RSVP Workforce Development Coordinator


About RSVP: Retired & Senior Volunteer Program  (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and greater. RSVP offers volunteer opportunities uniquely designed to tap into the experience, skills, and wisdom that they offer. 

About The Role: There are 73,000 youth between ages of 16-24 that are disconnected from both work and school. This population is referred to as “opportunity youth” because of their often untapped potential. The overwhelming majority of opportunity youth are identified as formerly incarcerated, foster youth, LGBTQ+ or having experienced/ currently experiencing homelessness. This program seeks to support this population through mentorship. 

The Workforce Development Coordinator will implement the Youth@Work Elevate volunteer mentorship program focused on mobilizing volunteers to participate in mentorship/training workshops for LA County youth ages 17-24. This program will seek to increase the employability of these opportunity youth and increase volunteer engagement in the workforce development arena. 

Essential Job Functions: The list that follows is not intended to be comprehensive; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities of the position. Incumbents may not be required to perform all roles listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. 

  • Facilitate 13-week job skill development workshops and mentoring curriculum;
  • In coordination with RSVP and Corporate programs, organize volunteer mentorship workshops for 5 cohort, of approximately 100 participants, through 2 hour-long weekly group mentoring sessions for 13 weeks;
  • Ensure recruitment of 50-60 volunteers per workshop that lead to between 25-33 volunteer participants for each workshop ensuring that a 4 to 1 or 3 to 1 student to mentor ratio is maintained throughout the program;
  • Implement training for volunteer mentors that includes culturally sensitive, trauma-informed care, and DEI principles;
  • Perform background checks for all volunteers;
  • Ensure timely attendance reporting of youth participants and volunteers are reported weekly including other metric measurements as determined by the Workforce Development Manager; and
  • Administer and analyze participation surveys from all participants and build a report for every cohort.

Additional requirements

  • Meet baseline responsibilities and requirements within a set schedule;
  • Support L.A. Works programming, including joining one of the organizational Task Forces (e.g.: Team Fun, Strategic Partnerships, DEI, etc.);
  • Participate in L.A. Works’ large-scale Days of Service and other programming as appropriate;
  • Lead an annual RSVP event and provide logistical support for additional RSVP events & projects;
  • Valid driver's license and access to personal car for regular travel throughout Los Angeles County; and
  • Some evening and weekend commitments.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years experience working with or related to Opportunity Youth, community service, education or workforce development;
  • Out-going, tech-savvy, self-motivated, and highly organized;
  • High attention to detail and commitment to high quality, timely work;
  • Ability to prioritize competing tasks and deadlines;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a customer service mindset;
  • Comfortable with public speaking, facilitating and leading trainings;
  • Ability to connect with others and forge strong relationships; and
  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting: This position reports to the Workforce Development Manager.

L.A. Works strives to model our vision of a just, vibrant, and inclusive Los Angeles. As an equal opportunity employer, all individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Time expectations and salary: This is a full-time, grant-funded position. Targeted hiring salary is $52,000 a year. Salary commensurate with experience and internal equity. L.A. Works offers a competitive benefit package including health insurance, professional development opportunities, a non-match 401k, and generous time-off. This job description doesn't constitute a contract of employment and that the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

COVID-19 safety: L.A. Works requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exceptions as required by law. New hires working at L.A. Works must be fully vaccinated no later than 60-days after hire. All employees are also required to submit to additional masking and social distancing requirements. 

To apply: Please email a cover letter describing why you are a good fit for this role, along with your resume and a list of references, as a single PDF document to, including the title of the position in the subject line.

Background Check: As a finalist for a job, you will be subject to a routine background check. The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with L.A. Works.