Regional Program Manager, Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA
United States

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Designs, implements, maintain and manage Western National Parks Association (WNPA) regional and local community education and outreach programs. Collaborate with the WNPA’s Philanthropy Department to reach, engage, expand and cultivate deeper relationships with target audiences to include but not limited to member, donor, volunteers, outreach management, and educational programming related to national parks, forests and public lands, and America’s natural and cultural heritage.

Position may be located onsite (Gateway to Nature store/El Pueblo de Los Angeles) with a possible option to telecommute.


  • Writes, edits, and coordinates development of educational programming, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, marketing collateral, press releases, social media broadcasts, monthly program listings, WNPA publications and program descriptions as appropriate to the program
  • Leads the planning and management process for outreach events, including but not limited to all outreach efforts at the Gateway to Nature in El Pueblo de Los Angeles and its surrounding WNPA parks and monument partnerships. Coordinates with key regional staff members and partners in recognizing and developing program and funding opportunities
  • Develops strong partnerships for the delivery of youth and community based programming
  • Designs, implements, and coordinates community outreach plan each fiscal year
  • Develops and monitors a work plan and budget that includes program revenues and expenses
  • Creates and reports on measurable program goals so that they may be communicated with a variety of audiences including customers, members, donors, partners and the WNPA Board of Directors
  • Participates in the development of funding proposals with the Philanthropy Department as needed
  • Establishes, maintains, and grows working relationships with local and regional partners
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer outreach personnel to effectively represent the Gateway to Nature and its partners at community events and in the day to day interaction with visitors at the center
  • Establishes a working relationship with appropriate department heads and store managers to ensure consistent messaging and integration of resources and efforts
  • Represents and speaks on behalf of WNPA at community events and public functions
  • Actively supports membership and philanthropy goal by participating in the cultivation of members/donors
  • Identifies and establishes new programming and outreach opportunities
  • May coordinate and lead work of other employees during program/project planning and implementation
  • Works creatively and collaboratively with colleagues to maximize results
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned


  • Responsible for the oversight of Regional WNPA and Gateway to Nature outreach program volunteers. Position does not have direct staff supervisory responsibilities; however, incumbent may coordinate and lead work of other employees during program/project planning and implementation
  • Goal achievement in developing, implementing, and managing field trips, outreach events, and educational programming
  • Collaborates with Philanthropy department on supporting goal achievement in audience expansion, membership and philanthropic development; manages program funding proposals and engagement with WNPA’s programs and mission
  • Creation and maintenance of effective volunteer relationships; enhanced community and member relationships
  • Successful collaboration with WNPA colleagues and partners


  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations, including the ability to read and interpret a profit and loss statement and other financial reports and business reporting tools
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analyzing, problem-solving, multi-tasking, and interpersonal & communication skills are required
  • Effectively and diplomatically communicate, verbally and in writing, to visitors, employees, members, donors, volunteers, and the general public
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format
  • Make independent judgments and maintain attention throughout the performance of duties
  • Work alone and in a team environment
  • Must possess computer skills with Microsoft Office suite products to include but not limited to, internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and databases


  • Most work tasks are performed indoors, where temperature is moderate and controlled by office environmental systems. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but may become loud during high customer volume or special events. Occasional work may be performed outside under natural conditions (special events, etc.). Environment will vary when outside work or travel is required
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 8 hours per day. Walking and standing are occasionally required
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with customers, volunteers, supervisors/managers, directors and co-workers
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision, depth perception and color vision
  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Ability to work primarily with fingers to pick, pinch, type and carry out substantial movements (motions) of the wrists and hands as well
  • Requires manual and finger dexterity to be able to operate all necessary equipment such as but limited to; computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds
  • Occasionally required to push/pull up to 50 pounds a distance of about 25 feet


Position requires regional travel to coordinate and participate in events and field programs, including overnight trips.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in a relevant field is preferred
  • Minimum one year of outreach and educational program development and volunteer management experience required
  • Proficiency with digital media, website promotions, and communications preferred
  • Experience working with a wide diversity of communities and stakeholders
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations a plus

(This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.)

The Western National Parks Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

How to Apply:

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