We're seeking a results-oriented and social justice-minded
leader with program, performance, and team management experience to
lead our Tulsa office - established in 2011 - and implement CEO’s
proven program model there. The Program Director will provide the
leadership needed to grow the Tulsa program, ensure its
sustainability, and support CEO program participants in
successfully transitioning from incarceration to stable and
Who We Are
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides
employment services to people with recent criminal convictions.
Across the United States, over 6,000 people participate in CEO each
year, transitioning to employment that supports themselves, their
families, and their communities.
What began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of
Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the
formerly incarcerated following release in New York City has grown
into the leading reentry employment organization in the country,
where over 25,000 formerly incarcerated individuals have secured
full-time employment since 1996. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year
strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually.
What You’ll Be Responsible For
Hiring, supervising, and supporting a diverse, high-performing
local team to serve participants and achieve our program outcomes
(including life skills graduation, successful placement of
participants in transitional employment, full-time job placement,
and long term job retention) through disciplined data analysis,
coaching, and training and development;
Collaboratively developing and executing CEO's fund development
strategy in Tulsa, identifying philanthropic, government, and
private funding prospects;
Growing CEO's presence in the workforce development and criminal
justice communities within Tulsa, cultivating relationships with
local parole and probation bureaus, district attorney offices, and
other program referral sources;
Developing strong partnerships with local organizations that
offer supports for our participants including benefits access,
financial literacy, housing counseling, substance abuse, and career
Increasing the number of paying social enterprise customers that
allow our participants to gain income and work experience while
working to secure stable employment;
Handling or delegating invoicing, program reporting, record
keeping and other operational duties;
Ensuring the smooth operation of the office’s administrative
functions, supported by our central team headquartered in New York
Position Qualifications: Who You Are
You are deeply dedicated to and engaged in social justice and
perhaps are already working in the re-entry field.
You come to CEO with 5+ years of leadership and program
management experience in a fast-growing and results-oriented
You have a working knowledge of Tulsa or general criminal
justice and workforce development systems.
You have people management experience and can build, manage, and
develop a diverse team and are able to bounce seamlessly between
high level strategy and getting into the weeds when needed to
ensure your team’s success.
You understand the importance of performance based goals and
have experience catalyzing a team to reach these.
Your attention to detail allows you to juggle multiple projects
at one time.
You thrive in ambiguity and want to play a key role in the
growth of an organization.
You understand the importance of regularly collecting,
analyzing, and applying data to drive program strategy and decision
You have experience engaging and persuading a diverse array of
You are comfortable with technology, including Google Suite and
You have the highest level of personal integrity and are
personally and professionally committed to excellence and having
deep impact on our participants’ lives.
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