Among First 5 LA’s greatest assets is our workforce. We take pride in the expertise and passion each employee brings to our goal of achieving positive and sustainable outcomes for Los Angeles County’s children prenatal to age 5.

Through the talent and commitment individually and collectively extended by the agency’s staff, we advance our mission and strategic plan 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.

Human Resources within First 5 LA is integral to this collaborative foundation, helping to drive long-term goals, understanding the business of the agency and encouraging the diversity of thoughts, experiences and backgrounds.

Our ongoing role is to identify, develop and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce and we welcome your interest in advancing our mission, strategic goals and values.

We are rooted in a collaborative culture that fosters a healthy, safe and productive work environment for employees, their families, and the agency and honor our commitments by conducting business in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, honesty and trust.

Current Opportunities:

First 5 LA offers its employees a challenging, creative and fast-paced environment as well as the opportunity to make a difference in the quality of life for children prenatal to age 5 in Los Angeles County. Join the team of experienced and committed professionals and help First 5 LA meet the goals of its 2024-2029 Strategic Plan.

Vice President of Community Engagement & Policy

Center for Community Engagement & Policy

Full-time / Regular / Exempt

Salary range: $187,000-$280,400. Target starting salary is $250,000. Final offers are commensurate with experience.


First 5 LA offers full-time employees comprehensive and competitive benefits.


Paid Time Off
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Thirteen (13) Paid Holidays per year
Health and Wellness
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Hybrid Work Schedule
Financial Benefits
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Generous Employer Match and Non-Elective Contribution
  • Medical & Dependent Spending Accounts
  • Pre-paid Legal Assistance Program
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Parking or Public Transportation Reimbursement
  • Apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Additional Perks
  • Calm Premium app
  • Wellness Program: Aetna Health Your Way
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans through Aflac and The Hartford
  • Legal Shield & ID
  • Discounted Tickets & Phone Plans
  • LA Financial Credit Union

To Apply:

If you are interested in pursuing a professional opportunity with First 5 LA, click on the position headings above. 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. You will be asked to create a profile in our Applicant Tracking System to complete the application. Please use Internet Explorer or Chrome as your web browser to complete the application to avoid compatibility errors. If you are unable to complete an electronic application, please contact 213.482.5902 and ask for to be connected with a member of the Human Resources Department for assistance in submitting your application.

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We will only accept applications for the positions listed above. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

First 5 LA is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. First 5 LA is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on age, ancestry, association with a member of a protected class, bereavement leave, color, disability (physical, intellectual/developmental, or mental health/psychiatric), exercising the right to family care and medical leave related to serious health condition of employee or family member, child bonding, or military exigencies, engaging in protected activity, gender identity or expression, genetic information or characteristic, marital status, registered domestic partner status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristic), military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), race (includes hairstyle and hair texture), religious creed (includes dress and grooming practices), reproductive health decision making, sex/gender, and sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. It also prohibits discrimination, harassment, disrespectful or unprofessional conduct based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

First 5 LA complies with the ADA and the disability rights provisions of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Consideration will be given to reasonable accommodation that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential job functions, including participation in any pre-employment process. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Department.

All positions remain open until filled unless stated otherwise.