Careers at STRIVE
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at STRIVE, a culturally diverse non-profit whose mission is to help people acquire the life-changing skills and attitudes needed to overcome challenging circumstances, find sustained employment, and become valuable contributors to their families, their employers, and their communities.
Job Title: National Program Manager, Juvenile Justice Initiative
Reports To: Senior National Director, STRIVE International
STRIVE Forward is a national initiative funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) to assist youth offenders in successful re-entry and success in education and careers. The initiative is designed to conduct a free and open competition within the STRIVE Affiliate Network; award, monitor, and oversee the implementation of sub-grants; and facilitate the provision of services that will make a significant difference in the lives and long-term employment prospects of participants. Building on its innovative service model and well-established Affiliate Network, STRIVE will provide services over a period of 39 months to approximately 650 young offenders, ages 14 and older, from communities where poverty and crime are most concentrated.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the rollout, implementation, and successful operation of STRIVE Forward.
Manage relationships between STRIVE national and affiliate sub awarded sites. This includes regular travel to the affiliate sites as well as maintaining communication with key staff.
Plan and coordinate meetings, trainings, and other technical assistance activities with STRIVE affiliate sites in person, on the phone and/or via webinar.
Provide technical assistance to affiliate sites on program design, launch and implementation.
In coordination with the applicable STRIVE national staff and US DOL personnel, coordinate programmatic grant reporting in a timely manner.
Monitor sub award sites’ compliance with the STRIVE Forward outcomes and applicable federal circulars and program requirements; maintain a strong relationship with US DOL.
Work with other key STRIVE personnel focused on national initiatives.
Research funding opportunities and support submission of grant proposals for the STRIVE affiliate network to sustain the program and/or similar affiliate wide initiatives in the future.
Other special projects as assigned.
Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required.
Must have a minimum of three to five years of work experience in program/grant management. Previous experience managing a pass-through award to multiple sites preferred.
Professional experience with re-entry of ex-offenders and/or youth development required. Must have knowledge of and experience with criminal justice systems, programs and issues. Relevant life experience will also be taken into consideration.
Must have strong time and project management skills.
Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of public and non-profit partners is a must, excellent interpersonal skills required.
Must have outstanding communication and writing skills; solid proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Regular travel is required. This position is based in NYC.
STRIVE considers applicants for all positions without regard to: race; color; religion; gender; national origin; age; sexual orientation; marital or veteran status; the presence of a medical condition, genetic information or handicap, unrelated to performing the tasks of the job; or any other legally protected status.