The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system. We operate at the cutting edge of criminal justice reform in the New York area by developing, planning, launching, and managing large-scale projects that serve thousands of justice-involved people each year. Our projects include the award-winning Midtown Community Court, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Bronx Community Solutions, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, Staten Island Justice Center, and Newark Community Solutions. We also operate supervised release programs (as an alternative to bail) in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island; Project Reset, an early diversion program in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn; young adult courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan; and a new felony alternative-to-incarceration program in Manhattan. Our criminal justice programs work with nearly 30,000 individuals each year—with the prospect of more in the days to come.
Established in 1993 Midtown Community Court’s mission is to respond constructively to low-level crime and address underlying individual and community issues, while creating a more fair and just system. It accomplishes these goals by offering persons arrested for misdemeanors in Times Square, Chelsea, Clinton, and the Upper West Side a range of community service and social service sentences, including drug treatment and job training. Midtown Community Court is home to the UpNext Fatherhood and Workforce program and Manhattan Project Reset and works on a range of community engagement initiatives in collaboration with local stakeholders.
Midtown Community Court seeks a Project Director to lead its operations. Reporting to Center for Court Innovation’s Associate Director of Criminal Justice, the Midtown Community Court Project Director is responsible for leading the Midtown Community Court team and overseeing all of its long-range planning, new initiatives, and day-to-day operations.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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, preferably as a criminal justice practitioner. High emotional intelligence, strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills are a must. Candidate must be skilled communicator able to work in 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. Initiative and orientation towards problem-solving are essential.
Position Type: Full-time, including some nights and weekends
The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system. We operate at the cutting edge of criminal justice reform in the New York area by developing, planning, launching…
Excellent benefits package.
Excellent benefits package.