Associate Director of Workforce/Education Development

POSITION SUMMARY 

ARC is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Associate Director of Workforce/Education Development (Associate Director) to join its Los Angeles management team. The Associate Director plays an integral role in advancing the mission of the organization by bringing a strategic, high-level perspective to ARC’s vocational and educational needs. This individual will oversee and build upon all aspects of ARC’s Vocational/Educational programming and will work to create new partnerships in the community that will serve as a resource for the needs of ARC’s members.  This position will directly explore new and innovative vocational and educational opportunities for ARC’s membership, will develop new programming that further advances this new and exciting department, and will work with ARC’s policy team to identify and reduce barriers to employment and education faced by the formerly incarcerated.

Reporting to ARC’s Deputy Director, the Associate Director of Workforce/Education Development will further define and develop the departmental infrastructure and systems needed to support the organization’s continued growth over the next 5-10 years. This position will also supervise the Job Developer and and all other positions directly related to this department.

The Associate Director of Workforce/Education Development will oversee compliance and operations of major government contracts and private grants that are related to employment and education.  Candidate must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manage U.S. Department of Labor contract supporting ARC’s Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Program.
  • Work with existing staff to build on strong program enrollment.
  • Oversee development and launch of new fire training program with Los Angeles County Fire Department.
  • Collaborate with Ventura Training Center staff to development career pathways in fire fighting and related fields for ARC members.
  • Create training for ARC staff to build knowledge of firefighting careers with State, Federal, and Private agencies.
  • Build bridge with education institutions who offer fire science programs.
  • Train and supervise department staff on grant requirements, reporting, and operations.
  • Manage and build relationships with employers who will hire and support ARC’s mission.
  • Prepare and finalize contract reports related to Vocational/Educational grants and contracts.
  • Develop programming and budgets related to new grants and contracts.
  • Build on relationships with community partners in the workforce and in the educational institutions.
  • Work closely with ARC’s Deputy Director to ensure interdepartmental communication is at the highest level.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The Associate Director of Workforce/Education Development will have at least 5 years of professional experience at a rapid-growth organization.  This person must also be well versed in the obstacles and barriers facing system-impacted individuals in the employment and educational arenas.

The Associate Director Workforce/Education Development will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Master’s Degree in related field or Bachelor’s Degree with specialized directly related training.
  • 5 Years demonstrated experience in management in the nonprofit sector, including sophisticated fund and grant management, compliance and reporting.
  • Experience with workforce development contracts, especially U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Familiarity with WIOA and related metrics for success.
  • Experience with data management systems and tracking such as CalJobs, MIS, etc.
  • Innovative, flexible and self-starter.
  • Ability to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • 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.
  • ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply.

 

SALARY/BENEFITS

  • Salary range $67.5K – $72.5K 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.
  • Complimentary employee gym membership onsite.

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@antirecidivism.org

Director of Policy and Community Organizing

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • 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 
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

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. 

HOW TO APPLY

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

SALARY $70K – $80K ANNUALLY

Case Manager/Life Coach – Sacramento

POSITION SUMMARY

ARC is seeking a full-time non-exempt Life Coach.  The Life Coach (LC) is responsible for assisting all members in the downtown Sacramento 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 needs and making 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.  Criminal Justice background is an asset along with passion and commitment to social justice reform.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • In collaboration with the Sacramento Therapist and 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 to ensure all goals/needs are being met and documentation is done consistently in the Life Coach Binder, sign in sheets, and our ARC database.
  • Provide life coaching and mentoring to members through individual in-person sessions and/or phone calls.
  • Support the Sacramento Therapist in managing, outreaching, and facilitating group for the women’s program, including running the women’s group.  Must be familiar with issues and policies impacting incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.
  • In collaboration with other staff, facilitate the weekly orientation for new members and communicate expectation for the orientation phase.
  • 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 group activities in database by end of the next business day.
  • Attend ARC staff meetings, case conferences, organizational gatherings, retreats, and conferences as requested.
  • In collaboration with ARC staff, organize ARC Sacramento events, and produce ARC Sacramento’s monthly calendar which lists upcoming groups and activities.
  • 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 Sacramento Therapist and member services team when members are in need of additional support.
  • Coordinate referral to mental health therapist on site.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work Experience: Minimum 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 $40K – $44k.
  • 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.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Josef Gray at jgray@antirecidivism.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.