Senior Director of Programs

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:
Associate Executive Director
Starting at $130,000/ Annually; commensurate with experience
Employees to be supervised:
Program Managers and Directors
Work Hours:
Office Hours, some evenings and Weekends required

Position Summary

New Economics for Women (NEW) is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, solution-oriented and collaborative Senior Director of Programs to lead NEW’s ecosystem of programs and services in support of the organization’s mission.The Senior Director will have the unique opportunity to help NEW realize its vision of a world where generations of women and families are empowered to thrive.

The Senior Director of Programs will join NEW’s leadership team and report directly to the Associate Executive Director. The Senior Director will be responsible for providing leadership in developing, planning, organizing and directing multiple programs and services across the organization, as well as building collaborative partnerships, working with diverse stakeholders and providing financial oversight.

Candidate Profile

The Senior Director of Programs is passionate about economic justice and believes that economic mobility is a fundamental human right. The Senior Director is an intellectually curious, creative, resourceful, and solution-oriented leader who encourages innovation in addressing the diverse and challenging needs of underserved families. Additionally, the ideal candidate should possess the following expertise, experience, and skills to successfully fulfill the duties and responsibilities outlined below:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Offers professional support, supervision, coaching and direction to the organization’s program directors and managers
  • Demonstrates cultural competence and humility and adaptability while handling high-pressure and difficult situations
  • Displays effective leadership, strong initiative and high motivation
  • Collaborates with NEW’s Leadership team on NEW’s Strategic Plan and other initiatives in support of the organization’s growth and impact
  • Builds, maintains and works cooperatively with multiple agencies and diverse partners
  • Analyzes and summarizes data to prepare and deliver reports to staff and leadership
  • Represents NEW at internal and external events and meetings
  • Understands program policies and contractual obligations
  • ●  Ensures compliance and fulfillment of government contracts, corporate and foundation grants and other initiatives in support of NEW’s ecosystem of programs and services
  • Sets and articulates clear goals, expectations and priorities
  • Supports staff with task prioritization and time efficiency to meet tight deadlines
  • Develops, plans, and monitors operating budgets for multiple programs
  • Coordinates research and identification of resources and partnerships that support programmatic needs

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated high-level leadership success in developing and directing programs.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in social work, human services, public administration, organizational leadership or an equivalent field of study

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 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