February 1, 2018

Careers

 CURYJ is Hiring!

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Director of Programs

The mission of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes that young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and must be involved in developing policies that impact them.

About the Development Director Position

CURYJ is searching for a highly experienced leader and manager to joining its leadership team as the Director of Programs. The Director or Programs is responsible for the overall strategic and operational responsibility for CURYJ’s direct service programs, including Homies 4 Justice (H4J) and the successful integration of organizing and policy campaigns, Aztlan Beautification Movement and our Women’s Empowerment Project. The Director of Programs will ensure seamless integration and alignment of: planning, team management, leadership development, program delivery, data collection and evaluation.

General Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage programs and ensure alignment with CURYJ’s mission and funder expectation/requirements
  • Develop and maintain program calendars
  • Lead ongoing curriculum development
  • Plan and carefully manage program budgets in collaboration with the Director of Operations and Finance to ensure that funds are spent efficiently and effectively
  • Strengthen and formalize relationships with partner organizations
  • Supervise and develop program staff and volunteers, ensuring they meet project timelines, program goals and benchmarks, at or under budget, with
  • Implement a professional development program to address experience and skills gap. Design and oversee ongoing training supervision and training of program staff
  • Ensure that the Executive Director and leadership team are kept up to date about progress of large scale projects.
  • Identify and connect lessons learned and findings from contracts and programming to increase overall staff knowledge, develop best practices and inform the ongoing development of new tools, services and resources that advance healing and well-being for young people of color.
  • Create and oversee evaluation processes and tools, and use findings to continually improve programs and impact.
  • Develop systems, policies, and practices that ensure consistent, high-quality project management
  • Participate in strategic and programmatic planning with staff and consultants to identify and implement organizational goals

Qualifications and Skills

  • A commitment to social justice and CURYJ’s mission, as well as experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior level program oversight  
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, the capacity to learn and learn new systems. Extra points if experience with Salesforce and Mailchimp
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to set work priorities and manage tasks to meet deadlines in an organized manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional standards, as well as holding others accountable in a diverse workplace
  • Ability to maintain an overall view of the organization and ability to identify areas for improvement and growth which work toward individual and team accomplishments
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality records and related documents
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
  • A strong people management, training and supervision experience, including knowledge of professional development systems and practices.
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Committed to values of candor, collaboration, adaptability and humor
  • Experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Joan Benoit, Director of Operations and Finance, jbenoit@curyj.org

Compensation and Benefits: This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible and encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work. Salary range is $75,000-$85,000 annually.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status.

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Grants Manager

The mission of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes that young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and must be involved in developing policies that impact them.

About the Grants Manager Position

The Grants Manager will be responsible for grants management, supporting, tracking and assisting in the evaluation of CURYJ programs to ensure all contract and funders’ deliverables are met.  This includes identifying, collecting, verifying and reporting on grand deliverables and date, tracking all documents and program information required by funders, identifying, managing and submitting Letters of Interest (LOIs); and waiting and tracking grant proposals and reports.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with program staff to develop, articulate and support implementation of contracts for CURYJ services, ensuring outcomes are aligned with CURYJ’s vision and mission.
  • Develop and maintain a  thorough understanding of grant contracts and maintain donor files.
  • Coordinate contacts and maintain donor database with responsibility for tracking deadlines, communications, awards, contact information, follow-up tasks and
  • Track deliverables and provide information to the Associate Director or Executive Director and programs on requirements and their status
  • Track grant proposals to funders providing status or proposals in development, proposals submitted to sundersand proposals that have been issued or cancelled.
  • Manage grant processing and write acknowledgement letters.
  • Responsible for all report generation fr donor analysis, strategy and decision-making.
  • Prepare LOIs, grant proposals, grant reports and acknowledgements to current and potential funders.
  • Support the management of relationships with targeted foundation staff and coordinate any involvement of other CURYJ staff in the management process.
  • Coordinate correspondence with funders, and handle routine clarifying calls regarding submission dates and guidelines.
  • Ensure overall quality and accuracy of all contracts received; including various government and foundation grants.
  • Develop professional working relationship with contractors, funders, donors, and government agencies
  • Work with the finance team to review, prepare and submit accurate and timely invoicing.
  • Support online fundraising campaigns and event fundraisers.
  • Manage and update donor records through the use of donor tracking software.
  • Manage development tracking tools including calendar and income projections spreadsheets.
  • Communicate regularly with staff about funded projects, and participate in program discussion with other staff to develop ideas and strategies for developing new prospects and programs or activities.
  • Draft fundraising-related text dot contribution to websitesm board reports, promotional materials, annual reports or other publications as needed.

Qualifications:

  • A commitment to social justice and CURYJ’s mission
  • Highly organized and able to develop and manage tracking tools including development calendar and income projection spreadsheets.
  • At least 4 years of experience in contracts management, grant-writing and tracking grant deliverables.
  • Proven ability to produce written reports, LOIs and proposals.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and management multiple projects in a quick-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word and Quickbooks and the capacity to learn and learn new systems
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to set work priorities and manage tasks to meet deadlines in an organized manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and in writing
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional standards, accountability and a diverse workplace
  • Ability to maintain an overall view of the organization and identify areas for improvement and growth which work toward individual and team accomplishment of goals
  • Understanding of equity based facilitation practices and equity based decision making processes
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality of records and related documents
  • Experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Joan Benoit, Director of Operations and Finance, jbenoit@curyj.org

Compensation and Benefits: This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible and encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work. Salary range is $60,000-$75,000 annually.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. We encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply. Please visit our website to learn more about our work www.curyj.org.

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  Office Manager

The mission of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes that young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and must be involved in developing policies that impact them.

CURYJ supports the development of youth and young adults 14-30 through a holistic approach that engages participants in programs and services grounded in the principles of youth leadership and social justice. CURYJ contributes to the health and economic vitality of youth and their communities by reducing violence and increasing youth participation and leadership in civic activities, improving mental health, increasing educational attainment and expanding career options for youth and cultivating critical and creative voices to support in reflecting and expressing their own experiences and experiences of their peers.

 

About the Office Manager Position

CURYJ seeks self-motivated candidates who are dedicated to social justice. The Office Manager reports directly to the Director of Operations and Finance and will work closely with the leadership team and a small team of community organizers, educators and other professionals. This position will provide office administrative support, support with accounts payable and receivable, support and staff events, and provide support to both the finance

General Responsibilities:

The Office manager is the lead for daily facilities management and is the go-to for general office operations and trouble-shooting and works in partnership with the Director of Operations and Finance and the Executive Assistant.

  • Ensures all office facilities and equipment are functional and maintained in a clean working condition.
  • Manages and serves as the point-of-contact for vendor relationships.
  • Manages organization calendar (events, staff and board meetings, trainings etc)
  • Serve as point-of-contact for staff meetings, developing agenda, appointing facilitator and taking and distributing meeting minutes
  • Respond to general queries and expressions of interest about CURYJ (how to donate, volunteer, etc)
  • Inventory and upkeep basic office and kitchen supplies
  • Maintain filing system and overall office organization.
  • Check the PO Box and distribute mail to the appropriate staff person.
  • Contributes to the development of a supportive and collaborative work environment by participating on internal teams, committees and other meetings.
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities as requested by the Director of Operations and Finance.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A commitment to social justice and CURYJ’s mission, as well as experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in managing the office operations for an organization  
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, the capacity to learn and learn new systems. Extra points if experience with Salesforce and Mailchimp
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Skilled at communication and coordination across the organization
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Committed to values of candor, collaboration, adaptability and humor
  • Flexible; can re-prioritize tasks
  • Experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Joan Benoit, Director of Operations and Finance, jbenoit@curyj.org

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible and encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. We encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply. Please visit our website to learn more about our work www.curyj.org.