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Through our leadership programs, ongoing alumni education, and impactful networks, we cultivate leaders who are renewed, prepared, connected, and collaborating for the greater good of all.


Community Impact Coordinator 

Part Time | Santa Maria

Leading From Within (LFW) serving Santa Barbara County, is looking to hire an Impact Coordinator to provide excellent program support for the management of our north county program  –  Leading for Community Impact (LCI) – based in Santa Maria.

The Community Impact Coordinator will work closely with the program co-facilitators to provide logistical and administrative support in running a 11-month Leading for Community Impact program, which meets one day a month (see dates below) at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA. The position will average about 20 hours/month. Training will be provided to support the Coordinator to do their best work.


This dynamic individual will have the following qualities: 

  • A strong commitment to the mission & philosophy of Leading From Within (LFW) 
  • Capacity to plan ahead, anticipate needs, and challenges in advance
  • A caring and nurturing personality; ability to be self-directed, plan ahead with minimal supervision
  • An orientation towards exceptional customer service and hospitality
  • Track record of effective project management and event planning
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills
  • A team player; ability to manage multiple deadlines; and the ability to be reliable
  • An excellent problem-solver; strong computing skills including (at a minimum) fluency in Word, Excel, and/or Google Docs and Spreadsheets.


Job duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the program co-facilitators to provide administrative and logistical support in running an 11-month leadership development program 
  • Manage administrative functions essential to assisting LFW with the LCI program and maintain and improve the efficiency of all aspects of the organization’s work
  • Provides mature and caring interpersonal communications with participants, prospects, and friends of our organization and programs
  • Manage event planning logistics for all LCI program meetings, including small to mid-sized events for cultivating supporters, hosting speakers and/or celebrating program culminations
  • Maintain program equipment and supplies
  • Provide support to the recruiting and enrolling of participants into the program
  • Assist with the distribution of communications for LCI participants and/or applicants
  • Other duties as assigned and/or as relevant to the candidate’s skills and interests 

Job Status:  
Part-time; average of 20 hours/month
(~15 hours within the week of the program session; see dates below)
12 month contract position with the possibility of renewal


Location & Timeline:
Work remotely and travel to program sessions and special events; preparation/errands to be completed where and when is most convenient. 

Program Orientation: March 22 at 1-5 PM, located in Los Olivos

2024 Program Sessions, located in Santa Maria support needed from 8AM-5:30PM:

Session 1: April 19
Session 2: May 3
Session 3: June 7
Session 4: June 28
Session 5: July 19
Session 6: August 23
Session 7: September 20
Session 8: October 11
Session 9: November 8
Session 10: December 6

Culmination Event: December 11 at 5:30-7 pm, located in Guadalupe

Position begins immediately

How to Apply:  Please send cover letter, resume and up to three references to: Ed France at and

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We Are a Learning Organization
We try new things, make mistakes and learn and grow from these actions. We have a responsibility to our craft to be on our learning-edge.

We Step Up and Step Back
We encourage each other to step up, grow and take on new opportunities. We also step back in order to allow the space for others to do so. We are transparent in our expectations of others to step up or step back.

We Embrace Possibilities and Continue to Question
We have our eye on something bigger than one leader / one program. To achieve this, we have the freedom to speculate, wonder and explore. We think into possibility.

We Make Strategic Choices
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Leading from Within is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage it for our community and culture to thrive. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and the needs of our organization.

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