Program Manager – Larkin Street Academy

POSITION TITLE:  Program Manager of Larkin Street Academy

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Larkin Street Academy


The primary responsibilities for the Program Manager of Larkin Street Academy are to oversee employment and education services including workforce development, post-secondary enrollment, and underage education and employment programming at Larkin Street Youth Services. The Program Manager of LSA supervises the day-to-day operations of the employment and workforce development teams and initiatives, the college success team, and the underage program, as well as providing leadership, guidance, and supervision to staff. The Program Manager of LSA oversees the development and implementation of training curriculum for program staff and mangers. In addition, the Program Manager of LSA maintains and expands relationships with non-profit service providers, employers, and key community partners to increase employment, education, and training opportunities for youth. Some key responsibilities include: ensuring integration of education and employment services into Larkin Street’s continuum of services, managing, monitoring and reporting on public and private grants and contracts, and oversight of program budgets.

SUPERVISES:                           10+

EXEMPT STATUS:                    Exempt

UNION STATUS:                      Non-union


  • Oversee all aspects of Larkin Street Academy’s Workforce Development programs, the College Success team, the Underage Education and Employment programs, supervising the assistant managers and staff of each program, including day to day operations, hiring and training.
  • Provide monthly statistics and complete contract and grant reports, maintain current knowledge of contract/grant goals and status of all.
  • Participate in interviewing process for Larkin Street Youth Services.
  • Supervise record keeping for programs the role oversees.
  • Assist staff to develop curriculum in all areas skills, job readiness, job development and retention, college success and career planning, and independent living skills.
  • Follow labor market trends, generate job leads and broker creative employment/internship opportunities.
  • Provide professional and community resources.
  • Provide weekly supervision meetings for staff and managers in department.
  • Participate in all management meetings, weekly staff meetings, and all other relevant or required agency or contract/community/grant partner meetings.
  • Participate in agency planning activities.
  • Facilitate and encourage high cross-coordination and collaboration with LSA and Engagement programming.
  • Develop positive staff morale.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Candidates applying for this position will possess:

  • Extreme passion for our agency’s mission in maintaining a positive, upbeat attitude.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with reliability and consistency in work performance
  • Flexibility with a team player mentality.
  • Ability to work with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • An extreme focus on good judgment with a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with great interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with the capability to learn quickly and integrate efficiently.


  • Weekends and Evenings shifts may be required.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.


  • BA Degree in Business, Management, Social Services, Communication, or other related field required.
  • At least three years of management and supervisory experience required.
  • Minimum three years of experience in workforce development, and/or supported vocational services required.
  • One year of previous experience working with homeless, at-risk, and runaway youth preferred.
  • Must also have ability to work with high-risk youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers.


  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times.
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with agency policies and standards and conforming to the requirements of this job description.
  • Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of staff and to the youth in which we serve.
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.
  • Maintaining the strictest of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment.


  • Starting at DOE
  • Choice of Kaiser medical plans, plus dental and vision- (with coverage at no cost for one of the Kaiser and Dental plans as well as Vision for Employees only)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation- (starting at 3 weeks, increasing to 5 weeks by year five)
  • Sick time
  • 11 Paid Holidays + Floating Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Advocate Service
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Paid Sabbatical following 5 years of employment
  • 403(b) retirement plan


Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] then in the Subject Box please indicate the position that you are applying for.

Larkin Street Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer. Larkin Street Youth Service seeks qualified candidates with interest in the non-profit sector. We are committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified.