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WORK AT LALA

Join us in transforming the region

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DANIEL VELILLA

“As a Latino, we are oftentimes frustrated by what happens on our continent on a daily basis. Working at LALA allows me to put all my energy around causes I strongly believe in, relieve some of that frustration, and know that I’m actively helping build a better and stronger continent.” 

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KARA JOHNSON

“What initially attracted me to LALA was the mission of bottom-up development in Latin America and being able to work towards macro-level, systemic change while also being directly connected to the people impacted. What still attracts me today is the incredible professional learning experience, working with passionate, intelligent people, and being inspired by the brightest students you could imagine.”

JESSICA KENNY

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"I came to LALA because of the people - I'm so inspired by my colleagues' passion for social impact and their commitment to their own development. LALA is like a family: I'll never forget going through the beginning of the COVID pandemic together, feeling so accompanied and cared for, even though we were physically distant and no one had the answers. Working for LALA requires me to be myself & speak my truth because the org's survival depends on each staff member's unique perspective. That, and the fact that our young leaders are watching! It's great to work somewhere where courageous vulnerability is expected."

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AARATI RAO

“Three words that come to mind when I think about my experience working at LALA are — Learning, Growth, and Community. It is a privilege to work alongside brilliant individuals I can call my colleagues & friends who care for our students, love learning, have a commitment to excellence, and who want to make this world a better place”

Our Founders’ Philosophy is that work at LALA is a partnership, not just a job.

Whether it's career progression, learning, your purpose, your ability to influence the org, your ability to shape your role, or networks you might build, we want to partner with you to maximize mutual growth. 

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Open Jobs at Latin American Leadership Academy (LALA)

 

VP of Business Operations

ROLE & ITS MISSION

LALA seeks a proven operator & leader to join LALA’s executive leadership team. You will work closely with the two co-founders, David and Diego, to design, build, lead and manage the internal operations, systems and management of the institution, the business, and the team. The ideal candidate is—like us—on a personal mission to have a dramatic positive impact in Latin America and is ready to support us as we take LALA from a young innovative leadership development institution to a continental force for good.

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Traits:

- Mission- and purpose-driven 

- Experienced business leader

- Outstanding implementation skills 

- Extreme ownership 

- Masterful manager

- Independent & resourceful 

- Humble + fast learner

- Clear communicator

- Language: Fluent business English. Spanish fluency. Portuguese is a plus.

Experience:

- Experience tracking cash flow and financial planning

- Experience analyzing an initiative's financial strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective strategies

- People and project management experience.

- Experience, passion, and curiosity for education and youth development.

- At least 8 years of experience, of which at least 5 were in managerial capacities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

Director of Human Resources

ROLE & ITS MISSION
As LALA scales, it is imperative that we grow our teams with excellence. LALA seeks an experienced leader who is passionate about people: finding, selecting, onboarding, developing, and retaining them. A leader who knows how to build culture, and who knows how to build people systems: for management, communications, performance reviews, feedback channels, setting KPIs, and conflict management. This role will be instrumental in turning LALA into an institution that can systematically find exceptional talent, build a healthy and enjoyable community within the team (including full-time staff, contractors, board and advisors, volunteers, alumni hires, etc.), and to help them reach their full personal and professional potential. This role will be the architect of people-related processes, vision and strategy across the organization, compliant with laws across various Latin American countries.  

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Traits:

- Mission- and purpose-driven 

- Experienced business leader

- Outstanding implementation skills 

- Extreme ownership 

- Masterful manager

- Independent & resourceful 

- Humble + fast learner

- Clear communicator

- Language: Fluent business English. Spanish fluency. Portuguese is a plus.

Experience:

- Proven track record in business management & development

- People and project management experience.

- Experience, passion, and curiosity for education and youth development.

- At least 7 years of experience, of which at least 3 were in managerial capacities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

Chief Operating Officer

ROLE & ITS MISSION

LALA seeks an experienced operational leader to join our C-level leadership team. The role will work closely with the two co-founders, Diego and David, who were recognized as two of the “leading emerging social entrepreneurs in the world” when they were named Echoing Green Fellows in 2018. The Chief Operating Officer will design, build, and improve organizational processes, internal systems, and work to improve the quality and efficiency of LALA’s operations. The role will be at the front of LALA’s efforts to scale our business model to more Hispanic Latin American countries and accelerate our impact across the region.

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Traits:

- Mission- and purpose-driven 

- Experienced business leader

- Outstanding implementation skills 

- Extreme ownership 

- Masterful manager

- Independent & resourceful 

- Humble + fast learner

- Clear communicator

- Language: Fluent business English. Spanish fluency. Portuguese is a plus.

Experience:

- Proven track record in business management & development

- People and project management experience.

- Experience, passion, and curiosity for education and youth development.

- At least 12-15 years of experience, of which at least 8 were in managerial or director capacities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org. 

Manager of Communications and Marketing

ROLE & ITS MISSION

LALA seeks an exceptional Manager of Communications & Marketing who will take over the management of current communication systems and content development, as well as design and implement a marketing strategy that builds LALA’s media presence and brand-recognition. This role will oversee the development and implementation of a public relations strategy at LALA. The overall mission of this role is to build communications capacity at LALA that supports and strengthens LALA’s Hispanic Latin American expansion, organizational growth, and impact.

DETAILS

Location: Likely remote at first, but ideally willing to move to Medellín when it’s viable.

Compensation: Competitive within the non-profit social enterprise space in Latin America. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Traits:

- Mission- and purpose-driven 

- Experienced business leader

- Outstanding implementation skills 

- Extreme ownership 

- Masterful manager

- Independent & resourceful 

- Humble + fast learner

- Clear communicator

- Language: Fluent business English. Spanish fluency. Portuguese is a plus.

Experience:

- Proven track record in business management & development

- People and project management experience.

- Experience, passion, and curiosity for education and youth development.

- At least 5 years of experience, of which at least 3 were in managerial or director capacities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Begin by filling out our Application Form. If you have questions or want to nominate someone for the role, please email recruiting@somoslala.org.