West Coast Regional Program Officer

Job Overview:

For 25 years, Save The Music (STM) has used a comprehensive model to affect change in America’s public schools. STM’s approach combines investments of instruments and resources to jumpstart music programs, support to music teachers’ development and day-to-day work, and advocacy for music as a necessary component of every student’s education. The West Coast Regional Program Officer position will be responsible for all programs and grant implementations on the West Coast and will report to the Senior Director of School Programs.


Responsibilities and Duties:

Partnership Cultivation and Advocacy

  • Cultivate and manage the relationships between county offices of education, local school districts, school buildings, and government officials, music advocates, music educators, community arts organizations, like-minded local partners and music retailers on the West Coast
  • Work with STM development team to plan and execute regular donor engagement opportunities/events/school visits
  • Represent Save The Music at various events, including the public presentation of remarks on behalf of the Foundation on the West Coast
  • Participate in Regional, State, County and Local Level Arts Education meetings (i.e. CreateCA, CASMEC, CCSESA, LACOE, etc.)

Program Implementation

  • Strategically make multi-year grant plans for each school district that we partner
  • Identify qualified schools and execute grant making
  • Monitor progress of grantee programs and provide program support
  • Plan and execute school related events including but not limited delivery events, professional development opportunities, long-term residency programs
  • Compile and maintain a database of local music education/Save The Music stories (human interest, statistics, etc.)

Compliance of Past Grantees

  • Conduct research on all Save The Music grant recipient schools on the West Coast and track the existence of music programs in these schools as well as the usage of STM donated instruments in the area by visiting past grantee school districts

Carry out any additional special assignments as directed by the Senior Director.



  • Undergraduate degree in Music Education or related field, masters degree preferred.
  • Five years of experience in music/music education with proven success in building partnerships
  • Passionate about providing equitable opportunities for youth in music and arts, especially in underserved communities
  • Exceptional local knowledge and connections in the area, especially in California
  • Excellence in working within a dynamic, fast paced organization and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent demonstrated writing and editing skills; excellent verbal communication and public speaking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with high emotional quotient (EQ)
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and new opportunities
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Willing to travel regularly (up to 40%)
  • Spanish speaker is preferred


Salary Range Based on Experience:

$70,000-$85,000 plus benefits package



Remote position, preferably based in Los Angeles, California
This role will be required to travel to STM headquarters in New York City, New York throughout the year.


How to apply:

Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “West Coast Regional Program Officer”.


The mission of the Save The Music Foundation (STM), a 501c3 non-profit organization, is to help students, schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music.

We are a compassionate team of educators, professionals, activists, and artists dedicated to serving the greater good. We are building a movement to fight social injustice and inequities within education and society through the power of making music. We believe that music is a common language that brings people together and is an essential tool for educating the next generation of community leaders.

We believe that every student benefits from music education and that music education builds life skills that help students after they leave the music classroom. In-school music and arts education is fundamental and a necessary component of a well-rounded education for all students pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.

We believe strategic investments in public school music education programs sparks growth in a community’s music ecosystem. By collaborating and convening with community stakeholders, we strive to authentically support our partners to create sustainable, in-school music education programs and professional pathways for young people.

From our governing and advisory boards to our operating team, we strive to be representative of the varied races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and abilities of the communities we serve. We want to recruit, retain, and advance diverse talent because it makes our work more effective, creative, and resilient. If you are passionate about music and education, highly skilled in your field, and looking for a place where you can bring all of yourself to work, we want you.