Details: Salary range starts at $85,000 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
520 8th Avenue
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 reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators.
The Center’s National Technical Assistance department provides training and expert assistance to jurisdictions across the county to support the planning, implementation, and enhancement of innovative approaches to justice. The department’s work encompasses drug treatment courts, community courts, Native American/Alaska Native tribal courts, prosecutor-led diversion initiatives, procedural justice, pretrial supervision, and many more areas of justice system reform.
Among other projects, the Center’s National Technical Assistance department leads the federally-funded State-Based Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Program. Under this program, the Center provides intensive support to state-level drug court coordinators around the country, helping to develop statewide strategic plans for drug court enhancement, implement fidelity assessment strategies to ensure that drug courts follow best practices, create statewide training strategies for drug court teams, improving data collection and evaluation practices, and more. In addition, the Center runs the National Drug Court Online Learning System (www.TreatmentCourts.org) and regularly develops new online training content for drug court practitioners.
The National Technical Assistance department is seeking (2) two experienced attorneys with drug court expertise to serve as Project Managers, working primarily on the State-Based Drug Court Technical Assistance Program. Reporting to the Director of Treatment Court Programs, the Project Managers will immediately lead substantive training and technical assistance (TTA) projects and will be expected to take on significant responsibility for developing customized TTA plans, delivering onsite and remote TTA to drug courts across the country, managing client relationships, and developing new publications and online training content. Over time, the Project Managers will likely have the opportunity to work on other national technical assistance projects beyond the drug court field as well.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Develop customized technical assistance plans to meet the specific needs of state-level drug court coordinators, local drug courts, and other clients as appropriate;
· Provide expert assistance, both remote and onsite, to drug courts and justice system partners seeking to plan, implement, or enhance drug courts;
· Serve as primary point of contact for assigned clients, leading communications with the client and managing client relationships;
· Conduct and host site visits involved a wide array of justice system stakeholders;
· Develop strong, collaborative relationships with funders, TTA providers, national experts, and other important partners in the field;
· Assist in developing practitioner monographs, fact sheets, toolkits, guidance documents, website features, and other written products, as well as online content for www.TreatmentCourts.org.
· Assist in writing grant proposals, reports, publications, and other written products;
· Develop and deliver presentations at conferences and training events;
· Other responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a J.D. and at least two years of substantive experience working with drug courts and/or other treatment courts (e.g., mental health courts, veterans treatment courts). The ideal candidate will be an attorney who has participated on a treatment court team or represented clients in a treatment court. Project Managers should be comfortable and adept at working with judges, attorneys, court administrators, social service providers, elected officials, and other key justice system stakeholders. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must. Extensive national travel is required.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
How to apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample with TA Project Manager (Drug Courts) in the subject line to: email@example.com
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Center for Court Innovation
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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.
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.
Visit our website at www.courtinnovation.org.
The Center for Court Innovation is a project of the Fund for the City of New York.