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Program Coordinator

Full-Time Position in Oakland, CA
Impact Justice is a growing organization and focused on building the internal infrastructure we need to support the incredible work we do externally. IJ launched in 2015 and now has a staff of 85. We anticipate more growth in the future and we’re looking to expand our team. It’s the people at IJ who make everything we accomplish possible – and we’re looking to hire folks who are experts at Getting It Done!

Who We Are

Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative system of justice in the United States. Through innovation, research, policy, and advocacy, we are forging a new path to a justice system that is fair to all of us.  In addition to our core programs around the enforcement of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Restorative Justice, and the Research and Action Center, we are continually adding more to our portfolio of Innovation programs. Overall, we all work to reduce the number of individuals (adults and youth) entangled in the criminal justice system, to improve conditions and outcomes for those who are currently incarcerated, and to provide opportunities to those who are rejoining communities.  We employ a national team of advocates, researchers, monitors, practitioners, and experts united by this vision.  We work closely with communities of color, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender communities, the formerly incarcerated, and we are continually looking for opportunities to bring those with lived experience in those communities into our teams.  A majority of individuals on our current executive team identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ.  We’re committed to living our values and to creating the kinds of equitable and inclusive team environments internally that we fight to help create in our broader communities. Check us out at www.impactjustice.org.

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.

Who You Are

You have an ethos of social justice, racial justice, community, and mutuality. You have an orientation and belief that criminal justice involvement should not be an impediment to employment, career, and personal growth opportunities. You have excellent attention to detail with verbal, written communication, 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. You have highly developed interpersonal skills with good relationship-building techniques. You are adept at time management and highly organized with a proven ability to meet deadlines,  plan, organize, and execute.

This position will report to the interim Program Manager and will collaborate closely with the entire Homecoming Project team.

What You Will Do

The anticipated start date for this position is July 26, 2022.

Administrative Support

  1. Manage the parole support phone line; and receive and document caller information.
  2. Scheduling and managing Homecoming calendars & communications
  3. In collaboration with communications, work with the communication team on the THP newsletter and social media content.

Participant and Host

  1. In collaboration with Sr. Program Specialist, processing and organizing submitted applications from hosts and participants to the appropriate persons.
  2. Screen participants for eligibility, and dispositions applications for successful matches between hosts and participants.
  3. Participate in the coordination of housing placements
  4. Guide hosts through the intake process by assisting through the application process and performing a host readiness assessment/interview.
  5. Provide an orientation into the program upon application approval
  6. Conduct host exit interviews, complete exit checklist, and conduct participant exit interviews

Community Outreach

  1. In collaboration with Sr. Program Associate, building host leads and sources by researching and contacting community organizations, online housing platforms, partner organizations, CBOs, and media outlets; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations;  networking, collaborating, and maintaining rapport
  2. Participate and coordinate outreach meetings in collaboration with Sr. Program Specialist
  3. Secure appointments for THP presentations through webinars, special events, etc.
  4. Processes participant/hosts applications in the case management system

Applying

The position will be paid $55-65k. The benefits that come with working at Impact Justice include medical, dental, and FSA plans, significant vacation and wellness leave, and immediate vesting in our 401K with a generous match.  This is a full-time, salaried position.  The candidate will be located in our Oakland, CA office. We ARE NOT considering remote staff for this position.

If this all sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and a brief email or letter explaining why you are particularly interested in the role and why we should be particularly interested in you!  You can send this to homecomingprojectjobs@impactjustice.org. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for Program Coordinator.

We plan on making decisions on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply the better.

We are committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities. Please also note that we are going to be especially excited in candidates who understand the unique nature of a mission-driven organization, have direct experience with the criminal legal or juvenile justice legal systems, and have a good sense of humor about themselves and the complexities of collaborating with team members in remote locations.