RE-ENTRY PROGRAM MANAGER

JOB OVERVIEW AND REQUIREMENTS

Do you want to work to fill the gap that exists between recently released inmates and sustainable success? In this position, you will lead a program that aims to break the cycle of incarceration for young men, 17-25.  Research shows that as many as 75% of ex-prisoners find themselves back in the criminal justice system within the first year, and our goal is to change that trajectory for the young men of Stamford by providing the structure and resources these young men need to successfully reintegrate into our community. Our program begins while the young men are still incarcerated to build relationships, assess needs and set up a plan for release. Once back in our community we offer vocational skills training, mentoring support, transitional employment, and job placement and support.

REPORTS TO: Chief Justice Officer, Tom Langan

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Relentless Relationship Building with the young men in the program, with community providers, and with employers (50%)

  • Build relationships with young men while incarcerated so that want to participate upon release
  • Utilize Domus’ core principles to build relationships, most importantly never giving up and giving many chances
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with community providers so that there are spots available for the young men upon release. These relationships include but are not limited to:  mental and physical health providers, recreational opportunities, educational institutions, and addiction services
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with local employers so that program participants can move seamlessly into internships and jobs
  • Development relationships and partnerships with correction facilities and staff

Staff supervision and program oversight (30%)

  • Manage all aspects of reentry program
  • Develop and oversee delivery of vocational skills curriculum
  • Oversee case management delivery
  • Oversee and supervise all program staff
  • Oversee and supervise mentors/sponsors

Data Collection and review (20%)

  • Oversee documentation of all aspects of the program model, including program components and dosage
  • Review and respond to the data on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

OUR HIRING PROCESS & TIMELINE:

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. That being said, we will review all applications received by July 9th. We would like to host interviews on July 10th, 11th and 12th, with final interviews the week of the 16th (tentatively) for your planning purposes.
  • To apply, please send a brief letter of interest and resume to Melissa Bramble @ mbramble@domuskids.org .
  • We would like to have the selected candidate start mid-July/beginning of August.
  • PLEASE: if you have any questions or concerns, or are interested in having a conversation about whether or not this job is a fit for you before you apply, reach out to Tom Langan @ tlangan@domuskids.org .

Domus is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, especially those from Stamford, are strongly encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A great sense of humor!
  • A strong work ethic
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Ability to work in a new program, where we will be learning together as we build our model
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Commitment to our mission, values and core program beliefs
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
  • Willingness to work within systems, with a nuanced understanding of the balance of building relationships and working within a prison
  • Ability to collect required data and respond to the data
  • Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations
  • High emotional intelligence, able to easily develop deep, trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds from ex-prisoners to public officials
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • In order to work for us in this position, you MUST have a driver’s license
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus

COMPENSATION

  • Salary range of $50,000 to $60,000 based on experience
  • Full-time, exempt position, working a minimum of 40.0 hours per week. We believe in work-life balance, and there will be times when the balance tips to work and when the balance tips toward life.

CORE PROGRAM BELIEFS

  • We believe that within each of us is a desire to move towards health and achievement, under the right conditions. It is our job to provide young people with those conditions.
  • We believe that every young person wants to love and be loved. It is our job to love these young people, and to help them learn to love themselves and others.
  • We believe in the power of belonging. It is a core human condition to want to be missed when we are gone.  We will miss young people when they are absent and we will express that: “We didn’t see you yesterday. We missed you.  We are glad you are back”. We will make sure every young person belongs in our community.  No matter what.  “She drew a circle to shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win. We drew a circle that took her in”(Edwin Markham)
  • We accept young people for who they are. Right here. Right now.  They do not have to change to be respected and loved and valued and be a member of our community. Behavior is not a condition of their worth as human beings.
  • We believe that every young person wants to be in charge of their own life. To that end, we will give young people a voice in this program, and choices of how to best accomplish their goals.
  • We are hungry to understand if our interventions are having the intended impact. We will be meticulous in our data entry, and ruthless in our hunt to understand the data and learn from it. If what we are doing is not working, we will set aside our egos, intentions and preconceived notions and we will change what we are doing.
  • We believe that the young people with whom we work deserve our full attention and our best selves. Therefore, we will:  NOT allow our personal beliefs or baggage to interfere with our work; we will commit to doing excellent work all the time on behalf of our young people; we will be honest and transparent with ourselves, our colleagues and our partners. To be very clear, by working in this program we are committing to:
    • Working out our personal issues outside of work;
    • Committing to a monthly professional group counseling session with our FA colleagues to address any internal issues;
    • Refraining from gossiping at all costs—bringing all issues directly back to the person OR to the group session;
    • Learning our craft before practicing on our youth;
    • Giving and receiving honest feedback, even if it is uncomfortable to hear or say