Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) seeks an inspiring, collaborative and innovative Director of Programs to assess, improve and expand the wide variety of evidence-based programs delivered by one of the largest affiliates in America. For more information please see the complete Position Description.

Reporting to the President & CEO and collaborating with Senior Management, assigned Board of Directors’ committees, and staff, the Director of Programs oversees the Greater Los Angeles agency’s mentoring programs functions. With a direct staff of 8 and a total, growing staff of 24, this position manages the largest complement of the BBBSLA workforce and delivers its mission. The Director will lead implementation of specific innovation initiatives within the agency’s new strategic plan, ensure child safety and the ongoing quality of the agency’s evidence-based mentoring programs, manage team performance, forge and steward strategic partnerships while collaborating with staff, volunteers, Directors and other support groups to achieve divisional and agency goals along with maintaining organizational policies.

BBBSLA manages a professional staff of 39 and an annual budget of approximately $3+M.

Walt Disney and Meredith Willson (author of “Music Man”) founded Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles in 1955 to help ensure the well being of boys growing up without fathers in Los Angeles. 20 years later, three intrepid young women formed Big Sisters of Los Angeles addressing the equally compelling need for girls, and in 2001 the two agencies merged to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. Today, as one of the largest affiliates of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (Dallas, TX) BBBSLA serves close to 1,500 at-risk children and youth (ages 6-18) annually, while leading the national network in metrics that measure the quality and effectiveness of our work. Over the next twenty-five years, BBBSLA intends to improve the lives of a significant proportion of our county’s at-risk youth and become a potent force for a positive transformation of Los Angeles’ most challenging neighborhoods and schools. The bonds formed between “Bigs” and “Littles” are enduring and fundamental to their lives.

For further information, please contact DAVID SANTORE at 

Additional information on the organization can be found at HTTP://WWW.BBBSLA.ORG

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