Program Director - Sacramento Office

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000
Maximum: $75,000
Details: Depending on experience and education.



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


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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 an experienced, energetic, and knowledgeable individual with significant program management experience, experience working with system-involved individuals, legislative policy and knowledge of non-profit systems. The Sacramento Director will be part the ARC management team and will oversee operations, member and staff recruitment, training, and programming at ARC’s Sacramento office. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and communication skills, and will be someone who brings knowledge, creativity, initiative, and integrity to his or her work. The Sacramento Director will play a critical role in creating a support network for formerly incarcerated individuals in Sacramento, and will work closely with these members to support their success and to ensure that programs are relevant, impactful, and beneficial.

In addition to working closely with formerly incarcerated members to develop evidence-based programming and events, the Sacramento Director will grow ARC’s presence in Sacramento by building strong relationships with local community-based organizations, the Sacramento Probation Department, and other key stakeholders committed to supporting the reentry population in Sacramento and surrounding counties. The Sacramento Director will oversee the recruitment of formerly incarcerated members to ARC, Sacramento office operations and staff development, and will work with ARC’s management team to carry out the ARC mission and philosophy.

This position will report to ARC’s Deputy Director and will work in close collaboration to ensure quality programming in Sacramento and to maintain ARC’s high standard of successful outcomes for formerly incarcerated members. This position will work primarily from Sacramento but will also travel for meetings and presentations on behalf of the organization. 


·      Oversee day-to-day operations of the Sacramento office.

·      Supervise staff in their work with Sacramento Probation to recruit and engage formerly incarcerated young people living in the Sacramento area.

·      Supervise the office’s implementation of ARC’s case management systems including data collection, documentation and quality of services.

·      Oversee and manage office cash flow, budget, reporting, contracts and grants for Sacramento Program.

·      Oversee the mentoring program to provide members with encouragement, support, and an opportunity to build positive relationships.

·      Promote ARC programs to potential funders and change makers.

·      Develop strong relationships with local agencies and community-based organizations to provide services, support, and opportunities to formerly incarcerated members to support their success.

·      Collaborate with ARC’s Executive and Deputy directors to oversee staff case management skills and leadership development.

·      Collaborate with ARC’s Program Director to replicate programming in Sacramento, including ARC case management, support network, and policy advocacy.


·      Bachelor of Arts degree preferred.  Associate degree required. Applicants without a degree who have at least five consecutive years of non-profit management experience and a minimum of seven years non-profit experience can apply.

·      Formerly incarcerated and/or system-impacted individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

·      Experience and a demonstrated passion for working with young people who have experienced incarceration.

·      Experience linking formerly incarcerated or underserved individuals to supportive services, including mental health interventions, addiction support, educational enrollment assistance, and vocational training preferred.

·      Four years of management experience, including supervising staff, budgeting and managing resources, and writing program and strategy reports.

·      Knowledge of the California juvenile and criminal justice systems.

·      Familiarity with the landscape of service providers across California working with system-involved young people, especially in Sacramento County.

·      Knowledge of the policy advocacy landscape in California.

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·      Willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends and evenings, as needed.

·      Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

·      Ability to solve problems creatively and collaboratively.

·      Facility with technology and project management tools. 


Medical and Dental Benefits offered

10 Paid Vacation Days

6 Paid Sick Days

Office closes each year between Christmas and New Years (paid time off)

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send cover letter along with resume. Candidates must have proven Program Management experience to be considered for this exciting and challenging position.