Ranch Caretaker

Position Summary

Work along with various vendors to maintain the overall systems which includes HVAC, electrical, installations, lighting, painting, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, etc. and perform, troubleshoot, repair, replace, and provide preventive maintenance of all components. The ideal candidate would be an individual who is a problem solver and critical thinker. Someone who is resilient and resourceful. Someone who is innovative, strategic, and adaptable. This position is located in Fullerton, CA and would report to Operations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform daily facility inspections to ensure health and safety compliance, inform Management weekly about discrepancies found. 
  • Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of centralized heat and air, gas, water, and stream systems. 
  • Responsible for supervising all housekeeping tasks and functions. 
  • Perform general interior maintenance such as, but not limited to, repairing fixtures, locks, doors, windows, painting, outdoor firepit, outdoor wood burning hot tub, claw foot tubs, cast iron wood burning stove, tennis, and basketball courts, 6k square foot outdoor corral and related fencing as needed and assigned. 
  • Coordinate maintenance efforts with contractors and technicians. 
  • Oversee and inspect the work performed by outside contractors. 
  • Assess work orders regularly with direct supervisor to identify what needs to be completed. 
  • Ensure secure and efficient execution of duties using the latest technology as needed. 
  • Ensure general electrical maintenance of the household. 
  • Manage and execute special projects and assignments. 
  • Collaborate with internal and external vendors and contractors as needed to resolve issues. 
  • Ensure proper measures are taken to maintain and operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum. 
  • Ensure the overall safety of the estate by eliminating any deficiencies that might pose a threat. 
  • Learn to maintain and repair irrigation system and keep garden alive and functioning. 
  • Continue overseeing brush management and reducing fire danger. 
  • Ensure that guests are not smoking except in designated areas or using an open flame. 
  • Coordinate retreats, sleeping accommodations, catering etc. 
  • Oversee and manage construction on site. 
  • Assist with all other duties as assigned. 
  • Communicate and report clearly and effectively to Management on a weekly basis.

Qualifications

  • Must actively be living a sober life, clean of all drugs and alcohol
  • Some understanding of HVAC systems application
  • Vast knowledge of engineering supplies and tools
  • Ability to work long hours as needed
  • High level of flexibility
  • Self- starter and can-do attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • High command of written and oral English language
  • Ability to speak other languages is a plus

Education

College degree or Maintenance/repairs courses or certifications.

Working Conditions

All employees are expected to support the company’s commitment to providing a respectful and safe workplace. Late evenings and/or weekend work may be required. There may be occasion to travel. All employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and acceptable manner during working hours and work-related events; included by not limited to, holiday parties, off-sites, client meetings/events, etc.

To Apply

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

Send resume to Gladis Pantoja: gpantoja@arc-ca.org and Aliyah Farard: afarard@arc-ca.org. Please include “Ranch Caretaker” in the email subject line.

 

Workforce & Education Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Workforce and Education (WF & ED) Coordinator to join its Los Angeles team. The WF & ED Coordinator plays an integral role in supporting the advancement of ARC’s mission by bringing a practical, but creative perspective to ARC’s workforce and education needs. The WF & ED Coordinator will support and build upon all aspects of ARC’s workforce and educational programming. This position will help to explore new and innovative workforce and educational opportunities for ARC’s membership and will help to develop new programming that further advances the department.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help create new partnerships and cultivate relationships with existing employers.
  • Be informed of Fair Chance Hiring laws and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines to help members advocate for themselves.
  • Conduct employment workshops- Career Readiness, Interviewing Skills, How to Apply for Employment and Resume Writing.
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with government (local, state, federal) contracts and private grants that are related to employment and education.
  • Participate in ARC meetings and case conferences sharing best practices and providing thought partnership to colleagues.
  • Maintain accurate member/program data to manage caseload and generate reports.
  • Document each service, outcome, and new steps as well as any observations of members’ skills, job readiness, and/or other opportunities into a case management database.
  • Analyze and report monthly data as required to maintain accurate client and program-based statistics.
  • Conduct outreach and make initial contact with referred members.
  • Identify member’s employment and education needs.
  • Conduct regular meetings to support with achieving employment/education goals.
  • The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned from time to time based on department and business needs.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 2-3 years working in workforce development with experience navigating higher education system, preferred.
  • Local travel maybe required.

All ARC Employees are required demonstrate the following:

  • Teamwork: Succeed as a team –Unity, inclusion and diversity.
  • Dedication: Always be ready to step up and go beyond your core responsibilities and go the extra mile for the project and the team.
  • Integrity: Be a truth seeker.
  • Honesty & Trust: Always be honest even when it feels uncomfortable. Demonstrate behaviors that show trustworthiness.
  • Curious and Proactive: Seek knowledge and insight and make recommendations to Department Head, HR for resolution and action items.
  • Accountability: Demonstrate ownership.
  • Communication: Maintain honest and factual communication and positive relationships among all employees and visitors.
  • Follow-through: Always deliver on your commitments.
  • Customer Service: Demonstrate passion about creating and ‘living’ an inclusive culture that enables all employees to be their best selves.
  • Remember to have fun!

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary $52,500-$60,000 D.O.E; Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 401k plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, life, and a range of professional development opportunities.

TO APPLY

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of fully vaccinated status for COVID-19.

Please send resume and cover letter to Angelica Martin, Associate Director of Workforce and Education: amartin@arc-ca.org. Please include “Workforce and Education Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Applications accepted until position is filled.

FINANCE ASSOCIATE

POSITION SUMMARY

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition seeks a full-time Finance Associate. Reporting to the Finance Director, this position supports the finance team in accounting for core and project operations and other related activities as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assist with all functions of accounts payable processing, expense coding and selected functions in monthly books close.
  • Work with finance team and project leaders to ensure finances are accurately reflected in the general ledger, which may include preparing/posting journal entries and monitoring fund-based accounting activity.
  • Review and/or develop operational budgets as needed.
  • Assist with invoice creation across a range of funding type.
  • Provide financial analysis as needed to support work of Grants, HR, Program, and Development team.
  • Interpret financial data to assess project financial health, diagnose problems, identify concerns. Communicate analyses to project leaders and assist them in understanding their projects’ financial situation.
  • Prepare and interpret cash flow analysis, proformas, and other analytics to help the organization make data-driven decisions.
  • Address questions relating to internal financial policies and procedures, or other matters related to finance and accounting.
  • Work closely with all components of Operations and HR Divisions to support organizational operations. Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business-related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in accounting or related field.
  • Experience in the nonprofit or government sector a plus.
  • Accounting software knowledge required; Quickbooks strongly preferred.
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills as well as ability to manage multiple workflows.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and maintain a high degree of confidentiality due to the nature of the position.
  • Excellent client service and professional demeanor in communicating with staff members at all levels throughout the institution, as well as with partners, vendors and others.
  • High level of experience with Excel required.
  • Based in Los Angeles area preferred.

SALARY/BENEFITS

Salary $55,000-$65,000 D.O.E; Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, a 401k plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, life, and a range of professional development opportunities. ARC’s Finance and Operations department offers a hybrid in-office / work-from-home work week.

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

TO APPLY

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of fully vaccinated status for COVID-19.

Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Minzenberg, Finance Director: lminzenberg@arc-ca.org. Please include “Finance Associate” in the subject line of the email. Applications accepted until position is filled.

LIFE COACH/CASE MANAGER – TRANSITIONAL AGE YOUTH (TAY)

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is looking for an experienced Life Coach (case manager) in our 22-bed transitional housing program in Koreatown.   This a program that works with both emerging adults, 18-25 as well as men returning home from long term sentences.  The Life Coach’s focus will be providing direct supervision and case management services to the emerging adult clients enrolled in our transitional housing program. The Life Coach will teach a curriculum of life skills that teaches social, self-help, independent living, and academic skills. While the focus will be on emerging adults, there will be caseload cross-over with older members in program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide individualized case management, advocacy, and referral services to emerging adults (18-25 years old).
  • Support individuals in developing foundational independent living skills, securing full time employment, building savings, and transitioning to permanent housing.
  • Assist individuals in identifying barriers to independent living and ways in which they may overcome them.
  • Provide support to participants in accessing mainstream benefits.
  • Maintain documentation in accordance with all regulatory and internal policies in multiple databases.
  • Complete Individualized Service Plans for all assigned members.
  • Engage clients in individual case management sessions on a weekly basis to discuss progress/regression of service plan goals, identify ongoing service needs, and provide linkage to 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 arriving housing members participate in a comprehensive needs assessment within 24 hours of program entry.
  • Facilitate groups, including cooking, basic computer skills, employment preparation, budgeting skills, activities of daily living and others which are relevant to the development of independent living skills.
  • Participate in continuing education trainings and community-based provider meetings as assigned.
  • Develop resources through outreach and collaboration with community providers
  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure adherence to safety and security measures.
  • Transport clients to appointments, events, and activities as needed, using company vehicle.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Housing Director and Program Coordinator.

 QUALIFICATIONS

The Life Coach must have 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 have the following experience and attributes:

  • Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Able to adapt to a trauma informed environment to supportive of members and staff.
  • 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.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
  • Clean driving record and insurable by ARC’s carrier.

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range $45K – $55k/annually depending upon 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 – Ellen Goldwasser, Clinical & Wellness Director, at egoldwasser@arc-ca.org

 

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

ARC Hope and Redemption Team Life Coach

Position Description

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an experienced, energetic, and dependable self-starter to join the Hope and Redemption Team, which enhances and develops rehabilitative programming in several prisons across California to prepare incarcerated individuals for reentry. The ideal candidate will be someone with experience developing and facilitating Inmate Leisure Time Activity Groups (ILTAGs), who will bring initiative and integrity to his or her work.

Each Hope and Redemption Team Member will be responsible for supporting and implementing programming at one or more California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions.

Team Members will support new incarcerated individuals in the youthful Offender Program in developing rehabilitation plans as they enter the institution, and will work with Lifers on board preparedness, reentry planning, and accessing resources. Hope and Redemption Team Members will play a critical role in the organization, bringing hope and opportunity to incarcerated individuals, and preparing them for their continued relationship with ARC upon release.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing self-sustaining ILTAGs specifically targeted to incarcerated individuals in the Youthful Offender Program (YOP).
  • Support and speak at existing Lifer ILTAGs.
  • Lead mentorship trainings for older incarcerated individuals to serve as mentors to YOP’s.
  • Meet regularly with newly arrived YOPs to support them in developing rehabilitative plans.
  • Work with Lifers on board preparedness and insight into their commitment offense.
  • Conduct quarterly youthful offender parole and reentry workshops.
  • At the request of the institution, speak at staff trainings and participate in management meetings to assist, as needed, in improving institutional culture.
  • Provide and maintain appropriate data and files of participants.
  • Maintain a professional attitude, confidentiality, and respect of cultural differences.
  • Travel to several institutions each week implement and support programming.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience facilitating and creating ILTAGs and knowledge of self-help programs. Participation in Lifer programs preferred.
  • Driver’s License, personal vehicle.
  • Knowledge of CDCR rules and regulations, and parole and probation preferred.
  • 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.

How to Apply:

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of fully vaccinated status for COVID-19.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jacob Brevard at jbrevard@arc-ca.org. Please include “ARC Hope and Redemption Team Member” in the subject line of the email.

CASE MANAGER/LIFE COACH – LOS ANGELES, CA

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a full-time Life Coach.  The Life Coach (LC) is responsible for assisting all members in the downtown Los Angeles office attain optimal quality of life.  The LC will be part of the member services team and provide support and life skills training for formerly incarcerated members. LC’s are responsible for assessing member needs and making referrals where appropriate.  This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated multi-tasker with a strong case-management background.  Criminal Justice background is an asset along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.  The position is non-exempt.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • In collaboration with the member services team, work to create a comprehensive plan for each member including, 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.
  • Provide case management services to members, through group and individual in-person and / or virtual meetings to ensure all goals/needs are being met.
  • Participate in contracted projects.
  • In collaboration with other staff, facilitate ongoing orientation meetings for new members and communicate expectations for the ARC Membership process.
  • Assist members in connecting to supportive services, either provided directly by ARC or by partner organizations, if beyond the scope of ARC programs.
  • Document all activities and interventions with members, including group activities, in ARC database by end of the next business day.
  • Attend ARC staff meetings, case conferences, trainings, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences as requested.
  • In collaboration with direct service staff, outreach (via phone calls, texts, and/or Facebook) to members regarding upcoming ARC related events, activities, groups, opportunities, etc.
  • Coordinate care and interventions with member services team when members are in need of additional support.
  • Coordinate referral to mental health therapists on site.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience working as a Counselor, Case Manager, and/or group facilitator.  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.

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 $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 Year’s.

SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO Ellen Goldwasser at egoldwasser@arc-ca.org

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

L.A. Youth Uprising Communications Manager

The Los Angeles Youth Uprising (LAYUP) Communications Manager will coordinate the LAYUP Communications Work Group in collaboration with the communications team and LAYUP Coordinator. The Communications Manager will attend regular LAYUP meetings to bring in the communications perspective and follow the work closely. The Manager will be responsible for creating the LAYUP communications work plan and will accomplish the work plan with support from communications work group members. The Manager will organize the communications work for LAYUP, catalog content both created by LAYUP and media sources that cover LAYUP work. LAYUP is coordinated by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Arts for Healing & Justice Network, Children’s Defense Fund- CA, Urban Peace Institute and the Youth Justice Coalition.

This position will be located at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) in Los Angeles, CA. The Communications Manager will report to the Communications Director at ARC.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years of youth/community justice based media & comms and/or digital organizing experience.
  • People who have been directly impacted by systemic harms such as incarceration, detention, arrest, deportation, probation, criminalization, police violence are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Expertise with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok posting, engagement & content creation.
  • Expertise with Canva, Adobe Photoshop & Premiere, Google Suite, PowerPoint, video editing.
  • Expertise with graphic design, memes and slide show presentations
  • Proficient with Mailchimp or other email action tools
  • Proficient in WordPress website content management
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Quick thinker and ability to respond rapidly to external requests.
  • Ability to work independently and with supervision.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Bilingual beneficial.

Responsibilities/Deliverables:

Responsibilities

  • The Comms Manager will attend LAYUP work group meetings and weekly LAYUP coordinator meetings.
  • The Comms manager will show up as needed to actions, press conferences, and other events.

Social Media

  • 3-5 posts per week on each platform: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok utilizing LAYUP comms branding guide.
  • Daily management of @LAYouthUprising accounts & engagement with accounts of coordinators & coalition members
  • Draft social media toolkits & share content with Communications Team
  • Engage & reply to all DMs and tags

Emails

  • Weekly email blasts to coalition members and partners (in coordination with LAYUP Coordinator)
  • Coordinate list serv and build following-collect info to engage new youth and community members
  • Monthly newsletters to members and partners

Website

  • Weekly website content updates

Graphics

  • Create at least (2) organic Graphics per week for social, email blasts & website

Videos

  • Create (2) videos per month for social, email blasts & website

 

Salaries and benefits: Salary of $65,000, 5+ years experience. This position has a full benefits package.

COVID-19 Note
*Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of fully vaccinated status for COVID-19.

To apply: contact Nicholas Reiner, nreiner@antirecidivism.org with cover letter, resume, and three references.

About LAYUP – Los Angeles Youth Uprising is a coalition of 17 organizations, with five core organizations acting as the coalition coordinators: Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Arts for Healing and Justice Network, Children’s Defense Fund-California, Urban Peace Institute, and Youth Justice Coalition. Los Angeles Youth Uprising builds power through youth leadership, direct action organizing and policy advocacy to dismantle the racist juvenile justice system and divert its resources towards holistic models of youth development that ensure LA youth rise and thrive.

About ARC – The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people.

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.