Employment Classification: Full-time, non-exempt
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, occasional late evenings and weekends.
Reports to: Associate Director of Academic Support Program
The Recruitment/Intake/Support Coordinator (RISC) is a strongly motivated individual primarily responsible for recruitment and intake of participants into CCF’s Academic Support Program and Career Advancement Program. Reporting to the Associate Director of the Academic Support Program, RISC also supports prospective students who are facing clearly identified barriers to college readiness in becoming college ready by providing them guidance and counseling in the process.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Recruitment
• Establishes working relationships with key educational and transitional staff in prisons and jails throughout New York State including, but not limited to, Riker’s Island, Bedford Hills, Taconic, and Albion Correctional Facilities.
• Conducts frequent in-person informational and recruiting visits to prisons and jails throughout New York State including, but not limited to, Riker’s Island, Bedford Hills, Taconic, and Albion Correctional Facilities.
• Assures that CCF’s program information is widely disseminated throughout prisons and jails in New York State.
• Reaches out to organizations throughout the New York Metropolitan area, establishes a relationship with key contacts in those organizations and conducts recruitment visits and College and Career Awareness Presentations to locations in which there are potential CCF participants or their immediate support networks.
• Schedules and conducts College Readiness Consultations and assigns new students to counseling staff accordingly.
• Ensures all student and recruitment data is updated with the highest quality and in a timely manner.
• Works with staff to process financial supports, eligibility reports, recidivism reports and other data projects as assigned.
• Represents the organization at conferences and forums on issues of higher education in and after prison and prisoner reentry.
• Works with other counseling staff to assure that CCF maintains a current and viable referral resource guide in order to assist CCF participants in accessing services not currently offered by CCF.
• Works with staff to plan, execute and facilitate ongoing or special events.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities: Counseling
• Provides academic, financial and referral counseling to students in to CCF’s Community Sisters program, which supports clients who want to attend college but have a clearly identified barrier to do so.
• Responsible for incentivizing Community Sisters participation in organization-wide events to integrate them into the broader CCF Community.
• Participates in technical staff training and professional development opportunities
-Good communication skills.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Salesforce or other CMS
-Requires cultural competency.
-Requires willingness to work/travel some evenings and weekends.
-Requires willingness to be in the field frequently.
-Extensive knowledge of criminal justice system and policies and familiarity with the major trends and strong contacts with leaders in prisoner reentry circles in New York State is highly preferred.
-Represent the issues of CCF at the grassroots level.
CCF is an EEOC employer. Persons affected by the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.