The Center for Employment Opportunities

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to people with recent criminal convictions.   Across the United States, over 5,000 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. Since 2009, CEO has gained support to expand its programs through government, nonprofit, and private organizations including the Federal Social Innovation Fund, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually.

Feb 22, 2018
Work Crew Site Supervisor (San Jose and Santa Clara County) Do you thrive when catalyzing a team to collectively achieve success? Do you enjoy supporting team members in growing their knowledge and skills? Do you think on your feet, anticipating, identifying, and addressing challenges as they arise? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we want to receive your resume for our available Work Crew Site Supervisor position! Who We Are The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) offers comprehensive employment services exclusively for people with criminal records. CEO’s model is based on a highly structured program of life skill education, short-term paid transitional employment, full-time job placement, and post-placement services.  What is the Role? Site Supervisors work to positively impact the lives of individuals recently released from prison or jail by training, coaching, and supervising a team of 5-10 program participants on a transitional maintenance and landscaping work crew as they work collaboratively with CEO staff to secure full-time employment.   In this role, you will create a positive work environment that promotes safe working conditions, encourages and enables the development of participants and their employment skills, and fosters high morale across the crew.  This role is ideal for an individual who doesn’t want to sit at a desk all day, who has a proven track record of leading teams to achieve success, and whose efficient and friendly customer service makes you a trusted partner. The best part about being a Site Supervisor is the quality time you get to spend working with participants and the opportunity to make real impact in their lives.   Site Supervisor work hours are typically 6:30AM-3:30PM every weekday (M-F), with approximately 250 work days per year. Site Supervisors may be asked to float between various work sites. Skills and Attributes You’ll Need to Be Successful Demonstrated commitment to CEO’s mission and interest in working for a fast-growing, results-oriented organization Excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds and experiences Ability to lead and motivate a team and resolve conflicts constructively Ability to analyze, solve routine problems, and make decisions Ability to foster strong team spirit and focus on achieving collective results Ability to identify the steps of a project, set appropriate deadlines, identify the necessary resources, and hold self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines Respect, fairness, and patience Ability to work effectively under pressure and at a sustained pace Required Qualifications High school diploma Valid driver’s license and safe driving record 2-4 years of supervisory experience of similar work Must be able to: Consistently lift and move objects up to 40 pounds Stand, kneel, bend, and climb in order to complete projects Work indoors and outdoors Walk or stand for long periods of time Drive a 12 passenger van Not Required, But Must Be Willing to Learn: General labor, construction, landscaping/grounds-keeping, building maintenance, and other skilled trades Geographic knowledge of San Jose Safety standards and best practices Compensation and Benefits The annualized compensation for this position falls between $32,000-40,000 as overtime is frequently incurred.  In addition, team members can also access CEO’s comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical and dental coverage, paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more.   CEO is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from people of color and people with convictions. Learn more at
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