Now Hiring: Volunteer Corps Members and VISTA Leader

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AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Corps Member

 About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps VISTA is one of three main service programs of AmeriCorps that connects full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty. Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life experience. The term of service lasts for 1 year. Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) Training is required for all members.

 Position Overview: L.A. Works will be placing passionate, dedicated, highly motivated individuals in nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles. They will help transform their host site’s volunteer programs through more effective volunteer recruitment, placement, and engagement practices. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, be a self-starter who can multi-task, and have experience working in nonprofits or with nonprofit volunteers. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Host site organizations:

Baby 2 Baby

A Community of Friends

DIY Girls

Education Through Music

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

L.A. Kitchen

Mujeres de la Tierra

Reading To Kids

Young Storytellers Foundation

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Thoroughly assess host site’s volunteer program;
  • Identify new, creative volunteer roles at host site;
  • Conduct targeted recruitment efforts online and offline to improve volunteer matches and increase the number of volunteers placed at host site;
  • Contribute to quarterly and annual grant reporting;
  • Attend monthly meetings and trainings at L.A. Works;
  • Serve as a Project Leader at L.A. Works special days of service;
  • Meet multiple deadlines and benchmarks set by L.A. Works and the AmeriCorps grant

 Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Commitment and understanding of the AmeriCorps principles and values including the one year of service;
  • Ability to adapt to the living allowance and other lifestyle challenges common for AmeriCorps members;
  • A track record of delivering results while juggling competing priorities under intense time pressure;
  • Engaging public speaker and networker
  • Professional demeanor in person, in writing, and on the phone
  • Passion for nonprofit work and belief in the value of community service

 Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Must be at least 17 years of age and a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.;
  • Some evening and weekend commitments;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Duration: One-year commitment

 

L.A. Works Volunteer Corps VISTA Leader

Position Overview: L.A. Works is seeking a motivated AmeriCorps VISTA Leader to support the Volunteer Corps, a countywide VISTA project based in Los Angeles, CA. AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders are former AmeriCorps VISTA members who have completed at least one term of full time service and have displayed exceptional leadership and passion for community service. With 10 VISTA members, the overall goal of L.A. Works’ Volunteer Corps is to alleviate poverty in Los Angeles by enhancing nonprofit organizations’ volunteer programs. With robust volunteer programs, these organizations will run more effectively and efficiently. The VISTA Leader will act as the go-to person for VISTAs when they need assistance navigating the VISTA Assignment Description, community issues, reporting requirements, and VISTA policies.

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Under direction of the Volunteer Corps Manager, help foster a learning community amongst the VISTA members through planning and leading monthly trainings, meetings, and activities;
  • Assist VISTA members in achieving success in performance, service assignments, and for the overall project;
  • Maintain regular communication with VISTA members to recognize accomplishments and to provide support, motivation, and feedback;
  • Develop training resources to enhance professional development opportunities for VISTA members;

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Must have successfully completed one term as an AmeriCorps VISTA member prior to starting the position;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Engaging public speaker and networker;
  • Must be willing to learn, work hard, and teach others;
  • Passion for nonprofit work and belief in community service 

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Some evening and weekend commitments;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Duration: One-year commitment

Application Procedure: If you are interested in growing professionally within an innovative, highly respected organization through a year of service, we invite you to submit a single PDF document which includes the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two Professional References

Submit all materials to Asia Olaño, asia@laworks.com by June 13 at 5 PM. Please mention where you viewed this description in the body of the e-mail.

L.A. Works is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that includes people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizes their talents to achieve its mission. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

 

 

 

Now Hiring: Logistics Manager

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About L.A. Works: L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer action center that creates, manages, and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. With 25 years of success, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: to increase volunteer participation in the community; to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions through access to volunteer labor and other resources; and to educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles community.  L.A. Works has more than 30,000 registered volunteers who have contributed over 1,000,000 volunteer hours of service to thousands of nonprofits in the Los Angeles community.

Position Overview: In collaboration with the Director of Corporate Engagement, the Logistics Manager will provide support, training and leadership for new and returning Special Event Coordinators (SECs) as well as assist with general corporate program operations. The Logistics Manager position will also include the duties of a SEC as outlined below, including project management of large-scale corporate and Day of Service volunteer events. This is a perfect role for someone looking to grow his or her leadership and management experience. The ideal candidate will have strong communications skills, be a self-starter who can multi-task, have experience in event production, and experience working with and managing volunteers and/or teams of people. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Responsibilities for Logistics Manager Role:
Under direction from the Director of Corporate Engagement, the Logistics Manager will manage and support a team of 3-10 SECs who are part-time consultants responsible for managing hands-on day of service projects for L.A. Works’ corporate clients. The Logistics Manager will also lead warehouse and inventory management in support of overall corporate program and Day of Service operations. Logistics Manager will:

  • Participate in hiring and assignment process for new SECs based on 2016-2017 departmental timeline;
  • Assist with initial and ongoing SEC training and development;
  • Provide ongoing supervision and support to SECs while on project assignment;
  • Act as liaison between Director of Corporate Engagement and SECs;
  • Train corporate volunteers as project leaders for event;
  • Supervise Warehouse Associate to lead operations for small warehouse of light construction equipment and volunteer event supplies. Maintain inventory, organization and safety standards.
  • Procure event supplies and ensure tools and supplies are properly distributed to/from project sites, make deliveries as needed.
  • Supervise Warehouse Associate to maintain tight inventory of supplies for pre/post-corporate events and provide direction for event production.
  • Foster and maintain in-kind donor relationships to strengthen event supply inventory.

Responsibilities also include:
Leadership and planning of hands-on day of service projects and non-traditional relationships with corporate partners, including:

  • Work with school, nonprofit, or agency assigned by Dir. of Corporate Engagement to develop a volunteer event for a team of corporate volunteers that fits within event budget;
  • Ensure that bulk/specialty supplies, water and snacks are ordered, loaded, delivered and pre-sorted ahead of time;
  • Process payments to contractors, vendors, SECs and day-of event support;
  • Coordinate with Dir. of Corporate Engagement to invite civic leaders, press, celebrities, etc. as needed;
  • Permits and school processes (insurance, approvals, etc.) handled as appropriate;
  • Ensure documentation of day’s activities, including: Pre- and Post- event photos as well as action photos of volunteers working, High quality photos of murals, and Final report with #s who served, hours of service, site, contact info, $ spent versus $ budgeted, etc. to be submitted to Dir. of Corp. Engagement; and
  • Survey corporate volunteers with post-event evaluation and capture contact info if they want to get involved in other L.A. Works projects (facility, managed, or referrals).

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of four years progressively responsible management experience;
  • Experience training and supervising employees or long-term volunteers a plus;
  • Knowledge of the nonprofit sector; in-depth understanding of volunteer management and engagement practices;
  • A track record of delivering results while juggling competing priorities under intense time pressure;
  • Comfortable delivering presentations and guiding a room of participants;
  • Proactive, self-directed, and results-oriented personality with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • Excellent networking, customer service and relationship building skills;
  • Ability to successfully adapt to varying communication styles
  • Ability to be creative and resourceful to develop new, unique programs and initiatives;
  • Great organizational skills and detail-oriented nature; and
  • Open to and excited by the opportunity to inform our strategic thinking and work within an entrepreneurial environment.

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Access to personal car for occasional travel throughout Los Angeles County;
  • Some evening and weekend commitments; and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Corporate Engagement.

Time expectations and salary: This is a full-time position. Salary is negotiable and will be stipulated in offer letter. The percentage of hours devoted to specific responsibilities subject to corporate event timeline.

To apply: Submit a coverletter, resume, and salary history in a single PDF document to HR1@laworks.com

MLK Day of Service 2016 Recap

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On January 18th, 2016, L.A. Works gathered about 1,300 corporate and community volunteers at Woodcrest Elementary and Washington Prep High in South Los Angeles to participate in our 11th annual MLK Day of Service.

Check out our recap video and photo album!

To honor the spirit and legacy of Dr. King, these volunteers worked to transform and revitalize these two campuses with painting, gardening, building, cleaning and more!

One thousand paint brushes, 300 gallons of paint and 52 ladders were used to create 18 murals. We also built 20 picnic tables, planters and benches, and made 32 blankets for the homeless and other beautification projects.

We were honored to have keynote speaker L.A. Laker legend James Worthy kick off the event. Guest speakers included actor O’Shea Jackson, Jr., from Oscar-nominated film “Straight Outta Compton” and L.A. Board of Public Works Commissioner Mike Davis. Acclaimed writer/actor (and veteran of eight Spike Lee films) Roger Guenveur Smith was our emcee.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti also stopped by to help with some of our building projects and took time to chat and take pictures with our hardworking volunteers.

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Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who made this event a success: Target, Macy’s, Accenture, Kaiser Permanente, L.A. Lakers, Jonathan Club, Southern Calif. Leadership Network, Nature’s Bakery, Lyft, AmeriCorps and unite4:good.

 

L.A. Works MLK Day of Service 2016!

More than 1,500 Angelenos to volunteer for  L.A. Works 2016 MLK Day of Service

Make tomorrow “A Day On, Not a Day Off”
 

Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 8.54.21 AML.A. Works, Los Angeles’ largest volunteer network for community and corporate service, has recruited corporate sponsors, community volunteers, and VIP celebrities to support a major service project on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On Monday, January 18, 2016, a multi-ethnic gathering of more than 1,500 volunteers, community leaders and corporate sponsors will make it a “Day On, Not a Day Off” as they honor the spirit and legacy of Dr. King by transforming and revitalizing the campus of Woodcrest Elementary School in South Los Angeles.

Acclaimed writer/actor Roger Guenveur Smith, veteran of eight Spike Lee films and director of the award-winning theater production of “The Mountaintop” (fictional depiction of MLK’s last night in the Lorrai
ne Hotel before his assassination), will emcee the event; while NBA Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers basketball commentator, James Worthy, will kick-off the day as keynote speaker. Also speaking at the event are actor O’Shea Jackson (Oscar nominated film “Straight Outta Compton” star), former Assemblyman and current L.A. Board of Public Works Commissioner, Mike Davis; and L.A. Works co-founder/board chair, Bob L. Johnson. The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles will join the event mid-morning.

Sponsors for the day include: Macy’s, Accenture, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Lakers, Jonathan Club, Southern California Leadership Network, Nature’s Bakery, Lyft, AmeriCorps, unite4:good, Woodcrest Elementary School and Washington Prep High School.

This is L.A. Works’ 11th annual MLK Day project. In addition, 2016 marks a remarkable milestone for the non-profit – 25 years of mobilizing Southern California’s corporate and community volunteer power by providing more than 1 million hours of service to communities throughout Los Angeles.

(REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!)

When: Monday, January 18, 2016

Event Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kick-off (speakers): 8:30 a.m.

Mayor in attendance: 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Lunch (volunteer fair, live music): 12:30 p.m.

Media Parking @ Woodcrest Elementary School:
1198 W 108th St, Los Angeles, CA 90044

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Twitter: @LAWorksNow
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LinkedIn: bit.ly/LAWorks

5 Unexpectedly Fun Ways to Volunteer

DSC_6617 copy.JPGWho says serving others can’t be fun? Here are five out-of-the-box volunteer projects from L.A. Works that’ll have you coming back for more! (Open to everyone for short- or long-term commitments.)

1. BEAUTY AND CHARM: Facials! Manicures! Snacks! Help women transitioning out of homelessness feel like a queen for a day, when you pamper them with makeovers at the Good Shepherd Center near downtown L.A. (Check schedule in Jan.) http://bit.ly/1QRlolG

2. GOT RHYTHM: Skip the nightclub one Friday a month and hit this dance floor instead! Dance with special needs kids and adults at the BCR Center in Burbank. Their favorite jam? Anything Michael Jackson, Let’s Get It Started by The Black Eyed Peas, and of course, Gangnam Style. http://bit.ly/1JhgxEf

3. CREATIVE CORNER: Inspire kids from low-income neighborhoods to build art and science projects in a fun-filled factory in Gardena called T4T (Trash for Teaching). Here, industrial plastics, fabrics and foam are spared from the landfill and used for learning! http://bit.ly/1RXouW9

4. TUNE UP TIME: Roll up your sleeves and get out the elbow grease. UCP Wheels for Humanity in North Hollywood is a great place to get your hands dirty by repairing wheelchairs for the disabled in impoverished countries. http://bit.ly/1PbsRud

5. FURRY FUN: This no-kill animal shelter in Hawthorne cares for dozens of abused and/or abandoned rabbits of all shapes and sizes. Feeding and cuddling bunnies makes cleaning their cages all worth it! http://bit.ly/1Pe1Xnt

For more fun and meaningful volunteer projects that fit your busy schedule, check out our opportunity calendar at laworks.com.

Seeking Intern: RSVP Program

About RSVP: RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) is L.A. Works’ newest volunteer program that matches energetic and experienced volunteers age 55+ to opportunities that help support communities in need. RSVP is part of Senior Corps, a national volunteer program that allows you to use the skills and talents you have learned over the years and develop new ones while serving in a variety of activities.

http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/rsvp

Position Description: This position will entail providing the nonprofit sector with the volunteer support and resources it needs to continue providing programs for the disenfranchised communities of LA. The Coordinator will work on maintaining communication with our partner nonprofits, posting and tracking volunteer opportunities. They will work closely with a variety of nonprofits in identifying needs, building a volunteer project out of those needs from the ground up and ensuring the project continues to exemplify L.A. Works standards. We’re a fast-paced, energetic office open to new ideas to expand our program. If you love community service and engaging with people this opportunity could be for you! We look for experiences and interests that will be a great fit for both organization and intern.

Responsibilities: Outreach to nonprofits and volunteers, posting and tracking volunteer opportunities and hours, collecting and entering information, assisting with volunteer events, developing volunteer packets, streamlining procedures and representing L.A. Works in the field.

Requirements: Passion for community service. Great in a spokesperson role. Relationship builder. Excellent research skills. Knack for methodology and standardization. Great phone and email etiquette. Comfortable with initiative. Ability to multi-task. Good organizational skills and attention to details and deadlines. Enthusiastic and eager to learn. Computer experience in Microsoft Office.

Equipment Requirements: Personal transportation, laptop and cell phone.

Hours: 8-15 hours a week; days and times negotiable.

Compensation: Volunteer Only- Applicants must make their own arrangements with their host institution. Volunteers will benefit from this great learning experience, enhance their resumes, and build their personal and professional skills as they make a difference in the LA nonprofit community.

Location: L.A. Works is in Cypress Park, close to Elysian Park at the NE corner of Dodger Stadium. We are accessible by the gold line. This position will require being out in the field for some of the time.

Duration: Position is open year-round. Internship length is flexible, but with a minimum of 3 months.

Application Deadline: Immediate. But applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Application Procedure: E-mail a resume, writing sample, and cover letter outlining your interest, skills, availability and desired start/end dates to Jessica Manzo, RSVP Program Coordinator at jessica@laworks.com.

Now Hiring: AmeriCorps VISTA Nonprofit Relations Coordinator

About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps VISTA is one of three main service programs of AmeriCorps that connects full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty. Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life experience. The term of service lasts for 1 year. Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) Training is required for all members.

http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Position Overview: L.A. Works seeks a passionate, dedicated, highly motivated individual who is capable of managing L.A. Works’ nonprofit and volunteer relationships and is ready for a transformative year of growth as an AmeriCorps member. The L.A. Works Nonprofit Relations Coordinator will become familiar with the diverse organizations and volunteer opportunities throughout Los Angeles. This AmeriCorps VISTA member will help transform our nonprofit partners’ volunteer programs through more effective volunteer recruitment, placement and engagement practices. The ideal candidate will have strong communications skills, be a self-starter who can multi-task, and have experience working in nonprofits or with nonprofit volunteers. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop relationships with a core group of nonprofit agencies, providing them with consultative support to assist them in identifying challenges and areas of growth in their volunteer program and guiding them through action plans to address the needs;
  • Meet multiple deadlines and benchmarks set by L.A. Works and the AmeriCorps grant;
  • Identify new, creative volunteer roles at nonprofit partner sites;
  • Conduct targeted recruitment efforts online and offline to improve volunteer matches and increase the number of volunteers placed at the nonprofit sites;
  • Manage the online volunteer management and recruitment system for Community Connections with a high degree of autonomy;
  • Contribute to quarterly and annual grant reporting;
  • Serve as a community ambassador at L.A. Works events to recruit volunteers for a wide variety of volunteer opportunities;
  • Serve as a resource for volunteer management inquiries and recruitment efforts;
  • Assist with the logistics and delivery of the Service Enterprise Initiative to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations’ impact via leveraging the time and talent of volunteers; and
  • Participate in staff events and projects including large scale Days of Service.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Commitment and understanding of the AmeriCorps principles and values including the one year of service
  • Ability to adapt to the living allowance and other lifestyle challenges common for AmeriCorps members;
  • Comfortable and effective in a “coaching” role with nonprofit professionals;
  • A track record of delivering results while juggling competing priorities under intense time pressure;
  • Engaging public speaker and networker with ability to connect successfully with a wide range of individuals, especially nonprofit leaders;
  • Strong customer service skills with professional demeanor in person, in writing, and on the phone;
  • Superior, persuasive, and proven writing and marketing capabilities;
  • Proficient in developing processes and procedures to track data;
  • Interest in nonprofit work and belief in the value of community service; and
  • Access to personal car for travel throughout Los Angeles County.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Must be at least 17 years of age and a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.;
  • Some evening and weekend commitments;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Knowledge of databases and Google products a plus.

Duration: One-year commitment.

Application Deadline: Applications are due by Monday, December 7th at 5 p.m. If you are interested in growing professionally within an innovative, highly respected organization through a year of service, please email a cover letter and resume to Asia Olaño, asia@laworks.com.

L.A. Works is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that includes people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizes their talents to achieve its mission. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

Application Procedure: If you are interested in growing professionally within an innovative, highly respected organization through a year of service, we invite you to submit a single PDF document which includes the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two Professional References
  • And answer a short online questionnaire by visiting: http:tinyurl.com/k4cd52k

Submit all materials to Asia Olaño, asia@laworks.com by Friday, December 18th at 5 pm. Please mention where you viewed this description in the body of the e-mail.

Now Hiring: Special Events Coordinators

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About L.A. Works: L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer action center that creates, manages, and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. With more than 20 years of success, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: to increase volunteer participation in the community; to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions through access to volunteer labor and other resources; and to educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles community.  L.A. Works has more than 30,000 registered volunteers who have contributed over 1,000,000 volunteer hours of service to thousands of nonprofits in the Los Angeles community.

Position Overview: As a part of the L.A. Works leadership community, the Special Events Coordinator (SEC) will plan and lead corporate volunteer events on a per-project basis. This is a flexible contractor position, perfect for someone looking to grow his or her leadership experience and supplement his or her income. Coordinators will be pre-trained and certified by L.A. Works. The ideal candidate will have strong communications skills, be a self-starter who can multi-task, be knowledgeable about the latest trends in the nonprofit sector, and have experience working with and managing volunteers. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Responsibilities for Special Events Coordinator Role:
Leadership and planning of hands-on community service projects for volunteers and nontraditional relationships with corporate partners. Overall project work consists of ~50% hands-on labor, physical work and project prep; 40% project planning; 10% project leading.

Special Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with designated school, nonprofit, or community agency to develop and lead a volunteer event for team of 50-300 corporate employee volunteers that fits within event budget;
  • With support of Senior Special Event Coordinator, communicate with corporate liaison to ensure all corporate partner needs are being met;
  • Coordinate with specialists such as muralist and environmental consultants for projects as needed;
  • Scope volunteer project activities and plan event logistics such as first aid, parking, run-of-show, etc.
  • Create necessary event documents, including projects lists, site maps, cue-to-cues, call sheets, etc.
  • Train corporate volunteers as project leaders for events with at least one on-site training
  • Create supply lists and ensure that supplies, water, and food are delivered to project site and pre-sorted ahead of time;
  • Provide Senior SEC with supply order at least 2 weeks prior to event for purchase and delivery;
  • Secure all necessary permits and ensure school processes (insurance, approvals, etc.) are handled, as appropriate;
  • Document event activities through pre- and post- event photos, action photos of volunteers working, high-quality photos of murals. Create final report with # of people served, volunteer hours contributed, and other impact statistics;
  • Complete survey evaluation and any necessary event close out;
  • Promote L.A. Works programs and follow up with volunteers who want to stay involved;
  • Attend and lead signature Days of Service and other special events/corporate volunteer projects as needed.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of three years progressively responsible leadership experience;
  • Event planning or production planning experience, a plus;
  • Knowledge of the nonprofit volunteering sector; in-depth understanding of volunteer management and engagement practices, a plus;
  • A track record of delivering results while juggling competing priorities under intense time pressure;
  • Great organizational skills, detail-oriented and meets strict deadlines;
  • Strong customer service skills with professional demeanor in person, in writing, and on the phone;
  • Comfortable delivering presentations and guiding a room of participants;
  • Proactive, self-directed, and results-oriented personality with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • Excellent networking and relationship building skills;
  • Strong problem solving skills; ability to see the big picture as well as immediate needs; and

Additional requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
  • Valid CA driver’s license;
  • Access to personal car for occasional travel throughout Los Angeles County;
  • Availability for some evening and weekend commitments;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Reporting: This position reports to the Senior Special Events Coordinator.
Position Status: SECs are independent contractors, billed through 1099 forms. Work will be available on a project-by-project basis based on event availability and SEC schedule/performance. Transportation, mileage and other work-related expenses are the responsibility of each SEC and will not be reimbursed by L.A. Works.

Payment Structure:
Payment is determined and paid on a contract basis for each individual project. In addition to SEC performance, considerations include complexity of project, number of volunteers, level of existing corporate contract relationship, potential public exposure of event, etc. Project estimate is $525-725 for ~35 hour project to start, upon the discretion of the Director of Corporate Engagement and Senior Special Events Coordinator.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Application Procedure: Please email a single PDF file that includes a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and relevant skills with the subject line Special Events Coordinator to HR2@laworks.com.

L.A. Works Awards CASA of LA with Service Enterprise Certification

L.A. Works and Points of Light are pleased to announce that CASA of Los Angeles, who serves youth in the foster system, has been awarded Service Enterprise Certification for their outstanding volunteer program. Currently, CASA mobilizes more than 400 volunteers who work to reverse the effects of abuse and neglect.

casaWe spoke with Dan Hanley, Development and Communications Director, to learn more about CASA’s incredible work.

L.A. Works (L.A.W.): What are the different roles that volunteers play at CASA of Los Angeles and how do they help your organization achieve its mission?

CASA of Los Angeles (CASA/LA): CASA is an organization whose sole mission is to train volunteers to be advocates for neglected and abused children in the LA County foster care system. We have other volunteers who support outreach, volunteer services and development, but the 500+ CASAs we have are the reason we exist as an agency. Each CASA is there to advocate for a child who without a CASA might not have their voice heard or their situation put in a brighter spotlight.

L.A.W.: How do you see your Service Enterprise certification benefiting your organization?

CASA/LA: We are ecstatic to have this certification because it helps get our name out into the community and it supports our efforts to outreach to even more volunteers. When people find out that we are certified it shows that we mean business when it comes to supporting a thriving network of volunteers.

L.A.W.: Do you have any advice to give to organizations who are interested in participating in the Service Enterprise Initiative or are on the road to certification?

CASA/LA: To have a clear understanding of what the certification means for their organization and to make sure that any employee transition in the organization does not affect the process of certification.

Congratulations to CASA of Los Angeles for their achievements in volunteer engagement! We’re excited to see what the future has in store for this great organization.