Organization: Peer Health Exchange

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education. Since our founding in 2003, we have trained more than 7,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to over 96,000 public high school students in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC. In 2011, we launched a four year Strategic Plan with three major priorities: deepening impact on every teen served, investing in more robust program evaluation, and developing and testing additional methods for impact, all while serving a total of 100,000 teens over these four years.

The LA Executive Director will lead Peer Health Exchange in Los Angeles and cultivate new and existing funding sources to support the growth of the program. The Executive Director will work with PHE’s national team to develop our Los Angeles strategy to achieve greater impact. The Executive Director will set goals and develop a plan for Los Angeles, oversee the Los Angeles program through exceptional management of the team, and serve as the spokesperson for PHE in Los Angeles to increase our visibility throughout the community. This position requires exceptional drive and passion for our work, significant capacity for management and fundraising, and the ability to direct the day-to-day operations of a growing, dynamic organization.

The LA Executive Director reports to the Vice President of Talent and Sites and has a dotted line relationship to the Vice President of External Affairs. This is a full-time, management position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

This is a full-time, management position located in Los Angeles, CA. For more information about Peer Health Exchange, please visit

Candidate Profile:

The LA Executive Director of Peer Health Exchange will position the PHE Los Angeles site for long-term sustainability by:

  • Raising the annual LA budget (~$600k in FY16) and build toward an LA surplus
  • Sustaining and growing existing relationships with stakeholders including Board members, individual donors, and institutional investors, while designing and implementing a Los Angeles development strategy to build a sustainable local funding base
  • Developing and supporting the Los Angeles Board of Overseers to serve as community ambassadors for PHE
  • Serving as the external face of PHE in Los Angeles by building and managing relationships with strategic community partners, the philanthropic community, and the media.

The LA Executive Director of Peer Health Exchange will ensure high-quality outcomes for the PHE program in Los Angeles by:

  • Establishing program goals in Los Angeles and overseeing the program team to meet those goals
  • Overseeing the LA Program Director and LA program team to manage community partnerships
  • Working with the LA program team, the National team, and external partners to evaluate the PHE program to identify and address challenges and improve outcomes

The LA Executive Director of Peer Health Exchange will lead the PHE team by:

  • Attracting, engaging, developing, and hiring the team
  • Building a cohesive and productive team culture in Los Angeles and across the country to achieve PHE’s mission
  • Serving as a liaison to the National team for the LA site and as a member of the 360 Team
  • Providing fiscal oversight for the PHE LA site, including developing and implementing budgets and managing and reporting assets, revenue, and expenditures
  • Providing organizational oversight for the PHE LA site, including, office space and systems, and technology
  • Playing a role in the development of PHE’s national strategic plans and leading the development of program and external affairs strategies consistent with the integrated strategy of the site


  • Experience raising funds; preference for experience in individual fundraising
  • Leadership experience supervising, managing, and training others
  • Experience developing programs and building relationships with external partners
  • Board development experience preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Peer Health Exchange has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Erin Reedy here.

Peer Health Exchange is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Peer Health Exchange:

In 1999, six Yale undergraduates began teaching health workshops in New Haven public schools in order to fill the gap left by an underfunded, understaffed district health program. In 2003, the founding members of the group established Peer Health Exchange to replicate this successful program in other communities with unmet health education needs. Since then, we have trained more than 7,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to nearly 100,000 public high school students in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC, seeing strong initial results.

For more information on Peer Health Exchange, please visit

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit