Program Manager – Emerging Adults Transitional Housing Program


ARC is looking for an experienced Program Manager to run our 22-bed transitional housing program in Los Angeles.   This a program that works with both emerging adults 18-24, as well as men returning home from longer term sentences.  There will be a heavy emphasis on development and implementation of programming specific to the 18-25 year-old housing members.  Helping staff provide a holistic approach to member’s needs through general support, education, outreach, life skills, and referrals to members is the goal.  The Program Manager is the primary administrative point person on site.  This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong case-management and residential services provision background.  Personal experience with the criminal justice system is considered an asset, along with experience working with a motivational system approach, and passion and commitment to social justice reform.


  • Management of day-to-day operations and staff schedules; conduct weekly team meetings; supervise, and manage staff; monitor expenditures.
  • Manage programming for both: Intensive programming for 18-25 year-olds, and transitional housing services and case management for men 26 and older.
  • Maintain compliance of site-specific programs to meet grant funding requirements.
  • Oversee electronic/file documentation by support staff in accordance with all regulatory and internal policies, while remaining HIPPA compliant.
  • Implement and maintain a non-punitive environment that motivates youths to engage in the process of individual change.
  • Oversee the individualized case management, advocacy, and referral services to all housing members with a heavy focus on emerging adults (18-25 years old).
  • Coordinate and supervise all ARC Supportive Housing Initiative staff within their scope of work.
  • Understand navigation of higher educational systems, and demonstrate ability to support members seeking grant and financial aid.
  • Incorporate in the life skills curriculum an emphasis on youth development, including experiential learning, healthy living, creative arts, and public service.
  • Ensure all newly arriving housing members participate in a comprehensive needs assessment within 24-48 hours of program entry.
  • Participate in continuing education trainings, community-based provider meetings, and ARC staff trainings as assigned.
  • Develop resources through outreach and collaboration with community providers.
  • Transport clients to appointments, events, and activities as needed, using company 12 passenger vehicle (must be insurable by ARC’s carrier)
  • Coordinate after-hours service support.  Serve as backup on-call at all times and assume primary “on-call” as needed.



Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree and minimum 3 years experience in a supervisory role.
  • Minimum 1 year working in a residential setting.
  • Experience working with both emerging adults and adults in the criminal justice system.

The Program Manager should also have the following experience and attributes:

  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented.
  • 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 ages 18-24.
  • Experience with trauma informed care.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
  • Strong and effective problem solving skills.


  • Salary determined based on level of experience.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • Employer funded life insurance.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

CONTACT – Send cover letter and resume to John McClelland, Housing Director,



Director of Policy and Community Organizing


The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), a fast-growing nonprofit social justice organization serving and advocating for formerly incarcerated individuals, is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Director of Policy and Community Organizing to join its LOS ANGELES team.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with team management and policy advocacy expertise to help further develop a fast growing organization. The successful candidate will partner with the Executive Director, Deputy Director and other executive level staff to work collaboratively with a high-performance management team. The Director of Policy and Community Organizing will report to the Deputy Director and works out of the Los Angeles ARC office. The Director of Policy and Community Organizing plays a critical role in driving the implementation of ARC’s policy initiatives. The Director of Policy and Community Organizing also plays a critical role in the support network for ARC members – formerly incarcerated individuals – and their ongoing relationship with the organization’s advocacy initiatives.

The Director of Policy and Community Organizing is responsible for setting ARC policy priorities, in conjunction with ARC members, designing and implementing advocacy initiatives, preparing ARC members to become effective advocates for reform in the juvenile and criminal justice system, organizing ARC member attendance at critical policy meetings, and supporting communications efforts around ARC campaigns and policy priorities.


  • Directly supervise Policy Department that consists of both employees and interns.
  • Work with ARC members and executive level staff to develop and implement ARC’s policy priorities and advocacy campaigns
  • Research, develop and write policy briefs, op-eds, and reports
  • Develop talking points and other public documents to frame ARC’s policy positioning
  • Lead the training of ARC members in policy advocacy and community organizing
  • Manage the process by which ARC members meet with policymakers and other stakeholders
  • Organize and lead policy visits to Sacramento, D.C., and elsewhere as required
  • Lead ARC’s public education campaign including: organizing policy forums in 
Sacramento, Los Angeles, and elsewhere, and organizing community meetings 
throughout Southern California
  • Organize and lead ARC members and partners to successfully advocate for the 
implementation of policies supported by ARC
  • Represent ARC when needed with partner organizations, at conferences, and other events
  • Contribute to grant proposals and tracking in policy specific areas
  • Help manage student and other ARC interns
  • Work on special projects and other tasks as directed by supervisors 


  • Degree in public policy, criminal justice, political science or a related field
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in a policy advocacy and management position, preferably in a non-profit or other advocacy setting
  • Experience creating and implementing advocacy campaigns
  • Expertise in criminal and juvenile justice issues in California and on a national scale
  • Knowledge of California state and Los Angeles County legislative bodies and processes
  • Knowledge of Los Angeles City and County level legislative bodies and processes
  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast pace environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skill
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in MAC programs, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel throughout the state of California and nationally as required


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. 


Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample (not to exceed 5 pages), and a list of three references to Bikila Ochoa including “Open Policy Director Position” in the subject line of your email.


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.


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.