Member Engagement Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY

The Member Engagement Coordinator serves to connect ARC members to the many programs and opportunities offered by ARC and the broader community.   This position plays a critical role in facilitating member engagement in monthly support meetings, weekly programming, public speaking opportunities, and other ARC and community events.

The Member Engagement Coordinator actively plans and participates in ARC-sponsored events and serves as a role model encouraging members to get involved in the community.  This position also supports all staff in communicating information to members.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities related to the ARC Member Engagement include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversee the execution of extra-curricular member engagement activities such as: sporting and community events, and conferences.
  • Organize and oversee the implementation of key member engagement activities including: Wolf Connection, River Rafting, Catalina Island visit, and the Annual Member Retreat.
  • Plan and execute Monthly Member Support meetings.
  • Cultivate and expedite volunteer opportunities for ARC members with a minimum of one volunteer event per month.
  • Create systems for ongoing member outreach to increase attendance at weekly ARC support groups and activities.
  • Work closely with all ARC Programs (Housing, Member Services) to ensure smooth and consistent communications about member needs.
  • Create systems for tracking attendance and setting goals for member engagement throughout the year.
  • Actively engage ARC community on the internal ARC Facebook page by posting group activities, volunteer opportunities, employment opportunities and serve as the main point of contact for getting information to ARC members.
  • Capture video and photo content at member events to post on ARC’s social media channels.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with community organizing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask and/or willingness to learn to multitask.
  • Leadership characteristics and excellent communication skills (written and verbal), along with an upbeat and outgoing personality.
  • Reliable vehicle and valid driver license.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.

COMPENSATION 

The Member Engagement Coordinator position is classified as full-time non-exempt employee and will receive an initial salary of $45k per year, which is paid in accordance with the Company’s bi-weekly payroll schedule.

Eligible for Company benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook, which are subject to change from time to time at ARC’s discretion.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resumé Blair James at bjames@antirecidivism.org.

HOPE AND REDEMPTION TEAM YOUTH LIFE COACH

POSITION SUMMARY

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) seeks an experienced, energic, and dependable self-starter to join the Hope and Redemption Team’s Youth Re-entry and In-Reach Program, which enhances and develops rehabilitative programming for the California Department and Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF). The ideal candidate will be someone with experience developing and facilitating self-help groups and will bring initiative and integrity to his or her work. The Life Coach will be responsible for supporting and implementing programming at either Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF), O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility and N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility. The Life Coach will help young incarcerated individuals with re-entry planning, accessing resources and developing rehabilitation plans. 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Assist with developing and implementing curricula specifically targeted to young incarcerated individuals.
• Support and speak at existing self-help groups.
• Lead mentorship training workshops.
• Meet regularly with newly arrived incarcerated youth to support them in developing rehabilitative plans.
• 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.
• Complete all other duties as assigned.
• Collaborate closely ARC’s TAY life coach to help ensure a seamless and trauma-informed transition of young people from incarceration back to their home communities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications:
• Associate degree preferred.
• Similar lived experience required.
• Experience working with young incarcerated individuals required.
• Driver’s License, personal vehicle, and car insurance required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Database 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 and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.

The Hope and Redemption Youth Life Coach should also have the following experience and attributes:

• Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented.
• Experience implementing a trauma-informed youth development curriculum.
• The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with young incarcerated individuals.
• Experience with trauma informed care.
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
• Strong and effective problem-solving skills.

SALARY/BENEFITS

• 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 Jacob Brevard, Associate Director of Inside Programs; jbrevard@arc-ca.org

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM COORDINATOR

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking an experienced supervisor to run our 40 bed Transitional Housing Program for men and women who have served long-term sentences (10+ years).  This site is located in Sylmar, CA.  The program focus is to teach life skills, provide reentry services, and mentor our members on to the next phase of their reentry journey.  This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated, multi-tasker with an understanding of the reentry needs of our returning citizens.  The ideal candidate should be a motivated, organized, self-starter able to navigate government contracts, supervise front-line staff, and ensure schedules and programming run on time.  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 other community-based organizations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Direct day-to-day operations and staff schedules; conduct weekly team meetings; supervise and manage staff; monitor, track and document expenditures.
  • Oversee program implementation, member support groups and group meetings coordinated by the collective staff.
  • Oversee the implementation and provision of all Life Skills Training program components, services, and activities.
  • Possess the interpersonal skills that allow effective interaction with varied staff and participant groups.
  • Maintain all documentation and data as required by the contract.
  • Oversee case management database to ensure proper documentation by support staff.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with program partners.
  • Coordinate after-hours service support. Serve as backup on-call at all times and assume primary “on-call” as needed.
  • Work to build and maintain relationships within the local community. Attend community meetings and interact within the community on behalf of ARC.
  • Work with staff to ensure individual growth and support leadership development in alignment within the ARC culture.
  • Provide consistent program status/updates to ARC’s senior management team.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Program Coordinator 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 Program Coordinator will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; High school diploma or equivalent minimum.
  • 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.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
  • Experience in Motivational Interviewing techniques and Trauma Informed approach.
  • Passionate about the ARC mission.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range $50-55/annually; DOE.
  • 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 – Submit cover letter and resume to Housing Director, John McClelland; jmcclelland@arc-ca.org

Life Coach – Bromont THP

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Life Coach to join its Bromont Transitional Housing Program in Sylmar, CA; a 40 bed California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitaiton (CDCR) funded re-entry program for individuals who have served longer-term sentences. This is a full-time position that supports members in obtaining an optimal quality of life, we believe in the notion of “thriving, not surviving” and our Life Coaches must embody this as well. This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator, and works a schedule that is based on the needs of the members/caseload, this position’s schedule will also include some weekends and holidays. The Life Coach will be focused on providing life skills by assessing needs, providing case management, and providing appropriate refferals as needed. This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated multi-tasker with a strong case-management and/or residential services provision background. Lived-experience with a passion and commitment to social justice reform preferred.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• In collaboration with the Program Coordinator and member services team members, work to create a comprehensive schedule of activities specific to each member 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.
• Maintain familiarity with current and new contracts to ensure compliance with funding source performance targets and deliverables.
• Heavy data-base management focus: case notes, individual service plans, intakes, group notes, incident reports, etc.
• Case manage members to ensure all goals/needs are being met, and documented into required data bases on a weekly basis.
• Ensure that members are in compliance with member agreements and house guidlelines.
• Ensure safety and well-being of all members, staff, and guests/visitors. Support guest/visitor policy and intervene where necessary to maintain compliance.
• Help to develop and maintain support groups, activities, and mentorship programs within the housing community.
• Attend all ARC staff meetings, case conferences, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences as requested.
• Oversee/facilitate regular member meetings on site in collaboration with team members.
• Outreach to members though regular in-person visits, providing one-on-one meetings, and facilitating groups with members, in an effort to support positive member growth.
• Coordinate care and interventions with member services team members when signs of members falling off education/employment/program responsibilities are observed.
• Provide education, support and referrals to residents about available support if determined to be beyond the scope of the ARC TransitionalHousing Program.
• Refer individual and group counseling to members through available therapy.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Life Coach will have the following experience and attributes: At least 2 years of experience with a criminal justice or related population. Experience with casefile documentation, group documentation, and creating case management plans is essential. Residential experience preferred.

The Life Coach will have the following experience and attributes:
• 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.
• ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.
• Passionate about the ARC mission.
• This position requires a clearance from CDCR.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; 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 50 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

HOURS: 40 hours per week
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt
SALARY: 40-45k based on experience
BENEFITS: ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
• 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days

Send resume and cover letter to John McClelland, jmcclelland@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.