Alameda County Programs Manager

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Position Title: Law and STAY FLY Programs Manager 

Reports To: Alameda County Associate Director 

Status: Exempt, Full Time 

Location: Based in Alameda County (Oakland office) 

About Fresh Lifelines for Youth: 

Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit serving Bay Area youth impacted by the justice system. Our programs connect young people with positive mentors and role models, promote their understanding of the law and their rights, and support them to become leaders among their peers and in their communities. Together with our young people, we also help our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable. As a result, FLY increases safety and decreases the costs and consequences of crime. 

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Brief Description of the Law Program: The Law Program is a 13-week legal education course serving over 225 youth annually with experiential components that inspires high school-aged youth to change their behavior, build social emotional learning (SEL) skills, and become change agents in their communities. 

Program Components: 

Thirteen week interactive CBT-based legal education curriculum, including weekly 90 minute to 2-hour sessions and key experiential and critical pedagogical components (e.g. role plays, mock debates, field trip, recognition ceremony) that provides: 

·        Knowledge on legal and social consequences of juvenile crimes 

·        Safety (physical/emotional) among adults and mixture of youth that allows for trying new behaviors and identities 

·        Community for youth that supports positive actions and choices 

·        SEL skill development 

·        Opportunities to develop self-agency so youth can become change agents in their communities 

Brief Description of the STAY FLY Program: The STAY FLY Program builds agency, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy in transitional-age youth while decreasing their likelihood of deeper justice system involvement. STAY FLY serves 50 youth in law-related education workshops and 15 youth in case management each year. 

Program Components: 

·        Law-Related Education Workshops. Interactive legal education curriculum, including weekly two-hour sessions and key experiential components that provide: 

o  Self-awareness: Participants will be able to recognize and take ownership of underlying emotions and identify constructive ways to react and integrate them into their lives. ○ Social awareness: Participants will develop the knowledge and capacities to display empathy and sensitivity and build relationships with individuals who are different from them. ○ Critical problem solving: Participants will be able to weigh and apply evidence when addressing problems and challenges in a thoughtful manner. 

o  Self-advocacy: Participants will be able to view themselves in the context of larger systems and take action on behalf of themselves, peers, and larger community.

·        Case Management & Coaching. One-on-one support to continue to build on the skills introduced in the law workshops as young adults receive coaching to practice the skills in the community, including designing and implementing goals in an individualized development plan. 

·        System Collaboration. Participate in community meetings with system partners and collaborate with individual system players. 

·        Pro-Social Activities. Activities for young adults to build pro-social engagement skills while participating in safe and sober recreational activities. 

Law and STAY FLY Programs Manager - Position Summary 

The Law and STAY FLY Programs Manager oversees and manages the Law Program and STAY FLY Program in Alameda County. This position focuses on executing program and grant-mandated deliverables through the implementation of our Theory of Change. This position will manage and cultivate collaborative relationships with school, community, and system stakeholders and partners to achieve program goals and outcomes. This position also oversees the recruitment, training and management of volunteers at multiple law-related education sites and facility sites across the county. This position directly supervises three full-time staff and oversees two programs containing a total of four staff. 

The ideal candidate is passionate about social justice, youth development, and youth voice to transform the systems that impact our most marginalized youth. They will have experience leading high-performing staff and volunteers and managing collaborative projects to create change. The candidate will have a connection to the Alameda County community and will be familiar with community based organizations. They will be confident in performance and project management to deliver effective program implementation and high quality services for youth. The candidate will have a proven ability to engage, motivate, and inspire others to action. 

Primary Responsibilities 

Oversee and Manage the Alameda County Law Program and STAY FLY Program 

·        Responsible for day-to-day managing of the Law Program and STAY FLY Program and meeting of all program and grant-mandated deliverables and outcomes, including managing new and existing program partnerships, and meeting program goals in recruitment, referral targets, youth engagement, community outreach, events, stakeholder contact, program calendar etc. 

·        Support Law Program and STAY FLY Program growth, includes developing new referral pipelines and establishing new program sites/workshop locations 

·        Oversee planning and logistics for program events (i.e field trips, prosocial events, & volunteer events)

·        Conduct regular site, event, and case management visits providing relevant feedback to volunteers and/or staff and effectively and quickly connect with and engage youth in FLY’s programs

·        Manage comprehensive budgets for all program needs, ensuring compliance with government and foundation grants and contracts 

·        Develop, revise, and document policies and procedures for program additions or modifications

·        Facilitate FLY’s Law-Related Education curriculum at assigned sites as needed 

Program Staff Supervision and Performance Management 

·        Hire, supervise, coach, and evaluate a team of 3 direct reports: Law Program Site Manager, STAY FLY Program Case Manager, and Law and STAY FLY Programs Coordinator; oversee 1 indirect report, Law Program Evaluation Specialist

·        Lead weekly team meetings and 1:1 meetings with direct reports to ensure cohesion among team members and provide guidance, oversight, and feedback 

·        Develop training plans and trainings for staff in collaboration with the Alameda County Associate Director and Talent team 

·        Conduct annual and 90-day performance reviews and professional development plans in collaboration with direct reports and regularly review work-product to provide staff with appropriate feedback

·        Actively participate and, in some cases, lead efforts for general staff development and training, as needed (i.e. special task force meetings, creation of policies and procedures, etc.) 

    Oversee Volunteer Recruitment and Management, and Co-Lead Volunteer Facilitator Trainings

·        Actively work to broaden volunteer recruitment base, review current recruitment plan and adjust accordingly to the current volunteer climate 

·        Lead, implement, conduct and oversee training of volunteer facilitators, includes setting the tone, pace and setting a safe learning environment ensuring that trainings run smoothly and efficiently

·        Design and update Law Program training curriculum for all prospective and lead program facilitators, includes creating agendas, updating and/or creating training sessions, assigning sessions to Law Program staff; facilitate trainings with county program staff, as well as returning lead facilitators when possible 

·        Oversee the management of volunteer paperwork, including reviewing volunteer paperwork report to ensure all documents have been submitted, ensuring paperwork is processed and properly filed

·        Provide support and effective crisis management for volunteers, staff, and youth before, during, and after program time, including helping volunteers support program youth through difficult issues such as teen pregnancy, substance use, re-incarceration, abuse, trauma etc. 

Collaborate with Stakeholders and Community Partners

·        Attend and actively participate in school, systems, and community events, meetings, and committees to understand the needs of the community in which the youth live and to participate in opportunities to engage youth in advocacy work that aligns with the county and program’s systems change focus 

·        Lead the programs in identifying and partnering with community based organizations or companies for the purpose of resource distribution, community building, and youth-led advocacy work

·        Develop and maintain relationships with schools, community based organizations, and system partners to recruit youth and to ensure access to resources and opportunities for youth to elevate their voice in the community 

Prepare Grant Reports and Program Audits 

·        Compile relevant data and complete monthly, quarterly, and year-end grant reports for program funding sources 

·        Maintain accurate, organized and up to date records of all program and grant components

·        Train and support program staff in their roles and responsibilities for audits 

Other duties as assigned and needed. 

Note: Many FLY events and activities occur during evenings and weekends and require flexibility in staff schedules. Some travel between counties will be required. Remote work will be an option when appropriate. 

Qualification and Competency Requirements

Positional Competencies – required for our Program Managers 

·        Program Management Experience and Education: BA preferred, ideally in a related field. At least three years demonstrated success providing leadership to staff in a nonprofit, government, educational or private sector organization. Track record of successful program management. Experience developing creative structures of support/accountability among peers and teams. At least three years’ experience working with underserved and disadvantaged youth is preferred. 

·        Project Management: Able to create and implement increasingly complex project plans, manage those plans to intended impact, and adjust course as needed. 

·        External Relationship Builder: Invests in and builds strong, trusted, and ongoing relationships with external partners. 

·        Communication: Uses effective written and verbal communication with staff, teams, and communities served; demonstrates empathy, self-awareness, and listening skills. 

·        Collaboration: Able and willing to work with colleagues within own team and/or across teams to achieve FLY's mission. 

·        Strategic Decision-Making: Effectively structures and facilitates strategic decision-making processes; responsibly makes informed decisions to improve organizational health and impact.

·        Cultural Responsivity: Demonstrates the values of diversity and inclusion; fosters environments that facilitate more diverse and inclusive spaces.

All interested applicants must go to our Careers page on our website, They will click on the link for our open positions and complete the online application process.

Position Title: Law and STAY FLY Programs Manager 

Reports To: Alameda County Associate Director 

Status: Exempt, Full Time 

Location: Based in Alameda County (Oakland office) 

About Fresh Lifelines for Youth: 

Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule


Commensurate with education and experience.


  • Healthcare and/or 403(b) stipend, this is above and beyond your salary pay
  • Reimburse for all mileage expenses during the work day at 58 cents per mile, submitted and reimbursed monthly.
  • 10+ PTO days per year plus 12 holiday days; FLY also provides 3-4 additional "rejuvenation days off" twice per year in July and between Christmas and New Year's (these days off are above and beyond your accrued PTO hours)
  • $400 annually toward professional development goals & up to $200 of that amount eligible toward health/wellness needs (gym membership, massage, etc.)
  • Employee Assistance Program (paid for by FLY)
  • Flexible work schedules and remote work days (must be approved ahead of time by supervisor)

  • Healthcare and/or 403(b) stipend, this is above and beyond your salary pay
  • Reimburse for all mileage expenses during the work day at 58 cents per mile, submitted and reimbursed…


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
333 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621, USA

How to Apply

All interested applicants must go to our Careers page on our website, They will click on the link for our open positions and complete the online application process.

All interested applicants must go to our Careers page on our website, They will click on the link for our open positions and complete the online…

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