Candidate Profile & Core Values
Spark seeks an Executive Director to lead our Los Angeles Region.
Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional relationship-building, management and communication skills. Candidates will also embody Spark’s Core Values: being a student and a mentor, working with passion and compassion, committing to collaboration and diversity, aiming high and true, and trusting/respecting each relationship.
Reporting to the CEO, and with the support of local boards and a national shared services team, the Executive Director (ED) will provide strategic and operational direction for Spark in Los Angeles, one of four regions in which Spark currently operates. Spark in Los Angeles has a budget of nearly $1M and engages with over 500 students at 5 LAUSD schools annually, with aspirations to grow. As such, external engagement that increases the visibility of Spark, drives fundraising and grows corporate partnerships is a critical element of the role. Additionally, Spark seeks an innovative leader who can activate a small and nimble local team while collaborating as a member of the overall organization’s Leadership Team to advance both regional and national goals.