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 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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