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.
Other Duties:
 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.