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Division Manager, the petey greene program in New York City

About us

The Petey Greene Program supplements educational programming in prisons, jails, detention centers, and youth prisons by providing free, quality tutoring to incarcerated people. We work to promote academic achievement in prison classrooms to support the future success of people in prison and to build stronger communities.

To accomplish these goals, the Petey Greene Program builds partnerships between universities and prisons, jails, and youth prisons. The Program collaborates with university volunteering/civic engagement centers, academic departments, and student groups to recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers, typically undergraduate and graduate students. It then works with prisons, jails, and youth prisons to enable these volunteers to work as tutors in adult basic education, high school equivalency, and college programs.

the role

The Division Manager will work with the New York Petey Greene team to recruit, train, and manage all Petey Greene volunteers involved in prison education programs in New York State. In particular, the Division Manager will be primarily responsible for recruitment, training, management, and support of volunteers in NYC correctional facilities, as well as overseeing and advising the Petey Greene student groups in NYC. Additionally, they will ensure that the partnerships with NYC facility partners are strong and will determine the facilities’ tutoring needs for each semester.

The Division Manager will work to support volunteers to develop a campus culture of criminal justice reform, including hosting events and building relationships with key community stakeholders. Beyond these tasks, the Division Manager is expected to continually support the volunteers at their facilities, specifically by conducting site visits and debriefs, but also through informal coaching and troubleshooting.

Position Title

Division Manager, The Petey Greene Program in New York City

Position Type

Full-time staff (35 hours/week)

Job Location

The New York Petey Greene team works out of a coworking space, though there is some flexibility with regard to work style and location. The position would require travel between the office, universities, and facility partners.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruits new volunteers by contacting relevant student groups and departments, attending community engagement fairs at partner universities, and managing relationships with faculty and staff at partner universities.

  • Screens, interviews and selects prospective volunteers to ensure that we are providing high-quality tutors who are committed to their students.

  • Manages the process of getting volunteers cleared to enter the prison or jail where they are assigned to tutor.

  • Facilitates trainings for new volunteers.

  • Maintains consistent communication with volunteers, especially if an incident occurs or a volunteer misses a tutoring session.

  • Manages volunteer data, including schedules, attendances, and feedback, through Salesforce.

  • Keeps track of student data and communicates student needs with volunteers.

  • Supervises campus leadership teams and works with them to put on events that shine a spotlight on issues of mass incarceration or strengthen tutoring pedagogy.

  • Writes and distributes a monthly newsletter to volunteer network.

  • Networks with criminal justice and education-involved stakeholders.

  • Attends quarterly all staff meetings and/or conferences in different states throughout the east coast including: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; and Providence, RI.

The above responsibilities are subject to change as the Petey Greene Program grows both regionally and nationally.

Competencies

  • A commitment to issues related to mass incarceration, racial equity, and the rights of formerly incarcerated people.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Proficiency in Gmail and Google Suite

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in person and via email, text, and phone.

  • Attention to detail and extremely organized.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team.

  • Comfortable with giving and receiving feedback.

  • Group facilitation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has previous experience working with or knowledge of the Department of Corrections as an employee, partner, volunteer, or a formerly incarcerated person.

  • Previous experience working with student and/or volunteer organizations.

  • Experience working in education.

The Petey Greene Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ people, women, formerly incarcerated people, and those directly impacted by mass incarceration, to apply.

Compensation

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000-50,000
Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability, excellent parental leave and vacation packages.

Start date

April-May, 2019

How to apply

Please email jobs@peteygreene.org with the following documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter (applications without a cover letter will not be considered).

  • A writing sample (this can be a college essay, a published piece of non-fiction writing of any length, or an example of professional writing such as a memo or business letter.)

division manager, the petey greene program in massachusetts

About us

The Petey Greene Program supplements educational programming in prisons, jails, detention centers, and youth prisons by providing free, quality tutoring to incarcerated people. We work to promote academic achievement in prison classrooms to support the future success of people in prison and to build stronger communities.

To accomplish these goals, the Petey Greene Program builds partnerships between universities and prisons, jails, and youth prisons. The Program collaborates with university volunteering/civic engagement centers, academic departments, and student groups to recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers, typically undergraduate and graduate students. It then works with prisons, jails, and youth prisons to enable these volunteers to work as tutors in adult basic education, high school equivalency, and college programs.

the role

The Division Manager will work with the Massachusetts Petey Greene team to recruit, train, and manage all Petey Greene volunteers involved in prison education programs in Massachusetts. In particular, the Division Manager will be primarily responsible for managing relationships with two universities, MIT and Clark University, and four prisons and jails: MCI Concord, MCI Shirley, Worcester House of Correction, and Worcester Community Corrections Center. This list is subject to change as the Program continues to grow in Massachusetts.

Over the course of a semester, the Division Manager will have a number of responsibilities. They will ensure that the partnerships with the above-named prisons and jails are strong and will determine the facilities’ tutoring needs for each semester. They will recruit, schedule, and train volunteers. They will meet regularly with faculty and student groups and set up events at universities. The Division Manager will work to support volunteers to develop a campus culture of criminal justice reform, including hosting events and building relationships with key community stakeholders. Beyond these tasks, the Division Manager is expected to continually support the volunteers at their facilities, specifically by conducting site visits and debriefs, but also through informal coaching and troubleshooting.

The Massachusetts Petey Greene team works out of a coworking space, though there is some flexibility with regard to work style and location. Because we work with universities, our work has a seasonal element to it, and the most significant periods of work fall during the start of each semester, in September and late January through early February. The Division Manager is on a team of two other employees. The Division Manager reports to and is supervised by the Massachusetts Regional Manager.

Position Title

Division Manager, The Petey Greene Program in Massachusetts

Position Type

Full-time staff (35 hours/week)

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruits new volunteers by contacting relevant student groups and departments, attending community engagement fairs at partner universities, and managing relationships with faculty and staff at partner universities.

  • Manages the process of getting volunteers cleared to enter the prison or jail where they are assigned to tutor, which includes building tutoring schedules, obtaining clearance paperwork, scheduling an orientation, and organizing transportation.

  • Facilitates trainings for new volunteers.

  • Schedules and coordinates weekly transportation for volunteers.  

  • Communicates regularly with volunteers, especially if an incident occurs or a volunteer misses a tutoring session.

  • Manages volunteer data, including schedules, attendances, and feedback, through Salesforce.

  • Supervises campus leadership teams and works with them to put on events that shine a spotlight on issues of mass incarceration or strengthen tutoring pedagogy.

  • Networks with criminal justice and education-involved stakeholders.

  • Responds promptly to emails from volunteers, university or DOC staff, and fellow staff.

  • Attends quarterly all staff meetings in different states throughout the east coast including: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; NYC; Philadelphia, PA; and Providence, RI.

Competencies

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Proficiency in Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Calendar  

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in person and via email, text, and phone.  

  • Attention to detail and extremely organized.  

  • Group facilitation and pedagogy skills.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team.

  • Awareness of issues related to mass incarceration and broader social justice concerns.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has previous experience working with or knowledge of the Department of Correction as an employee, partner, or a formerly incarcerated person.

  • Experience working in education.

  • Previous experience working with student organizations.

  • Experience working with volunteers, particularly student volunteers.

  • A commitment to social justice, racial equity, and the rights of formerly incarcerated people.

  • An understanding of the US criminal justice system and local policies.

  • A commitment to education in confined settings.

The Petey Greene Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ people, women, formerly incarcerated people, and those directly impacted by mass incarceration, to apply.

Compensation

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,000-50,000
Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability, excellent parental leave and vacation packages.

Start date

May 2019

How to apply

Please email jobs@peteygreene.org with the following documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter (applications without a cover letter will not be considered).

  • A writing sample (this can be a college essay, a published piece of non-fiction writing of any length, or an example of professional writing such as a memo or business letter.)