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Program Coordinator

Constituent Services & Community Programs with NYC Department of Correction (DOC)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $54,100 - $62,215 per year

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated 2 days ago

Description Description

The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is an integral part of the City’s evolving criminal justice system, participating in reform initiatives and strategies aimed to move the City towards a smaller jail system without compromising public safety. The DOC is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for our employees, visitors, volunteers, and people in our custody. Importantly, safe jails enable DOC to provide people in custody with the tools and opportunities they need to successfully re-enter their communities. The DOC operates facilities and court commands across the five boroughs with more than 9,000 diverse professionals and knowledgeable experts.

The NYC DOC has a unique opportunity for a Program Coordinator in the Division of Programs and Community Partnerships. Duties include coordinating re-entry programming delivered by nonprofit partners and DOC staff, providing group and individual services to incarcerated individuals, and tracking program attendance and performance. Other duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Collaborating with uniformed staff, nonprofit partners, and DOC staff to coordinate programming and reentry services in designated facilities;
• Using motivation interviewing and other techniques to engage people in custody in reentry services and assess their needs, including employment, housing, and substance use; referring incarcerated individuals to partner organizations for services;
• Conducting group and individual sessions to promote skill development and personal growth;
• Drawing on research and feedback from incarcerated individuals to develop innovative programming;
• Contributing to the development of innovative strategies to maximize program participation and performance;
• Tracking program participation and preparing reports to document activities; evaluating program performance against targets;
• Identifying high-need areas and targeting services appropriately;
• Touring facilities to gain feedback from incarcerated individuals and staff;
• Developing partnerships and collaborative relationships with service providers to ensure smooth service delivery;
• Assisting in the development of short and long term plans for reentry programming; researching best practices to inform program improvement; carrying out special projects to support reentry services;
• Preparing presentation materials, reviewing reports and documents, prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
• Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.