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Program Manager and Facilitator — Restorative Arts Diversion (RAD) Programs

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Young New Yorkers


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Published 15 days ago

March 15, 2021
March 10, 2021
Salary commensurate with experience within defined salary range


Program Manager and Facilitator — Restorative Arts Diversion (RAD) Programs

About Young New Yorkers

Young New Yorkers (YNY) is committed to bringing positive systemic change to the ways that teens and young people are prosecuted in New York City’s criminal legal system. We provide Restorative Arts Diversion (RAD) Programs for systems-involved 14 to 25-year-olds facing jail time and other criminal legal sanctions.


First, YNY programs provide a pathway for teenagers to swiftly exit the criminal legal system, without incurring a lifelong criminal record. Second, YNY programs provide a platform for teenagers to advocate for themselves and for their visions for a transformed criminal legal system. Participants design and host public art exhibitions that explore the criminal legal issues that affect them, and invite the very judges, prosecutors, and court actors involved in their own cases to attend. This humanizes the culture of the courtrooms that engage directly with YNY, the members of which possess discretionary power with each and every young person’s case.


Our RAD programs include an 8-Week; Women’s 4-Week; 1-Day; as well as Arrest-Diversion programs and family court programs. YNY also has a suite of Graduate Leadership Programs and opportunities. For more information please visit: www.youngnewyorkers.org


Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Manager and Facilitator is responsible for organizing, executing, and facilitating all YNY restorative arts diversion programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


RAD Program Management – 50%

·      Manage successful delivery of RAD programs within YNY’s culture of program fidelity and excellence.

·      Coordinate work of the diverse program staff, which includes Arts and Wellness Facilitator, Program Assistants, and contract facilitators.

·      Bring a youth-centered and trauma-informed approach to the management of the diverse RAD program team and their program delivery.

·      Lead weekly team meetings with program staff and the Executive Director.

·      Directly supervise the Arts and Wellness Facilitator and the referrals they make to outside mental health and other resources a participant may need. 

·      Ensure the program team gathers and maintains complete and accurate program data as required for our funding contracts.

·      Assist the Executive Director in developing program budgets. Monitor income and expenses for each program to ensure they are within budget.

·      Manage all program logistics including scheduling, staffing, materials and facilities including virtual platforms during COVID-19 restrictions into the foreseeable future.

·      Develop, implement, and seek to continuously improve standard processes and systems for all aspects of program management and delivery.

·      Partner with the Executive Director to manage program exhibitions



RAD Program Facilitation – 25%

·      Facilitate court-mandated and pre-arraignment diversion group sessions and maintain an empowered youth-centered, trauma-informed classroom environment (be it virtual or physical). Facilitate approximately 3 programs per week, ranging from 1.5 to 3 hours.

·      Create program materials that support the team in delivering transformative programming consistently.

·      Lead program briefing and debriefing with program staff and guests before and after sessions as needed.


Outreach and Enrollment– 25%

·      Manage outreach for the RAD programs, coordinating activities of all YNY staff to build and maintain productive relationships with referring partners in order to promote YNY programs and recruit participants.

·      Manage the enrollment of young people into RAD programs: Oversee participant screening interviews; enter screening and intake information into secure program database.

·      Serve as YNY community ambassador to raise awareness of YNY’s program and impact, garnering community support through volunteering, financial support, etc.

·      Assist with the awareness building of YNY programs to the larger public through social media, press releases, emails etc.

·      On occasion, write a variety of organizational communications, including program descriptions, meeting and event invitations, thank you notes, etc.

·      Oversee outreach to YNY’s graduate community, connecting them with opportunities with YNY and beyond.

·      Manage the enrollment of young people completing RAD programming into graduate programs for ongoing engagement post a young person’s mandate.


Other


·      Recruit and supervise social work interns.

·      Assist with research and writing as needed to develop grant proposals, reports, program overviews, development communications, etc.

·      Attend onsite and offsite meetings and events upon request

Other responsibilities as assigned

Preferred Qualifications and Skills


·      Demonstrated experience working with young people, particularly those with court-involvement ages 14-25.

·      3+ years working in a youth development and/or clinical capacity and/or Masters in Social Work, Psychology, Education, or related are preferred.

·      Knowledge of and interest in arts-based transformative justice and/or restorative justice. Knowledge of the criminal legal system, court processes, and alternative-to-incarceration services. Strong commitment to social justice.

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·      Excellent computer, Internet, and database skills and ability to prioritize tasks on short- and long-term levels.

·      Process-oriented with a strong ability to build efficient systems for information management.

·      Facility with graphic design, facility with other artistic practices, and Spanish language fluency are preferred but not required.




*** Young New Yorkers is currently operating full-time remote, though in person work may be required when it becomes safe to do so. Candidates located in NYC preferred.


Program Manager and Facilitator — Restorative Arts Diversion (RAD) Programs

About Young New Yorkers

Young New Yorkers (YNY) is committed to bringing positive systemic change to the ways that teens and young people are prosecuted in New York…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

United health insurance

403b employee matching

Please inquire about benefits package.

United health insurance

403b employee matching

Please inquire about benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language fluency preferred but not required

Spanish language fluency preferred but not required

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
30 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter in a single PDF to keeley@youngnewyorkers.org.

Please send your resume and cover letter in a single PDF to keeley@youngnewyorkers.org.

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