Job Description and Duties:

The Program Associate will provide work in several programs within the organization. Weekly hours will be spent in the WoMentoring Program (30 hours) and the performing data collection in our Jewish programs (10 hours).


  • BA in social services, counseling, workforce development, or similar field and/or 1-3 years of experience working as a Program Associate or similar position
  • Proficiency in use of PC, including Windows, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom and Internet web browsers is required
  • Must be a self-starter, well organized in handling time and materials
  • Must be able to learn quickly and follow instructions precisely
  • Must be reliable and responsible in work habits
  • Must be accurate and neat, with strict attention to detail
  • Must have clear and effective oral communication skills and a courteous and effective telephone manner
  • Must be able to operate well in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and cooperative manner required with an ability to interact effectively with clients, partners, vendors and co-workers


WoMentoring is a career development program that offers women with defined career objectives the unique opportunity to be paired with a mentor who is an established professional in the mentee’s field of choice. Program Associate responsibilities in the WoMentoring Program:

  • Phone screening/intake.
  • Answer questions about the program and assess whether to encourage inquirer to submit an application
  • Receive, review and track applications
  • Schedule, track and participate in prospective mentee interviews
  • Work with mentees to create personalized career goals
  • Prepare binders, training materials and reports
  • Track and maintain mentor and mentee information, participant updates, and assist with mailing list of program graduates
  • Co-lead trainings/meetings including PowerPoint presentations, and handouts

The Ezra Network and Career Focus are programs funded in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to provide job search preparedness and coaching to the Jewish Community and career counseling. If additional programs are added to the services offered, the Program Associate will have similar responsibilities as those described below. Program Associate responsibilities in the Jewish programs are administrative and include:

  • Track program outcomes
  • Create and distribute follow-up surveys
  • Reach out to former clients
  • Create additional tracking documents as requested to monitor program performance
  • Additional responsibilities as requested


While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: stand for extended periods; sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height. Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work. Manual dexterity to operate computer and other office equipment required.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $19.00 per hour

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Please submit a cover letter and resume to . Subject line: Program Associate

JVS SoCal is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, genetic information or any other protected status.

About JVS SoCal:
Founded in 1931, JVS-SoCal is a nonprofit, non-sectarian social service agency, providing job training, career services, mentoring and placement assistance to diverse and multicultural populations, transforming lives and empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment. JVS SoCal currently serves 40,000 to 50,000 clients annually at over 20 locations throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties.