The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to improve public safety and reduce the use of jail and prison. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.
The Brownsville Community Justice Center seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building multiple off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system by providing much-needed services to young people arrested in Brownsville. The aim is to provide the kind of support that young people need to become law-abiding members of society. The goal is to reduce crime and the use of incarceration, while at the same restoring local faith in the justice system.
The Brownsville Community Justice Center is seeking a Project Director to oversee all existing programming and develop new initiatives to help prevent and reduce crime through individual and
community based programs. The position requires a strong relationship builder and skilled communicator with experience leading diverse teams who can process immediate “nuts and bolts” thinking as well as long-term strategic planning, often simultaneously.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree plus five years experience in leadership roles at innovative community-based organizations. Extensive supervision experience and three or more years of experience managing significant budgets and grant contracts required. Candidate must be passionate and sensitive to the needs and interests of the population and the mission and philosophy of the Justice Center while understanding of the challenges and strengths of the Brownsville neighborhood. Experience developing and overseeing programs with multiple priorities preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be responsible, innovative, and flexible and able to exercise tact and diplomacy.
Position Type: Full-time
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.
Location: Brownsville, Brooklyn
How to apply:
Send resume and detailed cover letter that includes your supervisory experience and approach and/or an example of how you’ve led a large-scale transformational project to:
Subject line: Project Director, BCJC
Attn.: James Brodick
Center for Court Innovation
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Note: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.