Now Hiring: Logistics Manager

lawd14_004Logistics Manager

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

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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. http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp The term of service lasts for 1 year. A Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) Training is required for all members.

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 Friday, June 19th @ 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 Gyasi Ross, Director of Programs, at gyasi@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.

Now Hiring: Special Event Coordinators

Special Events Coordinator (flexible, part-time contractor position)

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. Coordinlawd14_004ators 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;
●    Scope volunteer project activities and plan event logistics such as first aid, parking, run-of-show, etc.
●    Train corporate volunteers as site leaders for event;
●    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
●    Great organizational skills, detail-oriented and meets strict deadlines.

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; and
●    Experience with Salesforce, a plus.
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 to HR@laworks.com.

Northrop Grumman @ West Athens Elementary School

paintingOn October 30, volunteers from the Law Department of Northrop Grumman Corporation participated in an all day service event at West Athens Elementary School. The large size of the campus and high need of the school provide ongoing opportunities for large-scale renovation projects. This was the third project that L.A. Works has managed at West Athens Elementary School.

During this project, volunteers from Northrop Grumman completed the entrance facelift project that had been started by another BusinessWorks sponsor, Fiji Water, adding school spirit to the entrance by painting it a bright green, the official school color. The group also built four garden beds and four picnic tables to support the second grade gardening class. Additionally, volunteers harnessed their creative energy and passion for the science and technology field and created a STEM-themed mural for the school.bench building

Northrop Grumman is a long-time supporter of L.A. Works. Their annual contributions and participation in service projects continue to make an important impact in the community.

To learn how your company can make an impact in the community through L.A. Works, click here.

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CBeyond @ 153rd Elementary School

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On October 9, volunteers from CBeyond, our in-kind information and technology services provider, came together to work on beautification projects at the 153rd Elementary School in Gardena, CA. The volunteers painted the inside of the school in bright rainbow colors and created a mural on the exterior wall. This project was designed for CBeyond’s annual community service day. CBeyond looks to L.A. Works to help develop team-building and social responsibility events, and further contributes to the community by donating valuable equipment and technological expertise to L.A. Works.

To learn how your company can make an impact in the community through L.A. Works, click here.

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Aerospace Federal Credit Union @ Bright Star Secondary Academy

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On October 14, L.A. Works helped implement a community service project at the Bright Star Secondary Academy for Aerospace Federal Credit Union (AFCU), a member-owned financial service institution. Bright Star Secondary Academy is an innovative college-preparatory charter school serving the West Adams community. Its unique five-year high school program provides students the option of retaining academic support at their high school while embarking on their post-secondary education at a local junior college. Due to its excellent curriculum design and guidance services, Bright Star maintains a 100% college-bound graduation rate. Volunteers from AFCU contributed to creating a positive learning environment by repainting and beautifying the school. This project allowed AFCU employees to build team rapport as part of their company retreat while giving back to the community.

To learn how your company can make an impact in the community through L.A. Works, click here.

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DIRECTV @ Da Vinci Schools

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On October 15, volunteers from DIRECTV helped enhance creativity at Da Vinci Schools in Hawthorne by contributing to several unique campus beautification and classroom support projects. Da Vinci Schools are a consortium of independent public charter high schools dedicated to providing students with rigorous, relevant, and hands-on college preparatory curricula in science and design.

The star project of the day was a 8ft x 8ft x 8ft mobile box designed to provide students of a mural painting class with extra reusable wall space to carry out their creative projects. Volunteers worked hard to build this structure that will serve as a valuable classroom resource for students for years to come.

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Because the campus was built on a reclaimed parking lot and consists of portable classrooms, students lacked a permanent cafeteria space. To meet the students’ need for a safe and pleasant place to have lunch and hang out, DIRECTV volunteers built and painted picnic tables in the school lot. Finally, volunteers added beauty and inspiration to the campus by building a succulent plant wall outside of the landscape architecture classroom.

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L.A. Works implemented the project in partnership with Da Vinci Schools after DIRECTV approached us about the possibility of doing a project at the site, which is just down the street from their office. The project benefited the school and met the desire of DIRECTV employees to engage in a fun, hands-on collaborative project in their specific neighborhood.

To learn how your company can make an impact in the community through L.A. Works, click here.

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Forest City Revitalizes LAUSD High School

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On July 17th, L.A. Works collaborated with the Los Angeles branch of Forest City, an Australia-based operator and developer of real estate projects, on a school revitalization project.

Approximately 50 Forest City employees teamed up with L.A. Work staff to paint the athletic department and boys’ locker room of the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, a unique school that houses three distinct LAUSD learning communities (the Academic Leadership Community, the Social Justice Learning Community, and the Business & Tourism Learning Community) and one separate high school (the Los Angeles School of Global Studies). Athletics at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex is extremely important, because it unites students frImageom all four separate academic programs and helps reinforce a sense of community among the students.

We are glad that Forest City chose to team up with us once again for such a productive and inspiring day of service, and we thank them for all their help!

DirecTV Beautifies School Garden

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On July 23rd, L.A. Works oversaw project management for a custom day of service created for DirecTV’s Los Angeles tech department on a school garden revitalization project. DirecTV employees went to the 153rd Street Elementary School Garden and added garden beds, painted the garden area/main office, and planted flowering vines on the garden fence. The School Garden is an integral part of the 153rd Elementary School, because teachers have incorporated gardening and growing into the academic curriculum. Thank you DirecTV for collaboration and dedication to the community!

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DirecTV Impacts Education

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This month L.A. Works organized a custom day of community service for DirecTV’s legal team at an extraordinary Montessori school in Culver City. DirecTV volunteers worked together to revitalize the grounds of Shining Path Montessori by covering the playground with astro turf, refurbishing the swing set, building planter boxes and painting a variety of murals across campus. Shining Path isn’t a traditional Montessori in that “it charges lower tuition than other schools in an effort to make the Montessori approach more accessible to a greater number of families” shared Kusum Byrd, Director at Shining Path.

It was great to once again work alongside a corporate partner who consistently makes an effort to create change in K-12 education by creating a great environment for children to learn in. “It was inspiring to see so many people willing to give of their time and energy towards helping make this environment more beautiful and safe for the children,” said Byrd. “We are grateful for L.A. Works, for their assistance to us in obtaining this gift.”

 

Follow DIRECTV’s lead and find out how we can help you make an impact in the community! Learn more here.