Position Title: Program Manager
Program/ Department: Beloved Youth Project
Work location: In-person Oakland/San Francisco. Some travel required
Classification: Full-time (1 FTE – 40 hours/week), permanent, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $82,000 – $85,000
Beloved Youth is hiring for the Regional Program Manager position. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead the Regional roll-out of Beloved Youth and work as a member of a larger team implementing the pilot in 4-counties in California over three years.
Beloved Youth is the first project of Beloved Community Housing, a housing organization devoted to supporting the self-determination of young people and their families impacted by the juvenile and criminal justice systems through innovations in housing. It is a continuum of care model that resources young people and their families/guardians while advocating for their needs and desires, with the goal of ending reliance on the ineffective, harmful, and expensive carceral and congregate care models.
Beloved Community Housing is a fiscally sponsored project of the Young Women’s Freedom Center and was started based on their 30 years of success working with directly impacted women, girls, and trans people of all genders impacted by poverty, life on the streets, incarceration, and gender based violence.
The Regional Program Manager will support Beloved’s launch in San Francisco and Oakland. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Beloved Regional Program Manager will be responsible for a variety of program management and administrative tasks, including supervising front-line program staff, strengthening relationships with key stakeholders, and ensuring fidelity to Beloved’s Program model and organizational values. This position will work closely with YWFC and Beloved staff to ensure that program participants – many of whom have been impacted by the criminal (in)justice system and poverty – have the support, resources, access, and advocacy needed to thrive.
This opportunity calls for a highly committed and adaptable professional, who excels at motivating others, and thrives in a startup environment. Beloved strongly encourages candidates with similar lived experiences as our participants to apply.
- Ensure the proper fielding of program participant referrals from partners and that initial intake assessment in a timely manner
- Oversee the family finding process (placement) and provide recommendations to the courts
- Ensure participant life maps, resource plans, and support plans are completed in alignment with Beloved’s program model
- Ensure Participants are supported in navigating systems (juvenile justice, foster care, mental health, etc.) by ensuring team members are providing advocacy, resources, and ongoing support in self-advocacy strategies and education.
- Address program implementation barriers and make recommendations to enhance the program and service, delivery model
- Implement and support in the creation of staff training materials in alignment with organization’s values and program model
- Recruit placement providers aligned with Beloved’s mission and values, including credible messenger homes; establish provider’s network of support and training options.
Staff Supervision and Coordination
- Build authentic and trusting relationships with Beloved staff and staff members of partner agency working on Beloved, fostering strong team cohesion and unity
- Ensure staff are maintaining Beloved’s standards of conduct, exemplifying Beloved’s values, while utilizing Beloved methodologies and frameworks.
- Provide regular supervision and mentorship to frontline program staff, ensuring program goals and objectives are met and staff feel supported
- Work closely with partner agency to ensure Beloved Youth values, standards, and program supports are being implemented and upheld
- Review staff performance and provide regular feedback and support to improve service delivery including coordinating with partner agency lead
- Provide orientation and training to new staff, interns, volunteers, and partners in the region
- Facilitate and coordinate team meetings to ensure alignment with expectations External Visibility
- Attend relevant external stakeholder meetings and events to understand Oakland and S,F political landscape
- Build and maintain relationships with system partners, including partner CBOs, Probation, and political partners
- Present Beloved’s program model to partners to increase visibility, funding, and partnership opportunities
- Attend important funder meeting and provide progress reports, as requested.
- Track program expenses and ensure Program is within budget
- Ensure client files are up to date and stored appropriately
- Schedule and organize team meetings and events, while maintaining organizational calendar and agenda
- Work closely with the State-wide Manager to create staff trainings and policies, including onboarding and offboarding plans, technology protocols, and data expectations
- Ensure all requested reports r reports are completed in a timely manner, while ensuring program goals and objectives are met
Data and Evaluation
- Review data and make recommendations to enhance program effectiveness
- Ensure data is entered into database in a timely manner
- Work closely with external evaluators and Statewide Program Director to make program recommendations and adjustments based on data and evaluation
The Beloved Program Manager must be aligned with Beloved and YWFC’s approach to personal and structural transformation and be guided by the organizations’ guiding principle core values, and lead with Sisterhood/ Siblinghood, Self-Determination, Spirituality, and Social Justice.
- Center the core mission of Reimagine Freedom and its affiliates, and ensure that decisions uphold the principles, values, and vision of the Freedom Charter.
- Employ a racial equity and justice lens in your work.
- Invest in the leadership and development of other team members and the staff of affiliate organizations.
- Strong Advocate: Minimum 2 years of experience in the juvenile justice, youth development, or similar field; ability to fight for others unapologetically; willingness to learn, ask questions, and discern the most strategic way to advocate for participants and staff
- Flexible: Thrives in a startup environment; willingness to try new ideas and approaches to best support participants and staff; will do what it takes to support participants, even if that means diverging from the original plan.
- Humility: Sets personal ego and judgment aside; able to work with and support individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and educational levels; genuinely curious and asks questions before making a decision or judgment.
- Collectively and Individually: Able to work well with others to accomplish a goal; equally comfortable working alone, and setting and meeting tight deadlines; asks for support when needed.
- Integrity: acts with integrity at all times; transparent and direct, yet approachable and supportive; operates with accountability what you know to be right at all times. Be transparent and direct
- Motivational Leadership: motivates others by leading by example; builds authentic relationships; strong emotional intelligence; provides clear expectations and feedback; coaching rather than directive.
- Critical Thinking: Open minded and considers alternative perspectives; recognizes assumptions, evaluates evidence, and seeks to understand before making a decision; mindful of political and positional power differences.
- Results Oriented
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Beloved offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. Compensation is commensurate with experience, ranging from $82,000-$85,000. We also offer comprehensive health benefits and top-of-the-market paid time off including two weeks of vacation, 2 additional weeks in December, and 1 week in July, plus 11 holidays. The organization also participates in the Cal-savers retirement program.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your resume and a one-page cover letter to Hr@belovedcommunityhousing.org, using the subject line using the subject line “Program Manager SF_(LastName)”, or submit using the form on this page.
We strongly encourage candidates with marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply. Reimagine Freedom, Beloved, & Young Women’s Freedom Center do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: On A Rolling Basis
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every candidate. We do review every submission carefully and we will contact those who we’d like to interview.