Employments: Assistant Program Director - Community Assessment & Service (4718 Views)

Pay: $50,000.00 Annually
Available Spaces: 1
Deadline: No Deadline
Start Date: 12/28/2012
Age 25 and above
Assistant Program Director -- Community Assessment and Services Center

Overview: Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc. (LCA) and the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (SFAPD) will launch a new Community Assessment and Services Center (CASC), a "one stop" program that will provide a broad array of reentry services to approximately 600 adult men, women, and transgender clients each year. Services will include comprehensive supervision, substance abuse education and treatment, mental health, personal development, education, parenting, vocational, financial literacy and employment services. The program will integrate evidence-based criminal justice practices into organizational design and service delivery. The CASC will reduce recidivism and increase public safety by effectively engaging clients in skills building activities and other transformative services opportunities that are known to increase self sufficiency and self efficacy, and to help clients successfully exit the criminal justice system.

LCA, a criminal justice organization which has been providing community-based services in California for 21 years, will work in collaboration with partner organizations to establish and operate the day to day program operations and services of the CASC and will broker other as needed CASC resources. The SFAPD will work hand and hand with LCA to launch and sustain the CASC and will provide court ordered probation and supervision to adult clients. The Assistant Program Director will play a key role in ensuring the delivery of consistent and highly professional services.

Minimum qualifications and experience:
The Assistant Program Director must have demonstrated successful programmatic and supervisory experience in a large multi-services program setting within the last five years, including responsibility for creating and sustaining linkages with community-based organizations, and knowledge of San Francisco treatment services and resources. The Assistant Program Director must have proven management experience (e.g., monitoring budgets, programmatic progress to goals, etc.) and proven ability to document programmatic activities and outcomes.

The Assistant Program Director must hold a four-year degree in Social Sciences, or related fields, and the equivalent of three cumulative years of documented related experience; or some post- secondary education, the equivalent of five years full time directly related experience, and a detailed track record of performing all other key responsibilities, duties and tasks. As well, the Assistant Program Director must have experience working with formerly incarcerated people.

Overall description of responsibilities and duties/tasks:
The Assistant Director will have administrative and operational responsibility for the day-to-day delivery of the CASC services to adult clients, will act as the operations manager for all programmatic issues, and have supervisory responsibility for all direct reports. The Assistant Program Director will have direct supervision responsibility for the Intake/Administrative Assistant, Security Monitors, Transportation staff, and Clinical Supervisor. In the absence of the Program Director, the Assistant Program Director is responsible for program services and activities.

The Assistant Program Director will develop and maintain relationships with local service providers and program partners, including law enforcement, faith leaders, and community stakeholders, in order to identify and access resources for individuals at high risk of recidivating. S/he will develop, maintain, and track programmatic deliverables, work with the team to ensure proper referrals and case management, recruit and manage an active volunteer base to support the activities of the CASC, and assist the Program Director in the preparation of quarterly progress reports and other program reports as needed.

The Assistant Program Director will participate in all CASC administration/management meetings and ensure that meeting proceedings are communicated to other staff and stakeholders as necessary.

Desirable characteristics:
The Assistant Program Director must demonstrate the following characteristics: extremely organized; detail-oriented; strong oral and written communication skills; cross-cultural sensitivity and competency; integrity; flexibility; creativity; experience and/or training in crisis intervention; an understanding and respect for the criminal justice population; intelligence; enthusiasm; and a sense of humor.

Regular work days and hours:
The Assistant Program Director will generally work Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. However, the position will be expected to alter schedule periodically to be at the CASC during evening hours, and on Saturdays.

Salary and Benefits:
Full time salaried position, $50,000-$60,000, DOE
Full benefit package

To apply:
Qualified applicants only -- Write a cover letter addressed to Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc. outlining how you meet the very specific minimum requirements. The position is scheduled to begin in February, so please describe your availability in meeting this time guideline. Please also indicate how you learned of this opportunity. Email the cover letter and resume with "Assistant Program Director" in subject line.
No phone calls will be accepted.

LCA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embracing diversity and consider all qualified applicants without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Location: San Francisco
Compensation: Full time salaried position, $50,000-$60,000, DOE. Full benefit package