Program Coordinator - SLAM!


Los Angeles, CA

About SLAM!

SLAM! Program Los Angeles, a project of Community Partners, is a nonprofit, school-based program whose mission is to provide students from underserved schools with accessible, contemporary and tuition-free music instruction. Our program is delivered through a network of volunteer college students, creating opportunities for mentorship and professional development through a shared experience of music. Our program offers a variety of classes at each partnering school, including Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Voice, Music Production, and Rock Band.

Core Values

  • Self-Esteem: The arts build community, which directly enhances students' self-esteem.
  • Learning: Learning music is not a privilege, but a necessity for a well-rounded education.
  • Access: Every student deserves access to quality and affordable music instruction.
  • Musical Expression: Students need a voice that transcends language and dialect.

We believe that a strong student-teacher relationship has the power to change lives.

Program Coordinator Job Description

The SLAM! Program Coordinator is a part-time role (10-15 hours/week) that manages school-based programs within our university chapter networks throughout the academic year. Program Coordinators are responsible for all aspects of program implementation at SLAM! partner sites and serve 3 key constituencies: college student volunteers, middle and high school program participants, and school administration.

Program Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To provide overall leadership for the implementation of a SLAM! Program at each partner site on the basis of our vision, mission, and philosophy
  • To manage the recruitment, enrollment, and attendance tracking of SLAM! middle and high school student participants
  • To assist in the recruitment, selection, and onboarding of SLAM! college volunteers
  • To supervise and coach SLAM! volunteer instructors while on site
  • To observe, assess, and offer feedback to SLAM! volunteers and develop their ability to effectively engage and connect with students in an after school setting
  • To hold regular meetings with internal constituents (Regional SLAM! staff and volunteers) as well as external constituents (School-based staff and administration)
  • To provide overall support and/ or staffing for SLAM! regional programs and events
  • To substitute teach for any absent SLAM! volunteers during programming
  • To ensure that SLAM! volunteers understand and comply with district and school-specific policies and procedures
  • To collect and maintain required Volunteer and Student Participant paperwork
  • To monitor program metrics and track student and volunteer evaluation data
  • To maintain and oversee the SLAM! equipment inventory at each site
  • To allocate each site’s budget for volunteer appreciation and supply purchases
  • To coordinate a Final Showcase at the end of each programming session

Work Schedule

  • Must be available to work:
    • Monday - Friday approximately 2:00 - 5:30PM (exact schedule tbe determined)
    • Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm
    • Additional weekend afternoons 2-3 times per year
  • Additional responsibilities outside of these hours may be required


Candidates must have the following:

  • An undergraduate degree in Education, Music, Arts Administration, or similar field and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience teaching classes in any or all of the following – Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Songwriting, Vocals, Music Production, or Rock Band
  • Experience delivering K-12 education (either as a classroom teacher or in some other capacity – tutor, after school instructor, etc.)
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities and integrating into an existing school community
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent organizational skills, computer savvy and ability to do paperwork
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Must present proof of negative Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) dated within 6 months prior to beginning employment 
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment
  • Must have reliable transportation

The ideal candidate will possess some or all of the following

  • A Master’s degree in Education, Music, Arts Administration, or similar field and/or equivalent experience
  • Supervisory experience in Education, Arts Admin, Recreation or related field
  • Familiarity with Los Angeles schools, administration, and policies
  • Familiarity with quality criteria for after school programs
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is a huge plus
  • California Teaching Credential 
  • Exposure to or interest in social entrepreneurship or community organizing


To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications accepted until position is filled. 

Compensation is DOE. SLAM! Program Los Angeles, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners, is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit

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