Careers

Hope for Prisoners is dedicated to helping those formerly incarcerated find their path after release from the penal system. We believe everyone deserves support and assistance to be successful when they get a second chance.

We have adopted a set of core values that serve to inspire us and our clients to be our very best. Our core values are integrated in our training and mentoring. Our clients are expected to understand and live these values every day.

Integrity

Accountability
Motivation

Honor
Optimism
Perseverance
Excellence

If you share these values and want to make a difference every day, we’d love to learn more about you and your talents.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a position, please e-mail your resume and a letter of interest to HR@hopeforprisoners.org   with Job Title in the Subject Line.

OPEN POSITIONS

Community Development Manager

Position Role and Responsibilities

The Community Development Officer is a pivotal role and oversees the effective and efficient process of raising money and other donations for the HOPE for Prisoners organization. This position fosters and a culture of philanthropy within the organization and assures that the organization’s corporate culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa. Plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization. Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems for fund development including but not limited to volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition. Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources.

HOPE for Prisoners is a growing organization with strong community partners including Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Las Vegas faith-based community. Understanding and embracing the resources available to develop and maintain a blended funding model for HFP is essential.

Scope and Responsibility:

  • Participates with the chief executive officer, staff and governing body to define the organization’s mission and direction.
  • Provides vital input in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning and positioning within the organization.
  • Helps leadership identify and address organizational development issues that challenge and support health and effectiveness.
  • Ensures that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans.
  • Participates with the chief executive officer, staff and board in charting the organization’s course in fund development.
  • Evaluates the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its fund development, recommends short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization’s values, mission and general objectives.
  • Keeps informed of developments in philanthropy and fund development as well as the general fields of management and the non-profit sector; informs the chief executive officer, development committee(s) and board on current trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy making. Recommends policy positions concerning fund development.
  • Helps develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.
  • Helps establish performance measures, monitors results and helps the chief executive officer, development committee(s) and board evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
  • Provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body.
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards to donors and ensures compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.
  • Ensures establishment of and compliance with the organization’s own fund development and philanthropic principles, policies and procedures.
  • Assures stability by creating a working environment that is rewarding to staff and volunteers.
  • Appropriately represents the institution, its board and executive director to donors, prospects, regulators, development committee(s) and fundraising volunteers.
  • Fosters an efficient development function through timely and effective resolution of disruptions.
  • Ensures attainment of the organization’s fund development activities through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of human resources, both professional and volunteer.
  • Helps the board and development committee(s) determine accountabilities for board members and fundraising volunteers and helps evaluate performance regularly.
  • Helps identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop fundraising volunteers and leadership. Trains, places, coordinates and supervises fundraising volunteers.
  • Establishes personnel accountabilities for development staff and evaluates performance regularly.
  • Designs educational programs in fund development for staff and volunteers; participates as teacher and facilitator. Pursues formal and informal education for self and others.
  • Works with the chief executive officer, development committee(s) chair(s) and chair of the governing board to ensure fulfillment of fund development roles and facilitate the optimum interaction between management and volunteers.
  • Engages people in process, encourages questioning, and promotes participatory decision making.
  • With the development committee(s) chair(s), develops agendas for meetings so that the committees can fulfill their responsibilities effectively; develops an annual calendar to cover all crucial development issues in a timely fashion.
  • Informs the chief executive and volunteer leadership on the condition of the organization’s fund development program and on all important factors influencing it.
  • Works with the chief executive and volunteer leadership to make development committee(s) and the board function effectively in fund development.
  • Annually, evaluates the performance of fundraising volunteers and reports to the executive director with recommendations for board candidacy.
  • Designs and assures implementation of cost-effective fund development programs, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment.
  • Assures proper planning including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking and evaluation to support fund development.
  • Assures sound fiscal operation of development function including timely, accurate and comprehensive development of charitable contributions income and expense budgets, reporting, monitoring and implementation.
  • Combines development resources in such a way as to maximize quantity and quality to obtain a set of results.
  • Assures appropriate market testing to reduce risk and assure success.
  • Helps board members, chief executive, other fundraising volunteers and staff identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts.
  • Solicits contributions on behalf of the organization, generally by accompanying volunteers.
  • Assures development and writing of foundation, corporate and government proposals and solicitation materials.
  • Assures design and maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems, and informational reports.
  • Assures appropriate prospect research.
  • Assures design and implementation of cultivation, acknowledgment and recognition programs.

Primary Relationships

·        This position reports to the CEO and serves as a part of the senior management team.

·        Within the agency, the position has primary relationships with the financial operation, senior management staff, and program staff. Outside the agency, the position coordinates with the governing board, fundraising volunteers, donors and funding sources.

Performance expectations

·        As a member of the senior management team, this is a high-stress position that helps set the direction and ensures the health of the organization. The individual is expected to be a competent fundraising technician and an excellent organizational development specialist.

·        The individual is expected to: Translate broad goals into achievable steps. Help set and manage appropriate expectations. Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding management and development issues. Plan and implement programs.

·        Establish strong and appropriate relationships with CEO, staff, governing board, volunteers, donors and the general

community. Develop smooth and constructive relationships with people from all segments of the community.

·        Plan and meet deadlines. Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player.

·        The individual is expected to: Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector.

·        Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or Business preferredEquivalent work experience or an industry recognized credential may be substituted for education.

Experience:

·        Minimum of 4 years previous experience in fundraising/donor relations

·        Minimum of 4 years previous experience in writing and submitting grants

·        A history of reliability in the workplace required.

·        Previous work experience with diverse populations

·        Preferred – previous work or volunteer experience with non-profit organization or reentry program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        Excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills.

·        Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with existing and potential donors and present a positive and professional image through all communications.

·        Comprehensive management skills and experience are required including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, oral and written communication skills, marketing and financial management, values clarification, organizational behavior and development, and governance.

·        The position requires demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions. The individual is expected to be a highly competent enabler of volunteers and staff.

·        Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail, and development

·        Office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting. The individual is also expected to have demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money. Familiarity with computer systems is necessary.

·        The amount of knowledge required would typically be acquired in a bachelors degree and a minimum of 4 years fundraising experience in a professional position. Membership in a professional fundraising association is expected of a professional.

·        Preferred – Baseline certification in fund raising, the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Professional)

·        Preferred – knowledge of Hope for Prisoners mission, values and services.

·        Preferred – familiar with goals of reentry program

Must have a valid driver’s license

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Flexible schedule required, occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and interpret verbal communication.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.

 

HFP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Re-Entry Manager

Position Role and Responsibilities

The Re-Entry Manager serves as the designated point person responsible for overseeing the Hope for Prisoners programming for the Clark County Detention Center.  The position is responsible for daily program operations and for providing oversight and leadership to ensure the fidelity of service delivery as aligned with the program model.

  • Performs duties related to planning, implementing, directing and coordinating both program and operational activities of the program
  • Supervise program staff
  • Manage partnerships
  • Prepare program reports for submission  and monitor data collection
  • Monitor service delivery
  • Make recommendations in support of continuous improvement
  • Assists with recruiting and intake process
  • Assists to establishing, tracking, and reporting measurable goals for the programs
  • Supports and guides staff on a multi-systemic approach to case management focused on successful transition from custody to community.

 

 

Education:

Minimum of Bachelors Degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology or related field.   5 years direct work experience or industry certification may be substituted for education.

 

 

Experience:

Three or more years supervision.

Two or more years previous experience working in a re-entry program.

Proven familiarity with the adult re-entry landscape in Clark County and knowledge of Clark County Detention Center and its inmate population.

Proven ability to prepare grant reports and other correspondence required by funder

Proven ability to develop, monitor program budgets

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of best practices in ex—offender re-entry/reintegration services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to represent the organization in the CCDC population
  • Ability to work independently and to lead a team in a satellite office
  • Strong leadership, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Computer literate, with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Flexible schedule required, occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and interpret verbal communication.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.

HFP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Developer

Position Role and Responsibilities

The Job Developer is responsible for establishing, building and maintaining solid relationships with local businesses that allow the placement of Hope for Prisoners clients.  This position will coordinate and conduct employer activities, and work with the case managers/career coaches to identify good matches between jobs and candidates.

  • Communicates with case managers/career coaches regarding candidate’s progress, needs, and goal changes.
  • Works with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or reviews other employment options.
  • Tracks participant activity and progress data
  • Work with employers/businesses to remove employment barriers and resolve issues related to community integration
  • Assist with career counseling, evaluation, skills training/assessment, job readiness training and other activities related to employment transition, and successful job placement;
  • Make cold calls to potential employers; explain the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer’s employment needs.
  • Maintains a posting of current job openings.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Education:

Minimum of Associates Degree  5 years work experience or industry credential may be substituted for education.

 

Experience:

  • Two or more years of job development experience.
  • Experience assisting re-entry adults preferred.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to identify job skills and barriers to employment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional, cooperative relations with local businesses and agencies.
  • Able to conduct labor market research on individual employers and industries, as well as specific occupations and their education, experience, and credential requirements
  •  Ability to handle pressure in a positive manner.
  • Promotes a positive, professional image and interacts well with co-workers, parents and the community.
  • Willingness to participate in and actively increase knowledge in progressive services for HFP clients.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional computer skills, minimum requirement is Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to provide accurate case documentation.

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Flexible schedule required, occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and interpret verbal communication.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.

HFP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Mentor Coordinator

Position Role and Responsibilities

The Mentor Coordinator is responsible for taking the lead on all aspects of the mentoring program, to include recruiting, orientation, screening, training, matching and monitoring volunteers.   This position works closely with the CEO and Operations Director and program staff to facilitate the integration of program ex-offenders into the mentoring program.

  • Support Mentee development through developing Mentor matches, social events and community service projects.
  • Complete reports and evaluations for funders on a timely basis.
  • Documents and tracks mentoring hours.
  • Continuously evaluates mentor program for improvements and growth opportunities.
  • Additional projects as assigned.

 

Education:

Associate degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, or related field required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

 

Experience:

  • Previous work or volunteer experience in non-profit organization or re-entry program.
  • Previous experience supervising volunteers.
  • Previous experience in re-entry program preferred.
  • Previous experience in mentor or coaching program or case management.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent listening skills and ability to display empathy while setting and keeping boundaries.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work.
  • Knowledge of Hope for Prisoners mission, values and services.
  • Familiar with goals of re-entry program
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with clients and staff, and present a positive and professional image through all communications.
  • Proficient in MS Office programs and data entry.
  • Ability to design and facilitate presentations.
  •  Skills in database, spreadsheet and word processing applications.
  • Ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner with diverse constituencies.
  • Focused attention to detail and a high standard of excellence.
  • High levels of initiative, dependability, flexibility and motivation.
  • Ability to establish, maintain and sustain positive, professional working relationships internally and cross-functionally.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, service-oriented office environment.

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Flexible schedule required, occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and interpret verbal communication.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.

 

HFP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Case Manager I/II

Position Role and Responsibilities

Case managers at HFP are responsible for encouraging, guiding, supporting and monitoring the success of program participants.  Case managers may specialize within the organization working on initial intake and support services to assist clients in adjusting and stabilizing, or work with clients proceeding to career and next step goals.

Case managers deliver services with a customer’s- first focus in a team setting.   HFP is a growing organization with strong community partners including Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Las Vegas faith-based community.  Understanding and embracing the resources available to deliver comprehensive support to HFP clients is essential.

All case managers (I, II and supervising) are expected to attend to the following tasks:

  • Identifying and documenting an individual’s need for resources, services, and other supports;
  • Using information from assessments, evaluations, observation, and interviews to develop service plans; Coordinating the provision of services by diverse public and private providers.
  • Assist participants to identify and overcome barriers to program success.
  • Maintains client contact to monitor success and provides follow up services as necessary.
  • Maintains up-to-date records on client efforts, progress and support needs.

 

Specialized tasks include:

 

Case Manager II

  • Manages a client case load that may vary from 45 – 65 and conducts individual evaluation and coaching for clients at approximately month 4 of their participation in the HFP program.
  • Develop career plans with participants that map the steps necessary to reach long term career and academic goals.
  • Utilize industry standards to advise clients toward careers of interest and growth.
  • Conduct industry-focused assessments to gauge their readiness in various career pathways.
  • Coaches and instructs on resume and cover letter creation, job search techniques, interview preparation.
  • Identify additional support and resources needed for client’s program success including family, finance, emotional, and physical and mental health issues.
  • Be available to clients who have completed active participation in the program to continue to assist in coaching and advising, as needed.

Supervising Case Manager

  • Assists in preparation and monitoring of program budget.
  • Provides leadership and training to case management staff and periodically audits records and progress of case managers.
  • Manages a client case load that may vary from 45 – 65 and conducts individual evaluation and coaching for new clients.

Education

Case Manager – Intake and Career Coach (I and II):  Associate’s Degree in social work, psychology, education, counseling or similar.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Supervising Case Manager: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, counseling or similar.  Master’s degree in social work, counseling, education or similar preferred.

Experience

Case Manager (I):

Previous experience in case management.

Previous experience working in a re-entry program preferred.

Case Manager Career Coach (II):

Previous experience working in a re-entry program.

                Two or more years of case management experience.

Two or more years of experience coaching on job skills and facilitating workshops.

Supervising Case Manager:

Three or more years supervision.

Two or more years previous experience working in a re-entry program.

                Four or more years of case management experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work full time (Mon-Fri, possibly some evenings and weekends)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and familiar with case management software required.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to keep accurate and complete records.
  • Familiar with case management processes.
  • Solid understanding of substance use disorders and treatment.
  • Knowledge of barriers to entry in workforce for re-entry population and problem-solving approaches to assist clients with gaining employment.
  • Ability to juggle competing deadlines while delivering assistance with compassion, respect and patience.
  • Familiar with varied assessments and tools for career exploration.
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to generate professional technical written reports with accuracy.
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations and workshops.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local law and regulations including employment laws.
  • Knowledge of local agencies assisting with employment opportunities and placement.
  • Knowledge of HFP mission, values and program.
  • Dependable and adaptable to needs of a growing organization with strong community partnerships.
  • CM II: Certified in one or more of the following assessments preferred –  Strength Finder(Quest), Birkman, MBTI, DISC.
  • CM II: Ability to coach on resume writing, job search techniques and interview skills and develop / facilitate workshops on topics to client groups.

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Flexible schedule required, occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and interpret verbal communication.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.

 

HFP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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