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Reentry Program Coordinator 

Half Time Position

 

The Ahimsa Collective works to address harm in ways that foster wholeness for everyone. Our north star goals are to replace systems of punishment with paradigms grounded in healing, relationship, and love. To get there we engage with deep trauma healing and restorative justice approaches while being grounded in anti-oppression. We work in deep community with people who have committed an act of violence, survivors of violence, and families impacted by harm. In all of our work, we center agency, liberation, dignity, and transformation.

Position Overview

Since March 2021, The Ahimsa collective has opened two co-ed reentry houses in Oakland serving 10 residents at a time. Our approach to reentry support is led by formerly incarcerated people, with the goal to provide a people first approach to the residents in these homes centering their needs and fostering their agency.  On the community level, the Reentry Program participates in cultivating a new culture of reentry in Oakland and the country, that includes offering training and mentorship to other reentry providers, and working in collaboration with formerly incarcerated people, reentry providers and the reentry community broadly.

Job Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Reentry Program Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the following:

  • Facilitate weekly wellness check-ins with each resident either in person or by phone. 

  • Assist residents with ordering and tracking supplies (toiletries, food and for other needs) and submitting invoices.

  • Coordinate resources with and for residents (classes, interns, financial literacy).

  • Provide direct resources (rides, clipper cards, tech) for residents. 

  • Assist in the orientation of new residents coming into the reentry house.

  • Facilitate once a month group check in circles with residents at each reentry house.

  • Coordinate activities (recreational, holidays, dinners, special events)

  • Attend weekly check ins with Reentry Director

  • Communicate residents’ needs to the Reentry Director

  • Have flexible work hours (2-3 days per week and occasionally at night)

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in Ahimsa Collective staff meetings, committee meetings, and other events. 

  • Additional job responsibilities as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Experience in restorative and healing justice practices with a solid understanding of racial justice and patriarchy in specific and social justice, and how it impacts our work and our communities. 

  • Relationship-building skills, passion for creating deep community connections and building a culture of maintaining our people first approach. 

  • 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.  

  • Experience working with complex issues around trauma, group dynamics and conflict.

  • Strong organizational skills and a strong ability to track many things at once.

  • Strong experience using Google docs, spreadsheets, Microsoft office, bill.com, and other online platforms to organize and track documents, invoices, etc. 

  • 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.

  • A valid Driver's License and transportation. Needs often arise calling for coordinator to have reliable transportation and that is an essential part of the position.

  • Heavy Lifting: Objects weighing 35-50 pounds lifted on a regular basis. Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, pallet jacks, forklift trucks, heavy machines, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.

  • Assemble basic household products (furniture, shelves, desk,  vacuums, etc…)

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • This is a part time position (20 hours per week).

  • Starting salary $35,000

How to Apply

Apply immediately by emailing with your resume and cover letter to jobs@ahimsacollective.net. Write your full name and Reentry Coordinator 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.