Program Director, Bold Vision – ELI, Liberty Hill Foundation

Position Title: Program Director, Bold Vision – ELI

Reports to: Senior Director, Program Delivery

Position: Full-Time

Location: Hybrid-Onsite; Los Angeles, California

Salary: $100,600 – $135,000

About Liberty Hill

At Liberty Hill Foundation, we are at the forefront of social change, championing social justice and equity by supporting grassroots movements in communities most affected by systemic oppression. Our mission is to transform lives, communities, and policies, building a more equitable future for all. We are a dynamic team of passionate changemakers, committed to supporting community organizing through our programs: grantmaking, training and capacity building, and alliance building.

Our staff represents a dedicated community of people who are committed to social justice and improving the material conditions in which we live. At Liberty Hill, we’re also committed to our organizational values of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). 

We embrace the differences and characteristics that make us all unique, and we encourage collaboration as an essential element of our mission to reach our North Star goal—to achieve justice and equity by building power in communities most impacted by systemic oppression.  

The Role

As the Program Director for Bold Vision/Environmental Leadership Initiative (PDBV), you embody the transformative force driving two vital programs toward dismantling disparities and fostering equity in our communities. With a steadfast commitment to our shared vision, you lead the charge in guiding Bold Vision, which seeks to empower marginalized youth in Los Angeles County to realize their fullest potential. Simultaneously, you champion the Environmental Leadership Initiative (ELI), igniting a movement for environmental justice by investing in emerging leaders dedicated to building power within diverse California communities.

Drawing upon the wisdom of our Community Council and collaborating with diverse teams, you inspire collective action to nurture these emerging leaders, empowering them to drive meaningful change. Your strategic direction not only shapes innovative capacity-building strategies but also serves as a beacon of inspiration, rallying others to join us on this transformative journey toward a brighter, more equitable future. From designing impactful grantmaking programs to facilitating dynamic training sessions, you ignite passion and purpose in community organizers, activists, and nonprofit leaders alike. Together, guided by your unwavering dedication, we strive toward a more just society where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and contribute to positive change.

This is a grant-funded role and Bold Vision will be eligible for renewal in August 2025. ELI will be eligible through September 2027. 

Program Development and Oversight:

Supervise capacity-building curriculums and training programs for ELI and Bold Vision, involving team recruitment, curriculum development, peer learning facilitation, and session design.

Assess grantee training needs and maintain relationships within grantee networks to align programs with campaign strategies and organizing goals.

Shape content and manage logistics for ELI and Bold Vision events, ensuring alignment with Liberty Hill’s commitments to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Lead internal project teams, applying project management techniques to ensure program progress within budget and scope.

Collaborate with the Communications team on narrative development and promote interdepartmental coordination for maximum impact.

Grantmaking:

Serve as a liaison for grantmaking with ELI and Bold Vision programs, internally and externally.

Facilitate the grantmaking process, manage grant resources and budgets, and collaborate on capacity-strengthening strategies.

Manage grant and administrative tasks, including applications, awards, and evaluations.

Collaborate with the Grantmaking team on recommendations and evaluations for emerging organizations.

Research and Development:

Apply evaluation tools to collect data and align programmatic work within ELI and Bold Vision with broader research and development efforts.

Summarize program evaluations to improve effectiveness and measure impact.

Community, Donor, Board, and Foundation Relations:

Manage funder relationships, including prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship, ensuring alignment with Liberty Hill’s mission and goals.

Collaborate with the Foundation Development staff on fund development strategies, including proposal writing and editing.

Highlight program achievements for donors and prospective funders in collaboration with the Advancement and Development staff.

Maintain relationships with key stakeholders and represent the Foundation at external events.

Finance, Compliance, and Administration:

Ensure grants are expended according to agreements and budget, provide input on department budgets, and review finance reports for variances.

Ensure legal compliance of program activities and accurately process financial transactions.

Prepare department reports, provide summaries of activities, and coordinate project management efforts as needed.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of personal and professional experience.

Minimum of 7 years experience leading programmatic initiatives, preferably within a social justice organization focusing on youth empowerment and capacity building.

Facilitation skills are required to effectively engage with elected officials, funders, community organizers, and coalitions.

Proven experience in developing and delivering curriculum for nonprofit staff and conducting training programs.

Alignment with Liberty Hill’s social justice mission and ability to engage with diverse donor and grantee communities.

Ability to remain adaptable and dependable in challenging situations, including conflicts, crises, or shifting priorities.

Proficiency in Office365, Zoom, Teams, and various project management tools such as Slack and Asana.

Dedication to advancing social and racial justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Familiarity with social issues and the political landscape in Los Angeles.

Strong interpersonal skills with a keen awareness of cross-class and inter-group dynamics.

Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Core Competencies

Collaboration: Enhances the distinct contributions of others; Ensures all voices are heard; Handles conflicts constructively and respectfully.

Problem Solving: Identifies patterns through data analysis and trend recognition. Pinpoints gaps; Explores alternative routes; Questions assumptions and considers alternative viewpoints.

Communication: Translates intricate information into easily understandable language and concepts for diverse audiences.

Benefits

Comprehensive coverage for employee healthcare, vision, and dental at 100%.

Employer contribution and match for 403b retirement savings.

Stipend to support remote work.

10 Days of PTO paid vacation time the first year and 58 hours of sick time.

Generous benefit of 22 paid holidays.

2 dedicated Volunteer Days.

Fridays off throughout August.

Summer Break is the first week in July, and Winter Break is the last two weeks of December.

Liberty Hill operates in a hybrid remote environment with a dedicated coworking space in downtown Los Angeles. While in-person elements vary by function, key elements of this role revolve around face-to-face mentorship, in-person meetings and events, and other components that require physical presence and participation.

Physical Asks

Ability to engage in a hybrid remote work environment in our shared downtown co-working space or working remotely.

Must live in Los Angeles County and be available for face-to-face collaboration when necessary. 

How to Apply

Liberty Hill has retained the services of Charity Search Group to coordinate the search for this position. To apply, please complete this online application. If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact Ranata Reeder at ​or visit .

Liberty Hill is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels of the organization. We recognize the importance of not viewing individuals based on a single identity, and we thrive on being equitable in our recruitment process as well as in our efforts to be inclusive of all employees.

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