Executive Director

THE OPPORTUNITY

This is an exceptional opportunity for a mission-driven individual to provide leadership and strategy for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) as the new Executive Director, advancing the organization’s life-changing work to support reentry, build healthier communities, create a fairer criminal justice system, and change hearts and minds about formerly incarcerated individuals.

Working closely with an engaged Board of Directors and senior staff, the Executive Director will guide ARC to becoming a mature and sustainable organization. The Executive Director will cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with staff, key stakeholders, ARC members and a network of key external partners, foundations and other organizations, including state prisons. With oversight of all internal processes, programming and fundraising, the Executive Director will help forge new partnerships and build on ARC’s existing programs, increasing the organization’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.

This leader will strategize to increase the organization’s fundraising potential and will plan and implement best-practices development programs and systems that build on current fundraising activities and create new opportunities. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to thoughtfully cultivate, solicit and steward new and existing individual and foundation donors. With a strong public-relations mindset, the Executive Director will be a powerful voice for the ARC community, motivating and inspiring others as the organization’s primary ambassador, and reaching out to thousands of incarcerated men and women.

In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have the opportunity to provide vision for ARC’s future, and will drive the organization’s mission with consistent, realistic, and timely goals. An empathic individual with gravitas and presence, the Executive Director will support and model an open and collegial work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates an exceptional and diverse team.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the overall operational, financial, administrative and personnel management of the organization, with its $7M+ operating budget and staff of 65+ employees.
  • In close partnership with the Deputy Director, assess current staffing and develop a plan to strengthen the overall team.
  • As a natural listener with great empathy, actively engage members both within prisons and throughout the lifecycle of reentry.
  • Have a strong commitment to being an active steward of the existing ARC membership, participating in community activities and interacting with members in meaningful ways.
  • Lead efforts to expand fundraising capacity for ARC, working in concert with the Development Director and Board of Directors to enhance existing donor relationships and expand efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new individual and foundation donors.
  • Have the capacity to develop, in partnership with ARC’s Director of Programs, pilot and launch programming to advance the mission and impact of ARC, including partnerships and other initiatives.
  • Work in close alignment with the Board of Directors and the Deputy and Finance Directors to oversee financial planning, reporting and budgeting, and establish policies, norms and evaluative tools to ensure accountability and consistency. Manage the organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws, regulations and industry best practices.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact to the Board of Directors for ARC and ensure that the Board is kept fully informed about significant organizational developments, organizational health and strategic direction. Prepare for and facilitate Board and Board Committee meetings.

 

Core Competencies

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Passion for the Mission and Cultural Competency: The Executive Director will have a passion for ARC’s mission, social justice and empowering communities in California, with an innovative and thoughtful approach to expanding ARC’s impact. This leader will be driven by the opportunity to provide resources and opportunities for formerly and currently incarcerated individuals, including legal resources, housing, training, education, employment, and intervention services. Experienced with the intersection of issues that impact these individuals and communities, the Executive Director will be a natural champion for California’s formerly and currently incarcerated population and will strive to be sensitive and incisive in promoting the goals of ARC.

Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leader: The Executive Director will be an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic spirit, and the background and skills to deliver on ARC’s vision and mission, and the organization’s impact in the community. This individual will be a proven strategic thinker with the foresight, capacity, and experience to understand and balance complex and discrete constituent needs. This individual will develop and implement clear, action-oriented, innovative strategies that address organizational challenges with thoughtful, effective solutions that engender broad support.

Expertise in Development and Fundraising: The Executive Director will be an experienced leader with a measurable track record of success in advancement and development, and the expertise and mindset to build strong relationships with current and potential donors and the Board. This leader will have demonstrated expertise with various fundraising and communications channels and the ability to engage with all of the ARC’s constituents, including foundations, individual donors, community leaders, and other supporters.

Relationship Building, Collaboration and Communication: The Executive Director will be a natural and skilled collaborator with an ability to connect, build bridges and sustain excellent relationships, both internally and externally. S/he will have a high level of public relations insight and will be a strong thought partner to the Board of Directors in helping to build ARC’s brand. The Executive Director will be the outward-facing representative of the organization, helping to guide messaging to all stakeholders, and seeking input from the Board of Directors. S/he will be able to speak fluidly and extensively about ARC’s history, impact, and future direction.

 

CONTACT – Please submit your cover letter and résumé to the ARC Executive Director Hiring Committee at ED@arc-ca.org by June 1, 2019.

Vocational/educational Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

 ARC is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Vocational/Educational Manager to join its Los Angeles  team. The Vocational/Educational Manager will play an integral role in supporting the advancement of  the mission of the organization by bringing a practical, but creative perspective to ARC’s vocational and educational needs. This individual will support and build upon all aspects of ARC’s Vocational/Educational programming. This position will help to explore new and innovative vocational and educational opportunities for ARC’s membership and will help to develop new programming that further advances this new and exciting department.

The Vocational/Educational Manager will maintain the departmental infrastructure and systems needed to support the organization’s continued growth over the next 5-10 years. This position will also carry a joint caseload of members that are enrolled in ARC’s Vocational and Educational programming.

The Vocational/Educational Manager will assist in maintaining compliance with government (local and state) contracts and private grants that are related to employment and education.  She or he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.

Essential Job Functions

  • Help to create new partnerships with employers and educational institutions.
  • Research and track occupational and educational developments (e.g. changes in law, burgeoning employment sectors, higher-education resources) in order to find opportunities, navigate barriers to employment, and access to higher-education for system-impacted people.
  • Support and maintain Vocational/Educational grants and contracts.
  • Document and gather data related to Vocational/Educational grants and contracts.
  • Assist in improving current Vocational/Educational community partner relationships.
  • Develop programming and budgets related to new grants and contracts.
  • Work closely with Program Director to ensure interdepartmental communication is at the highest level.
  • Supervise ARC’s existing Jobs Developer and Pre-Apprenticeship Life Coach

Qualifications

The Vocational/Educational Manager will have 3 to 5  years of professional experience at a rapid-growth nonprofit organization.  This person must also be well versed in the obstacles and barriers facing system-impacted individuals in the employment and educational arenas.

The Vocational/Educational Manager will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with specialized, directly related training.
  • 3 to 5 years demonstrated experience in the nonprofit sector, including sophisticated fund and grant management, compliance and reporting.
  • Innovative, flexible and self-starter.
  • Ability to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience 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.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
  • Passionate about the ARC mission.

Salary/benefits

  • Salary range $55K – $60K depending on experience.
  • 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

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

YOLO County Life Coach

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a full-time Life Coach in Yolo County.  The position will be non-exempt. The LC will be part of ARC’s member services team and provide mentorship, support, and life skills training to assist youth incarcerated in Yolo County Probation facilities transition from custody, back into the community. LC’s are responsible for assessing needs and making support referrals where appropriate.  It is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated multi-tasker with a strong case-management and/or residential services provision background.  Being formerly incarcerated is an asset along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  In collaboration with the ARC Sacramento Office Director and member services team, work to create a comprehensive plan for each young person to include, but not limited to: employment, education, recreation, physical/mental health, spiritual growth, life skills, and/or any other activities to enhance the well-being of the member.

  • Case manage youth to ensure all goals/needs are being met and documented in required database on a weekly basis.
  • Assist youth in dealing with legal issues, obtaining clothing and food, accessing public benefits, obtaining identification, and solving transportation needs.

  • Connect youth to a range of developmentally appropriate supportive services, either provided directly by ARC or by partner organizations, if beyond the scope of ARC programs.
  • Attend all ARC staff meetings, case conferences, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences as requested.
  • Outreach to youth through regular in-person visits, providing a “listening ear” one-on-one and in groups to youth in an effort to support positive youth development.
  • Coordinate care and interventions with member services team members when youth are in need of additional support.
  • Coordinate referral to mental health therapist on site.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationship with Yolo County Probation staff.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience working as Counselor or Case Manager.  Experience with casefile maintenance, group documentation, and contract compliance essential.
  • Education:  GED or High School Diploma required, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Background:  Preferred minimum of 2 years of experience working with the re-entry/formerly incarcerated community. Experience in trauma-informed programing and/or conflict resolution is ideal. Position requires collaborating with partners, extensive knowledge of community resources with a strong emphasis on higher education, entitlements and services.  Ability to problem solve in a restorative justice/supportive capacity.
  • 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.
  • Spanish-speaking is preferred.

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 $40K.
  • 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.