Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCETC) has an opening for a temporary program assistant for The Ultimate Reentry Opportunity Initiative. The Ultimate Reentry Opportunity Initiative is an organization that is working to eliminate systemic barriers to reentry and over incarceration in Tompkins County. We are looking for an internally driven, highly motivated person with an optimistic demeanor who has experience working with vulnerable populations. The Healthful Transitions Program Assistant will work to support healthful transitions by coordinating and facilitating trainings and workshop opportunities for the Tompkins County Interfaith Based Reentry Friendship Network. The TCIBRFN will work directly with people transitioning from jail and prison to Tompkins County. The program coordinator will conduct ongoing outreach activities to maintain and increase the capacity of the TCIBRFN. The program coordinator will also collaborate with other reentry initiatives in the county so as to increase and improve the overall functionality of programming in the county.
This is a temporary, part time, 30 hours per week position scheduled to end in April 2021. Possible future funding could allow position to be extended.
*Professional communicator - adaptable to different communication styles
*Collecting, organizing, storing, and analyzinginformation and data
*Ability to organize, schedule and facilitate workshops and meetings
*Self-starter and able to self-prioritize tasks.
*Assist with the facilitation of workshops that expose TC Interfaith Based Reentry Friendship Network to services available in the community to include, healthcare services, educational services,
career & employment preparedness programs, housing services,transportation services, community and volunteer service programs and faith based communities.
*Assist in the facilitation of trainings and support to the TCIBRFN volunteers in their work with incarcerated individuals and individuals in reentry.
*Assist the Healthful Transitions program coordinator in working with jail and prison officials to troubleshoot and problem-solve transition issues.
*Assist the Healthful Transitions program coordinator in working with the department of probation, parole and the local courts to develop a program where the TCIBRFN can facilitate regularly scheduled meetings that count as an alternative to incarceration or serve as a check-in for probations and parole.
*Work with OAR and Way2Go to coordinate transportation for individuals to court mandated appointments and educational opportunities.
*Facilitate communication between individuals who are incarcerated and the TCIBRFN.
*Coordinate trips for TCIBRFN to meet with individuals who are incarcerated.
*Collaborate and coordinate with TCIBRFN to create a weekly check-in activity that meets the need of a probation alternative to check-in to include an evening meal.
* Assist with identify funding sources to continue initiative.
*Assist with writing grant proposals.
* Assist with recruiting volunteers.
This is a temporary, part time, 30 hours per week, non exempt, partially benefits eligible position. Compensation paid at the rate of $18.00 an hour.
This position is scheduled to end in April 2021. Possible future funding could allow position to be extended.
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) as one document when applying. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted.
All applications must be received online by November 30, 2020.
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