About the Program
The Center for Court Innovation has operated an office in Syracuse, New York, since 2004. The Syracuse office assists in the development of new justice initiatives and provides technical assistance to existing problem-solving courts throughout Upstate New York. Current initiatives include the Near Westside Peacemaking Project, the Parent Support Program, and the Defendant Services Program, as well as the planning and implementation of projects that seek to improve how the court system handles defendants with mental health issues, veterans, juveniles, human trafficking victims, elder abuse victims, and infants in the family court system.
The Syracuse Office is seeking a Deputy Director for its growing portfolio of projects across Upstate New York. Reporting to the Director of the Syracuse office, the Deputy Director will work on a variety of state court initiatives, including supporting the expansion of opioid courts; developing new projects in the criminal, civil and family court systems; and overseeing the office’s numerous existing initiatives. In addition, the Deputy Director will spend a portion of their time working with the Center’s National Technical Assistance team, helping to provide training and technical assistance to jurisdictions across the country on a wide range of justice issues.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Process requests for training and technical assistance from courts and partner agencies throughout Upstate New York;
- Provide logistical support to community-based initiatives that impact court-involved individuals;
- Represent the Center for Court Innovation on local committees and task forces;
- Deliver training and technical assistance to courts and justice-system partners;
- Develop and deliver presentations at conferences and training events;
- Supervise Syracuse-based staff;
- Identify funding opportunities to support the Center’s work in Upstate New York;
- Oversee day-to-day operations of the Syracuse office when the Director is away;
- Assist in the drafting and editing of grant proposals;
- Prepare, edit and submit grant reports;
- Work with members of the Center’s National Technical Assistance team to deliver on-site and remote technical assistance to jurisdictions across the country.
The ideal candidate must have experience working in or with the justice system, with an emphasis on criminal justice, family law, or juvenile justice. A Juris Doctorate or graduate degree is strongly preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. Excellent written skills are a must. Specific experience developing and/or running new and innovative programs, supervising staff and interns, and working in a multi-disciplinary and creative setting are strongly preferred. The position will require travel within New York State and nationally. The candidate must be a skilled communicator able to maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations, extremely organized, and able to juggle multiple projects and deadlines at one time.
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample (under 5 pages, please) with Syracuse Deputy 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:
Center for Court Innovation
601 Tully Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
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.
Learn more about us at www.courtinnovation.org.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.