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State Program Coordinator

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, evaluation, technical assistance, policy work and the use of innovation and experimentation.

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About the Program

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs where members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.

California Justice Leaders (CJL) is a first of its kind, innovative newly funded AmeriCorps project designed to provide opportunities for young adults who have had previous contact and involvement with California’s justice system. Through AmeriCorps, CJL will employ young adults for a 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 opportunity 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 reentry pathway.

The Job/Summary Position Description 

The program coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the state functionality of the California Justice Leaders program.  This position can be located in either Oakland or Los Angeles, CA and will require travel to Oakland, Fresno, Sacramento and Los Angeles, CA. The program coordinator will assist the regional managers with planning and implementing trainings, creating member and staff hand books, coordinating logistics for trainings, and conducting trainings. This position will assist with data collection and monitoring, ensure background checks are completed, match members with placements sites, providing member support and guidance, and work with the recruitment coordinator on recruitment and support activities. This position will maintain accurate data and performance time monitoring; record service hours into database; monitor payment of living allowances; and process travel expense claims. This position, as applicable will also work to secure placement sites.

This position will report to the State Program Director. 

  • Group facilitation and public speaking
  • Help develop the training calendar for members  
  • Facilitate learning sessions with groups
  • Provide supportive coaching when needed
  • Assist in the organization of technical logistics and coordination, including but not limited to:
    • large-scale events and convening
    • cycles of course-based learning
  • Gather, manage, and report data related to member and participant involvement and progress (attendance, skill progress, reported well-being, etc.)
  • Manage data collection case management system
  • Build professional partnerships with host sites 
  • Work with consultants as needed
Required Qualifications 

The Program Coordinator will have at least 3 years of relevant work experience (program implementation, some case management, justice and/or education-based programs). Bachelors or Masters degree preferred but not required. Relevant job experience as equivalent. 

  • An orientation in the ethos of social justice, racial justice, community, and mutuality
  • Experience working with system-impacted people and or vulnerable populations
  • Experience with case management for career and/or education-based programs for participants
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team
  • Community, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills 
  • Highly developed time management skills and acute attention to detail
  • Ability to organize information for individual members and participants, monitoring progress and troubleshoot as needed 
  • Ability to work well with remote staff 
  • Experience working with case management and or data collection systems
  • Ability to pass a federal background check 
  • Have 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.

Compensation and Benefits
  • 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

Along with your resume, please feel free to submit a cover letter (welcome, though optional).

Send the required materials to Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for State Program Coordinator.” Application deadline is Friday, 10/11/19. The anticipated start date for the position is Monday, 11/4/19.

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.

Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, FSA plans, vacation, and 401k.