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Men’s Reentry Housing Pilot
DC Jail and Prison Advocacy Project Project Manager Job Announcement
Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services (DRDC), a nonprofit protection and advocacy agency that advances the rights of DC residents with disabilities, seeks a Project Manager for the well-regarded DC Jail and Prison Advocacy Project (JPAP). The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation of JPAP’s Men’s Reentry Housing Pilot, an exciting new program to provide bridge and permanent housing for up to 25 formerly incarcerated DC men diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual disabilities with the ultimate goal of promoting successful community integration.
The ideal Men’s Reentry Housing Pilot Project Manager is a professional with the knowledge and ability to provide leadership to Pilot team members, ensuring that all aspects of the project are successful and satisfactory to clients as well as the funder. The Project Manager, working under JPAP’s Director, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, ensuring that everything runs smoothly from participant placement to monthly invoicing and reporting to program evaluation to interfacing with the reentry advocacy community and meeting with government officials.
The Project Manager will supervise the Pilot team which includes Reentry Advocates, a Peer Navigator, a Staff Attorney focused on disability accommodations in community supervision, and some hours of another Staff Attorney focused on pre-trial release, sentencing and parole hearing mitigation, and jail conditions.
To achieve the above goals, the candidate should be:
(including timely grant spenddown) and resource management
Compensation: The Program Manager will work full-time for a competitive non-profit salary, based on experience, plus benefits, which include full medical insurance, vacation, sick leave and other benefits.
All applicants must briefly respond to the following three questions within a cover letter or in a separate essay (maximum 2 pages total):
1) What are your personal or professional motivations behind working in the criminal justice/disability rights field?
2) What do you believe is one problem in the criminal justice system that could benefit from more advocacy reform?
3) What do you believe is one problem in the behavioral health system which could benefit from more advocacy reform?
Please send your responses together with a resume and list of references electronically no later than January 18, 2021 to:
Tammy Seltzer, Director
DC Jail & Prison Advocacy Project University Legal Services firstname.lastname@example.org
No calls, please