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Program Manager

About Impact Justice

Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center that is committed to reducing the number of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice system, improving conditions for those who remain incarcerated, providing meaningful opportunities for success for those rejoining our communities, and improving justice outcomes for crime victims. Impact Justice is working with bipartisan support to reduce our nation’s over-reliance on incarceration, with research, evaluations, technical assistance, policy work, and the use of innovation and experimentation.

Please see our website at https://impactjustice.org/ for more information.

California Justice Leaders (CJL)

California Justice Leaders is a first-of-its-kind, three-year pilot AmeriCorps program that began in 2019 and will go through 2022. CJL is designed to engage young adults who’ve successfully transitioned back into their communities after having had to contact with the justice system. Members receive training and professional development to serve as re-entry navigators to youth and young adults who are currently in or have recently been released from California’s Division of Juvenile Justice and/or other county-based juvenile facilities. 

Through AmeriCorps, CJL will employ young adults for one year of service. These AmeriCorps members will have had prior involvement with the criminal justice system, will likely have experienced confinement, and will have demonstrated successful re-entry into their communities. As their AmeriCorps placement, each member will serve as a navigator for youth and young adults currently in or released from California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities. Members will build awareness of California’s new Honorable Discharge petition, which has the potential to open opportunities for those who have been involved in California’s juvenile justice system. Members will also work to increase utilization of the Honorable Discharge petition process and guide youth and young adults on a successful re-entry pathway. Members will also provide re-entry support for young adults who have been released from other California juvenile justice facilities.

The Job/Summary Position Description 

The California Justice Leaders California Regional Manager position, with support from the state-wide team, will be responsible for the implementation and continued development of the CJL program. This includes working with the Senior Program Manager to secure member host organizations and training partners in Los Angeles County. This position will provide coordination and management oversight of each of the member sites (approximately 10), engage with the volunteer site supervisors to ensure the collection and monitoring of data and progress toward programmatic outcomes, provide support for members, ensure compliance to AmeriCorps federal regulations; inclusive of monitoring member service hours, and adherence to the member job description.  

In collaboration with the Program Manager located in Oakland, CA, this position will also be responsible for the coordination and implementation of member orientation, onboarding, and graduation. Responsibilities will also include local site visits (when safe to do so) and occasional travel to Oakland, CA (when safe to do so and as needed), day-to-day operations, and direct supervision for members (approximately 24 part-time members) in the region, as well as programmatic planning and reporting, and conducting member training.  

This position will report to the CJL Senior Program Manager

Core Responsibilities 
  • Program development, group facilitation, and public speaking 
  • Match participants with resources and support opportunities as needed
  • Lead professional learning or development for large groups of people 
  • Oversight of members and partner site relationships
  • Design learning opportunities tailored to members needs and experiences and aspirations
  • Facilitate learning sessions and discussion groups 
  • Coach and develop young adults who are justice-involved or structurally vulnerable 
  • Provide supportive coaching based on personal and professional needs as they arise
  • Organize/manage technical logistics and coordination, including but not limited to:
    • large-scale events and convenings (virtually, and in-person once safe to do so)
    • cycles of course-based learning
  • Report on program progress
  • Gather, manage, and report data related to member and participant involvement and progress (attendance, skill progress, reported well-being, etc.)
  • Build professional partnerships with host sites 
  • Convey a compelling vision for AmeriCorps involvement to prospective hosts
  • Work with consultants as needed 
Required Qualifications  
  • Experience with case management for career and/or education-based programs for participants
  • Coaching skills based on an ethos of social justice, racial justice, community, and mutuality
  • Experience working with system-impacted people and or vulnerable populations
  • Ability to identify academic, professional, and personal needs/strengths in participants and team members
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team
  • Highly developed time management skills, project management skills, and acute attention to detail
  • Ability to organize information for individual members and participants, monitoring progress, and troubleshooting needs 
  • Ability to work well with remote staff 
  • Ability to co-manage support team staff (remote and in-person)
  • Ability to pass a federal background check 
  • Driving is required to fulfill job responsibilities. Must have active car insurance and continued access to a vehicle with a valid and current driver’s license

Orientation and belief that criminal justice involvement should not be an impediment to employment, career, and personal growth opportunities. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • A graduate degree in public policy, public health, social work, or relevant courses of study.
Location

Los Angeles, CA

Reports To

Senior Program Manager

Compensation

The salary range for this position is between $75,000 to $85,000. Impact Justice offers a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, FSA plans, vacation, and 401k.

Application 

Submit your resume and optional cover letter to cjlhire@impactjustice.org. The application will be open from October 13th – October 30th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.  

*Note: cover letter is optional

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.