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Job Posting: Program Development Program Officer II, First 5 LA

Job Title: 
Program Development Program Officer II
First 5 LA
Posting Start Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Posting End Date: 
Friday, August 9, 2013
Job Location: 
Los Angeles , CA
$60,000 - $85,000

First 5 LA offers up to 5% above a candidate’s current base salary (excluding bonus and fringe benefits, not to exceed the top of the stated range. If a qualified candidate’s current salary is more than 5% below the starting range, the candidate will be offered the starting range for the position.

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Program Officer III, the Program Officer II plans, develops implements and manages all components and elements of assigned projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develops program models that include outcomes-based frameworks, appropriate theories of change and logic models.

Identifies and capitalizes on leveraging opportunities to increase the scope and comprehensiveness of assignments related to program development, design and program enhancements.

Completes needs assessments activities in a timely manner to identify appropriate programmatic objectives, funding approaches, leveraging opportunities and program related policy activities.

Conducts data and fact finding searches on funding trends for children and family services.

Initiates outreach to community-based organizations, governmental agencies and other county agencies in order to identify and build strategic partnerships to further organizational goals.

Assists in the development of materials and reports specific to the Department of Program Development.

Presents information and data at Commission meetings, committee meeting or public events as appropriate.

Responds to requests from the public regarding First 5 LA funding opportunities.

Plans, coordinates and implements funding processes (Letter of Intent, Request For Qualifications, Request For Proposals, etc) and makes funding recommendations to the Program Development Director, Chief Program Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director.

Coordinates with the Best Start Communities Department, the Finance Department, Contract Compliance Department and the Research & Evaluation Department in order recommend selected applicants to receive grants.

Participates in the development of policies related to program management and administration.

Monitors and analyzes local, state and national policy issues related to children and their families to inform the design of program models and implementation approaches.

Develops and oversees consultant contracts to ensure that the scope of work and deliverables are being completed in accordance with program/project design, budget and timeline.

Coordinates with all departments within the organization, as appropriate, to ensure efficiency and comprehensiveness of program/project designs.

Coordinates with members of the Board of Commissioners as appropriate on projects, programs and strategic planning.

Represents the organization in meetings and conferences as assigned.



Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university in the fields of social science, health, education or a related academic field. Master’s Degree (M.A.) preferred.


A minimum of five (5) years of related experience in program management, planning, grants management or contracting in the social sciences.

*An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement. Two (2) years of professional experience will be credited for every one (1) year of post-secondary education required for this position.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, prepare presentations, and write business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, stakeholders, policy makers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills

Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Internet Explorer or other widely used and supported Internet browsers.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Valid California Class C Driver License and valid automobile liability insurance, or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

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