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Director of Development

SUMMARY 

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) Los Angeles office is seeking an entrepreneurial, talented, and mission-driven Director of Development to amplify our mission to end mass incarceration by uplifting and empowering formerly and currently incarcerated people.  

We help men and women come home and thrive at home through a support network, reentry services, and policy change. Through our advocacy and community organizing, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal legal system so that it is more just and equitable for all people. This position will play a key role in launching ARC Activate in 2023—a five-year comprehensive capital campaign which celebrates 10 years since our founding and sets the stage for our legacy in the next decade to come. ARC has over 100 staff, 78% being formerly incarcerated, across two offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA. As such, we value diverse and lived experiences and encourage people who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system to apply. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

The Director of Development is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the organization’s annual and multi-year development strategies and overseeing all fundraising activities, including grants and contracts, major giving, corporate sponsorship, capital and other special-purpose campaigns, Board engagement, and special events. The ideal candidate is a development generalist with at least eight years of experience in fundraising and senior leadership at organizations with comparable budgets. 

The Director of Development will be joining ARC at an exciting juncture: ARC Activate is a $25 million, five-year campaign which celebrates 10 years since our founding. We are inviting our allies, friends, and partners to envision and invest in a new headquarters and community building in Los Angeles and the next decade of impact. We are building the HUB: a permanent home for our community, a gathering place for members, and a Center of Excellence for criminal legal research, advocacy, and storytelling. The Director of Development will work with executive leadership, cultivate the Campaign Council, and supervise the campaign manager to secure contributions of time, money, and influence–from leadership gifts and events to community input. This role will oversee high-level strategy, solicit lead gifts, and support leadership in carrying portfolios of major donors for the campaign. 

This position will also play an integral role within the organization’s executive leadership team and works in close coordination with ARC’s Executive Director, Deputy Director, Finance Director, and development consultant in developing and tracking budgets and fundraising targets, as well as program and organizational goals. The Director of Development will work closely with ARC’s Board of Directors to support Board Members in fundraising and donor stewardship opportunities. 

They will report directly to ARC’s Executive Director and will directly supervise, grow, and coach a high-performing team of a Major Gifts Officer, Institutional Giving Manager, Development Associate, Campaign Manager, and others. A successful candidate will lead by example, attract, retain, and develop talent, and set an ambitious vision for the department through ARC’s 10th Anniversary in 2023 and beyond. 

COMPENSATION 

The salary for this position is $100-$125k annually. This is an exempt, full-time position based in-person out of the Los Angeles office. ARC also offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and a 401k match as well as access to community events and activations like white water rafting, camping, retreats, visits to carceral institutions, etc. This position will travel 5-6 times per year. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

  • Create and execute ARC’s annual 1-, 3- and 5-year development plans and forecasts and iterate for future years in accordance with ARC’s strategic plan and organizational priorities. 
  • Oversee day-to-day fundraising efforts to secure the annual operating budget of $16M+ through individual, foundation, corporate, government, and in-kind giving. 
  • Supervise institutional giving team that manages current multi-year grants up to 7-figures and ensures compliance with city, state, and county funding contracts. 
  • Prospect new institutional funding opportunities, facilitate warm introductions, and supervise grant writing team in developing compelling concept papers, LOIs, and proposals to win funding. 
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of key high net worth donor targets ($5k+) and guide ARC’s Executive Director, Major Gifts Officer, and Board of Directors in major donor prospecting, stewardship, and portfolio management.  
  • Oversee and develop curated major donor initiatives including the Women’s Philanthropy Circle. 
  • Foster collaborative and creative opportunities for donor engagement, e.g., site visits, virtual and in-person meetings, curated events, etc. that result in measurable financial and social return on investment. 
  • Advise, mobilize, and build trust-based relationships with the Board of Directors to help instill a culture of philanthropy and help Board Members meet their annual Give/Get Policy. 
  • Serve as team lead and prepare fundraising reports for the Board Fundraising Committee. 
  • Design, hire, and coach a diverse and inclusive development team to execute critical fundraising tasks, from performance management systems to professional development opportunities. 
  • Build departmental capacity to increase our base of retail-level donors (individual giving, direct marketing, membership programs, donor prospecting, digital fundraising). 
  • Direct high-level strategy and hold a portfolio of major donors and partners for the ARC Activate campaign; includes supervising the Campaign Manager (to be hired) and playing a key role in real estate acquisition fundraising efforts. 

This job might be for you if you… 

  • Identify as a storyteller and relationship-builder that makes donors and funders feel valued, heard, and invigorated by ARC’s mission 
  • Have at least ten years of experience in planning, leading, and managing fundraising projects, supervising teams, and tracking and reporting on progress  
  • Have a bachelor’s degree; advanced degree a plus 
  • Have a proven track record in fundraising leadership roles at similarly sized nonprofits, including success in securing six- and seven-figure gifts from individual major donors and philanthropic institutions 
  • Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, supervision, and management skills, with an ability to lead a diverse team to shared results with accountability and clarity 
  • Are a natural strategic advisor and thought partner who can see both the trees and the forest—integrating high-level vision with tactical execution 
  • Have undeniable communication, storytelling, and relationship-building skills with the ability to represent ARC to a wide range of audiences 
  • Value meaningful community engagement in fundraising, including diversity, equity, inclusion, and elevating voices of those with lived experience. 
  • Are an experienced leader who can create structures and psychological safety to support high performing teams of diverse individuals 
  • Are energized by the prospect of navigating complex, scaling organizations during times of change and uncertainty 
  • Have knowledge of, interest in, or experience with the criminal justice system, criminal justice reform, reentry, or social justice sectors 
  • Are experienced with Raiser’s Edge CRM, GrantsHub, and iWave, or equivalent software 
  • Have relevant experience managing federal, state, and local governmental contracts or other highly complex projects or ventures 
  • Will bring connections to the funding community and philanthropic prospects in the Greater Los Angeles and Sacramento areas, and throughout California or the U.S. 

How to Apply: 

Send résumé and cover letter to Sam Lewis at slewis@arc-ca.org and CC Rachel Chung at rchung@arc-ca.org. Please include “Director of Development” in the subject line of the email. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. 

This position requires clearance from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Formerly Incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement 

 ARC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people. 

2022-09-21T22:47:12+00:00

Emerging Adult Life Coach (Los Angeles)

POSITION SUMMARY 

Emerging adults transitioning home from incarceration from the juvenile justice system face a variety of challenges through which they need consistent and dedicated support. In addition to facing the challenges of community reentry, including overcoming the trauma of incarceration, emerging adults also need support working through the challenges of transitioning to adulthood. Therefore, ARC is looking for an experienced Life Coach (case manager) in the Los Angeles area who has a passion for working with young people and is committed to supporting emerging adults through these challenges. This position’s focus will be providing direct case management services to individuals transitioning back into the community from the juvenile justice system.  The Life Coach’s role is to take full responsibility for the needs of these individuals – that includes basic tasks such as obtaining identification, government benefits, teaching life skills, referring individuals to therapy, providing mentorship, enrolling caseload in career readiness groups and other skills training.  The ideal candidate for this position has both lived experience and demonstrated experience with youth aged 18-25.  This position requires full and thorough knowledge of the specific and unique needs of this population. This position will be supervised by ARC’s Associate Director of Members Services. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Provide individualized case management, advocacy, and referral services to transitional age youth.   
  • Incorporate Life skills development, including experiential learning, healthy decision making, creative arts, and public service.  
  • Implement and maintain a non-punitive environment that motivates youths to engage in the process of individual change.  
  • Support individuals in developing foundational independent living skills, securing full time employment, identifying consistent transportation, encouraging higher education, and teaching financial literacy.  
  • Maintain electronic/file documentation in accordance with all regulatory and internal policies while remaining HIPAA compliant.  
  • Create and maintain Individualized Service Plans (ISP’s) for caseload.   
  • Engage emerging adults in individual case management sessions regularly to discuss progress/regression of service plan goals and encourage caseload to identify strengths-based solutions to move forward.  
  • Identify ongoing needs and provide linkages to ancillary resources as needed.  
  • Provide referrals for group and/or individual mental health counseling; educational, vocational, and/or employment preparation and placement services; and a variety of social and recreational activities.  
  • Ensure all newly released members participate in a comprehensive needs assessment within 48 hours of program entry.  
  • Facilitate LifeSkills groups, such as: cooking, basic computer skills, employment preparation, budgeting skills, navigating the college application process, activities of daily living and others which are relevant to the development of independent living skills.  
  • Participate in continuing education trainings, community-based provider meetings, and ARC staff trainings as assigned.  
  • Develop appropriate reentry resources through outreach and collaboration with community providers  
  • Transport members to appointments, events, and activities as needed.    
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisory team.  
  • Work with the Member Services team in the LA office to coordinate services, support young members, and attend ARC activities in the community. 
  • Collaborate with all office departments to identify employment, educational, volunteer, and civic engagement opportunities for young members. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

The Life Coach must have a minimum of 3 years working with emerging adults with proven ability to assess and fully understand the unique needs of this special population. Experience working with formerly incarcerated adults will not satisfy this qualification. The candidate must possess either an Associate Degree (or greater) in a related field or must be enrolled in college working toward a degree. This person must also be well versed in the obstacles and barriers facing system impacted individuals in the employment and educational arenas.  Lived experience is considered an asset. 

The Life Coach will also have the following experience and attributes: 

  • Experience with supporting and providing services to emerging adults. 
  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented. 
  • Intermediate Computer Literacy, with full understanding of Microsoft applications.  
  • Experience implementing a youth development curriculum. 
  • Familiarity with relational and rewards-based approaches preferred.  
  • The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with emerging adults. 
  • Experience with trauma informed care and willingness to implement this model in working with staff, community partners and members. 
  • Excellent people skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.  
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission. 
  • Strong and effective problem-solving skills and open to learning new ideas. 
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.  
  • Clean driving record and insurable by ARC’s carrier. 

 

SALARY/BENEFITS 

 The salary for this position is between $50,000 and $60,000 depending on experience, with 75% medical, dental and vision benefits.  We offer a generous vacation policy, including 10 paid vacation days and 6 paid sick days. This role is entirely in-person. It is ARC’s policy that all staff be fully vaccinated before hire, including a booster shot if eligible. 

COVID REQUIREMENT STATEMENT 

 On or before first day of employment must be able to provide electronic proof of being fully vaccinated, including a Booster, if eligible. 

HOW TO APPLY  

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and résumé to Harvey Knight at hknight@arc-ca.org.  In your cover letter, please highlight your experience supporting and providing services to emerging adults, particularly those directly impacted by the juvenile justice system, if applicable.  

2022-08-17T16:53:20+00:00

Advocacy and Community Organizing Associate (Sacramento)

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Advocacy and Community Organizing Associate reports to Director of Sacramento and is responsible for assisting the Policy Director and Policy Manager in implementing ARC’s policy priorities, and advocacy initiatives, preparing ARC members (formerly incarcerated individuals) to become advocates for reform in the juvenile and criminal justice system, organizing policy trips, supporting communications efforts around ARC campaigns, and conducting research on local and nationwide criminal justice reform efforts.

The Associate will also work with ARC Director of Sacramento and engage in local efforts and help organize listening sessions with system-impacted members to provide feedback to the policy team. The Advocacy Associate also plays a critical role in the support network for ARC members and their ongoing relationship with the organization’s advocacy initiatives.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Policy Director to develop and implement ARC’s policy priorities and advocacy campaigns
  • Research, develop and write policy briefs, op-eds, and reports
  • Monitor ARC state advocacy priorities
  • Develop talking points and other public documents to frame ARC’s policy stance
  • Co-lead, alongside Policy Manager / Director the training of ARC members in policy advocacy
  • Work with the Policy Manager / Director to create opportunities to organize events, workshops and listening sessions with members and provide feedback to the policy team
  • Organize local town halls, advocacy events, workshops and listening sessions with the local community
  • Help coordinate policy trips in Sacramento or elsewhere as required
  • Contribute to grant proposals and tracking in policy specific areas
  • Create social media content for policy department narrative changing work.
  • Complete administrative tasks in aid of the Policy Director
  • Attend policy meetings around California and the rest of the country
  • Assist with note taking and meeting note distribution

ABOUT YOU

The Advocacy and Community Organizing Associate ideally will have expertise in criminal and juvenile justice issues in California. Expertise includes being system-impacted. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to criminal justice reform and align with our values to uplift system-impacted members of ARC at the forefront of our efforts. Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to translate policy into key insights and implications on our community as a public speaker and ambassador for ARC.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise in criminal and juvenile justice issues in California and on a national scale. Expertise includes being system-impacted
  • Experience in assisting implementing advocacy campaigns
  • Knowledge of California state and Los Angeles County legislative bodies and processes
  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skill
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Apple programs, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint database
  • Ability to travel throughout the state of California and nationally, as required

COMPENSATION & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The salary for this position is between $50,000 and $55,000 depending on experience. This position is non-exempt with up to 15% travel time anticipated. ARC pays 75% medical, dental and vision benefits for individual: 50% for dependents. ARC provides an employer 401k plan with an employer match capped at $1,500/year as well as 10 paid vacation days and 6 paid sick days. It is ARC’s policy that all staff must be able to provide proof of being fully vaccinated, and with Booster, if eligible before hire date.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, resumé, writing sample (not to exceed 5 pages), and a list of three references to Michael Mendoza at mmendoza@arc-ca.org including “Open Advocacy & Community Organizing Associate Position” in the subject line of your email.

2022-08-17T17:38:21+00:00

AOD Counselor (Ventura)

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor to facilitate onsite programming, provide individual support to candidates, and support life coaches in an 80 bed Life Skills program, part of a Fire Training Program in conjunction with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and CAL FIRE, located in Ventura County. This role will report directly to the Program Coordinator.  This exciting program will require an experienced individual with the ability to work well with all stakeholders and multidisciplinary partners. There will be a strong emphasis on identifying and implementing programming to support program participants along with individual program participant support.  This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong case-management and/or residential services provision background. Experience with serving those who have experienced the criminal justice system is considered an asset, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.  This is a position that will interact with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as other community-based organizations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator, Department of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) and CAL FIRE work to create a comprehensive schedule of support groups related to SUD treatment and Life Skills based on need.
  • Work to implement programming, ensuring support groups take place consistently and on time.
  • Facilitate behavior modification groups using evidence-based practices documenting attendance, participation, and progress in potentially multiple databases.
  • Support the implementation and provision of all Life Skills Training program components, services, and activities.
  • Educate and assist participants in navigating existing medical insurance to successfully access individual therapy with providers in the community.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in supporting the professional growth of ARC Life Coaches.
  • Assist with intake assessments, case management, case, notes, and maintaining participant files and electronic data collection.
  • Attend case conferences, staff meetings, and requisite trainings.
  • Possess the interpersonal skills that allow effective interaction with varied staff and participant groups.
  • Maintain all documentation and data as required by the program contract.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with program partners.
  • Work to build and maintain relationships within the local community.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal AOD Counselor will have at least 2 years of professional experience providing services to a criminal justice or related population. Experience with case file review, group facilitation/documentation, and contract compliance are essential.  Residential experience preferred.

A successful Substance Use Disorder Counselor will also have the following experience and attributes:

  • AOD Certification or proof of enrollment and working towards completion.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and affective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Clean driving record and insurable by ARC’s carrier.
  • Able to pass CDCR background clearance.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
  • Passionate about the ARC mission.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range $50K-60K depending on experience.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual: 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.
2022-08-12T23:58:03+00:00

Director of Talent Success

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a highly experienced, energetic, and knowledgeable Director of Talent Success to join the team. Based primarily in the Los Angeles office, this position will work closely with executive leadership to further ARC’s mission, to help enhance the leadership capacity of its staff, and ensure that ARC remains an inclusive, equitable and safe environment for all of its employees. Monthly visits to each ARC location (Ventura County, Sacramento County, Housing Programs in Los Angeles) will be necessary in this role. Experience working with formerly incarcerated staff is preferred, but not essential to this role, as ARC is comprised of approximately 75% formerly incarcerated staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least seven years of management experience as a Talent leader (essential)
  • Proven experience working for nonprofit organizations (in a full-time capacity); within the administration/People/Talent department
  • Knowledge and experience in trauma-informed approaches to management
  • Knowledge in compliance with federal, state, and local employment /EEO laws and equity regulations with full understanding of Talent functions and best practices
  • A passion for people, processes, and spearheading improvements
  • Certification preferred in either SHRM, HRCI, SPHR or PHR
  • Expertise in conflict resolution and mediation, with understanding of restorative justice practices
  • Able to promptly respond to and skillfully manage unanticipated employee crisis situations
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and ability to take a hands-on approach to implementing and managing multiple projects and timelines
  • High ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with the highest levels of professionalism and maintain confidentiality

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

RECRUITMENT

  • Develop and manage overall talent acquisition strategy for the organization
  • Spearhead the coordination of sourcing, screening, interviews, references, and documentation for staff hiring
  • Ensure the organization has the highest caliber employment candidates by building strong referral and partnership networks and cultivating relationships with potential future candidates

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

  • Develop and administer all aspects of annual performance management process
  • Partner closely with leadership to sculpt future performance / leadership succession strategies

EMPLOYEE & LABOR RELATIONS

  • Conducts regular meetings with managers and employees and provides staff guidance when appropriate.
  • Interviews staff and conducts on-site observation and investigations when necessary.
  • Analyzed information gathered and develops recommended solutions and next steps.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues, and conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
  • Identifies training needs and participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success; follows up to confirm training objectives are met.
  • Maintains confidentially and organization of files of investigations conducted and information received.
  • Collaborates with executive leadership to review ARC’s grievance process and protocol, including but not limited to, dispute resolution
  • Leads the process of annually updating the ARC employee handbook
  • Oversees risk management for the organization in partnership with executive leadership
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and other effectiveness indicators to monitor progress for all of HR’s major functions

EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

  • Develops and strengthens orientation and training programs specifically aimed at assisting staff in transitioning into the workplace post incarceration so that they are prepared to succeed in an office context
  • Ensures applicants have interview and onboarding experiences that are high quality and reflective of the organization’s culture
  • Organizes robust sexual harassment trainings geared toward issues specific to ARC staff
  • Co-designs and manages competency-based staff training, building structures to support staff professional development

CULTURE + DEI

  • Develops and executes an effective strategy to attract, retain, develop, and scale the company’s talent through equitable practices for full-time and part-time employees
  • Drives inclusion & diversity practices across the company through implementing initiatives to promote inclusion and diversity into our learning, core people processes and workplace culture
  • Develops strategies aimed at maintaining a healthy workplace culture, including programs and initiatives related to employee communications, engagement and relations across the organization’s programs and offices
  • Ensures supervisors have expertise and tools necessary to foster organizational effectiveness in a multicultural environment
  • Fosters a culture of accountability, trust, recognition and results among staff at all levels consistent with the short and long-term objectives of the organization
  • Proactively advances equity outcomes: Identifies decisions, policies, or practices that have disparate impacts based on identity.

SALARY/BENEFITS

The Director of Talent Success is a full-time staff position with a salary of $80k – $100k annually, dependent on experience. ARC also offers full-time employees a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and a 401k match.

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to ARC’s Deputy Director, Bikila Ochoa, at bochoa@arc-ca.org. Please include “Director of Talent Success” in the subject line of the email. In your cover letter, please highlight your general approach to talent management, development and support.

2022-08-10T23:12:21+00:00

Human Resources Generalist

POSITION SUMMARY

The HR Generalist will support the HR Director (HRD) in building and supporting the HR function in all areas assigned by the HR Director. As HR Generalist, you will play a critical role in assisting with the employee journey including and not limited to on-boarding, benefits, compliance, HR systems implementation and maintenance, research, and development of HR policies, maintains employee handbook, organizational charts, and employee files.

The HR team is expected to be a full-service HR department that handles all aspects of HR, so a ‘can-do’ attitude with regards to fulfilling the employees’ requests and needs is a must.  This position will report to the HR Director.

Primary Duties

  • Ability to maintain high level of discretion over sensitive organization and employee information.
  • Partners with HRD and hiring managers to assist with candidate selection process for open positions; posting positions on job boards, performing onboarding and offboarding tasks, generate offer letters, facilitate background checks, and conduct new hire orientation, prepares separation documents and coordinates return of company property.
  • Processes transactions in HR systems such as new hire and personnel actions, changes of status, promotions, terminations, organizational changes, etc. through required workflow process.
  • Responds to routine HR questions including, but not limited to benefits, PTO and/or redirect employees to appropriate contacts in a timely manner.
  • Builds and maintains employee files and employee profiles in ADP WFN
  • Benefits administration: employee enrollment management, COBRA administration, and partnering with finance on billing reconciliation, coordinate annual Open Enrollment presentation and process, follow-up with staff to answer questions and assist with enrollment.
  • Collaborates with Office Manager/Coordinator to maintain staff organization charts and employee directory.
  • Maintains HRIS records and compiles reports from the database.
  • Partner with HRD to investigate allegations of harassment, discrimination, improper conduct, and other HR related matters.
  • Working knowledge of CA and Federal employment laws.
  • Maintains calendar of dates for renewal or revision of recurring HR related policies, resolutions, or other items; tracks time-sensitive projects, following up with HRD well in advance of deadlines.
  • Processes requests for HR related expenses for reimbursement, dues, and other expenses in accordance with proper approvals and budgets.
  • Performs research and analysis of information; coordinates/manages special projects as requested.
  • Sets up and maintains department e-files.
  • Administers workers comp and leaves of absence.
  • Collaborates with Finance to respond to garnishments, EDD UI claims, and worker’s comp claims.
  • Team oriented, self-starter with the ability to drive projects through completion with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and be flexible in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to communicate and work with employees at all levels required.
  • Other duties and requests as assigned by the HR Director.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a BS and at least 5 years HR experience.
  • Must have minimum 3+ years of progressive human resources experience.
  • Must demonstrate strong empathy and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong efficiency using of MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Working knowledge of ADP WFN
  • Effective organizational skills to manage projects.
  • Current California driver’s license and valid insurance.
  • Must be able to provide electronic proof of being fully vaccinated, including a Booster, if eligible.

BENEFITS

ARC pays 75% of the premium for medical, dental and vision benefits for individual employee; 50% for dependents for full-time position.  ARC provides an employer 401k Plan with an employer match.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter AND resume to Aliyah at .

2022-06-07T17:41:36+00:00

Associate Director of Clinical Services

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Clinical Services) will report to and work with the Program Director to help manage ARC’s Programs, Member Services Department, and Clinical services.  The successful candidate will have: a strong sense of teamwork with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; ability to prioritize; ability to practice flexibility and good judgment; ability to hold confidential information with integrity; ambition to develop new skills, be highly organized and detail oriented.  The AD must role model leadership, must display patience and empathy, and must create an environment where both our staff and members can thrive.

The Associate Director of Clinical Services is responsible for supervising the LA-based and Sacramento Clinicians, including weekly individual and group supervision.  The Clinical AD will also be responsible for supervising and mentoring Graduate Level Social Work (MSW) students in the Los Angeles office, assisting the Members Services Director in supervising therapists throughout the organization, and managing ARC’s therapeutic groups, including curriculum development.  The AD will support ARC’s data analyst in evaluating ARC programs and will oversee and report on grants that support clinical programming and services.  The Clinical AD will work closely with the Member Services AD to ensure that members receive therapeutic services and case management support and there is effective, open communication amongst the team.

Essential Position Functions

  • Develop, manage and help to coordinate and ensure high therapeutic quality of all weekly ARC groups.
  • Create new and innovative groups and curricula for ARC support groups.
  • Oversee and support with facilitation of ARC social-emotional groups.
  • Support with creating and adhering to budgets for new programs/projects.
  • Participate in brainstorming the viability of new opportunities and general expansion support/input.
  • Support ARC’s internal data analyst with ARC program evaluation, including data collection and analysis.
  • Help to develop/mentor formerly incarcerated staff members for leadership positions at ARC.
  • Supervise MSW students.
  • Supervise day-to-day operations of assigned departments.
  • Support ARC’s external reporting for various funded projects
  • All other requests as assigned by Members Services Director, Deputy or Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree required,
    • At least four consecutive years of non-profit management experience; or
    • Seven years clinical experience with currently or formerly incarcerated individuals, including managing budgets, contracts, and supervising clinical students
    • Must be fully licensed (LCSW, LMFT, LPC) for at least two years
  • Experience working in the juvenile or criminal justice fields.
  • Management experience: supervising staff, managing contracts and budgets, developing and writing reports, etc.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can work effectively in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment.
  • Skill Sets: Highly motivated and able to multi-task. Team spirit with trust in coworkers and excellent communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Experience with case management or treatment focused database preferred. Excellent written/verbal communication skills mandatory with the ability to work on a team.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have reliable transportation and current California Driver’s License with valid registration and insurance.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; drive; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch (The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Keyboard data entry required.

Must be able to provide electronic proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or with Booster, if eligible, prior to start date if hired.  

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary $72k-$80k
  • 401k with employer match
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for the individual; 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.
  • Additional benefits include free parking, and gym

TO APPLY : Please send your résumé and cover letter to Bikila Ochoa at bochoa@arc-ca.org.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

 

2022-08-10T18:00:59+00:00

Pine Grove Senior Restorative Justice Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a Senior Restorative Justice Coordinator to implement the Restorative Justice Healing Initiative in a collaborative, multi-agency in-custody 80+ bed fire training program specifically designed for emerging adults.  This lead position will also be responsible for supervising ARC staff onsite with the goal of not only integrating restorative justice practices into all elements of services, but to ensure holistic, individualized, focused reentry services to the young men returning to their respective communities across the state.  This position requires the ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with participants, correctional officers, onsite stakeholders, and community-based organizations.

The lead Restorative Justice Coordinator should be a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong background in providing services to marginalized communities. Experience with the criminal justice population is considered an asset, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.  This is a position that will interact with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as community-based organizations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS          

  • Supervise the ARC Senior Reentry Specialist, Reentry Specialist and Credible Messengers onsite, in partnership with The Amity Foundation.
  • Serve as onsite liaison between ARC and Amity, bringing both teams mission’s together in order to provide the highest possible services possible.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and mediate restorative justice conferencing.
  • Develop and implement consistent restorative justice trainings and presentations to build the capacity of staff.
  • Develop workshops and support groups to facilitate the continuum of restorative practices including but not limited to affective statements, non-violent communication, active listening, restorative dialogue, healing circles.
  • Advocate for both formerly youth participants and their crime survivors to create positive, safe, and sensitive interactions.
  • Collect and submit required program data and develop reports based on this data.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The lead Restorative Justice Coordinator will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Two years of experience conducting restorative justice conferencing, including Victim Offender Dialogue, Victim Offender Mediate, Victim Offender Conferencing, Family Conferencing, and/or Restorative Justice Circles such as but not limit to Peacemaking Circles, OR
  • Degree from an accredited college or university approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, AND one year of experience conducting restorative justice conferencing as above.
  • Additional to either of the two aforementioned options; at least two years of professional experience supervising staff providing services to a criminal justice or related population.
  • Excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and affective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, Google Suite
  • Be able to pass a CDCR background check.
  • Dependable, humble, have a sense of humor.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range is $65k – $72k.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

2022-08-17T17:32:56+00:00

Pine Grove Reentry Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a Reentry Specialist to provide holistic, individualized, focused reentry services to emerging adults returning to their communities from an 80 bed, in-custody, fire-training program in Pine Grove California.  This is an onsite, in person position.  This position requires the ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with young people, correctional officers, other onsite stakeholders, and community-based organizations.  The over-arching focus will be on connecting Pine Grove participants to healthy and pro-social support networks and community resources. The Reentry Specialist should be a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong case-management and/or residential services provision background, particularly as it relates to serving emerging adults.  Being formerly incarcerated is considered a valued asset in this position, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.  This is a position that will interact with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as community organizations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Connect program participants to services, benefits, and resources that support previously incarcerated individuals, including community-based providers a well as local, state, and federal social service agencies.
  • Coordinate reentry plans in conjunction with institutional staff, case management team, and community resources.
  • Build rapport and work towards developing a supportive and trusting relationship with program participants.
  • Support youth at required court appearances, provide necessary reports and provide letters of advocacy as part of their transition to the community when requested.
  • Supervise the work performance of other onsite Reentry Specialist and ARC Credible Messengers / Life Coaches.
  • Data entry with a focus on maintaining resource directories, reentry plans, progress notes, tracking outcomes, and required reports.
  • Focus on individual goals and needs for reentry with hard to place youth.
  • Develop and facilitate onsite life skills workshops and support groups for program participants
  • Attend staff meetings, organizational trainings, stakeholder events as required.
  • Build and maintain relationships with organizations providing services to youth reentering communities.
  • Attend all trainings as required for agency and professional development.
  • Develop and implement trainings for other onsite staff
  • All other work-related responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Reentry Specialist will have at least 2 years of professional experience supervising staff providing services to a criminal justice or related population. Experience with casefile review, group documentation, and contract compliance essential.  Residential experience preferred.

The Reentry Specialist will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution in health, human, social, or behavioral Sciences or a closely related field and three (3) years of social service-related work experience OR
  • A combination of work/educational experience that demonstrates service provision in reentry services for formerly incarcerated emerging adults.
  • Excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Strong and effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and ability to work with diverse staff, clients and community.
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Able to lift over ten pounds
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range is $55k – $62k.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

2022-08-17T17:33:06+00:00

Pine Grove Credible Messenger (Life Coach)

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a Credible Messenger to provide holistic, individualized, focused reentry services to emerging adults returning to their communities from an 80 bed, in-custody, fire-training program in Pine Grove California.  This is an onsite, in person position.  The Credible Messenger, will utilize their lived-experience within the Juvenile Justice and/or Criminal Justice systems to relate to young people and build trusting relationships to help young incarcerated individuals develop their reentry and rehabilitation plans and access resources in the community. They will also play a critical role in bringing hope and opportunities to young, incarcerated individuals and prepare them for their continued relationship with ARC upon release.

Being formerly incarcerated is considered a valued asset in this position, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.  This is a position that will interact with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as community organizations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Each Credible Messenger shall take an innovative approach to restorative justice that relies on unique relationships with the youth. They must have effective communication, listening and conflict mediation skills.
  • Credible Messengers shall work in conjunction with staff to model positive behavior, be respectful, supportive and encouraging to youth during challenging and stressful situations while providing them with the tools and skills they need to be successful.
  • Credible Messengers shall work with youth on an individual basis and in group settings to assist them in modifying and changing their individual behaviors by connecting with the youth through their own life experiences and challenges.
  • Credible Messengers shall guide and motivate at-risk youth to challenge and transform negative thinking, attitudes and actions while promoting restorative justice, family involvement, community engagement and supporting a re-integration plan to help youth engage in transitioning back to their communities.
  • Attend staff meetings, organizational trainings, stakeholder events as required.
  • All other work-related responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Credible Messenger will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Have been previously incarcerated in an institutional setting or at-risk program in the community.
  • Have a minimum of one (1) year of documented experience as a credible messenger counseling/working in a facility, community organization or treatment center working with incarcerated youth and at-risk youth.
  • Have a minimum previous experience facilitating individual and group sessions; assisting, guiding, and monitoring clients over time promoting and encouraging with their overall treatment progress; anti-social and at-risk behaviors that interfere with treatment and recovery.
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule. Hours are subject to change based on program needs.
  • Have excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.
  • Have strong and effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Be able to pass a CDCR background check.
  • Have personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range $56k – $58k.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

 Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

2022-08-17T17:33:20+00:00

ARC Re-Entry Programs for Transitional Aged Youth Mentor

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an experienced, energetic, and dependable self-starter to join ARC’s Re-Entry Programs for Transitional Aged Youth. This project provides in-reach services and continuum of care in Central Juvenile Hall to Transition Age Youth (TAY, 18-26) to include one-on-one support, wraparound services, and an extended support network of 2,000+ formerly incarcerated individuals, to prepare them for successful reentry into their community and reduce recidivism post-incarceration. The ideal candidate will be experienced as a trauma informed mentor, with lived experiences, and formerly incarcerated. He or she will be non-judgmental, supportive, and experienced as a facilitator.

Transitional Aged Youth Mentors will be responsible for mentoring youth, completing quarterly reports, data entry, facilitating groups, and supporting the Director of Inside Programs.

Transitional Aged Youth Mentors will support and mentor youth in Central Juvenile Hall. He or she will work with youth to gathering, access, and navigate re-entry resources; create re-entry plans, and transition back into their community. Mentors will play a critical role in the organization, bringing hope and opportunity to the youth, and preparing them for their continued relationship with ARC upon release.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide mentorship to the youth
  • Provide one-on-one support
  • Assist the youth with developing re-entry plans.
  • Introduce the youth to rehabilitative and reentry services.
  • Help the youth access and navigate resources
  • Support the youth in their transition back to their community
  • At the request of the probation, speak at staff trainings and participate in management meetings to assist, as needed, in improving the culture of juvenile hall.
  • Provide and maintain appropriate data and files of participants.
  • Maintain a professional attitude, confidentiality, and respect of cultural differences.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree preferred.
  • Driver’s License, personal vehicle.
  • Knowledge of Los Angeles Probation rules and regulations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Data Base management experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Bilingual beneficial.
  • Willingness to travel weekly and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Must provide electronic proof of being fully vaccinated and with Booster, if eligible.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jacob Brevard at jbrevard@arc-ca.org. Please include “ARC Re-Entry Programs for Transitional Aged Youth Mentor” in the subject line of the email.

2022-07-01T22:34:04+00:00

Program Director

Position Summary

The Program Director (Director) will work with the Executive Director and the Deputy Director to help manage the Member Services and Clinical Services departments of the organization. The successful candidate will have: a strong sense of teamwork with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; ability to prioritize; flexibility and good judgment; ability to hold confidential information with integrity; ambition to develop new skills, be highly organized and detail oriented.  The Director must role model leadership, must display patience and empathy, and must create an environment where both our staff and members can thrive.

The Director is responsible for supervising and mentoring select Associate Directors and other staff in their provision of services and program requirements. The services and program requirements include the navigating the ARC membership process, data collection, retention and integrity, program evaluation, community engagement and clinical and wellness services. The Director will supervise all aspects of Case Management across the organization, which includes life coaches in the ARC offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, Ventura Training Center, the Hope & Redemption team, the Ride Home Program, and in ARC Housing. The Director will also be essential in helping to develop new programs, trainings, and projects from concept to fruition.

Essential Position Functions

  • Help to plan, coordinate, organize, and attend community building activities, including monthly member support meetings, community networking events, retreats and community service events.
  • Coordinate and oversee all weekly programs and direct care services.
  • Create new and innovative groups and curricula for ARC community groups.
  • Oversee and support with facilitation of ARC community groups
  • Support in recruitment of Member Services staff, HR issues, and overall management issues in collaboration with the Human Resources Team.
  • Support in staff development – personnel planning, training programs, performance measures, disciplinary measures, investigations and write ups.
  • Support with creating and adhering to budgets for new programs/projects.
  • Participate in brainstorming the viability of new opportunities and general expansion support/input.
  • Oversee high quality program and member data collection, integrity, confidentiality and program evaluation. utilization of ARC’s case management database.
  • Assist with planning out new contracts/opportunities for expansion.
  • Helping to develop/mentor formerly incarcerated staff members for leadership positions at ARC.
  • Maintain consistent communication across all departments and programs at ARC and identify opportunities for member to engage in each department.
  • Supervise two Associate Directors, program managers, ARC life coaches, membership events coordinator, among other staff.
  • Supervise day-to-day operations of assigned departments.
  • All other requests as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree required,
    • At least five consecutive years of non-profit management experience; or
    • At least three years of programming experience
    • At least two years of experience working in direct service
  • Experience working in the juvenile or criminal justice fields.
  • Management experience: supervising staff, managing contracts and budgets, developing and writing reports, etc.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Skill Sets: Highly motivated and able to multi-task. Team spirit with trust in coworkers and excellent communication skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.  Experience with case management or treatment focused database preferred. Excellent written/verbal communication skills mandatory with the ability to work on a team.

REQUIREMENTS

Must have reliable transportation and current California Driver’s License with valid registration and insurance.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; drive; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch (The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Keyboard data entry required.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary $75k to $90k.
  • 401k with employer match.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for the individual: 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to  Bikila Ochoa at bochoa@arc-ca.org

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

2022-06-16T17:45:52+00:00

Overnight Monitor – Ventura Training Center (VTC)

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a Overnight Monitor to work the overnight shift at our 80 bed Life Skills program, part of a Fire Training Program in conjunction with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and CAL FIRE, located in Ventura County.  This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level candidate to work at a unique program for formerly incarcerated individuals.  This position will monitor the activities and movement of program participants while working with Case Workers, Job Developers, and program partners to support the delivery of services.  This position will also provide administrative support for the program by conducting and documenting facility checks, performing data entry and communicating in writing each night to the next shift, and the team. There will also be elements of group facilitation as well as supporting participants on community outings, appointments, and ARC events, driving a program vehicle will be necessary. Experience with the criminal justice population is considered an asset, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Monitor participant activities after hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Conduct regular facility checks and provide corroborating documentation.
  • Administer on-site drug screening as needed.
  • Ensure all visitors to the property are supervised, verified and documented in visitation logs.
  • Provide support to group facilitation.
  • Maintain positive relations with program partners.
  • Transport participants to and from appointments and ARC functions.
  • Follow and enforce site-wide COVID Resonse Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Overnight Monitor position is entry level. Applicants should have some familiarity with formerly incarcerated individuals and/or lived experience.  This person must have good boundaries while offering empathetic support to program participants.  Experience at a residential program is a plus.

The Overnight Monitor will have the following experience and attributes:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess good interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Valid Californa Drivers License.
  • Insurable by ARC’s vehicle insurance provider.
  • This position requires clearance from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary $17.00/hr – $20.00/hr range depending on experience.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents for full-time positions.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

CONTACT – Elizabeth Bay, ebay@antirecidivism.org

*This position requires proof of being fully vaccinated, including a Booster, if eligible.

2022-08-17T17:34:06+00:00

Youth Justice Staff Attorney

Root & Rebound seeks an attorney looking to support youth impacted by mass incarceration. 

About Root & Rebound (R&R): R&R’s mission is to restore power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform and litigation— a model rooted in the needs and expertise of people who are directly impacted. You can learn more about our work in our 2021 Annual Report.

Employment Status: This is a full-time, exempt role, reporting to the Regional Director of Southern California Advocacy.

Location: This position is temporarily remote, with plans to return to our site in Los Angeles gradually, depending on the pandemic and the health and safety of our staff and clients.

About the Youth Justice Staff Attorney Position: 

R&R has a longstanding partnership with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) to provide wraparound legal-social support to ARC members who are formerly incarcerated. ARC is a community-based organization that empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. ARC provides robust rehabilitative programming and reentry support in California prisons and youth detention facilities.

R&R now seeks a Youth Justice Staff Attorney to expand its partnership with ARC and work collaboratively with ARC staff to provide holistic, wraparound support for youth (ages 18 – 26) engaged in ARC programming to help them prepare for and navigate legal barriers (e.g., education, housing, employment, family reunification) post-incarceration, with a focus on helping youth remain free from reincarceration. ARC staff working alongside the Youth Justice Staff Attorney will provide case management and linkages to housing and other services.

Responsibilities & Duties: The Youth Justice Staff Attorney’s responsibilities & duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Advocacy:

  • Work onsite at ARC’s Los Angeles office and local youth detention centers to conduct holistic legal intakes of youth to assess for a client’s reentry legal needs;
  • Develop an appropriate legal services plan of action in the areas of record cleaning, family and children, employment, housing, parole and probation, court debt, immigration, state identification, and any other legal issue area relevant to their successful reentry;
  • Provide legal advice, warm referrals, and full representation as needed;
  • Carry and independently manage a client caseload;
  • Coordinate regular community legal clinics for youth in Los Angeles County; and
  • Elevate the barriers faced by our clients in reentry to create structural and policy change that advances second chance opportunities and social justice.

Community Education and Partnership:

  • Build partnerships with local community groups and organizations focused on serving youth;
  • Coordinate and lead trainings for directly impacted youth, social service providers, ARC staff, government agencies, and private corporations on key reentry legal topics; and
  • Collaborate with stakeholders such as public defenders, the District Attorney’s Office, state and local government, law school clinics, legal service organizations, and youth advocacy organizations to ensure the wellness and reentry success of justice-impacted youth.

Fundraising and Resource Development:

  • Assist in efforts to secure and maintain funding for the organization;
  • Maintain necessary records for grant proposals, reports, and audits;
  • Support public relations, development, communications, and storytelling projects; and
  • Other duties as requested based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of post-law school, public interest legal experience;
  • Ability to practice law in the state of CA, in good standing;
  • Ability to manage a demanding case load, take initiative, and meet critical deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of clients and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated dedication to social, racial, and economic justice;
  • Engaging public speaker to present know-your-rights legal presentations;
  • Ability to travel within California to visit and represent clients; and
  • Proficiency in Spanish.

Compensation & Benefits:

The Youth Justice Staff Attorney role is a full-time, exempt position, with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Employment benefits at R&R include:

  • Medical, vision and dental care;
  • Employer-sponsored 403(b) retirement plan;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Three (3) weeks of paid time off per year, plus holiday closures, including Juneteenth, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day as well as additional office closure around the December holidays;
  • Four (4) hours of Activism Time each month for employees to engage in social justice activities of their choosing, pending supervisor approval; and
  • Sabbatical Program for eligible employees after five (5) years of service.

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, a legal writing sample of no more than 10 pages, and at least three references with contact information in an email directed to Nicole Jeong at njeong@rootandrebound.org with “Youth Justice Staff Attorney Application” in the subject line. Resumes without a cover letter, writing samples, and references will not be reviewed. Applications preferred by May 30, 2022 but will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Root & Rebound is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including formerly incarcerated and/or system-involved individuals, people of color, persons with disabilities, ethnic and religious minorities, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender variant individuals. Individuals with lived experience with the criminal justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.

2022-08-07T22:57:05+00:00

Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The mission of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is to reduce incarceration, improve the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals, and to build healthier communities. ARC seeks to accomplish this mission in a three-fold approach: (1) to advocate for fair and just policies that: reduce crime, decrease the use of incarceration, and serve the needs and well-being of formerly incarcerated people; (2) to provide supportive services and resources to those affected by the criminal justice system that improves outcomes; and (3) to build healthier communities by returning motivated, mentally prepared, and high character men and women from incarceration to communities to serve as ambassadors for change. In brief, ARC is a support network, a connection to services and support, and an advocate for just and fair policies.

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