Jobs at The Last Mile

We are training incarcerated individuals to become professional web developers. We work inside prisons. Our students are denied access to the Internet. While working inside prison has its obstacles, the drive and determination with which our students tackle their own challenges inspires us to do our best.

The Last Mile, a non-profit based in San Francisco, is the first prison program in the US to provide in-prison software engineering training. The goal is to prepare students for employment as front-end developers and web designers post-release. Students learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python and more all without internet access.

Current Open Positions:

Program Coordinator

San Francisco and San Quentin State Prison, CA

Position Description:

The Program Coordinator supports the Program Manager by performing duties related to social media, event planning, volunteer recruitment and administration. Strong candidates are dynamic, self starters with an interest in criminal justice reform and non profit development.

Duties and responsibilities:
Monitor and maintain inbound volunteer inquiries (database)
Assist Program Manager with meetings (scheduling, set-up, implementation)
Manage monthly newsletter
Maintain and generate content for Facebook, Twitter, and website
Assist Program Manager with curriculum development
Produce and organize marketing materials
Coordinate event logistics, including registration and attendee tracking
Assist in grant applications and respond the expansion requests
Provide resource material for students or classroom facilitator
Participate in monthly mentor sessions in San Quentin and/or Folsom

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
This is an administrative/marketing role that requires excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Good communication skills are a must, as there will be frequent email, phone and in-person contact.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
College degree preferred.
This is an entry level, detail-oriented position that requires a solid understanding and comfort level working with industry standard office management applications including spreadsheet, word processing and database software, as well as, social media such as Facebook and Twitter. This is not a software development role, and software engineering skills are not required.

Work Environment:
Work for this role will typically be done in an office environment at The Last Mile office in downtown San Francisco. Visits to San Quentin State Prison and Folsom Women’s Facility are also expected. Transportation is necessary.

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@thelastmile.org