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 Policy and Community Organizing Manager is responsible for assisting the Policy Director in setting ARC’s policy priorities, designing, and implementing advocacy initiatives, and preparing ARC members (formerly incarcerated individuals) to become advocates for reform in the juvenile and criminal justice system, organizing policy trips, supporting communications efforts around ARC campaigns, and conducting research on local and nationwide criminal justice reform efforts. They will work with other organizations supporting the formerly incarcerated to organize and mobilize formerly incarcerated individuals, and their families, around issues of justice reform. The Policy and Community Manager also plays a critical role in the support network for ARC members and their ongoing relationship with the organization’s advocacy initiatives. 



  • Work with the Policy Director to develop and implement ARC’s policy priorities and advocacy campaigns 
  • Research, develop and write policy briefs, op-eds, and reports 
  • Monitor ARC advocacy priorities in Sacramento and criminal justice legislation in general 
  • Develop talking points and other public documents to frame ARC’s policy stance 
  • Co-lead, alongside Policy Manager / Director the training of ARC members in policy advocacy 
  • Help coordinate the process of having ARC members meet with policymakers, including, but not limited to, booking travel and lodging, and scheduling meetings 
  • Help coordinate policy trips in Sacramento, D.C., and elsewhere as required 
  • Contribute to grant proposals and tracking in policy specific areas 
  • Work on special projects and other tasks as directed by supervisors 
  • Work with the ARC Communications Director to promote ARC’s policy efforts through various media platforms 
  • Complete administrative tasks in aid of the Policy Director 
  • Attend policy meetings around California and the rest of the country 
  • Assist with note taking and meeting note distribution 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 



  • Experience in assisting implementing advocacy campaigns 
  • Expertise in criminal and juvenile justice issues in California and on a national scale.  Lived experience is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of California state and Sacramento County legislative bodies and processes 
  • Proficiency in Apple programs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint database 
  • Ability to travel throughout the state of California and nationally, as required 

 The Policy and Community Org will have the following experience and attributes: 

  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Critical thinking skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skill 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 



  • Pay rate is $65k – $70k doe 
  • ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individuals; 50% for dependents 
  • Employer funded life insurance 
  • 401(k) matching 
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days 


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To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@arc-ca.org with “Policy & Community Organizing Manager” 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.