Constituent Advancement Manager

(Any office location)

The Opportunity

Constituent Advancement works as part of CEO’s Strategy & Innovation Teams to continuously improve upon participants’ experiences at CEO.  The Constituent Advancement Manager is responsible for the successful design and implementation of key team projects, particularly the scaling of Supportive Services and Leadership Development Programming.

CEO's Staff Vaccination Policy

CEO has implemented an org-wide vaccination requirement that requires all new staff to be fully vaccinated or to have received one dose of the Pfizier or Moderna shot before their first day of work. We have made this decision for the safety of our participants and employees and to enhance our ability to continue to provide the vital services we offer to our participants. As part of the onboarding process, new hires will be asked to submit proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. 

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. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually. 

Who You Are

  • You are committed to CEO’s mission and are interested in working in a fast ­paced, growing, results oriented nonprofit environment
  • You have strong communication skills
  • You have strong organizational skills with an attention to detail

What You’ll Be Responsible For

Key responsibilities of the (title) include but are not limited to:

Project Management

  • Assist the Director of Constituent Advancement to develop and plan for implementation of successful projects across the organization, with a focus on designing and scaling CEO’s Supportive Services efforts, expanding leadership and career development opportunities for emerging leaders in CEO’s program, and envisioning fundamental changes to CEO’s program model.
  • Monitor and supervise team progress and effectiveness, ensuring compliance with all organizational policies and procedures
  • Identify emerging best practices in functional areas and oversee the implementation of innovative solutions based on these and internal needs and priorities
  • Support in major projects led by the Director, including Strategic Plan execution, acting as a contributor
  • Serve as the liaison between other Strategic Plan & Program Support teams 
  • As needed, partner with CEO’s Fund Development and Investment & Power Building Teams to understand and pursue funding opportunities to appropriately resource this work

Scaling of Supportive Services

  • Develop a vision and plan for better meeting the non-employment needs of CEO program participants
  • Conduct in-depth research using program data, participant feedback, external research, and model peer organizations to chart a path forward
  • Examine the benefits and costs of different supportive service program models and issue recommendations about the strongest option for CEO

Leadership Development Programming

  • Partner with the Project Implementation Team to implement a pilot an Emerging Leaders Program to open up full time employment opportunities within CEO to current program participants
  • Iterate on this initial pilot to create a scalable replicable leadership development program that can be used to recruit and train people in reentry for a variety of jobs at CEO

Team Support and Management

  • Supervise and evaluate select members of the Constituent Advancement team, through continued training, coaching and development; ensure workload is reasonable, negotiating levels of support across team members
  • Serve as an active and proactive contributor and collaborator of the larger Program Support team including leading team meetings, lending expertise, and supporting colleague projects.
  • Facilitate and lead team meetings as needed
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned

Competencies

  • Deep dedication to social justice, criminal and/or economic justice
  • 2-3 years of experience providing case management, care coordination or similar services
  • Demonstrated ability to work with partner organizations to effectively support people with barriers to employment
  • Comfortable with receiving feedback and iterating on ideas and written deliverables
  • Demonstrated practice of regularly collecting, analyzing, and applying data to drive program strategy and decision making
  • Comfortable with technology, including Google Suite and Salesforce
  • Working knowledge of the criminal justice and workforce development systems

Compensation and Benefits  

The salary range for this position is $63,300-$80,000/annually CEO's compensation philosophy considers a variety of factors including experience, internal equity, and the labor market associated with the city in which the position is located. This position can be located in any of the cities in which CEO operates. The labor markets associated with the cities in which CEO is based are variable, and the salary range included here reflects this. Our salary offer will fall within this range and will be reflective of the labor market of the city in which the position is based, as well the other factors named above. 

We recognize that salary is a part of the overall compensation package and are happy to provide a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, and professional development opportunities to our staff.

We also offer paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more. We are a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.

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.

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