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Chief Executive Officer

  • Location Jackson, MS
  • Salary $110k/year - 125k/year
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Posted May 17, 2024

MAGCOR is seeking a visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead its mission of empowering sentenced adult offenders with the tools for a brighter future. Dedicated to transformative change, MAGCOR provides realistic work experiences within Mississippi correctional facilities. The program extends beyond mere training, equipping participants with essential skills for long-term sustainability—from quality production processes to customer service and logistics. MAGCOR, officially recognized as the Mississippi Prison Industries Corporation as defined in §47-5-539 of the Mississippi Code, is a 501(c)3 that operates both a light manufacturing building metal goods and a farming operation staffed by and for the benefit of incarcerated individuals in correctional facilities throughout Mississippi. This position is charged with overseeing all aspects of the organization.

MAGCOR products include printing services, metal fabrication, office furniture, mattresses and furniture for dormitories, and correctional products such as bedding/towels and offender clothing. It also features the commercial farming operation for the feeding of inmates. Position located in downtown Jackson, Mississippi.

This opportunity includes collaborating public and private sector partners at the state and local levels and designing and leading workforce training initiatives that help break the cycle of incarceration. Leadership at MAGCOR not only shapes the organization but also influences the broader landscape of offender rehabilitation and social change. This is an opportunity to make a lasting difference. Apply today and lead the way at MAGCOR.


MAGCOR stands as a pioneering force in revolutionizing offender rehabilitation in Mississippi. The organization’s innovative programs equip participants with essential skills for successful reintegration into society, through hands-on training in production processes, industry-specific techniques, warehousing, and customer service, fostering employability and personal growth.

The commitment extends beyond training to empower and educate, fostering resilience and purpose among participants. Collaborating with state agencies, correctional facilities, and communities, MAGCOR crafts tailored programs that address unique needs. Focused on skill development, empowerment, and community engagement, MAGCOR aims to reduce recidivism and build safer, more prosperous communities across Mississippi. Join in breaking barriers, empowering lives, and shaping a brighter future.


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic goals and objectives in alignment with the organization’s mission and values.
  • Lead and direct the day-to-day operations to ensure efficient and effective utilization of resources.
  • Provide visionary leadership in areas of correctional facility workforce development, reentry programs, and rehabilitation initiatives.
  • Develop, oversee, and ensure the financial sustainability of the organization through careful budget management, resource allocation, and diversification of revenue streams.
  • Cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with government agencies, correctional facilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to enhance program delivery.
  • Lead advocacy efforts and collaborate with stakeholders to support policies that facilitate the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • Recruit, mentor, and manage a high-performing team to deliver on the organization’s objectives, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate effective programs and initiatives, using data-driven approaches to assess and improve program outcomes.
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the organization, engaging in public relations and media outreach to raise awareness of criminal justice reform and related issues.
  • Maintain effective governance and accountability, working closely with the Board of Directors to provide regular strategic, operational, and financial updates.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education | Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience | Ideal candidate has Experience working directly with incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • Non-Profit Leadership | Proven experience in a leadership role within a non-profit organization, social enterprise, or related field.
  • Criminal Justice Expertise | Strong understanding of criminal justice, workforce development, and reentry issues.
  • Strategic Planning Skills | Excellent strategic planning, financial management, and organizational development skills.
  • Stakeholder Relationships | Demonstrated ability to build and nurture relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Communication Skills | Effective communication, negotiation, and advocacy skills.
  • Diversity Commitment | Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles.
  • Funding Expertise | Demonstrated success in securing government grants, private funding, and other sources of financial support.
  • Rehabilitation Knowledge | Knowledge of best practices in prisoner reentry, rehabilitation programs, and evidence-based interventions.
  • Evaluation Skills | Familiarity with social impact measurement tools and outcomes evaluation methodologies.
  • Regulatory Navigation | Experience in navigating complex regulatory environments and policy landscapes related to criminal justice reform.

Benefits and Perks:

SALARY | $110,000 to $125,000 annually

  • Comprehensive state sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • State Retirement savings plans (PERS) and other employee benefits.
  • Professional development opportunities and support for continued learning.
  • Meaningful and rewarding work contributing to positive social impact and community transformation.

How to Apply

MAGCOR has retained Kinetic Staffing, a Mississippi-based executive recruiting firm, as the exclusive search consultant for this position.

Please submit the following:

  • Resume: Submit in Word or PDF format.
  • References: Three references, with at least one professional reference.

Submission may be sent in confidence to magcorceo@kineticstaffing.com, to the attention of Alan Lange, CEO. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and prompt submission is encouraged. References will not be contacted without prior consent from the applicant.

MAGCOR follows equal employment guidelines and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, class, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability (as prescribed by the Americans with Disabilities Act), veteran status or marital status.

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