Program Manager, Re-entry Program

               
                 

Reports To: Director of Programs

Employment Type: Full-time

Work Location: Broward County

Position Summary

The Program Manager will maintain operational responsibility for implementing the Department of Labor’s Re-entry Program grant.  The goal of which is to help justice-involved young adults (18-24 years old) in high-crime, high-poverty communities get better jobs and thus, greater family self-sufficiency by reducing barriers to securing and retaining jobs that pay a livable wage. The expected outcomes are consistent with increasing employability skills and employment placement via improved workplace preparedness, attainment of industry-recognized credentials for in-demand occupations in Broward County, as well as reduced criminogenic risks through mentorship and navigational case management.

The Program Manager serves as Gang Alternative, Inc.’s Ambassador for the Re-entry Program and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Re-entry Program including (i) overseeing all contracts and performance documentation; (ii) coordinating all program staff; (iii) ensuring that program objectives and funder outcomes are met; and (iv) ensuring that the program is implemented with performance excellence and contract compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Supervising a team of reentry program staff, providing oversight on program planning, implementing, directing and coordinating program and operational activities;
  • Promoting and fostering a team culture which is client-centered and solutions focused;
  • Ensuring compliance with grant requirements/obligations;
  • Designing and drafting internal and external memoranda, written reports (including those to the funder), and other products as relevant to the reentry program as well as reviewing, editing, and approving such materials as created by reentry program staff;
  • Managing the implementation of the organization’s workforce development model as it relates to returning citizen services, ensuring the attainment of industry- recognized credentials and job placement;
  • Motivating and maintaining a high-performance team by working with other senior staff to recruit new staff as appropriate, assuring effective staff development, and evaluating staff performance helping to shape and articulate long-range program and policy direction of the reentry program;
  • Staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices within the reentry and workforce development arenas;
  • Working with the program staff to facilitate the involvement of the reentry program’s varied constituency;
  • Maintaining strong relationships (including via coordination and facilitation of meetings) with vendors, consultants, business community and partner organizations and cultivating new relationships with these groups, where appropriate;
  • Attending meetings with affinity groups, particularly those involved in reentry and workforce development representing the organization in a professional manner;
  • Overseeing the development and employment of all necessary processes and systems required for implementation of the program efficiently and with fidelity; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) and at least two years of experience in restorative justice, offender services, or related field.
  • Proven ability to prepare federal grant reports and other correspondence required by funder.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also working independently.
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle multiple tasks, projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent public relations, conflict management and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Must have strong administrative and organizational skills including budget development and management, and grant administration and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Demonstrate ability to inspire community participation and build coalitions.
  • Experience supporting, motivating and managing individuals.
  • Computer literate, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • This position will require occasional independent travel between headquarters and training and meeting venues.  Must maintain valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employment.
  • Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, reach, talk, hear and lift presentation materials, including equipment.

Note:

  • This position may require independent travel between work station and other sites. Consequently, the incumbent must maintain valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employment.
  • Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, reach, talk, hear and lift presentation materials, including equipment.

Gang Alternative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

Compensation

This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a highly-effective nonprofit program and partnering with the CEO, Board members and senior management team. Gang Alternative, Inc. will offer a competitive compensation package including base salary, health, 403b and vacation benefits.

Gang Alternative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

HIPPA

This position shall have access to information in a personnel and client’s record only to the extent that such information is required to carry out job duties.  Any information obtained will only be used by or disclosed to those who have a need to know to ensure the provision of quality client care.  Staff and client information’s is to be held strictly confidential.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work performed.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties required of personnel so classified.  Responsibilities, knowledge, skill, abilities and working conditions may be supplemented or revised at any time.

 

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