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Program Manager- Workforce Re-entry Program

Title: Program Manager- Workforce Re-entry Program
Reports to: Chief of Staff
Employment Type: Full- time, Mode of Work: In- person (no remote work)
Work Location: Miami- Dade
Salary Range: $60,000 (non negotiable)

Position Summary

The Program Manager maintains operational responsibility for implementing the Gang Alternative, Inc.’s ACTION (Accessing Careers Through Integration, Opportunities and Networks) Program. The goal of this program is to provide incarcerated individuals in Florida Department of Corrections pre and post release services, specifically occupational skills training, work readiness, and case management services pre-release and job placement and navigational case management post-release to help participants transition and re-integrate into their communities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the ACTION Program including:
    • overseeing all contracts and performance documentation;
    • supervising and coordinating tasks of all program staff;
    • ensuring that program objectives and funder outcomes are met;
    • ensuring compliance with grant requirements/obligations; and
    • ensuring that the program is implemented with performance excellence and contract compliance.
  • Responsible for tracking program workplan and reviewing monthly to track progress toward the achievement of outcomes
  • Leading outreach efforts to identify and enroll eligible youth participants.
  • Promoting and fostering a team culture which is client-centered and solutions focused;
  • Designing and drafting internal and external memoranda, written reports (including those to the funder), and other products as relevant to the program as well as reviewing, editing, and approving such materials as created by program staff;
  • Managing the implementation of the organization’s workforce development model as it relates to services to opportunity youth, ensuring the attainment of industry- recognized credentials and job placement.
  • Identifying high demand career pathway occupational training opportunities that can be offered in partnership with training partners.
  • Lead a case review monthly to evaluate the assessments, pre and post release services that have been provided to participants.
  • 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 program.
  • Staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices within the workforce development and corrections arenas.
  • Review staff monthly program reports, as well as other administrative documents and submit in accordance with GA policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and submit performance reports to GA leadership, funders and other stakeholders as required based upon established schedules and other requirements.
  • Review program implementation monthly and identify opportunities for process and continuous improvement.
  • 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.
  • Manage Employment Specialist, Case Managers, and other project staff.
  • Attending meetings with affinity groups, particularly those involved in 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 Youth Development, Juvenile Justice, Community Engagement, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Proven ability to prepare federal grant reports and other correspondence required by funder. Experience with managing Department of Labor’s grants is preferred.
  • Experience working with and effectively engaging opportunity or at-risk youth.
  • 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 outreach, 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 may require independent travel between workstation 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.


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

  • Health Insurance (partially funded by employer)
  • Medical Gap Insurance (fully funded by employer)
  • Dental Insurance (partially funded by employer)
  • Vision Insurance (fully funded by employer)
  • Life and AD&D (fully funded by employer)
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement plan (with employer match)
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off, including Birthday and Personal Day
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career growth

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