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Prison Fellowship Ministries

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Academy Program Manager (Men's) - San Diego, CA

Job ID: 53853
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Job Description:


The PF Academy Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day program operations within a given DOC facility. Deliver PF Academy classroom curriculum and provide case management for program participants within prison. Provide one-on-one program coaching on a variety of topics.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Curriculum delivery of the PF Academy Curriculum using transformational teaching techniques. Conduct 1:1 monthly sessions with each program participant. Provide case planning for each participant developing individualized goals and reentry plan as appropriate. Maintain participant case files. Perform ongoing program assessment and evaluation.
  • Responsible for participant recruitment and selection. Conducts interviews. Works with DOC to develop final candidate list for each class. Track participant population.
  • Ensure adequate communication, coordination and compliance with the Department of Correction’s policies and procedures. Work with wardens and other corrections staff to approve and arrange special program needs.
  • Promote PF Academy activities and communicate with Marketing for involvement with media. Work with Development and local Area Director to establish promotion plans and ensure consistency with PF’s overall messaging.
  • Supervise assigned volunteers to include completion of ongoing training, completion of evaluations, and prompt reporting of any performance concerns. Monitor volunteer morale and provide ongoing encouragement.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Minimum years of relevant experience: 5+ years’ experience working personally with at-risk individuals, prisoners, or other relevant population; training and experience with substance abuse/recovery process

Education: College degree in Behavioral Science and 2 years’ experience working with at-risk individuals OR 6 years’ experience working with at-risk individuals

Knowledge areas: Demonstrated ability to motivate and connect with people

Computer/Technology Skills: Strong proficiency in Windows, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and the Internet

Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation skills

Percentage of travel required: 5%

Other Skills:
 -Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience.
 -Knowledge of issues related to prison ministry.
 -Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
 -Ability to meet requirements imposed by the state, DOC, or other entity, which may include but is not limited to a background check and pre-employment drug testing.
- Strong knowledge of basic Christian principles and issues relevant to prison ministry.
 -Conditions of Position’s Environment: Exposure to intense and confining atmosphere. Video surveillance and monitoring. Rigid security and clearance procedures. Varied work schedule; frequently includes evenings and weekends; subject to DOC rules and regulations at in-prison worksite.

Satisfactory criminal background check (all positions).

Christian Faith consistent with PF Statement of Faith

Amount of Pay:

Total Years of Relevant Experience:



Educational Services, Leadership/Managerial Supervisory






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