Community Engagement Manager- Los Angeles

Organization: Positive Coaching Alliance
Responsible to: Director, Program Capacity Building
Location: Los Angeles Area, Remote home office and throughout the Los Angeles community
Status: Full-time, Salary, Exempt
Travel: Access to reliable transportation to travel throughout the Los Angeles community

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About Positive Coaching Alliance

PCA’s Vision: A world where every young person benefits from a positive youth sports experience with a coach who inspires them to become the best version of themselves in the game and in life.

PCA’s Mission: To change the culture of youth sports so that every child, regardless of social or economic circumstance, has access to a positive youth sports experience.

With the recent merger of Positive Coaching Alliance and Coaching Corps, we have accelerated our ability to be a transformational force in the youth sports field dedicated to optimizing the positive impact of youth sports on young people and their communities. PCA is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and operates via a national footprint of local PCA regions and chapters (located primarily in major metropolitan areas) with committed local boards and regional staff. By partnering with youth sports organizations, professional sports leagues, schools, and other youth-serving organizations, our 70 staff members and over 150 experienced and highly trained PCA Trainers support these partnerships through collaboration and the delivery of innovative tools that communities and youth sports organizations can use to create a positive youth sports culture for all kids, regardless of social or economic circumstance.

Position Summary

The purpose of the Community Engagement Manager- Los Angeles (CEM) position is to cultivate, develop, and maintain diverse and mutually beneficial partnerships for Positive Coaching Alliance to advance our mission and goals. Under the general supervision of the Director of Program Capacity Building, and working closely with PCA colleagues and community partners, the CEM will be responsible for the overall outreach, coordination, programmatic implementation, and tracking of PCA partnerships, coach recruitment, and community events within the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Community Engagement Manager focus: The CEM serves as the Community Engagement Department’s primary point of contact for all existing and cultivated Community Partners who work to increase equitable access to youth sports in low-income communities of color in Los Angeles. The CEM will work to identify youth sports organizations in low-income communities lacking volunteer coaches  and strive to develop and execute strategies to build volunteer coach pipelines to fill their open roles. The CEM will develop partnerships with purpose-aligned organizations, colleges, and universities, to build awareness and fulfill coach recruitment efforts with and on behalf of marginalized communities. The CEM will also identify and coordinate community events that support coach recruitment and bring together mission-aligned organizations and stakeholders to advance sport equity and access in Los Angeles.

Department Overview

The Community Impact Department’s mission is to increase community involvement and sports participation nationally in under-resourced communities  by focusing on shifting systems, recruiting coaches, building Sports-Based Youth Development provider capacity, and influencing key stakeholders so the youth sports space and the benefits of playing sports are equitable and accessible.

Our primary services include:  

  • Coach Recruitment
  • Coach Trainings 
  • Ongoing Resources
  • Community Connections

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify and develop partnerships with local youth sports organizations in LA’s marginalized communities.
  • Working closely with the Partnership Development team, connect with organizations that need coaches and communicate with Community Partner contacts regarding coach referrals. Provide recruitment support to Community Partner contacts as needed. 
  • Identify mission-aligned community organizations and individuals (Purpose Partners) who can build awareness around sport equity and engage their networks in filling local coaching positions
  • Present to and engage with local Purpose Partners to fulfill community coaching needs 
  • Identify key local community events to support coach recruitment, coordinate with local “recruiters” and conduct presentations when appropriate 
  • Coordinate and communicate community efforts and opportunities with appropriate local and Community Engagement staff
  • Track all working relationships and monitor coach recruitment processes using PCA’s database, provide Coach Recruitment tools to Community Partners, maintain and update records, and monitor goals.

Education and Other Requirements

  • This role requires foundational knowledge of community engagement principles, practices, and methods. 
  • This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training in community-based/outreach work experience.
  • Prior experience working in culturally and ethnically diverse communities 
  • Excellent time management skills to work independently or collaboratively in a team environment 
  • Strong computer skills with emphasis on spreadsheets and word processing software 
  • Familiarity with MS office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google office tools (Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets), and propensity to learn CRM tools and databases (Salesforce)
  • Ability to communicate professionally with internal staff and external partners with strong presentation skills and swift follow-up
  • Experience initiating and developing respectful and mutually beneficial partnerships within education, non-profit community-based organizations, government, and advocacy groups
  • Familiarity with theories, principles, practices, and techniques applicable to successful partnership development and community engagement
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn quickly about diverse community organizations, public, local and state agencies, schools and social service agencies within Los Angeles
  • Ability to understand problems from a sensitive, broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles, including diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, to conceive of and develop strategic solutions
  • Ability to apply expertise to the complexity of maintaining effective and inclusive partnerships in both face-to-face and online context.
  • Three or more years of experience in developing and coordinating partnerships between diverse community groups and organizations

Personal Characteristics

The Community Engagement Manager should embody the following personal characteristics:

  • A good listener
  • High ethical standards
  • Values diversity
  • Passion and love for youth services
  • Requires weekly local travel, occasional weeknight and weekend work
  • Coaching or other experience mentoring youth is desirable
  • Passion for the PCA cause is essential!

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.