Website Partnership for Growth LA

Mission: Partnership for Growth LA’s mission as a Black/Jewish community development corporation partnership is to catalyze generational community wellness and cooperative development among South and West Los Angeles through effective and replicable systems of addressing food insecurity and economic development.

Position Summary: Partnership for Growth LA is a recently established and growing organization, and is searching for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to serve as a thought partner and right-hand person to the organization’s co-leading President and CEO. The ideal candidate has significant experience establishing organizational operations through tangibly felt policies, infrastructure, and systems, and has preferably worked their way up to an executive or leadership role. This individual is passionate about social and racial justice issues, and may have knowledge and experience that has intersected with housing, community-centered solutions, cooperatives, food access, or job training. The COO will directly oversee the organization’s operations and programs, including anticipated hires of 6-8 full-time staff, as well as supporting staff with their management responsibilities, such as managing contracted workers and serving programmatic clientele.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Help operationalize PFGLA’s mission’s by leading the architecture and construction of the organization’s operations, infrastructure, key policies, and culture.
  • Build operational and program capacity through hiring and recruitment of organizational staff and additional consultants/contractors as
  • Establish policies that promote a company culture and vision of equity, sustainability, and
  • Oversee operations of the company, including collaborating with staff to complete program reporting for funders.
  • Consistently set and oversee comprehensive program and operations goals for performance
  • Consistently monitor and evaluate organizational performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
  • Manage the organization’s human resources and payroll processing, utilizing a well-equipped HR and payroll information
  • Work with employees to encourage effective mission-aligned
  • Communicate the status of organizational operations – including successes and challenges – via continuous meetings and reports to the President and the CEO in all matters of
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders such as Board members, program partners, and

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of methods of developing organizational operations with tangibly felt policies, infrastructure, and
  • Procedural knowledge federal and/or state administered reimbursement-based
  • Knowledge of the impacts of racism on communities in Los
  • Knowledge and skill in human resources management is a
  • Writing, editing, grammatical, organizational, and research
  • Excellent Management, time-management, and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated strength in leadership and leadership
  • Demonstrated strength in program design, management, and
  • Conflict resolution and collaborative communication
  • Skilled at combining proactive visioning with practical
  • Strategic planning and goal setting
  • Flexibility, adaptability to changing
  • Strong ability to coach and develop
  • Strong ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong ability to be a people’s leader and team player, someone who motivates and educates other team members.
  • Strong ability to plan, implement, and refine systems in a demanding
  • Strong ability to set and manage differing priorities and

Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree, or equivalent training, certifications, and job
  • 10+ years of relevant professional
  • 7+ years experience in positions of operational
  • 5+ years experience with establishing operations and systems, including establishment of centralized tracking systems through information systems
  • 3+ years experience with government and private grant
  • Experience working with nonprofits or socially minded organizations or
  • Experience in start-up and rapidly growing organizations or

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Supervises: Program staff and consultants

Compensation: Competitive benefits and compensation package, including $150,000 annual salary

To Apply: You must submit a resume and cover letter to Submissions that do not include a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Work Environment

  • PFGLA is based in West Adams, Los Angeles, CA and serves parts of South and West
  • This role is hybrid telework and in office support
  • Work is performed in an office setting and sometimes in the community. Must be able to move about with reasonable
  • Evening or weekend hours may be required on a rare as-needed

As an EOE/AA employer, the Partnership for Growth LA will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

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