Fire Camp Program Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $60,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States



The mission of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is to change lives and create safe, healthy communities by providing a support and advocacy network for, and comprised of, formerly incarcerated young men and women to accomplish this mission. ARC advocates for fair policies in the juvenile and criminal justice systems and provides a supportive network of reentry services to formerly incarcerated individuals. ARC currently serves more than 500 formerly incarcerated individuals across two offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, with an annual budget of $5.5 million. Learn more at


ARC is seeking a Director to oversee the day-to-day functioning of our 80 bed Life Skills program, part of a Fire Training Program in conjunction with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and CAL FIRE, located in Ventura County. This role is the main onsite supervisory position overseeing up to 9 staff consisting of Caseworkers, Job Developers, Administrator and Monitors.  This exciting pilot program will require an experienced individual with the ability to work well with all stakeholders and multidisciplinary partnerships. There will be a strong emphasis on the supervision of the program and the members that reside there.  Training, data collection, documentation and infrastructure experience is essential. This is a challenging position that requires a self-motivated, multi-tasker with a strong case-management and/or residential services provision background.  Experience with the criminal justice population is considered an asset, along with passion and commitment to social justice reform. This is a position that will interact with governmental agencies, ARC staff, as well as community organizations. 



·              Direct day-to-day operations and staff schedules; conduct weekly team meetings; supervise and manage staff; monitor expenditures.

·              Oversee program implementation, member support groups and group meetings coordinated by the collective staff.

·              Oversee the implementation and provision of all Life Skills Training program components, services, and activities.

·              Possess the interpersonal skills that allow effective interaction with varied staff and participant groups.

·              Maintain all documentation and data as required by the contract.

·              Oversee case management database to ensure proper documentation by support staff.  

·              Develop and maintain positive relationships with program partners.

·              Coordinate after-hours service support.  Serve as backup on-call at all times and assume primary “on-call” as needed.

·              Work to build and maintain relationships within the local community.  Attend community meetings and interact within the community on behalf of ARC.

·              Work with staff to ensure individual growth and support leadership development in alignment within the ARC culture.

·              Provide consistent program status/updates to ARC’s senior management team.


The Director will have at least 4 years of professional experience supervising staff providing services to a criminal justice or related population. Experience with casefile review, group documentation, and contract compliance essential. Residential experience preferred.

The Director will have the following experience and attributes

·     Bachelor’s Degree or greater.

·     Flexible and self-starter; ability to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.

·     Excellent people and communication skills, with experience in collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse and dynamic team environment.

·     Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to ARC’s mission.

·     Strong and affective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

·     ARC strongly encourages qualified formerly incarcerated and system-impacted individuals to apply. 

·     Passionate about the ARC mission.


·     ARC pays 75% medical/dental/vision benefits for individual; 50% for dependents.

·     10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

High School