from Principal
  • Pet insurance, Legal/ID Theft
  • Generous work/life balance
  • 13 Paid Holidays

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Youth Workforce Development, the South Los Angeles YouthBuild (SLAYB) Program Manager will be a part of an innovative team of service providers and educational experts that will work collectively to operate innovative Workforce Development programs for young people in the South Los Angeles neighborhood that face the greatest barriers to finding employment. The SLAYB Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily functions of the educational, training, counseling, leadership development, and graduate components of South Los Angeles YouthBuild program. They will provide supervision and support to the South Los Angeles YouthBuild staff and coordinate/facilitate program cohesiveness and collaboration amongst CRCD, LATTC, YCSC and other key partners. The SLAYB Program Manager will also be responsible for facilitating relationships and program oversight of AmeriCorps. The YouthBuild Manager should spend 50% of time providing program oversight, which includes staff and performance management, partner management, and program compliance and implementation. 40% of the manager time will be spent on administrative responsibilities which includes program evaluation, data reporting and management, and policies/procedures. The final 10% of manager time will be used for staff supervision, staff development, coaching, and guidance.

1. Organize and manage internal program operations, included but not limited to monitoring daily functioning of operations, review attendance and payroll records.
2. Develop systems to improve program operations, coordination, and collaboration among CRCD and partner agencies including the Department of Probation, Department of Children and Family Services.
3. Participate in system of collaboration and facilitate relationships and access with Probation Department, Probation Camps and other judicial systems in hopes of getting direct referrals of South Los Angeles young adults and engage them in our programs.
4. Develop systems to improve program operations, coordination and collaboration among CRCD, LATTC, and other key partner’s staff/team.
5. Work collaboratively with LATTC team (trainers, curriculum coordinator, program technician, and teachers) and CRCD team (case managers, coordinator, director, and project manager) to implement comprehensive program for program participants.
6. Be the CRCD's lead liaison to Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), the YouthBuild Charter School of California, and other education partners.
7. Work collaboratively with CRCD's Housing & Support Services Department,
CRCD Enterprises and any other partner to plan and coordinate the construction worksite training.
8. Oversee and coach interns and other staff responsible for providing direct support to youth in the program.
9. Oversee and support the creation of a Youth Policy Council and an Alumni/ Graduate Program.
10. Build relationships with local employers, including construction trade unions, and stay informed of pre-requisites for union apprenticeships and other employment opportunities.
11. Build relationships with community-based organizations & government agencies to promote collaboration, solve problems, and identify resources for youth.
12. Collaborate and confer with other CRCD staff as appropriate to coordinate services and implement programs.
13. Meet weekly with team members and partners (or as required) to plan activities, strategize on service delivery for members, and other activities identified by the network.

1. 5 years’ experience or related work and/or BA Degree, MA preferred with at least 2-3 years supervisorial experience
2. Experience managing YouthBuild, AmeriCorps and/or Department of Labor Grants
3. Familiarity with Out-of-School Transition Age Youth population is a plus
4. Knowledge of database management and quality control process
5. Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
6. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
7. Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
8. Must display the ability to facilitate small and large groups
9. Reliable transportation: valid driver's license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
10. Proficient in reading and writing
11. Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)

1. On occasion walk or drive to different local sites throughout the day
2. Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, and occasionally lift or carry up to 35 lbs.
3. Combination of field and office environment
4. May necessitate working in busy and loud environments
5. May be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise, and odor
6. May participate in training and staff development that requires local and out of state travel
7. Work regularly in a community that is exposed to gang activity, substance use, homelessness, and high unemployment rates.
8. Must be available for emergency crisis situations with the ability to respond after work hours as needed for emergencies
9. This is not a work-from-home position

1. Encompass a “do whatever it takes approach” to serving our community
2. Always maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality.
3. Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues.
4. Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines.
5. Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency.
6. Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others.
7. Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration.
8. Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication.
9. Regular and prompt attendance in the office is required
10. Work with limited to minimum supervision.
11. Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

CRCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the EEO/ADA Coordinator. EEO /ADA Coordinator contact: Stacey Cabling (213) 743-6193.

All candidates are subject to a criminal history check and meet CRCD’s criteria regarding criminal history. All candidates must pass background check conducted by LA County.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $62,400.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$32,000.00 - 56,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Los Angeles, CA 90011, US