#LETLUCE A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT JOB DIGEST – 12/9/17

This week I was inspired by Time’s pick for person of the year, the Silence Breakers and the women who have spoken out against injustice. For every woman who has been sexually harassed, received lower pay for the same job, and worked harder for less recognition, this tidal wave of rebellion, and the record number of women signing up to run for office, gives me hope for the future.

#LetLuce is my curated list of jobs with meaning and purpose. The jobs included are based in Los Angeles / SoCal, primarily in the arts, museums, foundations, philanthropy, communications, external / community relations, sustainability, higher ed, corporate social responsibility, and social innovation. These are jobs I find compelling and have the potential to make a positive impact. My blog is my way of giving back to my community.

LOS ANGELES

Love to laugh while making a difference? Hilarity for Charity is hiring an Executive Director. ‪ https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/493351305/ 

The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation is hiring an Executive Director. http://bit.ly/2nLuM50

CAA is hiring a Manager of Community Engagement – Foundation. http://bit.ly/2A6TEpu 

Lead positive systemic change to strengthen Los Angeles communities. The California Community Foundation is hiring a Grants Specialist and Program Associate: https://www.calfund.org/careers/

Treepeople is hiring a Grant Writer: https://www.treepeople.org/about/jobs

Love music? The Grammy Museum is hiring a Marketing Manager: http://bit.ly/2AZr2SM

The Los Angeles Food Policy Council is hiring a Policy Associate: http://goodfoodla.org/about/jobs/

Art College of Art and Design is searching for the school’s next Provost. http://bit.ly/2nAKLCV

Brentwood School is hiring a Director of The Center for Innovative Leadership: http://bit.ly/2ATdNSW

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is hiring a Senior Program Officer, Catholic Sisters Initiative with a primary focus on grant making in Sub-Sahara Africa. http://bit.ly/2kNj0G1 

Art Division is hiring a part-time grant writer $40 – $65 per hr. http://indeedhi.re/2kLRIjc 

Are you a radical woman? The Hammer Museum is hiring a Chief Communications Officer and a Grant Writer: http://bit.ly/2nN7kUQ

The Lucas Museum of Narrative is hiring an Executive Assistant to the President: http://bit.ly/2BQQYwI

The Lucas Museum of Narrative is hiring a Director of Curatorial Strategies: http://bit.ly/2iL3Ahn

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is hiring an Associate Director of Programs: http://indeedhi.re/2Bs91gk

Art Center is hiring an Executive Director, Designmatters: http://bit.ly/2BQjqP5

Help combat homelessness. PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is hiring an Associate Director: http://indeedhi.re/2jjw45z

Do you love airports? The City of LA is hiring an Airports Public and Community Relations Director: http://bit.ly/2BQzjW3

The Torrance Police Foundation is hiring a part-time, 10 hrs. a week, freelance Executive Director: http://indeedhi.re/2nNAseu

I just love this museum, LACMA is hiring a Teacher for Mobile Programs and two positions in Events: http://www.lacma.org/jobs 

Can you assess impact? The Natural History Museum is hiring a Director, Evaluation and Museum Impact: http://bit.ly/2BQQAyl

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary…California Poets in Schools is hiring an Executive Director: http://bit.ly/2iInhpY

The San Diego Art Institute is hiring a Deputy Director: http://bit.ly/2kKs8et

Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts is hiring a Communications Manager: http://bit.ly/2BqsDl6

One of my favorite museums anywhere, The Huntington Library is hiring an Associate Director School Partnerships and Programs and a Curator / Educator, Fielding Collection of American Art: http://bit.ly/2A7BIuG

If you are driven by a passion for international affairs, The Pacific Council on International Policy is hiring a Vice President, Initiatives: http://bit.ly/2AIkIfS

Kidspace Children’s Museum is hiring a Groups Programs Specialist: http://bit.ly/2jCwPUo

The San Diego Museum of Natural History is hiring a Public Programs Manager: http://bit.ly/2BqyXcw

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#LETLUCE A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT JOB DIGEST – 1/24/17

I am women, hear me roar!

LOS ANGELES

Build community. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is #hiring an Executive Director, salary $95K-$105.

Change lives through jobs. Chrysalis is hiring an Employment Specialist.

Expand access to the arts. The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is hiring a Manager of Arts Education.

If you believe all students deserve a quality education, The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems is hiring an Associate Director, Program.

Unlock the creative potential of underserved students. Inner-City Arts is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator.

The Hammer Musuem is hiring an Assistant / Associate Curator.

Saatchi Art is looking for an Assistant Curator to join its Art Advisory team in Santa Monica.

The City of Los Angeles is hiring an Outreach Manager to support the Electric Vehicle Carsharing project.

Enhance employee engagement. Disney ABC/Television Group is hiring a Director, Internal Communications.

SCI-Arc is looking for Gallery Docents to docent the forthcoming exhibition, Drawings’ Conclusions.

The University of Southern California (USC) Pacific Asia Museum seeks a creative and innovative Family and Youth Programs Specialist to join our team.

Feeling lucky? Ireland Funds America is hiring an Events Associate / Development Assistant.

Thrive. Kaiser Permanente is hiring a Community Engagement Director.

International Medical Corps is hiring a Deputy Director, Humanitarian Response Training Unit based in LA or DC.

Turnaround Arts: California seeks a Program Director.

May the force be with you. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is hiring an Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director.

Go girl power. The County of Los Angeles is hiring an Executive Director, Women and Girls Initiative. Salary $139K – $210K.

Connect with the community. Council member Uranga is hiring a Field Deputy in Long Beach.

College is calling. Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is hiring Gear Up Project Director. Salary $70K-$85K.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) seeks a Global Citizenship Fellowship, Community Engagement Fellow.

Are you a great communicator? TOMS is hiring a Strategic Partnerships Manager.

The Los Angeles City Controller is hiring a Communications Director. Salary $118-$142K.

If you love walking tours, the Los Angeles Conservancy is hiring a Program Coordinator.

City Year is hiring a Program Manager.

The Hammer Museum is hiring an Arts and Lecture Manager.

The City of Santa Monica is hiring Architectural Associate (Interior Design).mPay $92K-$114K.

OTHER

I need my space. Space Generation Advisory Council is hiring a Deputy Executive Director based in Vienna. Application deadline Feb. 28, 2017.

MarinMOCA is actively recruiting for a Executive Director.

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center is hiring an Executive Director in Orange County.

San Francisco Unified School District in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission seek a consultant or consultants to support the “refreshing” of the SFUSD’s Arts Education Master Plan.

Happiness is a warm puppy. The Charles M. Schulz Museum is hiring a Curator in Santa Rosa.

 

#LETLUCE A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT JOB DIGEST – 1/13/17

“I first came to Chicago when I was in my early twenties, still trying to figure out who I was; still searching for a purpose to my life. It was in neighborhoods not far from here where I began working with church groups in the shadows of closed steel mills. It was on these streets where I witnessed the power of faith, and the quiet dignity of working people in the face of struggle and loss. This is where I learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved, get engaged, and come together to demand it.”—President  Barack Obama

LOS ANGELES

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation is hiring a Program Officer.

Never forget. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is hiring an Executive Director

Expand access to art. Turnaround Arts: California is hiring a Program Director.

Help families thrive. Imagine LA is hiring an Associate Executive Director.

Connect with communities. Farmers Insurance Group is hiring a Community Relations Specialist.

The Liberty Hill Foundation has some amazing job opportunities.

Love space? The Aerospace CorporationCommunications Specialist III.

Are you a music junkie? YouTube Music is hiring a Strategic Partnership Manager.

Art Center College of Design is hiring a Director of Career and Professional Development.

Help craft LA County’s Sustainability Plan. The County of Los Angeles is hiring a Principal Analyst, CEO Sustainability.

The Craft in America Center is looking for a PT, 10 hours a week Communications Coordinator to increase the visibility of the organization and its mission to bring American craft to the public.

JMC Philanthropic Advisors is hiring an Admin Assistant for The Atlas Family Foundation.

Heritage Square Museum (HSM) is seeking an Executive Director.

The LA Phil is hiring a PT Education Coordinator.

Love basketball and making a difference? The Lakers are hiring a Director, Community Relations.

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is hiring a Front Desk Manager.

Great opportunity, the Goldhirsh Foundation is hiring an Assistant to the President.

The Fulfillment Fund is hiring a College Access Program Advisor.

There’s a reason people never leave the Getty. The J. Paul Getty Trust is hiring a Marketing Manager.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation is seeking an experienced Program Officer

The Writers Guild Foundation is hiring a Library Fellow.

Believe in organ donation. One Legacy Foundation is hiring a Director, OneLegacy Foundation and Communications.

Spend your lunch hour in the “Infinity Room.” The Broad is hiring a COO.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Work for the “hottest non-profit on the planet,” Kiva.org is hiring Portfolio Operations Associate in SF.

Blend art, nature and history. The Napa Valley Museum is hiring an Executive Director, $75-100K.

Ebay is hiring a Sr Director, Global Impact and Giving.

The Siskiyou County Arts Council is hiring an Executive Director.

The University of Pacific is hiring a University Curator to manage its permanent fine art collection (valued at approximately $6.7 million) on its 3 campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco.

Univision Communications Inc. is hiring a Director, Community Empowerment in San Jose.

Isaacson, Miller is hiring a Search Coordinator in SF.

Environmental Defense Fund is currently looking to hire a Program Assistant to provide support to the California Climate team.

Believe in caffeine for a cause? Fair Trade USA is hiring a Vice President, Coffee.

OTHER

The National Endowment for the Arts is hiring a Senior Advisor (Creative Forces Program) in D.C. Closes 1/17.

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is hiring a Program Administrator in Irvine.

Explore the world’s most wondrous places. Atlas Obscura is looking for an exceptional Deputy Editor to help lead our editorial team and guide our daily coverage online in Brooklyn.

Take action. Global Citizen is hiring Events and Promotions Manager  in Australia.

Marfa Contemporary is seeking a Guest Curator to support experimentation and to introduce more programming, collaboration and community engagement in TX.

One of my favorite stores, Ann Taylor is hiring a CSR Director in NYC.

#LETLUCE A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT JOB DIGEST – 9/23/16

This week I attended the Southern California Grantmakers Annual Conference and I was inspired by the incredible lineup of speakers. My favorite panel was one I helped organize on social innovation featuring: Tara Roth, Goldhirsh Foundation / LA 2050, James Nardella, Skoll Foundation, Tracy Underwood, Toyota, Grady Lee, Give2Get and Impact 2030. I was also profoundly moved by several of my friends and colleagues including Deirdre Lind of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, Shane Goldsmith, Liberty Hill Foundation, Fred Ali, Weingart Foundation, as well as Jordan Brooks, Deputy Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, Karen Borja, Associate Director, Inland Congregations United for Change, and Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning and Social Welfare and inaugural Director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin School. The best part of the event was being surrounded by other changemakers who are passionate about making a difference in their communities and around the globe.

Los Angeles

Dream of dinosaurs? The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is hiring a Vice President of Exhibits.

Explore global arts & culture. The UCLA Fowler Museum is hiring Director Communications & Engagement.

The Pasadena Museum of California Art is hiring an Executive Director. Please submit a cover letter and one-page summary resume, attached in a single document as well as copied into the body of an email to Brianna Smyk, Public Relations Manager & Editor, at bsmyk@pmcaonline.org.

One for One. TOMS is hiring a Public Relations Manager.

Help women overcome poverty and homelessness. The Downtown Women’s Center is hiring a COO.

Help grow a garden. The South Coast Botanic Garden is hiring a COO.

Do-di-dos or Samoas? The Girl Scouts of Greater LA is hiring a Chief External Relations Officer.

photo l.a. is hiring an Exhibitor Relations Manager.

The SAM Initiative, an Los Angeles based women’s philanthropy giving circle, is hiring a PT Personal/Administrative Assistant. The SAM Initiative provides grants that help improve the lives of women, children and families in Los Angeles. Flexible hours. Please send cover letter and resume to jillrosenberg@me.com

Improve public transparency and accountability with respect to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The County of Los Angeles is hiring an Executive Director of the Civilian Oversight Commission.

Unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. Grand Performances is hiring an Executive Director.

What’s up doc? Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. seeks a Corporate Responsibility Specialist for the Public Affairs department.

Live for social justice? Liberty Hill Foundation is hiring an Operations Assistant.Foster an appreciation and deeper understanding of art.

The Getty Museum is hiring an Educational Specialist for School Communities.

Heal the Bay. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is hiring a Volunteer Programs Manager.

The Milken Institute is hiring an Associate, Programming & Outreach.fundamental consulting is hiring a Grants and Research Coordinator.

Film Roman is hiring Sr. Director, Film Marketing and Social Media. To express interest in this opportunity, submit your resume and cover letter to: Kathleen Thorpe Kathleen.Thorpe@filmroman.com

Transform lives and neighborhoods. The Youth Policy Institute is seeking a Chief Impact Officer.

The Jewish Federation is hiring a VP Community Engagement Programs.

Passion for public art? The MTA is hiring a Creative Services Manager for the Art Program.

Southern California

Expand access to art. ArtReach is hiring an Executive Director in San Diego.

Northern California

Drive change, inspire action. Deloitte is hiring a Senior Manager, Corporate Citizenship in SF. Thanks to Sarah Hardin for the posting!

Levi Strauss & Co is hiring a Senior Manager of Global Policy & Advocacy, environmental sustainability.

Improve the lives of children, families, and communities—and restore and protect our planet. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is hiring a Program Associate, Local Grantmaking.

The Mozilla Foundation is hiring a Vice President, Advocacy in SF, NY or Toronto.

Understand the human condition and connect us to each other. California Humanities is hiring a grants manager in Oakland.

Outside California

Amnesty International is hiring a Human Rights Education Project Manager in Johannesburg, South Africa and an Executive Director in NY.

 Improve communities in the Northwest. Philanthropy Northwest is hiring a CEO.

The UN Foundation is hiring a Deputy Director, Nothing but Nets in D.C.

Vulcan Inc. is hiring Sr. Director of Executive CommunicationsSr. Director of Executive Communications and a Digital Media Associate in Seattle.

#LETLUCE A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT JOB DIGEST – 7/17/16

LUCE IN LA: A CURATED SOCIAL IMPACT JOB DIGEST – 6/10/16

To the FBI and Back Again

In 2014, I was a working married mother of three and I left my job as the director of corporate social responsibility and president of a philanthropic foundation to take a position as an intelligence analyst at the FBI.

Wait, what?!?

The year before, I participated in the Southern California Leadership Network’s, Leadership LA program, and I made friends with a long time veteran of the FBI in LA. That summer she recommended me to the FBI Citizens Academy, a ten-week program that provides community leaders with an inside look at the Bureau. As someone who is deeply invested in my community, and committed to the future of Los Angeles, I was excited about the program as a way to deepen my own commitment to civic engagement and to expand my understanding of the challenges and threats facing LA and the US.

My experience at the FBI Citizens Academy was amazing and quite eye opening. Over the next ten weeks, I learned all about the mission, goals, history, and inner workings of the Bureau. I met a group of incredible individuals who had chosen to dedicate their careers to the FBI’s mission, “To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the United States.” I learned about the FBI’s work around the globe in 56 field offices and gained an understanding of the FBI’s broad purview including:

  • Terrorism
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cyber Crime
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Public Corruption
  • Civil Rights / Human Trafficking
  • Organized Crime
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Violent Crime and Major Thefts

After the Citizens Academy ended in December, I attended an alumni event and at the end of the meeting they announced that the FBI was hiring for the first time since the end of the government shutdown / sequestration. This peaked my curiosity and after a series of conversations, I applied for a job. I received an offer to be an intelligence analyst over the 4th of July holiday and needless to say I was buzzing with excitement.

The planets had lined up. By chance I had become friends with someone who worked at the FBI, she happened to recommend me to the FBI Citizens Academy, and then after the program, sequestration ended and the FBI was hiring. At the same time the geopolitical situation was becoming dire and the Islamic State had launched their shocking public beheadings. Although I loved my job, I felt there must be a reason everything had fallen into place. Feeling compelled and honored to serve my country, I accepted the offer.

So this was just the beginning of the process. I had to take and pass a polygraph examination and upon doing so, the Bureau launched an extensive background check investigation. Over the next two-months all my close friends and family members were interviewed as part of the process. I would get frantic calls from friends and neighbors as they were contacted by FBI agents. The more this happened, the more stressful the process became, because at a certain point I knew that if it didn’t work out, everyone would know that I didn’t make the cut.

My anxiety peaked when a special agent called to tell me that he was going to visit my place of employment the next day to interview my supervisor and my colleagues. I obviously hadn’t mentioned anything about the FBI to my employer, so I had to call my supervisor to tell her that I was up for the position at the FBI and that an agent would be showing up to meet with her the next day.

After jumping through many hoops, and due to the incredible support of my friend Mary in the Bureau, and thanks to all my friends and family, it all worked out. I gave my notice and in mid-September 2014, I left for a week of orientation at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia. If you can imagine the opening scene of “Silence of the Lambs” with Jodie Foster, you can imagine where I ended up.

My week at Quantico was completely intoxicating. It was educational and inspiring, honestly it’s difficult to express just how awesome it was. I made friends with an incredibly diverse group of colleagues from all over the country, people of all ages and backgrounds, and all with a common sense of purpose. The week culminated in D.C. at FBI headquarters where Director Comey, in a surprise appearance, welcomed us to the Bureau.

When I left Quantico to return to LA, I had completely drank the FBI Kool Aid. I felt very proud and honored to join the Bureau. I felt confident that this path was meant to be, and that everything I had done to date, both personally and professionally, had prepared me for this new and exciting chapter in my life.

Joining the FBI was a bold move, but leaving after less than three months, took even more courage.

I won’t go into all the reasons I decided to leave, but suffice it to say that working moms make a lot of sacrifices for their families and for the greater good and after a lot of soul searching I also had to admit that the FBI wasn’t my passion. I decided the leave the week before Thanksgiving. To their credit, my supervisor and the HR team were incredibly supportive, which only made the decision more difficult.

At the time, all of this was excruciating. I felt resentful towards my husband, guilty that it didn’t work out, and disappointed that I left before my year anniversary which means I can never go back to the FBI. And of course I thought…what would people say? What would they think? And how could I possibly explain this crazy adventure? At the end of the day the timing wasn’t right but more importantly it wasn’t my passion. It was very difficult, but I made the decision that was best for my family in that moment.

Do I regret it? Absolutely not.

It was definitely a bit weird and awkward to tell my close friends and family that I had joined the FBI, only to tell them, months later, that I had left. The whole experience was a great lesson in being humble and brutally honest.

In regards to my career, I was lucky that my company graciously rehired me in the same position that I had left just a few months prior. I spent another year at that company before returning to the Getty Museum and to my true passion art and museums.

Often in life we learn more from our disappointments, than from our successes. After the FBI, I went back to my life, to my career and to my family with more confidence, clarity and a stronger sense of purpose than ever before. I was humbled by the experience and I left feeling very grateful to the thousands of men and women who serve our country everyday.

So here’s my advice.

Be bold. Take risks. Forgive yourself when things don’t work out as you planned. Don’t apologize and don’t look back. Keep moving forward and most importantly, always aspire to make a positive impact in all that you do.