job opportunity: part-time program director, project motivate

If you or someone you know is interested in working with a youth mentorship program in Orange County...

Project MotiVATe, based in Garden Grove, CA, is a nonprofit organization that mentors Vietnamese American teens for personal success by developing their academic, social and cultural skills.

They're currently looking for a part-time program director, and have put the call out. Here are some more details about the position:
Seeking Program Director

Project MotiVATe (PM), based in Garden Grove, CA, seeks a part-time program director to manage and lead a mentorship program for Vietnamese American youth. Originally founded by university students in 1996, Project MotiVATe became an independent nonprofit organization in 2010. Project MotiVATe’s mission is to mentor Vietnamese American teens for personal success by developing their academic, social and cultural skills.

The Program Director (PD) provides vision and leadership for Project MotiVATe to ensure that activities are congruent with its mission and objectives. The position offers an excellent opportunity to develop a grassroots, community-based organization, gain hands-on experience working with youth, and network with the Vietnamese community.


  • Previous experience working for youth programs and planning events

  • Previous experience supervising staff and managing budgets

  • Familiar with Vietnamese American community needs and concerns

  • Able to commit for 2 years in order to ensure program continuity

  • Conversational in Vietnamese language (strongly preferred but not required)

  • Minimum of a BA degree or in final year of college

  • Patience, flexibility, and creativity

  • Able to work independently

  • Duties

  • Administrative: implement administrative procedures, including management of budget and operations.

  • Program Activities: supervise day-to-day programming, including weekly study hall, monthly events, and annual summer camp.

  • Mentee & Parent Development: recruit and orient new mentees and their parents and create program evaluation tools to track mentee progress.

  • Volunteer Development: recruit and train mentors and volunteers and manage Coordinating team.

  • Fundraising: seek out and apply for grant/funding opportunities and oversee coordination of community fundraisers (including Annual Gala).

  • Board of Directors Liaison: attend monthly Board meetings and develop program policies in conjunction with Board.

  • Public Relations: represent PM at community events and in the media, develop partnerships with local organizations, and manage social media tools including website, Facebook, and e-newsletter.

  • The PD will work 15-20 hours per week to carry out the above duties, with the support of a volunteer Coordinating team. Compensation is set at $10,000 annually. Anticipated start date is August 2012.
    If you're interested in applying, email your cover letter, resume and application form to projectmotivate@gmail.com by July 6, 2012. For further information about Project MotiVATe, go to the organization's website here.

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