Labor Community Services – the nonprofit arm of the LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Labor Community Services
the nonprofit arm of the LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Labor Community Services Program Manager
(Full-Time Exempt Position)

Based in Los Angeles, CA


LCS Mission:
The mission at Labor Community Services (LCS) is to provide a safety net for unemployed and underemployed workers and their families, whether it be through the food program, disaster relief fund, or financial literacy.

For over six decades, LCS has been assisting unemployed and underemployed families with groceries during the year via pantries, National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive, and provide meals.

We are committed to improving lives and providing resources and referrals so that we can help union members stay solvent. There are families who work 40 hours a week and it may not be enough to live on because they are often forced to decide between paying rent, purchasing food, or buying medicine for a sick child. We are proud to offer basic services to working women and men who need the most help and many times also averting homelessness.

LCS Programs and Services:

  • NALC Food Drive- Collect over one million pounds of food that is sorted and distributed yearly
  • Coordinate LCS Food pantries- multiple union sites
  • Case Work- Provide Information and referrals and direct services
  • Coordinate the prevention of homelessness for union families
  • Coordinate Strike/Unemployment assistance
  • Provide workshops on “How to Survive When the Paycheck Stops”
  • Teach LCS classes at LATTC-Labor Studies program
  • Coordinate Labor’s Homeless Heroes Veterans team for United Way’s Homewalk
  • Disaster Response training
  • LCS Labor Day Activities
  • Holiday Assistance Programs-Thanksgiving Food and Toy and distribution
  • Provide guidance to United Way’s union workplace giving accounts
  • Improve the social and economic conditions of working families to reduce their need for services and assistance
  • Cultivate LCS/LA Federation of Labor partnerships and community allies

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides casework for clients seeking assistance, including researching which CBO’s have resources to assist unemployed and underemployed families; Creates relationships and collaboration with CBO’s to serve families seeking assistances; Maintains data and tracking on clients served; Provides reports as needed for labor and grants inquires
  • Coordinates and manages LCS programs, in coordination with the Executive Director and assist with LCS’ food programs
  • Provide various administrative functions for LCS programs and services
  • Coordinate LCS programs, organize LCS work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments
  • Maintain accurate LCS data and reports, maintain accurate files, records and spreadsheets
  • Work independently or from brief instructions, take initiative when needed
  • Take accurate meeting notes at LCS board meetings and other program meetings
  • Operate standard office equipment such as computers, laptops, various software, projectors, copiers; Manage incoming and outgoing communication as assigned
  • Occasional travel to offsite food pantries for inventory and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Google (emphasis on Excel and Access)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments
  • Ability to use the internet for information collection and research for case work
  • Flexibility to work weekends and nights
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with proof of Insurance
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds
  • Bilingual is a plus

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, and résumé to the attention of Armando Olivas, Executive Director Labor Community Services
at: armando@lcs-la.org

Applications must be received no later than December 10th.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.