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Director of Alternatives to Incarceration

The Fortune Society


Unit: Alternative to Incarceration
Reports to: Associate Vice President of Programs
Status: Full-Time; Regular; Exempt
Location: Long Island City
Date Prepared: November 29, 2017

Position Summary:
Provide programmatic oversight and guidance to supervisory staff. Support via supervision and evaluation, the development of line staff within the unit, including maintaining weekly supervision sessions and overseeing day to day job performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ensuring achievement of the contractual and agency goals and objectives for all programs within the unit;
• Supervising, evaluating and supporting the development of all supervisors within the unit, as well as any line staff under his/her direct supervision, including maintaining regular supervision sessions and overseeing day to day job performance;
• Ensuring timely and accurate internal and contractual reporting;
• Assess, recommend, develop and implement accountability systems and best practice strategies to ensure contractual requirements are met while producing maximum client outcomes;
• Ensuring that services rendered are documented in case records as required by the agency and by funding sources;
• Developing and implementing corrective action plans as needed;
• Clearly communicating unit and agency priorities and ensuring that priorities set are carried out;
• Maintaining good working relationship with contract monitors and other funding source representatives;
• Attending and participating in meetings, conferences, coalitions and public speaking opportunities relating to the unit and/or the agency, as necessary;
• Assessing unit staff and agency training needs and providing and/or arranging for such trainings to ensure professional and clinical standards in service delivery;
• Engaging in his/her own ongoing professional development; and
• Taking on additional responsibilities as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises ATI program contract deliverables with one program supervisor as a direct report; Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, recommending hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and engaging employees; addressing employee relations and resolving problems.


• Progressively responsible management experience: five + years preferred;
• BA or BS and/or advanced degree in human services, or equivalent experience;
• Four years of clinical and administrative experience in substance abuse, mental health and/or criminal justice with clientele similar to that served by the program(s) and with experience supervising counselors/social workers;
• Demonstrated analytic and organizational skills and strong management ability as demonstrated in previous employment including the ability to work effectively as a team leader and team member;
• Strong written and oral communication skills;
• Demonstrated capacity to negotiate and work effectively with funders;
• Strong commitment to working with criminal justice involved clients and youth at risk, and to developing the skills of staff; and
• We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission. Relevant personal experience is a plus.

Travel Requirements – Travel as needed within and outside of New York City.

Physical Demands:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.


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Posted on 11/30/17; CVMHA ID #11620