Roca is excited to announce the 2020 launch of The Roca Impact Institute. The Roca Impact Institute serves as Roca's path to scale the key lessons learned from over 30 years of work with the young people most likely to shoot or be shot: that to impact urban violence, we must work with the young people who are engaged in violence and we must work with the organizations and systems charged with serving them. The Impact Institute enters intensive, on-the-ground coaching partnerships, showing communities how to implement our research-based, trauma-informed approach to programming. We are not traditional consultants; the Institute is staffed by Roca leadership and experienced practitioners. We show people what we’ve done and how we’ve done it for over 30 years, and we help them put those concepts and practices to work in their own communities. The Roca Impact Institute works with communities to envision and execute real change over time – for individual young people, systems and community.
The Role: As part of our first year of operating, we are looking for a skilled Project Manager. We are looking for a creative self-starter, who can wear multiple hats, juggle a range of tasks, and develop their skills, leadership and expertise with us over time. This role is perfect for an individual who loves organizing things, has great analytical skills, can translate ideas into written and visual presentations, and is willing to jump right in and contribute. This individual will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of agencies from community-based organizations, to police departments, to criminal justice agencies and funders. Interest in the issues of violence reduction, criminal justice reform, and developing pathways for young adults that are least engaged in traditional programming is a must. This is a full-time position that reports to the Roca Impact Institute Executive Director.
Roca has been serving young people in Massachusetts since 1988. We currently serve over 1,000 young people across 21 communities in Massachusetts, with three fully operating sites in Chelsea, Boston, and Springfield, and two satellite sites in Lynn, and Holyoke, MA. In the summer of, 2018, we also opened our first replication site in Baltimore, MD. All of our sites serve high-risk young men, and our Chelsea and Springfield sites also serve high-risk young mothers. Roca’s work is based on the theory that young people, when re-engaged through positive and intensive relationships, can change their behaviors and develop life, education, and employment skills to disrupt the cycles of poverty and incarceration.
To apply and learn more about our open positions, please visit our Career Page and submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter.
Roca is excited to announce the 2020 launch of The Roca Impact Institute. The Roca Impact Institute serves as Roca's path to scale the key lessons learned from over 30 years of work with the young people most likely to shoot or be shot: that to…