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. Learn more at:  www.antirecidivism.org. 



The Associate Director (AD) of Youth Programs will report to and work with the Programs Inside Programs Directors to help manage Youth Programs The successful candidate will have a strong sense of teamwork with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; ability to prioritize; ability to practice flexibility and good judgment; ability to hold confidential information with integrity; ambition to develop new skills, be highly organized and detail oriented. The AD must have role model leadership, must display patience and empathy, and must create an environment where both our staff and members thrive. 

The Associate Director of Youth Programs is responsible for supervising the LA-based youth life coaches, program manager, and re-entry team for youth programming.  The AD will provide support and training to ARCs Sacramento office for youth programming and re-entry services. The AD will be responsible for developing curricula and implementing evidence-based, and innovative programming inside institutions, and managing ARCs inside programs for juveniles and young adults reentering the community. The AD will also work closely with the Director of Inside Programs to ensure that all staff working with young people inside detention facilities are appropriately trained to serve detained emerging adults.  The AD will support ARC’s data analyst in evaluating programs and will oversee and report on grants that support programming and services to incarcerated youth and those emerging adults reentering into the community. The AD will work closely with Member Services and Clinical Programs AD to ensure that members receive therapeutic services and case management support and there is effective, open communication amongst the team to provide care and services to emerging young adults coming home. 



  • Develop, manage, help coordinate and ensure high-quality care of all weekly ARC groups and individual services for ARC’s emerging adult members. 
  • Create new and innovative groups and curricula for ARC emerging adult support groups. 
  • Oversee and support the facilitation of ARC social-emotional groups geared toward emerging adults. 
  • Support with creating and adhering to budgets for new programs/projects. 
  • Participate in brainstorming with new opportunities and general expansion support/input. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including community-based organizations, local government, and law enforcement to leverage reentry support services. 
  • Support ARC’s internal data analyst with ARC program evaluation, including data collection and analysis. 
  • Help to develop and mentor formerly incarcerated staff members for leadership positions at ARC. 
  • Follow all the latest research on youth development and implement learnings into ARC youth programming 
  • Supervise day-to-day operations of assigned department. 
  • Support ARC’s external reporting for various funded projects. 
  • Perform all other requests as assigned by Program Director, Deputy, or Executive Director. 



  • Minimum of three consecutive years in non-profit experience management, or related work. 
  • Substantial experience working in the youth justice field. 
  • Written and Verbal Skills. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 
  • Significant experience working with grants and budgets, managing contracts, developing, and drafting reports, etc. Significant knowledge of current academic, policy and professional discourse and research on youth development 
  • Keyboard data entry required.  
  • Must have reliable transportation and current California Driver’s License with valid
    registration and insurance. 


The Associate Director of Youth Development Programs should also have the following experience and attributes: 

  • Experience in case management or treatment-focused database preferred.  
  • Highly motivated and able to multitask.  
  • Team spirit with trust in coworkers 
  • Can work effectively in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment. 



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


  • Salary $68k-$75k 
  • 401k with employer match 
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for the individual; 50% for
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@arc-ca.orgwith “Associate Director of Youth Development Programs” in the subject line.

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.