Social Enterprise Jobs and Internships

SEA-LA maintains an informal listing of jobs and internships at social enterprises in the Los Angeles region.

Submissions: Anyone may submit a new job or internship listing for free. If your company/organization is a social enterprise located in the Los Angeles region and you have a job or internship available, or if you know of an LA social enterprise with jobs or internships available -- even if you have no affiliation -- please use the form at the end of this page. (All listings will be verified before they are posted.) Your listing should appear on this website within one week of submission.

Other Resources: SEA-LA also recommends these other websites for discovering available jobs and internships in social enterprise:

Current Opportunities

SEA-LA looking for interns

We'd love to have interns help grow the Social Enterprise Alliance community.  We especially would love help with social media.  Please contact Joe Altepeter joe@downtownwomenscenter.com if you can help!

 

Add your current job opportunities by filling them in the comment section below:

 

  • commented 2017-01-13 10:00:51 -0800
    The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for a Director, Community Relations. This position heads all corporate social responsibility for the franchise. Must have 5-7 years of non-profit consulting, social impact, csr, or corporate philantropy experience.


    Apply here – http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=107251
  • commented 2016-12-02 09:20:13 -0800
    The City of Pasadena has a unique and exciting career opportunity for an entrepreneurial spirited, business minded, people-focused, and creative Program Coordinator III to manage the Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners (MASH) program.


    Considered a social enterprise, the MASH program uses local government (the City of Pasadena) to provide employment and training opportunities for under or unemployed persons, including those with barriers to employment, and strives to closely match the training interests of program participants to on the job training opportunities to prepare them for permanent job placement in areas they are most passionate about.


    Our Program Coordinator III will provide comprehensive MASH program oversight, support, and direction to establish and strengthen the program as a social enterprise that applies commercial and business strategies to carry out the program’s human, social, and environmental mission. The ideal candidate will have recent and increasingly responsible administrative or project planning experience running a social, government or private enterprise (for profit or non-profit), major program or project that includes managing employees/crews. Ideally, prior experience in developing and running a social or private enterprise is preferred, as well as experience in design or construction. This career opportunity is ideal for a passionate, mission driven and creative individual seeking to help others, increase training and employment opportunities for difficult placements, and marketing the program to new levels.


    APPLY ONLINE AT:

    http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pasadena/default.cfm
  • commented 2016-12-01 17:02:53 -0800
    The City of Pasadena has a unique and exciting career opportunity for an entrepreneurial spirited, business minded, people-focused, and creative Program Coordinator III to manage the Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners (MASH) program. Considered a social enterprise, the MASH program uses local government (the City of Pasadena) to provide employment and training opportunities for under or unemployed persons, including those with barriers to employment, and strives to closely match the training interests of program participants to on the job training opportunities to prepare them for permanent job placement in areas they are most passionate about.
    Our Program Coordinator III will provide comprehensive MASH program oversight, support, and direction to establish and strengthen the program as a social enterprise that applies commercial and business strategies to carry out the program’s human, social, and environmental mission. The ideal candidate will have recent and increasingly responsible administrative or project planning experience running a social, government or private enterprise (for profit or non-profit), major program or project that includes managing employees/crews. Ideally, prior experience in developing and running a social or private enterprise is preferred, as well as experience in design or construction. This career opportunity is ideal for a passionate, mission driven and creative individual seeking to help others, increase training and employment opportunities for difficult placements, and marketing the program to new levels.


    APPLY ONLINE AT: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pasadena/default.cfm
  • commented 2016-05-13 15:01:34 -0700
    Volunteer Event Planner


    The Social Enterprise Alliance of Los Angeles is seeking a volunteer Event Planner to support the planning and implementation of our semi-monthly member event. We are looking for someone who is passionate about social enterprise and social impact with excellent project management skills. Ideal candidates will have past event planning and/or project management experience including working on venue procurement, speakers/panelists, food and product procurement, as well as working with our board members and general membership.

    She or he will be working side by side with the Board members to plan the events and create engaging opportunities for our membership focused around social enterprise and social impact. The expected time commitment will vary from 2-4 hours per week for approximately 2-3 months leading up to the event date. It will also include 2-4 hours the day of the event assisting with set-up and welcoming guests as the event co-host.


    Responsibilities include:

    Collaborate with one or more board members to develop a clear event plan and strategies

    Assist in managing the project details and event plans leading up to and the day of the event

    Assist in promoting the event with assistance from the communications chair

    Engage board members and other general members as needed


    Benefits include:

    Learning about and connecting with the Los Angeles social enterprise community

    Cultivating your project management and event planning skills

    Working closely with a passionate group of social entrepreneurs


    To apply please email zoe.k.bollinger@gmail.com
  • commented 2016-05-13 15:00:35 -0700
    Volunteer Slack Community Manager


    The Social Enterprise Alliance of Los Angeles is planning to launch a new Slack community to provide a platform for our members to network, share information, news, and resources, find partners or employees, and discuss trends in social enterprise.


    We are looking for a volunteer who is passionate about social enterprise and interested in helping SEA-LA develop and curate this community into a one of a kind resource for the LA social enterprise community. Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills and experience using Slack.


    The expected time commitment will be roughly two to five hours a week to moderate and update the community with additional time for participation in monthly communications committee calls.


    Responsibilities include:

    Help moderate and curate the community, including checking in a minimum of once a day to post and review what has been posted by the community

    Develop and post content to provide added value and drive community engagement across topics

    Manage SEA slack community including inviting new members to join the community and answering member questions

    Collaborate with the communications committee to develop posting rules and guidelines, then serve as moderator, reviewing posts for violations or spam

    Collaborate with the communications committee to dynamically update SEA’s approach to clack including collecting community feedback and implementing and relevant changes.


    Benefits include:

    Networking and daily engagement with the Los Angeles social enterprise community

    Working closely with a passionate group of social entrepreneurs

    Staying up to date on the latest trends and developments in Social Enterprise


    To apply please email zoe.k.bollinger@gmail.com
  • commented 2016-05-13 14:59:18 -0700
    Volunteer Social Media Manager


    The Social Enterprise Alliance of Los Angeles is seeking a volunteer Social Media Manager to support and spread the word about our mission. We are looking for someone who is passionate about social enterprise and social impact with excellent written communications skills. Ideal candidates will have past social media management experience including working with Facebook and Twitter, as well as management platforms such as HootSuite.


    He or she will be working side by side with the Communications Chair and the Board of Directors to spread the word about social enterprise and SEA. The expected time commitment will be roughly two hours a week to update social media with additional time for participation in monthly communications committee calls.


    Responsibilities include:


    - Collaborate with the communications chair to develop clear social media strategies and objectives

    - Craft daily social media posts across platforms

    - Assist in promoting upcoming SEA-LA programs and events

    - Engage conversations within SEA’s online communities


    Benefits include:


    - Learning about and connecting with the Los Angeles social enterprise community

    - Cultivating your marketing skills

    - Working closely with a passionate group of social entrepreneurs


    To apply please email zoe.k.bollinger@gmail.com
  • commented 2015-09-01 13:03:05 -0700
    LEAD RESALE STORE ASSOCIATE & TRAINER

    The mission of the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women. Founded in 1978, DWC was the first organization to exclusively serve mentally ill and elderly homeless women on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. At the end of 2012, DWC expanded its housing and supportive services by opening a second home serving 48 additional women. Through both Residences, DWC provides permanent support housing to 119 women with special needs who were once without a home, along with a wide range of drop-in support resources. The DWC staff is a talented and dedicated team that works together to fulfill DWC’s mission and support personal career goals. Find out more at www.DowntownWomensCenter.org.


    POSITION SUMMARY

    Help build community and work towards ending homelessness using your sales, inventory and merchandising experience! DWC’s social enterprise resale boutique, MADE by DWC, needs a creative and compassionate Lead Store Associate & Trainer who excels at customer service. You will assist in daily boutique operations as you work side-by-side with volunteers and job training participants – styling customers in unique vintage and designer finds, helping them find a special gift, and serving our community as a job trainer. Reporting to the Social Enterprise Retail Operations Manager, this position is an integral part of the Vocational Education and Social Enterprise department.


    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Connect with every customer by providing prompt, friendly service

    • Perform front & back-of-house store functions including opening, closing, customer service, point of sale duties, cash handling procedures and weekly/monthly sales reports

    • Maintain operational consistencies that promote a clean, welcoming, organized, and safe store environment

    • Set an example by maintaining a cheerful and calm demeanor during periods of high volume

    • Coordinate the weekly store shift schedule for staff, volunteers and training participants

    • Help coordinate special events for the store

    • Assist in determining product price points and updating product price matrix

    • Perform daily merchandise tasks including stocking, merchandising, display, and price markings

    • Assist with supplies and inventory, including order placement, receiving, stocking and inventory rotation

    • Assist with seasonal visual display with guidance from the SE Retail Operations Manager

    • Collaborate with DWC’s Communications team to prepare and post store social media messaging

    • Help coordinate the resale boutique Look Book – volunteer, styling, photo shoot coordination

    • Assist with DWC’s job training program by training and coaching program participants in store shift roles following weekly program lesson plans

    • Work with volunteers assigned to support the store, including shift scheduling and training

    • Other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization


    NECESSARY SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

    • Possess exceptional customer service skills

    • Retail or sales experience required. Experience in a clothing/gift boutique or store is a plus

    • Register and cash handling experience required. Familiarity with Retail POS systems preferred

    • Computer proficiency preferred

    • Ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional weekend and evening shifts

    • Able to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time

    • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds on a regular basis without physical limitations

    • Have a professional attitude and friendly, positive approach

    • Should enjoy working in a team environment

    • Willingness to train, mentor and encourage others to succeed

    • Community volunteer experience a plus


    SCHEDULE: Full-time, non-exempt position with the availability and flexibility to work evenings and weekends is required. This position is eligible for DWC’s comprehensive benefits package that includes training, paid time off, medical, vision, dental, parking and transportation benefits.

    TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to: HR@DowntownWomensCenter.org. Please include “Lead Store Associate & Trainer” in the subject line of your email
  • commented 2015-09-01 11:17:52 -0700
    External Affairs Manager


    DWC’s External Affairs Manager must excel in public relations, community engagement and organizing, and have a passion for educating the public and galvanizing support. You will work closely with senior staff and the Center’s constituents to expand our advocacy work, maximize media coverage, and advance DWC’s strategic goals. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Policy, this position is a crucial part of DWC’s three-person Communications team.


    WHAT YOU’LL DO:

    Monitor, analyze, and make recommendations on policy developments at the city, state, and federal levels with relevance to homelessness

    Craft and coordinate letters of support, calls to elected officials, and organizational responses (Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds) to policy developments and current issues

    Craft timely advocacy alerts and public education materials such as eblasts, blogs, fact sheets, and reports

    Increase public awareness of the Center through maintaining relationships with elected officials and their staff, partner agencies, media, and community members

    Represent DWC at relevant policy, media, and community organizing events

    Devise PR strategies in coordination with the department Director

    Develop media pitches, write press releases, and cultivate relationships with journalists

    Be the first point-of-contact for media requests and coordinate all coverage of the Center

    Support Executive staff, constituents, and volunteers in preparation for media interviews, public appearances, and speeches

    Collaborate with department Director to devise a formalized advocacy program for constituents

    Work directly with constituents through one-on-one advocacy coaching, media training, testimony and lobby days, and community events

    Organize public education events such as roundtables, community panels, and news conferences

    Collaborate with the Marketing Coordinator and Development/Volunteer staff on communications campaigns

    Supervise periodic Communications & Policy interns

    Other duties as assigned to support the mission of Downtown Women’s Center

    THIS COULD BE A GOOD MATCH IF YOU HAVE

    A Bachelor’s degree in public policy, journalism, communications, marketing, or other related field preferred

    A minimum of three years of relevant work experience (which includes marketing/PR/media relations, advocacy, community organizing, or other communications-related functions)

    Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to communicate the mission of DWC and our programs with clarity

    Knowledge of the local media and political landscape; existing contacts a plus

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office

    Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail

    Strong project management skills with the ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and deadlines

    SCHEDULE & SALARY:

    This is a full-time, non-exempt position, scheduled Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends if needed. This position is eligible for DWC’s comprehensive benefits package, which includes paid time off, medical, vision, dental, 401k and transportation/parking benefits. Salary range is $38,500 – $43,500 annually depending on qualifications and experience.


    APPLY:

    Please email resume, cover letter, and salary history to: HR[AT]DowntownWomensCenter[DOT]org. Please include “External Affairs Manager” in the subject line of your email. DWC is an equal opportunity employer.
  • commented 2015-07-13 13:20:31 -0700
    Several specific leadership jobs are to be filled for a social enterprise in development. The desire is that the enterprise’s national office be located in the greater LA area. See the value proposition, goals, survey results, and outline of jobs at http://www.careerprepadvantage.org/seeds.htm . The leadership jobs are for social entrepreneurs, change agents, and college students and alumni, even if they have only limited time to become involved, as the value proposition is flexible and will accommodate. Thank you.
  • commented 2015-05-16 17:06:51 -0700
    MADE by DWC is seeking a Social Enterprise Program Associate who will support vocational education programming at the Downtown Women’s Center. The Associate will be responsible for supporting Made by DWC’s inventory of unique handmade products created by DWC participants, and providing inventory support for DWC’s retail, e-commerce, and wholesale outlets. This position will work as part of a team of staff, volunteers, and participants in developing and growing the MDE by DWC handMADE product line. Apply here http://www.downtownwomenscenter.org/social_enterprise_program_associate
  • commented 2015-05-16 17:02:12 -0700
    MADE by DWC is looking for a Retail Operations Manager. This position has the opportunity to use their creativity and management skills to drive success for our two retail stores, MADE by DWC’s Café and Gift Boutique and Resale Boutique. MADE by DWC was created to generate economic and social capital to break the cycle of chronic homelessness and unemployment by empowering women through vocational training. We’re currently in growth mode and are refining our experiences, from our product assortment to marketing and visual merchandising. We’re looking for a well-trained, driven individual with retail store management experience to take charge and take MADE by DWC to new heights. Apply here http://www.downtownwomenscenter.org/retail_operations_manager
  • commented 2015-05-11 14:19:27 -0700
    The Help Group is looking for a Social Enterprise Director to create enterprises designed to provide vocational training for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum, ADHD, and learning challenges. We are looking for an individual that is innovative and entrepreneurial to help identify enterprise opportunities, develop business plans and work with team to oversee business operations.

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