About the Program
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 ultimate 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 an Associate Director of Community Justice Initiatives to oversee the Justice Center’s community and healing justice work. This includes community based transformative justice initiatives, place based projects, social work services, and alternative to incarceration programming. Reporting to Director of Youth and Community Programs, the Associate Director will be responsible for the development and oversight of new community initiatives and programming, alternative to incarceration work, and transformative justice projects.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Oversee the Community Justice team, including developing the department vision, program planning, systems implementation, project oversight, and grant reporting
- Oversee the development of new program models, community initiatives, and transformative justice projects
- Work with leadership to develop a strategic plan for youth led community healing initiatives
- Oversee staff development and training
- Provide clinical supervision
- Work closely with the Youth and Community Programs Director on strategic planning and program development
- Support the operations of youth program space
- Assist with grant writing and fund raising
- Oversee grant implementation, ensuring all reporting requirements and deliverables are met
- Manage youth alternative to incarceration programs
- Routinely meet with community stakeholders and partner agencies to provide updates and troubleshoot issues
- Represent the Justice Center at community events and meetings
- Develop systems and provide oversight for data tracking, reporting, and fiscal operations.
- Oversee the implementation of new programs, initiatives, and projects
- Facilitate and effectively manage team projects and initiatives
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in social work or related field with at least two years of relevant program administration experience. Candidate must have at least 4 years of experience working with youth. This demanding position requires a creative, highly organized, aggressive self-starter who can get things done in a high-paced environment. Excellent communication skills are a must. Candidate must be comfortable navigating interdisciplinary settings and must be willing to roll up their sleeves and be actively involved in day-to-day operations. Experience with and knowledge of transformative justice and community healing and knowledge of best practices in youth work including leadership development, strengths based practices, and trauma informed approaches preferred. Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of community stakeholders and partner agencies. Candidate must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner and have a commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practices. Candidate must be committed to place based and community based work. In depth knowledge of and familiarity with the Brownsville, Brooklyn community preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and writing sample to Email , with Associate Director, Community Justice Initiatives as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Attn: Jasmine Bowie
Brownsville Community Justice Center
519 Rockaway Ave, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11212
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.
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The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.