Program Monitor – Ventura Training Center

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a Program 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.  We are hiring several positions for a number of different shifts (weekdays, weekends, holiday coverage). This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level candidate to work at a unique pilot 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/ARC functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The Program 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 emphathetic support to program participants.  Experience at a residential program is a plus.

The Program 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.

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 – John McClelland, jmcclelland@arc-ca.org

 

Development Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), a fast-growing criminal justice reform nonprofit organization that serves and advocates for system-impacted individuals, is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Development Coordinator to join its Los Angeles team.

This position will compose grant reports and applications to current and potential funders, support management of ARC’s grants and contracts, and help cultivate relationships with new funding prospects to support the fundraising goals of the organization. Specifically, the position will focus on applying for and managing city, state, federal, and other public funding contracts. The ideal candidate is highly organized and detail-oriented, with exceptional writing, research, and analytical skills. Candidates with experience securing and managing government grants are especially encouraged to apply.

The Development Coordinator will report directly to ARC’s Development Director. This position will also work closely with ARC’s program and finance staff to develop a comprehensive understanding of ARC’s programs and services, program budgets and spending, and organizational funding needs. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of the nonprofit sector and gain practical experience in grant writing, a gratifying and lucrative career.

This is an exempt, full-time position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Develop clear, compelling concept papers, letters, proposals, and applications to support ARC’s $6 million+ and growing operating budget.
  • Secure funding, new and renewed, from foundation, corporate, and government sources through successful applications, cultivation, and prospect research.
  • Support management of current grants (develop and maintain accurate information on reporting deadlines and other grant requirements, and compliance for city, state, and county contracts, including invoicing, auditing, and outcomes reporting.)
  • Research new potential funding sources – particularly government grants – and work with ARC’s Development team to identify appropriate funding opportunities.
  • Consistently collaborate and build relationships with other ARC departments to develop a strong understanding of ARC’s history, programs, impact, and financial needs.
  • Assist with administrative duties in ARC’s Development Department as needed, including management of donor database, grant acknowledgement letters, and communication with current and prospective institutional funders for site visits, meetings, and calls.
  • Assist with other research, writing, and editing assignments, as assigned.
  • Perform general contract administration, including contract data management (data entry, evaluation, and reporting).

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong research, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Preferred:

  • Experience using fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge a plus)
  • Experience managing city, county and state contracts
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice and reentry field

Ability to:

  • Compile, analyze, and interpret data and research to develop compelling proposals and reports.
  • Manage multiple priorities and deadlines with strong skills in planning and organization.
  • Respond effectively to changing priorities and a fluctuating workload.
  • Complete tasks in an efficient and effective manner with minimal supervision.
  • Exercise initiative and good judgment, be proactive, and follow direction.

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Creative Writing, Political Science, or other relevant field.
  • Some experience in a similar position that includes grant writing, grants management, budget development, fundraising, or nonprofit administrative responsibilities preferred.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary $45K to $50k.
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.
  • Approximately 10 days office closure during Christmas and New Years.

CONTACT – Hiring Committee  at jobs@arc-ca.org

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.