ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION  

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. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY 

ARC is looking for an Emerging Adult Workforce and Education Coordinator to support ARC’s emerging adults in obtaining meaningful employment and accessing and completing various forms of higher education. The ideal candidate for this position has both lived experience and demonstrated experience with youth aged 18-25. Emerging adults transitioning home from incarceration in the juvenile justice system face challenges in which they need consistent and dedicated support to overcome obstacles of community re-entry while transitioning to adulthood.  

The Emerging Adult Workforce and Education Coordinator will take full responsibility for preparing ARC’s emerging adult members for employment and higher education. This position will be supervised by ARC’s Director of Workforce and Education Development. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS  

  • Recruit, screen, and orient local businesses, non-profits, and social enterprises to serve as employer partners. 
  • Work closely with internal and external partners to recruit, assess, and orient eligible youth for ARC support.  
  • Set the program schedule, including workshops and special events. 
  • Provide individualized education and employment coaching and support for youth.  
  • Perform site visits at job placements and work with employer partners to evaluate youth’s performance and provide appropriate feedback and interventions.  
  • Working in collaboration with the Members Services team, provide case management/coaching to youth on barriers affecting their education and employment success.  
  • Actively employ harm reduction strategies with youth and promote behaviors that support self-reflection, program completion, and job retention.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all community partners associated.  
  • Track program participation hours and stipends
  • Track, measure, and report member activities and outcomes during and after the program; participate in ongoing workgroup to analyze data and improve programming.  
  • Enter program data into Neon Database System within 24 hours after interaction with each client.  
  • Represent ARC at community meetings and events.  
  • Make presentations to probation and parole officers, caregivers, and community-based organizations on topics related to education and career development.  
  • Participate in external committees and networks focused on improving educational and career opportunities for underserved youth.  
  • Participate in ARC’s efforts to implement cohorts and facilitate group coaching sessions to support youth to achieve education and career goals.  
  • Participate in organization-wide meetings and training and other projects/duties as assigned by supervisor.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS  

Minimum qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required; MA in a related field or the equivalent experience preferred;  
  • 1-3 years experience in job development, employer recruitment, and/or managing relationships with employer partners required; 
  • 1-3 years experience working directly with emerging adults on workforce development or education; 
  • Must have experience working with formerly incarcerated and other underserved communities, experience with the parole, probation, and child welfare system is a plus;  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required, experience with group facilitation a plus;  
  • Access to a reliable car, insurance, and a clean driving record is required; 
  • Adept with Mac operating systems, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) 

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

  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team, and with a wide variety of stakeholders, including government agencies, educational institutions, and other community-based organizations 
  • Strong commitment to social justice, equity, and ending mass incarceration 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships within a diverse virtual work environment 
  • Strong time management, organization, and documentation skills 

 

SALARY/BENEFITS 

  •  $24.04 – 26.44 per hour  
  • 401k with employer match  
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for the individual; 50% for dependents.  
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days. 
     

HOW TO APPLY  

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@arc-ca.orgwith “Emerging Adult Workforce and Education Coordinator” 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.