About Impact Justice
Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice reform. We work to dramatically reduce the massive number of youth and adults in our justice system, improve conditions and outcomes for those who are incarcerated, and provide meaningful opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to rejoin their communities.
Please see our website at https://impactjustice.org/ for more information.
About the Homecoming Project
Impact Justice developed the Homecoming Project (THP) to address the critical issue of reentry and avert the pitfalls of existing interventions. The Homecoming Project is a reentry housing service. This project is focused on Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and soon, Los Angeles County and utilizes untapped living spaces available in the community while freeing up desperately needed space in shelters and traditional transitional housing programs. The Homecoming Project leverages the private market and existing living spaces by funding rent for up to six months for participants returning home after a period of incarceration. The Homecoming project screens potential participants to identify/recruit hosts, matches community hosts with participants, assesses participants’ needs, and provides them wrap-around services to facilitate their health, well-being, and stability.
The Job/Summary Position Description
The shared economy model allows THP to house individuals in community host homes. Community hosts are the lifeline of the Homecoming Project. Their role in the project requires staff support, guidance, attention to detail, and consistent follow-through. Community Hosts participate in this program and as a result, receive a daily stipend of $25/day for up to six (6) months by allowing a participant to live in an extra room within their home. Hosts who have joined THP come from a variety of backgrounds; they tend to be older people of color, believe in the power of second chances and redemption, and have a strong social value to give back to their communities. Current hosts have been recruited from various groups: faith-based and secular communities, social justice groups, and community-based organizations.
The Host Engagement and Marketing Coordinator’s position will work closely with the Housing Coordinator and the Program Coordinator to ensure a smooth transition from host engagement to a host signing up to house a participant.
This position will report to the Program Manager and will collaborate closely with the Homecoming Project team.
The Host Engagement and Marketing Coordinator is responsible for identifying potential Hosts through marketing, networking, and promoting the Homecoming Project, engaging the community, and utilizing creative strategies to build relationships in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and Los Angeles County. The essential duties related to this role include:
- Building Host leads and sources by researching and contacting community organizations, on-line housing platforms, partner organizations, CBOs, media outlets; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; networking, collaborating, and maintaining rapport.
- Conducting outreach meetings with the community to share the project with target-audiences.
- Securing appointments for THP presentations through webinars, special events, etc.
- Weekly review of potential hosts with the program team.
- Ensuring all engagements are documented in their appropriate spreadsheets.
- Utilizing marketing materials via social media platforms to promote homecoming and related incentives.
- Working with consultants to refine and launch web and digital based outreach tools
The Host Engagement and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining progress notes/reports on the hosts throughout the entire six month period.
The Host Engagement and Marketing Coordinator should have at least 2 years of work experience in recruiting, marketing, and social media
- An orientation in the ethos of social justice, racial justice, community, and mutuality.
- Excellent verbal, written communication skills, and public speaking skills.
- A track record of effective cross-functional collaboration across disciplines.
- Excellent computer skills, ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, Google G-Suite, and learn other information database systems quickly.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with good relationship-building techniques.
- Adept at time management and highly organized with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Proficient in networking skills with an ability to maintain established relationships.
- Ability to plan, organize, and execute special events/presentations to promote THP.
Orientation and belief that criminal justice involvement should not be an impediment to employment, career, and personal growth opportunities.
- Digital marketing experience with examples.
- Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
- A comprehensive understanding of the reentry transitional process, including obstacles and barriers that formerly incarcerated people must go through when first released.
- Worked closely with homeowners/renters to assist in housing stability.
- Experience working in or with the criminal legal system.
- Connected to a large network of housing-related organizations.
- High level of critical/analytical/interpretive thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Professional experience in the community services, social media, marketing, or related field.
Will require travel within Alameda County and Contra Costa County, possibly Los Angeles County
Location: Oakland, CA
Work schedule: Full time, at 40-hrs per week
Compensation and Benefits
- $55,000-60,000 a year
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience
- Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, FSA plans, and 401k
- Generous vacation and wellness leave
- Flexible work environment
To apply, please submit your resume and instead of submitting a traditional cover letter, answer the following three questions to help explain your qualifications and interest in the position:
- Why do you want to work for Impact Justice’s Homecoming Project? (100-word limit)
- Provide an example of when you’ve achieved success utilizing creative relationship-building strategies to fill a role(s). (150-word limit)
- List the top qualification(s) listed above that you feel you meet, with a VERY brief explanation or further detail (1 sentence or less!) where helpful.
Please send the required materials to HomecomingProjectjobs@impactjustice.org. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for Host Engagement and Marketing Coordinator.” The application deadline is July 5, 2021. The anticipated start date for the position is July 16, 2021.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Impact Justice provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, criminal history, or disability. We work closely with communities of color, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender communities, the formerly incarcerated, and former foster youth. Those with lived experience in these communities are strongly encouraged to apply.