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Systems Change Project Manager (The Nonprofit Partnership)

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Position Title:                 Systems Change Project Manager
Status:                              Full Time
Reports to:                      Program Manager

About The Nonprofit Partnership:

The Nonprofit Partnership (TNP) is a regional capacity builder for community organizations, supporting nonprofit organizations and professionals for 27 years.  Focused on providing opportunities to expand learning, and professional and organizational growth, TNP supports hundreds of organizations each year to reach greater impact in their communities.  TNP currently serves over 1,300 individuals each year, providing professional development, leadership training, coaching, and facilitation to meet the needs of the community in three ways (or what we refer to as the three gears of capacity building): Individual, Organization, and Sector support. Our approach is one that focuses on the delivery of quality, individualized support and resources to client organizations with training and education, customized support, and collaboration.

Summary of Position:

The Systems Change Project Manager is responsible for supporting the policy, systems, and environment (PSE) objectives of the First 5 LA Best Start grant program at TNP. TNP is the Regional Network Grantee for the communities of Central Long Beach and Wilmington. This staff position will work closely with staff from the Local Network Contractors (LNCs) in both communities as well as community residents and staff at multiple organizations. The ideal candidate must have knowledge of the application of systems change methodologies as well as the ability to create and manage project plans to support each community’s respective priority areas (Community Change Agendas – CCAs).

Essential Functions:

  • Work with community-based LNC teams to ensure that CCA projects meet systems change goals, have achievable metrics, and incorporate elements that will ensure sustainability in the longer term.
  • Track city, county, school district and port decision making body across the region to identify points of intersection with CCA priorities. Work with LN teams, as needed, to help activate network members around these advocacy items.
  • Be a thought-partner to LNCs, community organizations, and community members to ensure short-term work will lead to long-term systems change.
  • Supports evaluation including but not limited to distribution and collection of evaluation tools, tracking, and reporting, including policy/advocacy efforts.
  • Seek opportunities to contribute to the growth of network of stakeholders in each community as well as across the region.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with funders and other stakeholders using sound judgement and professionalism. 

Desired Qualifications

  • BA degree in Public Health, Nonprofit Management, Project Management or related field preferred.
  • 3-5 years of project management  and community organizing experience.
  • Grounding in systems change and resident-driven change methodologies and techniques
  • Knowledge of facilitation practices and techniques
  • Experience working in underserved and diverse communities on PSE or collective impact efforts.
  • Strong time management skills; highly organized and detail- oriented.
  • Excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • When COVID-19 health and safety permit, be willing and able to travel about 30% of the month with some evening hours required.
  • Oral and written proficiency in Spanish required.

Salary: $50,000

Please send cover letter and resume to Please apply by Friday, October 16, 5:30pm.

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