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: STRIVE Future Leaders Program Manager

Reports To: Vice President of Programs

STRIVE Future Leaders 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. Building on its innovative service model and well-established Affiliate Network, STRIVE NYC will provide services over a period of 26 months to young offenders, ages 14 to 24, from communities where poverty and crime are most concentrated.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the rollout, implementation, and successful operation of STRIVE Future Leaders
  • Foster partnerships with probation officers, correction facility staff, and juvenile-court parole officers ensure full program enrollment and timely reporting back to any appropriate referral source.
  • Ensure all outcomes are met, including post-program follow-up and post-program recidivism tracking.
  • Plan, execute, and support meaningful Service Learning Projects that connect program participants to their communities.
  • Oversee the coordination of multiple service elements including education, workforce development, juvenile diversion, workforce credential bearing courses, and other services as directed by the Vice President of Programs.
  • Provide mentoring services that successfully assist youth reentering into their communities by providing consistent support, guidance, and encouragement that helps participant’s develop positive social relationships that result in achieving program outcomes.
  • Ensure all staff maintains timely data entry of progress notes, program attendance, and other STRIVE Future Leaders
  • Monitor compliance with the STRIVE Future Leaders outcomes and applicable STRIVE National and federal circulars and program requirements; maintain a strong relationship with STRIVE National.

Other Duties:

  • Work with other key personnel focused on STRIVE Future Leaders to ensure the success of program participants.
  • Submit Quarterly Narrative Reports to the National Program Manager as complied from monthly assessments and progress notes from case managers and trainers.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred, or comparable work experience.
  • Must have a minimum of two to three years of work experience in program management.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Job Title:              National Program Coordinator, STRIVE Future Leaders

Reports To:         National Vice President, STRIVE International

Summary

STRIVE Future Leaders is a national initiative funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) to support justice involved youth in successful community re-entry and achieving success in education and careers. Building on its innovative service model and well-established Affiliate Network, STRIVE Future Leaders will provide services to more than 1,000 justice involved youth nationwide from communities where poverty and crime are most concentrated.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working in conjunction with the National Program Manager of the Juvenile Justice Initiative, the National Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the systems that are central to this initiative, including, but not limited to

  • Supporting the coordination of the rollout, implementation, and successful operation of the STRIVE Future Leaders
  • Monitor compliance with the STRIVE Future Leaders policies and procedures manual and applicable STRIVE National and federal circulars and program requirements; maintain a strong relationship with STRIVE National.
  • Ensure all outcomes are met, including post-program follow-up and post-program retention and recidivism tracking.
  • Support implementation with fidelity of the STRIVE Future Leaders program manual by all participating affiliates.
  • Support Affiliate program staff’s ability to establish partnerships with probation officers, correction facility staff, and juvenile-court parole officers ensure full program enrollment and timely reporting back to any appropriate referral source
  • Collaboratively developing work plans and tracking progress on project management software.
  • Coordinating events with internal and external partners, including reserving space, arranging audio visual and food services, compiling event materials, managing registration, and conducting post-event follow up.
  • Supporting and ensuring the maintenance of Affiliates’ project’s electronic and hard-copy filing system.
  • Coordinate training and technical assistance for initiative staff as needed.
  • Provide coaching and coordinate the sharing of best practices related to planning, executing, and supporting meaningful Service Learning Projects that connect program participants to their communities.
  • Ensure all staff maintain timely data entry of progress notes, program attendance, and other STRIVE Future Leaders

Other Duties:

  • Work with other key personnel focused on the Future Leaders Initiative ensure the success of program participants.
  • Submit Quarterly Narrative Reports to the National Program Manager as complied from monthly assessments and progress notes from each Future Leaders program site.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, and related professional experience is desired.
  • A minimum of two to three years of work experience in project support and/or management strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have good project management and organizational skills, combining attention to detail with productivity. We are seeking candidates who balance self-directive and collaborative instincts, and who have good interpersonal skills.

Candidates should have:

  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and navigate shifting priorities
  • Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel, Office, Power Point, meeting scheduling software, project management software, internet research
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and ability to effectively communicate with diverse constituent groups
  • 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.
  • Critical thinking, systems analysis and redesign, and other modes of problem solving are desired.

To Apply

Forward resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected].

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Job Title:              National Training Manager

Reports To:         National Vice President, STRIVE International

Summary

The National Training Manager plays an essential role in the development, management and execution of both affiliate specific and national training programs. This position also has responsibility for running locally based training sessions for staff from new STRIVE Affiliate Partners as they join the network.

STRIVE International seeks a National Training Manager to plan, organize, coordinate and facilitate staff trainings on STRIVE’s CORE Adult Job Readiness and Future Leaders Job Readiness and Life Skills curriculums and is responsible for a wide range of logistical and operational tasks related to planning training and technical assistance opportunities at STRIVE International and other off-site settings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports trainers, and ensures that agency participants receive high quality and consistent job readiness / career development training.
  • Acting as key point of contact for trainers and fostering an active trainer development community.
  • Creates, assembles and distributes training program participant and trainer information
  • Coordinates and implements training programs which enhance and develops the performance of
  • Provides training resources and support to CORE and Future Leaders trainers across the network
  • Reviews current programs and advises on necessary improvements.
  • Analyzes training needs; coordinates network-wide in-house training programs and Institutes;
  • Monitors training and professional development of STRIVE Trainers.
  • Creates and organizes training schedules for in-house programs
  • Reviews STRIVE Trainer evaluations for training needs and organizes individual training.
  • Responsible for National Training communications and collaborative platform;
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Supports, trains, and evaluates classroom performance for STRIVE CORE Trainers (for adult job seekers) and STRIVE Future Leaders (for youth and young adults) Trainers, ensuring a high level of professionalism and quality training.
  • Thoroughly instructs the CORE Trainers on how to carry out all training activities / exercises by providing both an oral explanation, role play, and written documentation for each activity.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the timely and accurate collection of participant data, and prepares, distributes, and maintains a variety of reports including daily attendance roster and signing sheets
  • Prepare and updates all the job readiness / attitudinal training handouts for participants
  • Prepare and makes public presentations to promote departmental/agency programs as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned or needed.

Qualifications:

BA/BS preferred. Extensive experience in job readiness training for hard to place individuals required.  Must be highly intuitive and able to comprehend personal challenges in others.  Life skills and experience will also be taken into consideration.  Must have a working knowledge of computers and good time management skills.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) is helpful. Excellent teaching skills as well as solid written, and verbal communication skills are necessary. Computer skills a must.

  • Minimum of three years training experience
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to travel

To Apply

Forward resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected].

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Job Title:              Accountant

Reports To:          Chief Financial Officer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and manages Accounts Payable processing, including invoice entry and payment processing, while
    ensuring proper coding and timely payments. Manages vendor files, including maintaining W-9 information and
    filing annual 1099’s. Reviews and manages vendor consulting agreements and files, create and maintain
    Purchase Orders, and function as the main contact for vendors.
  • Processes and posts cash receipts in the general ledger and subsidiary records. Prepares and makes bank
    deposits. Performs month-end bank reconciliation. Ensure items in the Accounts Receivable Ledger are posted
    accurately against all aged entries.
  • Prepares and posts reconciliation and month end journal entries; Reconciles balance sheet accounts.
  • Responsible for the disbursement and reconciliation of petty cash and metro cards.
  • Responsible for the reconciliation and allocation of company credit card expenses and proper general ledger
    posting.
  • Performs day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining finance files and placing office supply orders.
  • Assists the Senior Grants Accountant in collecting back up documentation for grant vouchers and funder audits.
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in preparing monthly budget comparison and key indicator reports.
  • Works with the Chief Financial Officer to coordinate year end audits, and prepares required schedules and
    reports.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, with ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced
    environment.
  • Excellent analytical, communications, problem solving, time-management and interpersonal skills required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Fund E-Z accounting software, ADP Workforce Now, G/L Interface, and above average Excel
    skills a must

To Apply

Forward resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

 

STRIVE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Legal work authorization required.