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OIC of America Looking to Hire SOAR Pre-Release Manager

Pre-Release Manager SOAR
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Salary: $60,000 + Competitive Benefit Package

FSLA Status: Exempt, Full-time Regular

Location: Philadelphia

Position Summary

The Pre-Release Manager serves as the liaison between correctional facilities staff and OIC affiliates implementing OIC of America’s SOAR re-entry program. They will provide overall management and monitoring of service coordination while connecting OIC affiliates with appropriate pre-release service providers as needed. This position will work closely with affiliate frontline staff and correctional staff to understand the needs of participants pre-release, develop and implement transitional plans, research and gather community resources/support, and develop partnerships with agencies and organizations to support the achievement of program outcomes.

They will also track program participants’ progress and provide reports to corrections as well as coordinate transitions of participants from state prisons and local jails into the community. The Pre-Release Manager will be responsible for preparing monthly outcome reports to brief correctional staff and other stakeholders on the program’s progress. This role will require one to represent OICA within the Pennsylvania re-entry eco-system and participate in convenings, discussions, or similar platforms to build new alliances and partnerships that propel the work of the organization.

Job Responsibilities

• Coordinate with SOAR sub-grantee program managers at various community-based organizations

• Provide day-to-day supervision of all aspects of the SOAR reentry program to include oversight of case management, vocational/educational training, and job placement services.

• Conduct visits to sub-grantee locations to provide TA and monitor program operations.

• Develop and facilitate a strategy for employer engagement

• Refine the reentry program model to improve service delivery to participants and staff

• Review and oversee the implementation and administration of all contracts and performance documentations

• Review the FOA and proposal and articulate program goals and objectives to the team

• Use OICA's outcome monitoring template to monitor project performance

• Coordinate staff activities to ensure all program objectives and outcomes are met, and the program receives the appropriate support

• Review monthly reports of program activities and give feedback to sub-grantees

• Write, review, and submit quarterly performance reports to funder

• Participate in monthly leadership team meetings to capture best practices and "on the ground" learning to improve the delivery of program services

• Implement training series via webinars, in-person sessions, and other creative means

• Coordinate and facilitate training

• Create a blueprint and structure for SOAR training at the direction of the supervisor

• Carry our other responsibility as directed by supervisor

• Participate in national and community meetings to network with those working in the justice system or workforce development

Position Requirements

• Demonstrate strong leadership and management of personnel

• Ability to work effectively under the pressure of deadlines, and within budget constraints

• Ability to work in a team environment, while also working independently

• Demonstrated capacity to handle multiple tasks, projects and meet deadlines

• Excellent public relations, community organizing, negotiation, mediation, conflict management, and meeting facilitation skills

• Knowledge of the Justice System and/or community resources with demonstrated experience working with justice-involved young adults

• Previous experience as a direct supervisor to three or more staff

• Previous exposure to operating federal grants

• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information

• Demonstrate ability to inspire community participation and build coalitions

• Computer literacy in word processing, email, internet and spreadsheets

• Must have strong administrative and organizational skills including budget development and management, grant administration, and reporting

• Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse groups of citizens, who may have conflicting interests and opinions

• Must be eligible for a State Prison Clearance

• Valid Driver's License

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Business/Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or any related field

• 4+ years of experience managing social services with a nonprofit or other entity

• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

• Ability to work effectively with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, from incarcerated individuals to public officials

• Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and database usage

• Knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience working with those touched by the Justice system

• Ability to travel within the United States

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