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Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC)


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Published 29 days ago

November 16, 2020
November 2, 2020
$50,000 - $60,000The annual salary for this position starts at $50,000 and depends on experience.

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) seeks a highly organized, effective, and articulate systems thinker for the role of Program Manager. The ideal candidate will proactively support OPPRC’s strategic initiatives by leading program development, campaigns, and building strategic partnerships. This role is responsible for high-quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, internal staff, and partners in the field. The Program Manager will oversee the expansion of membership, leadership development for members, build and fortify alliances and partnerships. As the lead program staff for OPPRC’s work, the Program Manager strongly supports building a cross-issue political analysis with a multi-racial team to advance OPPRC’s mission and the work of decarcerating New Orleans. 


RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Drive Inclusive Campaigns

  • Oversee the implementation of strategic grassroots organizing campaigns that will win concrete improvements in the lives of our most impacted members.
  • Develop all campaign goals and strategies through a collaborative process that includes the perspectives, wisdom, and strategy advice of our members, allies, staff, and partners.
  • Facilitate group and individual meetings as necessary to ensure that campaign goals are inclusive and that progress is being made. 
  • Support the use of direct action as necessary and strategic to advance campaigns and build power.
  • Review and approve communications plans  
  • Developing and managing project budgets


Administration or Data and Record Keeping

  • Synthesize and analyze information collected and collaborate with key stakeholders to develop strategies. 
  • Developing systems for tracking metrics for grant reporting 
  • Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Provides day-to-day supervision of staff, fellows, and interns


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of criminal legal system issuesExceptional organizational, attention to detail and administrative skills (Proficiency with Google Suites, calendaring, confirming facilitators, youth have adequate transportation, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing) 
  • Ability to organize community members and partners to take action on multiple issues for local campaigns 
  • Supervision experience
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a diverse team 
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Detail-oriented and solution-oriented 
  • Experience in creating and following through on a work plan
  • Willingness to travel for trainings and meetings 
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Own reliable transportation with current insurance Ability to use a computer for word processing and email along with comfort using the internet and social media posting


OTHER DESIRED SKILLS

  • Creating non-profit strategic and business plans.
  • Developing and managing project budget
  • Experience with fundraising, grant proposal writing and reporting to donors.


THE IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS SEVERAL OF THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS

  • Entrepreneurial: innovative and focused on finding new opportunities
  • Initiative: driven to complete goals
  • Authentic Leadership: an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers who value their input and are built on an ethical foundation
  • Creative: independent thinking in a collaborative environment
  • Flexible: capability, willingness, and skill to engage in multiple roles simultaneously
  • Results and outcomes driven: focused on creating demonstrable & replicable change
  • Tenacious: perseverance through adversity
  • Courageous: willingness to risk failure
  • Empathetic: considerate of complex challenges and coordinate the needs of many voices across the community; sensitive to competing ideas and opportunities
  • Balance: values community needs and simultaneous desire for measurable results
  • Community oriented: works collaboratively to develop creative solutions to tough problems; believes communities in Louisiana have the ability to determine their own futures

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) seeks a highly organized, effective, and articulate systems thinker for the role of Program Manager. The ideal candidate will proactively support OPPRC’s strategic initiatives by leading…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required

Benefits

Generous medical and dental benefits package, paid holidays, and paid time off.  This position is a full-time exempt.

Generous medical and dental benefits package, paid holidays, and paid time off.  This position is a full-time exempt.

Location

4035 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125

How to Apply

Please email a resume and answers to the questions below to admin@opprcnola.org with the subject line: OPPRC Manager - [Last Name]. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Questions:

  1. Why are you interested in the work of OPPRC? Please describe your involvement, if any, with OPPRC’s efforts in the past. (up to 250 words)
  2. What personal or professional experience do you have in the criminal legal system, program management, organizing, policy, community-building, and other relevant areas? (up to 250 words)
  3. Please describe your experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating a program, campaign, or project along with organizing work in New Orleans or elsewhere. (up to 250 words)


OPPRC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits BIPOC, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA community. We will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Please email a resume and answers to the questions below to admin@opprcnola.org with the subject line: OPPRC Manager - [Last Name]. Applications will only be accepted electronically…

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