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Coordinator, Youth and Community Programs

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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 by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.

The Harlem Community Justice Center (HCJC) is an operating project of the Center for Court Innovation and serves as a community court in East Harlem. HCJC includes a NYC housing court and offers a range of programs to address community needs and issues, including services to increase housing stability, eviction prevention, as well as innovative youth and community based programming.

The Harlem Community Justice Center is seeking a Coordinator, Youth and Community Programs. Reporting to the Coordinator, Strategic Planning and Operations, the Coordinator, Youth and Community Programs will be responsible for managing and developing youth programs at the Justice Center, primarily the Justice Center’s renowned Youth Court. The Coordinator is responsible for facilitating peer-led restorative justice programming, including all aspects of youth court operations, restorative circles, and community benefits projects. The Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training and selection of Youth Impact / Youth Court members as well as the facilitation, documentation and management of all youth court referrals and sanction compliance. The Coordinator is also responsible for developing and sustaining partnerships with community and legal system stakeholders.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee programmatic operations of all Youth and Community programs;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of new and existing youth programs;
  • Supervise and manage youth court staff, youth participants, interns and volunteers;
  • Recruit youth court members and develop effective recruitment and retention strategies;
  • Facilitate and design training for youth and staff members;
  • Oversee of all youth-led circles, activities and events;
  • Establish and sustain community-based partnerships including with local schools, police precincts, community members, and social service agencies;
  • Represent HCJC's youth work at community and stakeholder presentations, public events, and at internal agency meetings and events;
  • Collaborate with other HCJC programming and across other Center for Court innovation sites;
  • Liaise with existing HCJC youth program partners and develop ongoing partnerships with community stakeholders and service providers and referral sources;
  • Responsible for data entry and maintaining files and documentation of participant information;
  • Prepare progress / program reports, managing program data, reporting progress on and achieving deliverables and as required by funders and the Justice Center;
  • Develop a family and community engagement component in all aspects of youth programming at HCJC;
  • Attend all required staff meetings and trainings;
  • Other relevant duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree (MSW preferred) and 2 years' experience in youth development and youth program leadership. Other qualifications include:

  • The ideal candidate will be a self- directed, dynamic facilitator who feels comfortable working with a wide range of people, including youth, service providers and criminal justice agencies;
  • Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies;
  • Excellent written skills are a must;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred;
  • Professional and/or personal knowledge and familiarity of Harlem communities preferred;
  • Experience working with high school aged youth and supervising staff preferred;
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed and restorative practices preferred.

Position Type: Candidates must be available to work from 11:00am – 7:00pm two days a

week and occasional nights and weekends as necessary.

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 by guiding justice innovators, nationally and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

Salary range starts at $50,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Excellent benefits package. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

Excellent benefits package. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred


Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred


Location

On-site
New York, NY

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