Job at Centerforce Project Coordinator LIFE Mentoring Project
LIFE Mentoring Project
Centerforce provides education, information, and support services to people affected by incarceration. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to join the LIFE (Leaders in Future Environments) Project – a prevention based mentoring program aimed at supporting youth ages 11-18 affected by parental incarceration. This is a full-time position, which includes work on weekends.
• LIFE Activities Coordination: Organize, plan and coordinate quarterly events, special projects, fund raising activities and an annual retreat. Manage and maintain project schedules, forms, Policies and
Procedures manual, application packets, surveys, volunteer and client files. Recruit up to 35 new volunteer mentors and participants each program year. Maintain contact database and files for all participants and volunteers. Conduct team meetings (volunteers and youths), in-service trainings, and focus groups. Facilitate monthly mentor support groups and workshops
• Enhancement Programs: Assist in community solicitation for enhanced venue locations (quarterly events) and providing attendance incentives for participants. Some work with the media to provide community awareness and recruitment for youth and volunteers.
• Volunteer Supervision: Supervise, train and evaluate volunteer mentors. Conduct weekly to bi-monthly supervision for mentor volunteers.
• Project Evaluation: Evaluate project goals by conducting volunteer, participant and caregiver focus groups and interviews. Assist in evaluation process by conducting quarterly surveys, completing quarterly reporting paperwork and data entry.
• Program Support: Provide additional support by facilitating information and referral services to participants and their families as needed. Update and maintain community and recreational resources. Manage project correspondence with mentors, participants, caregivers and incarcerated parents.
• Other Duties: As needed.
A Degree in Social Work, Adolescent Development, or at least 5-8 years related experience, project coordination, group facilitation and knowledge of working with families, teens, volunteers and community organizations. Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, social and prison communities required.
All program staff are required to undergo training and security clearance by the California Department of Corrections which require the following information in order to complete the application process: full name, California drivers license #, social security #, and date of birth and a print out of a current DMV record. This information may be requested during the interview process.
Please mail your resume with cover letter to Program Manager, Centerforce, Inc., 2955 Kerner Blvd. 2nd Floor, San Rafael, CA 94901 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 415-456-2146.
Allyson West, Executive Director
California Reentry Program
P.O. Box 483
San Quentin, CA 94964