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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Resident Advisor, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Los Angeles, CA

Resident Advisor

Posted on: February 5, 2015
Application deadline: February 23, 2015
Start date: March 2, 2015
Posted by: Anti-Recidivism Coalition

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) mission is to reduce incarceration, improve the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals, and to build healthier communities. ARC seeks to accomplish this mission in a three-fold approach: (1) to advocate for fair and just policies that: reduce crime, decrease the use of incarceration, and serve the needs and well-being of formerly incarcerated people; (2) to provide supportive services and resources to those affected by the criminal justice system that improves outcomes; and (3) to build healthier communities by returning motivated, mentally prepared, and high character men and women from incarceration to neighborhoods to serve as ambassadors for change. In brief, ARC is a support network, a connection to services and support, and an advocate for just and fair policies.
The Resident Advisor (RA) lives on site at the Anti-Recidivism Coalition/Step Up (ARC-SU) Housing Program in Sylmar, CA. The program is designe to provide housing to ARC members enrolled in college.The RA is the liaison between the building administration/management and the ARC-SU Housing residents: ensuring that issues arising from the residents to building management and vise versa, are communicated properly and addressed as needed. The RA is also responsible for the day to day implementation of ARC-SU housing policies, procedures and programs that ensure a well-managed, supportive environment for all residents, interacting with residents, all ARC-SU staff, Mission College personnel and building management on a regular basis.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Oversee implementation of all programming aspects of ARC-SU housing initiative in Sylmar, Ca.
  • Coordinate and work with the Program Manager and Life Skills Coordinators on programming, implementation and overall environment of resident life.
  • Instruct new and existing tenants on house rules, maintenance/tenant responsibilities of their unit, the common areas, laundry room and recreational room.
  • Organize and attend regular tenant meetings and gatherings.
  • Meet regularly with ARC-SU housing staff (LSC and Program Manager) to ensure needs and support of residents are being implemented and addressed with a restorative justice approach and in line with the mission of the program.
  • Communicate actively with ARC-SU housing staff on quality of life issues relating to tenants.
  • Communicate with assigned Los Angeles County Probation and Parole officers to ensure that all requirements of tenants is being met with the least amount of disruption to the general community of our housing management partners.
  • Develop relationships with neighborhood businesses to support resident members in procuring employment.
  • Responsible for all building/unit keys/codes, distribution and reclamation when necessary.
  • Coordinate timely inspection of units and common areas to ensure that all policies and protocols of the program are being properly adhered to, reporting any issues to building management for resolution.
  • Communicate all issues related to tenants, with ARC-SU housing staff for assistance in fair resolutions.
  • Support Life Skills Coordinators in developing and implementing a supportive mentorship program within the ARC-SU housing community.
  • Collaborate with Mission College, YPI, CIS and other community partners in developing and implementing supportive services and opportunities for ARC-SU housing residents.
  • Actively communicate regularly with each ARC-SU housing resident in a mentoring capacity.
  • Actively pursue and complete continuing educational opportunities related to the responsibilities of RA, including but not limited to; workshops and classes as recommended by the Program Manager and/or ARC-SU Executive staff.
  • Must be on-call for emergencies
Two-three years previous management/leadership experience working as a team and supportive leader. Knowledge and experience working with formerly incarcerated individuals in a re-entry capacity. Good communication skills, computer knowledge/skills. Ability to problem solve in a restorative justice/supportive capacity. RA must have valid drivers license, personal vehicle/registration/insurance. RA must have active cell phone.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references (with contact information) to the Membership Services Director:
Email (preferred):
Please include your name and position applying for in the subject line.
Regular Mail:
Anti-Recidivisim Coalition
Case Manager/Member Services Department
448 S. Hill Street, Suite 908 Los Angeles, CA 90013

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