About the Program
The Midtown Community Court seeks an Associate Director. The Associate Director, reporting to the Project Director, will oversee the Court’s community programming. The primary responsibilities of this role are to oversee the day-to-day operations, staff, reporting and partnerships for the Court’s community work. The Associate Director will have managerial responsibilities for programming and staff for the UpNext fatherhood and employment program and Midtown’s community engagement/service work. UpNext is job training and family engagement program for non-custodial fathers, many of whom have had previous involvement with the criminal justice system. UpNext provides tools, training, and resources for participants to successfully connect with their families and compete in today’s job market. Midtown Community Court’s Community engagement work provides opportunities for mandated and voluntary participants and staff to work on meaningful community based projects throughout Manhattan. Midtown Community service teams do thousands of hours of community service each year in Midtown Manhattan and the surrounding areas.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Lead, coordinate, develop and refine programming and operations for all community programming for Midtown Community Court;
- Manage UpNext and community service daily operations and staff (including training and professional development), approximately 7-10 staff, interns, and fellows;
- Maintain, develop and expand partnerships and projects relevant to community service and community programming;
- Assist with managing UpNext annual budget;
- Develop and maintain procedures and protocols to help track and meet grant deliverables;
- Represent Midtown’s community programming at stakeholder and community meetings, local forums, and other public events;
- Serve as member of Midtown Community Court senior staff;
- Responsible for regular reporting to program director, funders, and stakeholders;
- Develop high quality program materials and written products;
- Spearhead fundraising and grant seeking efforts for community programming developing potential new partnerships, collaborating with appropriate city, state, and community-based partners and lead proposal drafting and submission process;
- Maintain and oversee website content, external facing publications, and recruitment and educational materials related to UpNext and Midtown’s community engagement work;
- Monitor performance and identify areas for improvement and growth in all aspects community programming;
- Responsible for working with project director to ensure all deliverables are met and program policies and procedures are being followed and are consistent with the rest of Midtown Community Court operations;
- Host funders and site visits;
- Assist with data collection and management and ensure accurate data and records are kept;
- Perform other duties as necessary to support program activities;
- Participate and staff evening and weekend community meetings, events and programming, when necessary;
- Perform other duties as assigned by Project Director
The ideal candidate will have a graduate level degree and 1-3 years of management experience, preferably experienced in program management with some experience in community engagement or community development. Candidate will be passionate, skilled and experienced in working with communities to promote health and safety. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner is a must. Seeking an outgoing, personable and professional individual who possesses phenomenal leadership skills and can think creatively and critically about generating community engagement projects and employment opportunities for marginalized communities. Candidate is detailed orientated, self-starter who can get things done in a high-paced environment and has knowledge of how to engage and support mandated individuals and returning citizens. Candidates must be open to constructive engagement with other professionals who have differing and, at times, competing perspectives. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample with Associate Director in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Midtown Community Court
Attn: Sherene Crawford, Project Director
314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Note: The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
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.