ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration in California. 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
ARC is looking for an experienced Program Coordinator to run our eight-bed (and growing) college dorm-inspired housing program in Los Angeles. This program will work with young men enrolled in West LA Community College pursuing a career in film/television production. The Program Coordinator will support staff in providing a holistic approach to all members’ needs through general support, education, outreach, life skills, and needs-based referrals. The Program Coordinator is the primary administrative point person on site. This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong case-management and residential service provision background. Personal experience with the criminal justice system is considered an asset, along with experience working with an incentive-based approach.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Management of day-to-day operations and staff schedules; conduct weekly team meetings; ensure clean, safe, home-like environment; supervise, and manage staff; monitor expenditures.
- Support programming in conjunction with the Clinical and Wellness team.
- Maintain compliance with site-specific regulations to meet funding requirements based on contractual obligations.
- Oversee electronic/file documentation by support staff in accordance with all regulatory and internal policies, while remaining HIPPA compliant.
- Maintain a safe, trauma-informed, supportive environment with the goal of motivating members to engage in the process of change.
- Supervise individualized case management, advocacy, and referral services for all housing members.
- Coordinate and supervise ARC Supportive Housing staff within their scope of work.
- Understand the navigation of higher education systems and link members to ARC’s workforce and education department.
- Support life skills curriculum, including experiential learning, healthy living, creative arts, and community service.
- Ensure all newly arriving housing members participate in a comprehensive needs assessment within 24-48 hours of program entry.
- Participate in continuing education training, community-based provider meetings, and ARC staff trainings as assigned.
- Work collaboratively with the Clinical and Wellness team to screen potential housing members and coordinate intake with staff onsite.
- Attend and educate community organizations about the ARC Supportive Housing Initiative and increase awareness of the program as a model resource for support and the range of opportunities available to the re-entry/formerly incarcerated population.
- Examine and consider all requests/input from both staff and members in the spirit of ARC’s member-driven origins.
- Develop resources through outreach and collaboration with community providers.
- Transport clients to appointments, events, and activities as needed, using the company 12-passenger vehicle (must be insurable by ARC’s carrier)
- Coordinate after-hours service support. On-call as needed.
- HS Diploma required, associate and/or bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in a supervisory role.
- Minimum 1-year experience working in a residential setting.
The Program Coordinator should also have the following experience and attributes:
- Flexible, self-starter with the ability to multitask while also being highly detail oriented.
- Familiarity with relational and rewards-based approach preferred.
- Experience working with both emerging adult transitional age youth and adults in the criminal justice system.
- The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships with TAY.
- Experience with trauma-informed care.
- Experience implementing a youth development curriculum.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.
- Strong and effective problem-solving skills.
- $64,480k annually, exempt position
- ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.
- Employer-funded life insurance.
- 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.org with “Program Coordinator– Hollywood Dorm” 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.