Social Service/ Programming
CoreCivic – Facility Support Center
Nashville, TN US
CoreCivic is currently recruiting for a Director, Chaplaincy and Volunteer Programs to join our Re-Entry Services teams within the Operations Administration Office at the Facility Support Center (HQ) location in the Green Hills area of Nashville, TN. This position plays a pivotal role in managing the Chaplaincy programs as well as providing spiritual support for staff. You will also be charged with the coordination and review of volunteer partnerships at all CoreCivic facilities.
The Director, Chaplaincy and Volunteer Programs is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of religious, volunteer, and other developmental services to offenders. Assists in the selection of programs that are suitable to the level of care for inmates/detainees/residents, and provides specific training for facility staff in the delivery of programs. Performs facility support program visits and ensures the operations meet contractual and legal requirements. Prepares narrative and budgets for proposals in response to Requests for Proposals, specific inquiries and other solicitations. Serves as the Chaplaincy leader for the Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM).
Serves as the subject matter expert for the review and development of policies related to religious services, faith-based programming, and volunteer services within multiple jurisdictions and contractual expectations.
Collects and evaluates statistical data related to compliance with Constitutional requirements related to the free exercise of religion, compliance with company policy, and partner-agency contractual requirements.
Identifies trends, makes recommendations and prepares data for executive management review.
Oversees the development of additional programming meeting evidence based requirements with a view toward the development of prosocial skills in graduates of these programs within the framework of specific facility needs and operational standards.
Develops relationships with religious groups and organizations with interest in the day to day delivery of religious services to include religious denominations, religious organizations, both national structures and community based organizations.
Provides routine guidance to facility staff regarding religious issues, compliance with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), and other current and emergent laws, ensuring Constitutional religious liberties and protections.
Facilitates training in the delivery of pastoral care to both inmate populations and facility staff.
Participates, provides leadership, and serves on the company’s CISM team. Participates in on-site deployments, makes referrals to the Employee Assistance Program, and interviews and selects CISM team members.
Analyzes reports from facility based religious and volunteer programs and provides reports to upper management as to compliance or issues of significance.
Serves as liaison to peers in partner agencies for religious programming and volunteer services.
Oversees volunteer training in partnership with facility and FSC staff. Ensures facilities have an onsite resource to provide volunteer training. Facilitates train-the-trainer sessions.
Reviews applications and participates with HR in the recruitment, interviews, and selection of Chaplaincy staff at the facility level.
Maintains a functional knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, contractual requirements, policies and procedures, and codes of conduct.
Develops and maintains relationships within Reentry Services, other FSC Departments, and facilities to ensure communication and joint review and resolution of related issues.
Domestic U.S. travel required.
CoreCivic is a diversified government solutions company with the scale and experience needed to solve tough government challenges in cost-effective ways. We provide a broad range of solutions to government partners that serve the public good through high-quality corrections and detention management, innovative and cost-saving government real estate solutions, and a growing network of residential reentry centers to help address America’s recidivism crisis. We are a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional, detention and residential reentry facilities. We have been a flexible and dependable partner for government for more than 30 years.
Professionalism. Respect. Integrity. Duty. Excellence (PRIDE). These words describe the essence of our values as a company. PRIDE is personified everyday by every employee at every level at CoreCivic. It shapes the choices we make and is the roadmap to how we achieve our mission and realize our vision. CoreCivic is the leader in private correctional facilities and we are growing into the leader in the rehabilitation and re-entry market with facilities nationwide. Our facilities make a difference with the giving of both time and resources to organizations that are doing important work locally. CoreCivic is always recognized as a valued partner because of our unwavering commitment to community. Learn more at http://www.corecivic.com/.
Master’s degree in Divinity, Theology, Religion other related field from an accredited college, university or seminary
Five years of experience working in the field of Chaplaincy, or other similar developmental programs
Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills
Ability to travel within the domestic United States
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Valid driver’s license
Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old
Experience working in a correctional environment
Four units of CPE and Board Certification
CoreCivic is a Drug-Free Workplace & EOE – M/F/Vets/Disabilities