About the Program
In 2015 the Center launched Project Reset, a diversion program that seeks to forge a new response to low-level offending that is proportionate, effective, and humane. Project Reset seeks to hold people accountable for their actions while avoiding the use of incarceration and the potential harms associated with the traditional criminal justice process. The goal is to restore confidence in justice and bolster the legitimacy of law enforcement in the eyes of the public, helping to mend relations between the community and the justice system. Project Reset initially worked only with 16- and 17-year-olds in several precincts in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but its demonstrated impact resulted in its expansion. Today, Project Reset is active in all of Manhattan for people of all ages, is being expanded to cover all of the Bronx and will be launched in Brooklyn.
Project Reset Brooklyn is seeking a Program Manager. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Brooklyn Justice Initiatives (BJI), the Program Manager will oversee the project’s day-to-day operations, programming, reporting, and a staff of community liaisons and facilitators. Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to reengineer the experience of criminal court in Brooklyn by providing judges, attorneys, and law enforcement with meaningful alternatives to bail, fines, and jail sentences. The Project Reset Program Manager, along with the rest of the Project Rest team, will work to identify appropriate partnerships and referrals sources for additional voluntary services and assist in building and strengthening stakeholder relationships.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manage the Project Reset Brooklyn daily operations and diversion team (including training and professional development), approximately four staff;
- Develop and deliver new group-based programming to be completed by Project Reset participants;
- Monitor project performance and identify areas for improvement in all aspects of the project;
- Effectively manage all operations, including outreach, intake, scheduling, use of program space, and completion;
- Work closely with BJI senior staff to ensure policies and procedures are consistent with the rest of Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ operations;
- Build relationships and collaborate with stakeholders and partners;
- Participate in staff meetings, in-service trainings, and off-site visits;
- Perform other duties as necessary to support project and department activities;
- Participate and staff evening and weekend community meetings, events and programming, when necessary;
- Assist with other Brooklyn Justice Initiatives intakes, screenings, and other related tasks, as needed;
- Attend and assist with Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours, as needed.
The ideal candidate will have a graduate level degree preferred (JD, MSW, MPA, MBA, etc.) and 3-5 years of management experience. Candidate will have an interest and ability to work effectively in a highly-entrepreneurial, dynamic environment. Professional experience teaching, or facilitating highly-engaging, group programming and expertise in managing sophisticated operations or logistics, is preferred. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner is a must. Comfortable working with adolescents and adults. Willingness to work collaboratively with a variety of court personnel and on-site partner agencies. Court-based social work is a unique and demanding area of practice, and 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
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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.