Project Director

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



60 Bay Street
Staten Island
New York
United States


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 Staten Island Justice Center operates an array of programming for local youth and adults in Staten Island, with a focus on engaging those with or at risk of justice involvement. Through a range of programming, the Staten Island Justice Center provides judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys in Staten Island with alternative community sentencing options that hold individuals accountable in a way that is meaningful, proportionate, and restorative. The goal is to connect participants to services that help them avoid future contact with the justice system, to reduce the use of unnecessary jail, and to promote swift case resolutions that bolster public confidence in justice. The Justice Center also offers an array of youth development programming.

The Staten Island Justice Center seeks a Project Director. Reporting to the Director of Criminal Justice Programs, the Project Director will lead all day-to-day operations; support mentor and motivate dedicated staff; strengthen justice system and community partnerships; network build and fundraise; create new and innovative programs; and spearhead the growth and further development of the Staten Island Justice Center.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Oversee all Staten Island Justice Center programming, including programming based in criminal court, family court, and the community;

·        Supervise and manage staff of approximately 18 professionals including clinical, alternative sanctions, and youth development;

·        Maintain and establish relationships with local community leaders and criminal justice agencies;

·        Seek out and leverage new opportunities and partnerships to expand programming and services to better address unmet and/or burgeoning community needs;

·        Identify community hot spots and work with staff to develop programming that empowers residents, creates civic opportunities for youth, reduces crime and sparks community revitalization;

·        Serve as the primary ambassador for the Justice Center in a host of settings including conferences, forums, workshops, community events, and meetings with elected officials;

·        Spearhead staff development and growth by promoting opportunities for staff skill building;

·        Manage project’s annual budget;

·        In conjunction with the Development team, fundraise through grant writing for program development;

·        Manage all contracts and grants, including ensuring deliverables are achieved;

·        Build and sustain comprehensive data collection and analysis procedures to ensure programming is effective, performance measures are met, and services have the desired outcomes;

·        Coordinate regularly and closely with key Center for Court Innovation departments including Fiscal and Administration, Human Resources, General Counsel, Technology, Development, Communications and Strategic Partnerships to ensure smooth, effective operations and administration for all office functions;

·        Participate and interact with the Center for Court Innovation including attendance at monthly staff meetings, quarterly project director meetings, regular project performance discussions, as well as a range of other leadership and issue-driven councils and working groups;

·        Other activities and duties, as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, such as a law degree or Master’s, supervisory experience and a minimum of five years in a related area. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills are a must. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in a multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. The candidate should have strong organizational skills and analytical ability, as well as a commitment to creativity and innovation.

Position Type: Full-time, including some nights and weekends 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

How to apply: 

Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample with Staten Island Justice Center in the subject line to:

If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:


Staten Island Justice Center

60 Bay Street, Suite 100

Staten Island, NY 10301


(212) 397-0985


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 Center for Court Innovation is a project of the Fund for the City of New York.