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Reentry Resource Center Director

Job Title: Reentry Resource Center Director
FSLA Classification: Exempt
FTE: 1.0
Salary: $53,500 – $64,400

Sponsors Purpose:
Sponsors seeks to improve outcomes and opportunities for individuals with conviction histories and to assist individuals releasing from incarceration with their successful reintegration to our community. Sponsors is a nationally recognized model in reentry services.

Sponsors Values:

Empowerment: We value and support the independence of each and every person. We recognize that everyone is on a unique journey, and we support their right to make their own choices to lead their very best lives.

Dignity: We believe in the goodness and value of each and every person. We treat ourselves and one another with dignity and respect.

Community: We work together to feel a sense of belonging. We believe our community is strengthened when each and every person is afforded the opportunity to fully participate and contribute.

Reports to:
This position reports directly to the Director of Program Development.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position supervises Resource Coordinators, “The Way Home” Reentry Navigators, Housing Liaison, approved interns, and volunteers.

Primary Objective:
The Reentry Resource Center Director is responsible for the overall management and operations of a comprehensive resource center providing individualized services to Lane County residents facing barriers to community reintegration as a result of a conviction history. With a focus on holistic services, the Reentry Resource Center Director will regularly interface with community partners, and will work in close collaboration with Sponsors’ Case Management team and other Sponsors Program Directors. The RRC Director is an integral member of Sponsors Management Team.

Responsibilities:

1. Guide and manage the daily operations of a comprehensive resource center providing individualized support to Lane County residents with conviction histories.

a. Provide leadership and supervision to a diverse team of staff providing direct services to individuals experiencing barriers to reintegration.
b. Oversee all grant-funded activities, contractual obligations, and funding disbursement related to employment and other support services.
c. Design and oversee facilitation of educational workshops specifically oriented to address and overcome barriers related to community reintegration post-incarceration.
d. Develop and oversee implementation of protocols to assist participants with access to technology; develop and implement practices that build participant skills to utilize available technological devices in their reentry planning.

e. Manage and supervise support services for participants applying for financial assistance, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.

2. Direct and supervise the equitable provision of support services for Sponsors program participants and community referrals.

a. Ensure that all RRC services are consistently and equitably provided to all Sponsors program participants across campuses.
b. Develop technologically supported practices to extend service provision to community members with geographic or transportation barriers.
c. Maintain standards of practice for evaluating housing and employment need and referrals.
d. Maintain protocols and coordinate the consistent and equitable operations of financial assistance programs.
e. Coordinate with management staff to facilitate the ongoing training and professional development of direct services staff across the Sponsors program.

3. Represent Sponsors in the community; maintain/cultivate collaborative relationships with other agencies and partners

a. Cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships with local employers and rental owners to facilitate increased access to living wage jobs and affordable housing opportunities for Sponsors’ program participants
b. Collaborate with community partners including the University of Oregon School of Law, DevNw, local financial institutions, and other partner agencies to provide an array of workshops, lectures, and individualized support services that assist participants in overcoming barriers to successful reintegration.
c. Partner with local colleges, trade schools, and universities to facilitate improved access to educational opportunities and student assistance.
d. Build and maintain a robust network of community partners to guide Outreach and Engagement efforts within and beyond the RRC.

4. Oversee the Reentry Resource Center’s data collection and reporting, including internal and externally supported databases and tracking platforms.

a. Oversee the fidelity of data entry in CDL to ensure adequate reporting on all functions in the RRC, including employment, housing, financial assistance, workshops, and SSDI/SSI application support.
b. Works in collaboration with the Finance Director to maintain an accurate record of Crisis Funds expenditures, grant-related expenditures, and other participant assistance provided through the RRC.
c. Maintains detailed accounting and knowledge of available funding streams to ensure financial assistance is provided to participants in accordance with internal protocols and the terms of funding sources.

Skills and Knowledge:
● Ability to excel while working independently with little supervision.
● Knowledge/understanding of barriers (collateral consequences) related to a conviction history.
● Demonstrated experience working across teams or programs to develop shared goals and practices.
● Supervisory experience – ability to develop staff work plans, oversee daily tasks and responsibilities, and cultivate professional growth.
● Leadership experience – Identifies strengths, works alongside staff as a coach and guide, develops plans to grow staff to meet the mutual needs of the organization and the staff members’ individual growth areas/goals.
● Entrepreneurial spirit – overseeing and maintaining existing programs/practices while identifying areas to grow/change with buy-in from other staff.
● Creative thinker/problem-solver – approaches challenges with optimism and an eye toward opportunity and innovation.
● Holistic approach – both with respect to service provision (whole person approach) but also with respect to collaboration and intra-agency collaboration/communication.
● Professional Communicator – Demonstrated ability to develop and cultivate professional relationships and maintain collaborations with community partners.
● Proficient in Microsoft Office products, online data collection and reporting platforms, and web-based platforms to support access to housing and employment.
● Experience in a social advocacy role.

Education and Experience:
Higher Education in Social Science, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education preferred but not required.

Experience in supervising the direct provision of employment support and/or housing support services.

Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness and/or involved with the criminal legal system.

Work Environment:
This position typically works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. May encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day.

Physical Demands:
Sitting (or standing) at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office environment.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position to Sponsors Human Resources Director at [email protected] Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Sponsors is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, equitable, and multicultural work environment. We are stronger and more effective because of the diverse life experiences of our staff. People encouraged to apply include Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color; people who are LGBTQ, gender non-binary; people with disabilities, and people with conviction histories.