Gateway Cities Council of Governments Position: Program Manager

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Position

The Gateway Cities Council of Governments (GCCOG) is seeking an experienced professional to assist in implementing a housing work program comprised of several separate projects. The Program Manager will help GCCOG oversee consultant contracts, as well as partnerships with non-profit, community-based organizations to ensure the successful, on time completion and delivery of work products. The ultimate goal is to support the COG’s member jurisdictions as they develop and implement housing related policies and programs.

Specifically, the Program Manager will:

  • Oversee the implementation of housing related work program projects with agreements already in place. This will include managing consultants and non-profit partners to ensure the engagement and participation of Gateway Cities COG member jurisdictions in-order-to support their adoption and implementation of new housing policies and programs.
  • Engage stakeholders in projects via meetings, workshops, or special events, hosted either by GCCOG partner community-based organizations, or public agencies.
  • Create written content for outreach and social media materials.
  • Develop and monitor scopes of work, schedules and project budgets, review and edit work products prepared by others, prepare monthly and quarterly grant progress reports.
  • Support the development of contracts with relevant public agency funders.
  • Monitor project budgets to assure that activities do not go beyond fund allocations or outside the scopes of work.

The Person

To perform effectively in this position, the candidate is required to have:

  • Demonstrated experience scoping and managing planning projects
  • Exceptional organizational skills, must be detail oriented and able to work independently to complete projects on a deadline
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing for content, style and grammar
  • Computer skills including preparation of spreadsheets, word processing and presentations
  • Problem-solving skills demonstrating diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to hit the ground running to achieve necessary results
  • Ability to develop and maintain a goal-oriented, positive attitude and be an effective team player
  • Ability to interface equally well with colleagues, city staff members, the Board of Directors, elected officials, and funders
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of the communities of Southeast Los Angeles
  • Flexibility to attend early morning, evening and weekend meetings, programs, and special events, as needed

Reporting Authority

The Program Manager reports directly to the Director of Regional Development and works in cooperation with the other GCCOG staff.


Annual salary is dependent upon experience. The position is based on availability of grant funding. A hybrid work schedule may be accommodated.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter and detailed resume to Genny Cisneros, Administrative Director, Gateway Cities Council of Governments at This position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as the position will be filled when a suitable candidate is identified. A cover letter and current resume are required to apply.

About the COG

The Gateway Cities Council of Governments is a Southeast Los Angeles County agency voluntarily established by its Members (Los Angeles County and 27 cities within the County) pursuant to a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement for the purpose of providing a vehicle for the Members to engage in regional and cooperative planning and coordination of government services and responsibilities to assist the Members in the conduct of their affairs. The COG’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the two million residents of the subregion. Targeted initiatives include transportation planning, affordable housing/addressing homelessness, improving air quality/climate, economic development, and other community-enhancing activities. In addition, the Council provides a regional organization for the review of federal, state, and/or regional projects and studies which involve the use of federal, state and/or regional funds, in various forms. For more information see:

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