Position:        Director, Casa Esperanza

Type:             32-40 hours

                        Temporary, 12-months

                        Potential to develop into permanent position

Salary:            $50k-$60k annually, Exempt

Organization: Immaculate Heart Community

Reports To:   Executive Director, Immaculate Heart Community

Location:       Panorama City, CA



Immaculate Heart Community (IHC), is a nonprofit multiservice agency that advocates for social and economic justice and is committed to building relations in society to foster human development. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader to grow and sustain an exceptional family resource center and to strengthen the infrastructure of the center.

Casa Esperanza (Blythe Street Project) is a community based program of IHC, located in Panorama City, with a mission to empower the families and community of the Blythe Street area, to be self-sufficient and create their best possible future.  Our aim is to assist our community to achieve their greatest potential as empowered and economically stable people.  The program focuses on providing alternative opportunities for the families and children to assist in preventing gang involvement, domestic violence and providing educational opportunities to obtain gainful employment opportunities for youth and adults.


The Position

The Director of Casa Esperanza will oversee all programs and services, operations, administration, and development of Casa Esperanza.  The Director will lead and support a team of three to deliver high quality supportive services to the children and families of the Blythe Street neighborhood. S/he will engage in program development and delivery by assessing and identifying community need and develop appropriate services, collaborative program delivery, and other efforts that foster community growth, empowerment and intervention. In addition, the Director will actively engage in sustainability and fund development activities for Casa Esperanza.  S/he will develop partnerships with other community agencies, government and civic agencies, public and private funders, philanthropists, schools as well as collaborate with strategic partners for ongoing program delivery. The Director will work with the Casa Esperanza Community Council, a volunteer body, in fundraising, development and supportive services for Casa Esperanza.  S/he will work in partnership with the Executive Director, and other executive office staff, in the development and maintenance of policies, procedures, etc.



Essential duties and Responsibilities

Management and Operations:

  •  Provide leadership and manage day-to-day operations; seek efficiencies in all operations and overseeing aspects such as: building maintenance, financial management, reporting, staffing, supplies, etc.
  • Hiring, onboarding, training, and supervision of paid staff and volunteers.
  • Develop annual professional development plans and conduct annual performance appraisals for staff.
  • Ensure site has necessary supplies, equipment, and materials to provide programs and services.
  • Develop, manage and oversee budgets for Casa Esperanza.
  • Actively engage in fund development activities for Casa Esperanza including but not limited to: grant-writing, donor engagement, corporate partnerships, and other philanthropic efforts.
  • Oversee all contracts and grant reporting to ensure timely responses and compliance.
  • Provide regular briefings and reports to management, board and allies; and draft written materials and presentations as needed.

Program Management:

  • Ensure the delivery of high quality supportive programs and services that meet the needs of the community within the mission of Casa Esperanza and IHC.
  • Develop programs and services as necessary and appropriate for the Blythe Street Community.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with community members.
  • Regularly, at least annually, assess community need as related to Casa Esperanza’s goals to develop appropriate programming at site.
  • Maintain mutually supportive relationships with strategic community partners for the delivery of programs and services.
  • Assist in creating necessary program materials.
  • Coordinate special events as they relate to Casa Esperanza.

Marketing and Communications:

  • Represent the IHC and Casa Esperanza at community events and activities.
  • Act as point person for Casa Esperanza with partners, community, funders and other entities.
  • Maintain excellent communication and collaboration with partner organizations, networks and board members, to build relationships and advance IHC and Casa Esperanza’s goals.



  • Bachelor’s degree; social work, psychology, anthropology, sociology or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 4-6 years in social services related organization
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in management.
  • Minimum 2-4 years of fundraising experience.
  • Ability to support and motivate staff and volunteers with collaborative skills and strategies.
  • Team player who is organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Excellent research, writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to be flexible, and to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate a passion and commitment to the mission of IHC and Casa Esperanza.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.


Preferred Skills/Abilities

  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Experience with and knowledge of LA County Probation and Children and Family Services funding preferred.
  • Knowledge of other funding sources; Knowledge of Los Angeles communities and service provision.
  • Exhibit creativity in approach to job tasks and challenges, and be self-motivated.


This position will begin as temporary position for 12-months and has the potential for developing into a full-time long-term position.



  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal days
  • Medical/dental/vision/life/accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Other Available Benefits:
    Mileage Reimbursement, Cell Phone Allowance, Longevity Awards, and all other federal and state leave entitlements.


Professional Level

Managerial, Executive


Minimum Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree


The Immaculate Heart Community provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, and unemployment status.

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