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Assistant Director, VOALA

Grant Development | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at

Our mission is to successfully habilitate eligible individuals by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and providing them with the tools they need to lead a productive and law-abiding lifestyle while improving mental health recovery and successful re -entry into the community.


The Assistant Director oversees and supports cohesive operations of multiple individual service delivery programs. This position:

  • Provides leadership to all levels of staff to assure service delivery standards are met
  • Develops initiatives to enhance inter-departmental communication
  • Oversees all programs to guide and improve program administration and service delivery
  • Ensures achievement of contractual performance outcomes for state, local and federally-funded programs
  • Represents VOALA within the community with legislators, funders and other collaboratives
  • Maintains relationships with other community-based organizations to collaborate on development and implementation of new programs and initiatives
  • Collaborates with other VOALA program management for cohesive service delivery
  • Performs work at multiple locations, throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Required Background and Skills:


  • Must have bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred (MSW, MS Clinical Psychology or related field a plus)


  • Five plus years of related social services experience at the service delivery level
  • Minimum of five years of program administration and management with budget oversight
  • Minimum of four years of experience in a human services leadership role managing individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Must be open-minded and capable of working in areas and work sites of all types
  • Must have proven leadership capability

Preferred for this Position:

  • Minimum of five years working with under-served populations preferred
  • Non-profit experience with grant management responsibility a plus
  • Direct experience with homelessness, addictions, under-served and/or prison re-entry programs a plus
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.