Learning Center Lead

Since our founding in 1985, New Economics For Women (NEW) has maintained that economic stability and mobility is a fundamental human right. Standing in the way of that right is a complex system of barriers that keeps underserved families, particularly women and children, in a cycle of generational poverty. Over the last 35+ years, NEW has addressed this complex system of barriers, and continues to deliver on its mission to spark economic mobility through wealth creation programs, services, housing, education, entrepreneurship and advocacy for economic justice. As of 2021, NEW has evolved to annually serve nearly 17,000 people and has developed over 1,600 units of affordable housing across 15 housing developments, built and rehabilitated 110 affordable single-family homes, built more than 200,000 square feet of community, public school and health clinic space, and created two high-performing charter elementary schools. We are invested and proud of our model and position to drive forward innovative solutions that help families experience economic mobility. Join our team of champions for economic justice!

Reports to:
Site Coordinator and Program Manager
Starting at $21.00
Employees to be supervised:
Work Hours:
9:30am-6:30pm; some weekends and/or evenings may apply. Hours vary by school site and program need

Position Summary

The Learning Center Lead supports the day-to-day operations of the Learning Center program. Works directly with Site Coordinator to ensure daily program activities and efforts support youth academic achievement, positive social and emotional development and increased parent engagement. All New Economics for Women (NEW) staff serve as Leaders and Ambassadors in supporting the overall mission and vision of the organization, purpose of the program they serve and engage in the following activities in a manner that is transformational: outreach, intake/assessment, referrals and customer follow up. Supports the development and implementation of enhanced learning opportunities for children and youth to help improve their academic performance, social development and health awareness.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide additional support with homework assistance and development of enrichment program lesson plans in the areas of: reading, math, science, and social studies.
  • Support and track program outcomes (grants, students files, NEW’s mindset)
  • Update Learning Center Calendar and bulletin board.
  • Review attendance roster (check absence, early release forms, etc.)
  • Design and implement organized and structured fitness, social, and recreational activities.
  • Become familiarized and Implement with Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California
  • Support Learning Center instructors and provide a positive work environment, constructive feedback, positive solutions, etc.
  • Support Before and After School program.
  • Submit meal reports and follows appropriate procedures. In addition, support Learning Center team before, during and after supper.
  • Support Parent engagement efforts (meetings, surveys, workshops, family day, etc.) Communicate with participants’ parents and coordinate parent meetings as needed
  • Establish effective communication with participants’ school teachers and administrative staff
  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in field trips and other special events (some weekends)
  • Design, develop, and implement fundraising activities
  • Prepare information for reporting purposes (monthly’s, trainings, webinars, special events/activities)
  • Collect necessary data for final reports
  • Attend meeting with school administrators
  • Assist with staff to student ratio, facilitate classes and clubs as needed in absence of regularly assigned staff
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Excel attendance repot and Apricot
    • Update Learning Center Site Coordinator and Manager
    • Attend LC Lead Meetings/Check-In’s-TBD
    • Support Grant applications

Qualifications and Experience

  • Positive role model for youth and capable of relating to youth
  • Self-driven, creative and possess a positive/can-do spirit
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Communicative team player with Program Manager, Coworkers, partners and participants


  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required 48 semester or 72 quarter units (course work must be certified as counting toward a baccalaureate degree. A copy of diploma and/or degree will be requested, if hired.
  • Minimum two-year experience working with youth in a classroom or expanded learning setting

Additional Requirements

  • Must have access to reliable transportation provide proof of current California driver’s license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment
  • Must present proof of negative tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) prior to beginning employment dated within 60 days prior to hire date
  • Must complete CPR/First Aid Certification within 60 calendar days of employment
  • Must complete other required trainings (i.e., worker’s compensation, training against harassment, first time supervision, etc.) when assigned
  • Flexible with working hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) is a plus

New Economics for Women (NEW) is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information you may contact NEW Human Resources:

303 Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 483-2060 Ext-311  | [email protected]

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Contact New Economics for Women by calling at:

 (213) 483-2060

or by visiting us at:

303 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact NEW’s FamilySource Center at:

(818) 887-3872

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center at:

(323) 568-1520

1780 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact NEW Women’s Business Center at:

(818) 650-1168

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

554 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405