Project MotiVATe is Seeking a Program Director


Cause Areas


Thu Aug 10, 2017 - Sun Aug 18, 2019


15744 Goldenwest St.Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Project MotiVATe (PM), based in Garden Grove, CA, seeks a part-time program director to manage and lead a mentorship program for Vietnamese American youth. Originally founded by university students in 1996, Project MotiVATe became an independent nonprofit organization in 2010. Project MotiVATe’s mission is to mentor Vietnamese American teens for personal success by developing their academic, social and cultural skills.

The Program Director (PD) provides vision and leadership for Project MotiVATe to ensure that activities are congruent with its mission and objectives. The position offers an excellent opportunity to develop a grassroots, community-based organization, gain hands-on experience working with youth, and network with the Vietnamese community.


  • Previous experience working for youth programs and planning events
  • Previous experience supervising staff and managing budgets
  • Familiar with Vietnamese American community needs and concerns
  • Able to commit for 2 years in order to ensure program continuity
  • Conversational in Vietnamese language (strongly preferred but not required)
  • Minimum of a BA degree or working towards it.
  • Patience, flexibility, and creativity
  • Able to work independently


  • Administrative: implement administrative procedures, including management of budget and operations.
  • Program Activities: supervise day-to-day programming, including weekly study hall, monthly events, and annual summer camp.
  • Mentee & Parent Development: recruit and orient new mentees and their parents and create program evaluation tools to track mentee progress.
  • Volunteer Development: recruit and train mentors and volunteers and manage Coordinating team.
  • Fundraising: seek out and apply for grant/funding opportunities and oversee coordination of community fundraisers (including Annual Gala).
  • Board of Directors Liaison: attend monthly Board meetings and develop program policies in conjunction with Board.
  • Public Relations: represent PM at community events and in the media, develop partnerships with local organizations, and manage social media tools including website, Facebook, and e-newsletter.

The PD will work 15-20 hours per week to carry out the above duties, with the support of a volunteer Coordinating team. Compensation commenstrate with experience with opportunities to fundraise for extra compensation. Anticipated start date is August 2017.

Email cover letter, resume and application form to by July 1, 2017.


  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Vietnamese
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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