Program Director

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!

Gateway Cities Area (Los Angeles)
Reports to:
Director of Entrepreneurship Hub
Starting at $80,0000 – $85,000 Annually; commensurate with experience
Employees to be supervised:
Program Assistant; Program Manager
Work Hours:
Office Hours, some evenings and Weekends required

Position Summary

The Program Director will be an expert in business consulting, training, and counseling for women entrepreneurs to help them overcome challenges in starting, growing, and sustaining their businesses, including the operations, compliance, and the execution of the program for the NEW-WBC. As an ambassador for the organization, this person is also responsible for actively supporting the overall mission and vision of NEW.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain responsibility for the agency achieving goals and milestones of each program and/or project undertaken.
  • Provide oversight services through the respective personnel.
  • Provide consulting and training services to existing and start-up businesses, on an as-needed basis.
  • Maintain responsibility for all program and/or project budgets. Including the execution of a minimum of 100 webinars per month, counseling sessions for over 100 per month and 14 events during the year.
  • Provide training sessions for staff on technical assistance topics.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of the program.
  • Participate in planning and strategy programs and sessions.
  • Make recommendations to the Director of Entrepreneurship Hub on organizational policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and submit required reporting for governmental agencies, grants, and other institutions based on program criteria.
  • Attending WBC Board of Directors meetings, provide quarterly and as needed reporting.
  • Attending senior management meetings as required.
  • Provide leadership to staff, working through supervisorial structure where appropriate, encourage a commitment to teamwork in the accomplishment of agency goals and objectives. Work with regional economic development organizations to develop programs and initiatives designed to maximize business growth.
  • Maintain responsibility for partnerships, strategic alliances and other collaborative efforts undertaken by the organization. Public spokesperson for the organization regarding WBC. Program Director needs to be able to meet deadlines, adapt to change, anticipate problems, and solve them, including working with people, making decisions, following guidelines and/or dealing with the clients via email or phone, within a maximum of 24-hour response. Maintain summary reports for senior management.
  • Assist with government audits, including the preparation and submission of data, to the requesting party.
  • Remain current on new legislation and regulatory rulings impacting the program. Help enforce adherence to requirements and advise management on required actions.
  • Job includes meeting deadlines and maintaining excellent quality customer relations. Follow all NEW policies and procedures for employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Budget analysis, evaluation, and reporting for the organization and for the grants.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Extensive background in working with government agencies, contracts, compliance and grants.
  • Extensive consulting and training of small business owners.
  • Program reporting and management of data requires the following skills: software efficiency needed in Microsoft suite Word -writing is required in English and Spanish (Spanish programs only), Microsoft Excel – advanced Excel is required to create reports including but not limited to spreadsheets, pivot tables, graphs, perform calculation and automation to process large volume of data.
  • Excellent verbal, organizational and written communication skills, including time management. Strong computer skills, including experience with applications such as Google Meet, and Zoom. Ability to work in a team environment to support organizational goals and projects. Ability to work with minimal supervision to complete tasks and projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Bilingual with an emphasis in Spanish is preferred.


  • BA/BS or master’s degree as in Management, Marketing, Business, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in program management for small businesses.

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
  • Fingerprinting and TB Clearance
  • Flexible with working hours, including evenings and weekend

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