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Exciting Leadership Opportunities at First 5 LA 

At First 5 LA, our mission is to work in partnership with others to strengthen families, communities, and systems of services and supports so all children in L.A. County enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life. 

To achieve that mission, First 5 LA is increasing its emphasis on systems change, collaboration and public policy. This emphasis supports the organization's goal of maximizing positive outcomes for children prenatal to age 5.

To strengthen First 5 LA’s ability to effectively execute its new Strategic Plan, the organization is working to align its structure to its mission and strategy. 

In addition to the Executive Director and the Executive Vice President, the new Vice Presidents of Policy & Strategy, Integration & Learning, and Programs are part of a five-member Executive Team of organization-wide leaders who will shape, set and execute First 5 LA’s strategic direction. In addition, a Senior Director of Administration will be responsible for the management of the administrative functions of First 5 LA.

The entire First 5 LA team has taken part in this process to align ourselves more effectively with our mission and strategy to maximize First 5 LA's performance and impact for young children. Our leadership team is looking forward to identifying the best candidates to help us advance our programmatic and policy goals.

Join the team of experienced and committed professionals and help First 5 LA advance the goals of its Strategic Plan.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resumes promptly to resumes@first5la.org Please write the position title you are applying for in the subject line of your email. There is no established deadline for the submission of applications; resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Only candidates who move beyond the review of submitted written materials will be contacted by Justus McGinity Executive Search or First 5 LA.

VICE PRESIDENT OF POLICY & STRATEGY

VICE PRESIDENT OF INTEGRATION & LEARNING

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

First 5 LA offers its staff members a challenging, creative and fast-paced environment as well as the opportunity to make a difference in the quality of life for children ages 0-5 in Los Angeles County. Join the team of experienced and committed professionals and help First 5 LA meet the goals of its Strategic Plan (pdf).

First 5 LA offers full-time and part-time staff members excellent employee benefits.

To Apply:

If you are interested in pursuing a professional opportunity with First 5 LA, click on the position headings below. You will be redirected to another website that will give the full job description for the position as well as an electronic application form to complete. Please do not submit your cover letter and/or resume to the hiring manager, department staff, the HR Department, or any member of our senior management team, including the Executive Director.

If you do not have access to a computer or cannot complete the application electronically, please contact 213.482.5902 and ask for the Department of Human Resources for assistance in submitting your application.

Please note that the formatting of your uploaded resume may cause the document to appear altered on your monitor.  Please be assured that this will not affect the viewing of the document on our end.

If the position you are interested in is not listed above this means that we are no longer accepting application for this position. Many times our posting notices are reposted to other sites and the information on those sites may not be up to date.

Due to the high volume of responses we receive for our postings we are regrettably unable to provide status updates and verifications in addition to the electronic verification that your application was received.

First 5 LA is an equal opportunity employer.

All positions open until filled.

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