Program Manager
Riverside/San Bernardino County, Ca

The Opportunity

We’re seeking a results-oriented and mission-driven leader with program, performance and team management experience to help lead our Riverside/San Bernardino County office. Reporting directly to the Site Director of Riverside/San Bernardino County, this position is responsible for the daily oversight of CEO’s Vocational Services and Economic Opportunity, assisting the Program Director to achieve program milestones, supporting staff training, participant recruitment, data collection, and participant management and tracking.

Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to people with recent criminal convictions.   Across the United States, over 6,000 people participate in CEO each year, transitioning to employment that supports themselves, their families, and their communities.

What began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the formerly incarcerated following release in New York City has grown into the leading reentry employment organization in the country, where over 25,000 formerly incarcerated individuals have secured full-time employment since 1996. Since 2009, CEO has gained support to expand its programs through government, nonprofit, and private organizations including the Federal Social Innovation Fund, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually.

What You’ll Be Responsible For:

  • Supporting the Site Director with daily agency operations; managing the overall daily agency operation in the absence of the Site Director
  • Monitoring and supervising team progress and effectiveness, ensuring compliance with all organizational policies and procedures
  • Ensuring the team is engaged in ongoing learning on specific areas of program delivery; support staff in obtaining the necessary resources and training needed to successfully carry out CEO’s vision and mission such as Motivational Interviewing (MI) monthly skill building
  • Collaborating with Site Supervisors and other team members to maintain cohesion and communication between teams
  • Assisting the Site Director in evaluating the performance of all program services and recommending areas to improve on an ongoing basis
  • Managing the recording and tracking of data required by program management, grant contractors, and foundations by monitoring enrollment, case files, placement, and retention metrics 

Who You Are

  • You are deeply dedicated to social justice and experienced in the re-entry field 
  • You come to CEO with 2-3 years of program implementation experience (program management experience preferred) in a fast-growing and results-oriented nonprofit environment  
  • You have working knowledge of local community and its criminal justice and workforce development systems and programs  
  • You are experienced in meeting performance based goals 
  • You are a people-person and love to motivate and inspire others to achieve their goals, helping individuals identify, capitalize upon, and apply their strengths
  • You pay attention to detail and have the ability to juggle multiple projects at one time
  • You have experience collecting, analyzing, and applying data to drive program strategy and decision making
  • You pride yourself in your ability to communicate effectively and recognize the value of continuous communication
  • You're comfortable with technology, including Google Suite and Salesforce
  • You display personal integrity and are personally and professionally committed to CEO’s mission and strive to make a deep impact on our participants’ lives

Compensation 

The compensation for this position falls between $57,600-$60,000. In addition, team members can also access CEO’s comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical and dental coverage, paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more.  

More About Us

The Center for Employment Opportunities believes that everyone deserves the chance to shape a stronger future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Our commitment to being an anti-racism organization that is inclusive across all identities and experiences drives us forward every day. We exist to create greater opportunities for people who face multiple barriers to personal and professional success, and we’re passionate about being agents of change who promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to opportunities for all.

People who are justice-involved, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+ , and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Please note that due to the volume of resumes received, we are unable to contact each applicant regarding the status of each position or reply to candidates' inquiries via phone or email.

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