Panorama City and Neighbors Local Network (PCNLN)
Annual Salary: $40,000
El Nido is contracted by First 5 LA as the lead organization in a regional support network designed to support and maximize the impact and sustainability of the Best Start Community Partnerships in the San Fernando Valley. The purpose of Best Start is to cultivate strong collaborative efforts with parents, residents, organizations, and key leaders (i.e. community partnerships) so that, together, they are a powerful catalyst for change to achieve and sustain positive outcomes for children and families in their communities.
The Program Specialist, will be part of a team dedicated to providing a community-wide support network that empowers Panorama City & Neighbors parents, residents and stakeholders to increase their capacity in leadership, advocacy, public speaking, group facilitation, outreach and engagement within the Best Start Communities. Project Specialist will assist with project planning and oversight working closely with supervisor LNC coordinator, using problem-solving and organizational skills to develop plans.
- Work with supervisor to facilitate and implement the Participatory Budget process in the region.
- Develop or modify project plans and track their progress.
- Provide guidance and support to various volunteer teams within Panorama City & Neighbors workgroup leaders and Participatory Budget participants.
- Develop, disseminate and communicate information to parents, residents, and stakeholders involved in various Best Start efforts.
- Clearly communicate project goals to other team members.
- Support the coordination and logistics of meetings, events, and activities to support Panorama City and Neighbors (PCN) Best Start efforts and assist with vendor management.
- Establish ongoing working relationship with community-based organizations, schools, parents, residents, stakeholders and vendors to support Best Start efforts.
- Participate in community meetings and events in representation of the Best Start team.
- Create meeting agendas and packets, provide note taking, administer collecting and tracking of project surveys, and copies of educational materials.
- Attend relevant meetings and trainings as assigned.
- Provide administrative and general clerical support as assigned by Program Coordinator or Program Director.
- Will be assigned to special projects as needed and provide logistical support throughout the entire process.
Education/ Experience/ Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred).
- Minimum of 2-3 years’ administrative office experience, proficient in MS Word and Excel, type 45-50 wpm, knowledge of online platforms (i.e., google doc’s, survey monkey, zoom) and ability to take meeting minutes.
- At least two years of experience in the nonprofit sector working with adult populations and with families from diverse age, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Experience with organizing of large community events is preferred.
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational communication skills with colleagues, clients, and representatives from other community based organizations.
- This role requires excellent communication and organizational skills, Group facilitation skills and the ability to lead groups though a process of gaining consensus.
- Must be able to communicate clearly, both written and orally for group presentations and meetings. Communication skills in English/Spanish (Preferred)
- Must be detail oriented, organized, accurate and have time management skills to complete requests in a timely manner.
- Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed); valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record and proof of insurance; TB clearance, to be renewed every two years.
- Knowledge of San Fernando Valley (preferred).
Please mail or email resume and cover letter.
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