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Reentry & Prison Program Manager

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Position Overview

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage an in-prison program called Empathize at California Correctional Women’s Facility in Chowchilla and at the California Training Facility in Soledad. This program is centered on healing, accountability and impacts of harm on survivors of severe violence. Responsibilities include facilitating both correspondence-based and in-person groups, managing and mentoring facilitators, working closely with survivors and people who have committed harm,  adapting curriculum as needed, coordinating all logistics of this program, and interacting with prison staff. 45% of full-time responsibilities.

  • Manage our rides home for people coming out of prison. The program manager will coordinate pick up for people coming out of prison from across Northern, Central or Southern California to their Bay Area location or vice versa. Responsibilities include: training and supervising facilitators for pick ups, collaborating with reentry home, community partners, prisons and  family members for a smooth release, supporting newly released people in their first 72 hours, and in particular their needs on the first day, and troubleshooting issues of release. 15% of full-time responsibilities.

  • Manage mutual aid support, mainly grocery delivery to 15-20 homes of returning citizens bi-monthly. Responsibilities include picking up and delivering groceries, sorting groceries, scheduling pickups and drop offs, and managing 2-3 people to assist in this task. 10% of full-time responsibilities.

  • Assist with a new reentry house set up and management with the Director of Finance and Operations.  Support returning citizens with daily check-in (in-person/phone), parole office visits,  identification, shopping, transportation, technology, employment, etc. Connect residents with volunteers for support. Monitor and maintain supplies, food, repairs, utilities of the Re-Entry Home. 25% of full-time responsibilities.

  • Participate in Ahimsa Collective staff meetings, committee meetings, and other events. 5% of full-time responsibilities.


Qualifications

  • 2-5 years experience facilitating in-prison programs.

  • 2-5 years experience engaging in, developing and implementing curriculum centered in healing, and accountability. 

  • Experience in restorative justice. Has worked with survivors and people who have committed harm.

  • Relationship-building skills, passion for creating deep community connections.

  • A strong understanding of the many environmental, social, and historical conditions that impact communities of color, and a commitment to support communities of color in their own agency and leadership.

  • A solid understanding of racial justice and patriarchy in specific and social justice in general, and how it impacts our work and our communities.

  • Strong organizational skills and a strong ability to track multiple projects at once.

  • Ability to manage, track, and complete workload independently. Self motivated, self paced, and self driven.  This is a highly self motivated job. Applicants should have a strong work ethic.

  • Capacity to self reflect, grow, forgive oneself, work with a team, and work through conflict.  Strong communication skills are a must.

  • Ability to work occasionally on nights and weekends.

  • Ability to attend conferences or events.

  • Willingness to communicate through many media platforms in a timely way, and depending on needs of participants: email, phone, text, etc.

 

 Compensation & Benefits

  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.

  • Starting salary is $60,000–$70,000 depending on experience.

  • Benefits include health coverage, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays. 

Realize Prison Program Manager

Position has been filled

Position Overview

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage an in-prison program called Realize at four California Prisons: Valley State Prison, Mule Creek Prison, Avenal Prison and Substance Abuse Treatment Facility. 

    • Realize is a 16 month circle program in California prisons where participants’ explore their relationship to intimate violence – which includes family abuse, sexual violence and domestic violence. Drawing on a restorative justice practices and trauma healing philosophy in a supportive setting, we explore topics such as trauma, resiliency, accountability, gender socialization, structural and historical conditions of violence, shame and worth, breaking silence, cycles of harm, and impact on victims/survivors. In each session, we talk in circle, process in small groups, are presented with concepts and utilize experiential exercises. We interact with guest speakers and survivors of violent crime. Our circles are co-facilitated by incarcerated leaders and free facilitators.

    • Responsibilities include facilitating both a correspondence-based program during COVID and in-person groups when it is safe to return to face-to-face meetings. The program manager will manage and mentor facilitators at each prison, design and deliver trainings in California to new potential facilitators, work closely with survivors and people who have committed harm, and adapt curriculum as needed. The program manager is responsible for all logistics of this program, such as organizing travel accommodations, invoicing, gate clearances and tracking participants, and interacting with prison staff.  

    • 95% of full-time responsibilities.

  • Participate in Ahimsa Collective staff meetings, committee meetings, and other events. 5% of full-time responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • 2-5 years experience facilitating in-prison programs.

  • 2-5 years experience engaging in, developing and implementing curriculum centered in healing, accountability, and sexual harm. 

  • Experience in restorative justice. Has worked with survivors and people who have committed harm.

  • Comfortable working with complex issues around sexual harm, patriarchy, gender socialization, and gender-based violence.

  • Relationship-building skills, passion for creating deep community connections.

  • A strong understanding of the many environmental, social, and historical conditions that impact communities of color, and a commitment to support communities of color in their own agency and leadership.

  • A solid understanding of racial justice and patriarchy in specific and social justice in general, and how it impacts our work and our communities.

  • Strong organizational skills and a strong ability to track multiple projects at once.

  • Ability to manage, track, and complete workload independently. Self motivated, self paced, and self driven. This is a highly self motivated job. Applicants should have a strong work ethic.

  • Capacity to self reflect, grow, forgive oneself, work with a team, and work through conflict. Strong communication skills are a must.

  • Ability to track one’s own feelings and needs, recognize vicarious trauma that can come from the work, and ask for help when needed. 

  • Ability to work one weekend a month, and occasional nights.

  • Ability to attend conferences or events.

  • Willingness to communicate through many media platforms in a timely way, and depending on needs of participants: email, phone, text, etc.

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.

  • Starting salary is $65,000–$70,000 depending on experience.

  • Benefits include health coverage, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays. 

How to Apply

Apply immediately by emailing with your resume and cover letter to jobs@ahimsacollective.net. Write your full name and Reentry and Prison Program Manager on the subject line. Application deadline is rolling. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

 

The Ahimsa Collective is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a culturally diverse work environment that reflects the make-up of the communities we serve. People with diverse personal experiences are urged to apply, especially people of color, bilingual English-Spanish speakers, LGBTQIA+, women-identified, and those that have been formerly incarcerated or impacted by incarceration.

How to Apply

Apply immediately by emailing with your resume and cover letter to jobs@ahimsacollective.net. Write your full name and Realize Prison Program Manager on the subject line. Application deadline is rolling. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

 

The Ahimsa Collective is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a culturally diverse work environment that reflects the make-up of the communities we serve. People with diverse personal experiences are urged to apply, especially people of color, bilingual English-Spanish speakers, LGBTQIA+, women-identified, and those that have been formerly incarcerated or impacted by incarceration.

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Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that means non-harm, and non-violence.