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Manager of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth

Bulletin number: 2013-035SM

Opened: 7/3/2013

Closes: 7/26/2013 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Note: The college will be closed on July 4, 2013 in observance of Independence Day.

The Evergreen State College is committed to prohibiting discrimination and to building a diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, people with disabilities, persons over forty, women, Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply.

SPECIAL NOTE
There is currently one full-time, overtime-exempt, grant funded Manager of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth position available on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College. This position is grant funded through December 31, 2015 with continuation beyond that date dependent upon extension of grant funds and is an “at-will” appointment, exempt from Washington State Civil Service rules and the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements.

COLLEGE PROFILE
The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, graduate programs, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The college values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. Current enrollment is approximately 4,500. For more information about Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website:  http://www.evergreen.edu   

COMPENSATION

  • Salary is $2,923 to $3,420 per month of full time work.
  • Experience and training may be considered in salary placement.
  • A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.  For more information about Evergreen's excellent employee benefits, please view http://www.evergreen.edu/payroll.
  • Exempt employees that work more than 0.5 FTE will become eligible for the tuition waiver program.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth is committed to serving young men of color with asset-based, innovative strategies to transform health and education inequities, including under-representation of men of color in higher education.  Education has been identified as a key strategy to break the cycle of disproportionate minority confinement for young men of color and to reduce the recidivism rate for juvenile offenders. Gateways offers on-site education programs at facilities for juvenile offenders in Washington State.

POSITION PURPOSE
The Manager of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth is responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including grant writing and reporting, program development and expansion, program evaluation, supervising staff, resource management, contract and budget management, program planning and coordination, and day-to-day operations. This is a grant-funded position with a focus on improving and documenting the current model in order to pilot statewide expansion and replication. This position coordinates programs offered at Green Hill and other juvenile detention facility sites. The Manager oversees contracts and coordinates programs with the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) and other partners.  The Manager establishes new partnerships with higher education institutions to pilot Gateways programming at new sites.  The Manager serves as the site supervisor for Retention AmeriCorps members at Gateways who coordinate Evergreen student mentors. The Manager reports to the Community Based Center for Learning and Action (CCBLA) Director, who also serves as the grant project director.

NATURE AND SCOPE
This position supervises a multifaceted operation including culture program support, college preparation and credit programs, scholarships, transition support and tutor/mentoring programs.  The Manager oversees the development of an evaluation process with a contractor. Grant administration and reporting includes documenting the program design and operations for Gateways, implementing a longitudinal outcome study for youth participants.  Grant activities include convening other higher education institutions to pilot the Gateways model. The project involves working with faculty curricula developers, and with the CCBLA Director to create a project Steering Committee with representatives from partner organizations, staff, and youth participants. The Manager will work with the Evergreen Foundation and grants office to secure funding for the program. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three years of experience in program / project management in areas such as juvenile justice, education, governmental, or youth setting including experience in all of the following: developing and evaluating the effectiveness of programs, managing budgets, reporting, and supervising staff.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree
  • Five years of experience managing an educational program(s).
  • Experience with grant management, strategic planning, and establishing and maintaining partnerships.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Gateways Program and working with CCBLA Director and faculty to implement grant-funded expansion plans with JRA to insure the delivery of high quality cultural and educational programming by performing the following duties:
  • Oversee all program operations including administrative support for Evergreen students enrolled in Gateways programs and internships.
  • Oversee the inter-agency coordination and cooperation of Gateways programs with staff and administrators at Green Hill and JRA expansion sites including ongoing communication and trouble-shooting with Green Hill staff around protocol and procedures, materials procurement and approvals for the program.
  • Assist with developing yearly program fiscal goals to include administrative, personnel, and fundraising goals.
  • Develop, modify, and monitor programmatic services to insure quality/safety to meet the needs of students, Green Hill, and JRA Expansion site residents and contracting agencies.
  • Develop cooperative working relationships and act as a liaison with local agencies and external and internal contacts such as social service, community relations, criminal justice, consultants, faculty, and staff to interpret programmatic activities, objectives, and outcomes.
  • In collaboration with program evaluators, evaluate, report, and present on the effectiveness of the program.
  • Coordinate regular staff meetings, administrative and interdisciplinary team functions, and support steering committee gatherings.
  • Work closely with expansion teams (JRA, Higher Education, and K-12) to implement work plans for phase 2 grant goals, including collaborative planning with the Washington Center, Gateways Faculty, and CCBLA Director to develop team retreats to train faculty at other participating higher education sites in the Gateways model.
  • Actively participate in program duties that include development, research, marketing, strategic planning, and collaborative planning with faculty serving as principal investigators, instructors, and curriculum developers.
  • Supervise the efforts of the AmeriCorps members to recruit, train, and supervise student volunteers and perform AmeriCorps Retention Project Site Supervisor duties.
  • Implement, maintain, and administer program evaluations and submit reports to funders.
  • Account for records of all volunteers and resident participants in the program such as attendance and daily evaluations.
  • Create systems for data tracking for youth outcomes and perform grant required reporting.
  • Coordinate programming with the JRA staff at Green Hill, and Region 6 Parole and community sites including:
    • Administer and maintain up-to-date required JRA background checks for all students and volunteers.
    • Provide an updated monthly roster of volunteers and students to Green Hill security personnel.
  • Support AmeriCorps coordination of the Academic Mentor Program and Transitional Support Mentor Programs including required AmeriCorps paperwork.
  • Develop grant proposals and supervise fund raising activities.
  • Manage and monitor program budgets using Excel and the Banner integrated information system.
  • Supervise the preparation of publications and community outreach efforts.
  • Work with trainers including First People’s Advising to provide cultural diversity workshops and trainings within the institutions for staff and residents.
  • Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Understanding of Disproportionate Minority Contact and commitment to strategies that serve young men of color.
  • Skill and ability in budget management.
  • Ability to develop grant proposals, manage grant budgets and coordinate fundraising efforts.
  • Skill and ability in developing, researching, marketing, program evaluation, strategic planning, model documentation, and program expansion and replication.
  • Working knowledge of the Washington State Juvenile Justice System.
  • Commitment to and experience with cultural competency and group dynamics.
  • Knowledge of academic issues pertaining to culturally diverse incarcerated student populations, specifically young men of color.
  • Ability to work effectively with and demonstrate passion for people, particularly youth, of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Ability to supervise and advise staff, students, and volunteers including AmeriCorps members.
  • Skill and ability in supporting staff growth through staff development and serving as a mentor to staff and students.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff, faculty, and external agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, including presentation and conflict management skills.
  • Working knowledge of and commitment to the tenants of Participatory Research / Popular Education
  • Ability to and skill in establishing fiscal goals.
  • Working knowledge of computer and office equipment and ability to use standard software applications such as Microsoft Office and record management systems; ability to learn publishing programs.
  • Ability to function independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Ability to work with unexpected barriers.
  • Ability to provide workshops and training sessions.
  • Skill and ability in grant reporting and program evaluation.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.
  • May be required to submit to a preemployment background check.

APPLICATION PROCESS

TO SUCCESSFULLY APPLY AND BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

1.    A letter of application that addresses the extent to which you meet the Minimum Qualifications and the Desired Qualifications, and that thoroughly describes how your qualifications, education, training and work experience has prepared you to demonstrate the first four (4) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements listed above.
2.    A resume that includes a chronological work history that details your education, training and professional experience, including months and years in each position.
3.    At least three work-related references including name, address, and telephone number. Note: By providing this information you are authorizing the college to contact your references.
4.    An Affirmative Action Data Sheet (Word | PDF) Note: This optional information will be separated from your application materials and kept confidential.

Please carefully read the job bulletin and submit all requested items by the closing date listed above. The committee in its screening of applicants will assume your abilities and experience include only those elements specifically documented within your application materials.  By submitting a completed application for this position you are acknowledging that all of the information that you have submitted to apply for this job is true and complete to the best of your knowledge.  You understand that The Evergreen State College may verify this information and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if you are hired.  If invited for an on-campus interview, you may be required to pay your own travel expenses.

Materials may be submitted using any one of the following options:
 
Email: jobline@evergreen.edu
Mail: The Evergreen State College
Human Resource Services, Library Bldg Room 3102
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA  98505
Fax: (360) 867-6823
Or in person to the Human Resource Services office, Library Building room 3102.

Application materials submitted to the College become property of the College and will not be returned.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, call the Human Resource Services Office at (360) 867-5361 (voice), or (360) 867-6834 (TTY) or email your request to jobline@evergreen.edu.

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Manager of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth

Date Posted: 7/3/2013

The Manager of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth is responsible for managing all aspects of the program, including grant writing and reporting, program development and expansion, program evaluation, supervising staff, resource management, contract and budget management, program planning and coordination, and day-to-day operations. This is a grant-funded position with a focus on improving and documenting the current model in order to pilot statewide expansion and replication. This position coordinates programs offered at Green Hill and other juvenile detention facility sites. The Manager oversees contracts and coordinates programs with the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) and other partners. The Manager establishes new partnerships with higher education institutions to pilot Gateways programming at new sites. The Manager serves as the site supervisor for Retention AmeriCorps members at Gateways who coordinate Evergreen student mentors. The Manager reports to the Community Based Center for Learning and Action (CCBLA) Director, who also serves as the grant project director.

Location: Olympia, Washington
The Evergreen State College