MENTOR is hiring a Program Director, applications due 2/10!

February 6, 2019

Position: MENTOR Program Director

Employer: The Honorable Michael Erdos, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas

Application Deadline: February 10th, 2019

Hours: Full time, 40 hours/week. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Salary Range: $42,000-$47,000


Responsibilities and Opportunities:

  • Oversee program expansion and participate in strategic planning in coordination with program management, the program’s supervising Judges, and the Program Coordinator.

  • Collaborate with MENTOR Program Coordinator and supervise MSW and any other interns

  • Manage fundraising and development efforts; ensure compliance with existing grant funding

    • Apply for grants and fundraising opportunities

    • Monitor program outcomes; assess program strengths, limitations and overall impact

    • Develop annual budget and program reports as necessary

    • Submit quarterly reports to the Department of Justice

    • Oversee federally-funded outcomes evaluation in coordination with the program evaluator

    • Manage consistent data collection, data entry and use of PAJCIS case management system

  • Manage coordination of Mentors and Participants

    • Support Program Coordinator in overseeing all day-to-day operations of program

    • Support Program Coordinator in the  recruitment, screening, training, matching and support of mentor volunteers and participants

    • Address issues involving mentor and participant in consultation with Program Coordinator (i.e. mentoring concerns, providing pairs with reentry resources, etc.)

    • Support two monthly Status hearings with participants, mentors and Judge

    • Implement ongoing MENTOR volunteer and participant trainings and events in coordination with Program Coordinator

    • Research best practices for reentry and mentoring formerly incarcerated adults

  • Oversee community partnerships

    • Support existing partnerships and develop new relationships as needed  

  • Develop and oversee Steering Committee (MENTOR’s advisory board)

    • Facilitate meetings with Judges and representatives of the District Attorney’s Office, Defender Association, Adult Probation and Parole, and other criminal justice stakeholders and community partners

    • Encourage stakeholder buy-in and support for program mission


Required Qualifications:

  • MSW degree or LSW preferred

  • Grant writing experience preferred

  • Experience developing and managing social service programs for young adults

  • Highly organized, self-motivated individual who is capable of managing multiple projects with minimal supervision

  • Strong sense of appropriate boundaries and ethics

  • Comfort working in prisons and court rooms and one-on-one with individuals who are/have been incarcerated and experienced other trauma

  • Ability to quickly develop relationships

  • Critical and creative thinker (i.e., able to respond to participant needs when faced with individual challenges and structural barriers)

  • Able to navigate situations involving conflicting interests/priorities

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work occasional evening hours


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Philadelphia reentry resources, network of social service providers, and public benefits

  • Experience working with young adults involved in the justice system

  • Experience working in Philadelphia’s criminal justice system

  • Experience with grant writing and reporting

  • Prior supervisory and team management practice

  • Forward-thinking and big-picture oriented


Application Process:

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. Please send your resume and cover letter via email directly to The Honorable Michael Erdos:  

For any questions, please contact 215-686.3731.


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