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Deputy Director of Program Development and Evaluation

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Published 8 days ago

The Criminal Defense Practice has an immediate opening for a Deputy Director of Program Development and Evaluation to support and strengthen the strategic growth of the Criminal Defense Practice. This position will play a pivotal role in CDP’s strategic planning by targeting government and private funding opportunities, ensuring the implementation of data collection protocols, and developing systems to foster ongoing program performance evaluation. The Deputy Director will partner with the Development team, Lobbyists, and CDP leadership on funding requests; and will procure effective management of fellowships and other private/ restricted funds.



  • Day-to-day supervision of a Grant/ Program Report Writer
  • Participate in strategic program planning, RFPs, grant proposal development, and other special funding requests in coordination with CDP leadership
  • With the Support of the Grant/ Program Report Writer, and in coordination with the Director of Grants and Contracts, establish policies and procedures for managing the CDP portfolio of private and restricted funds, including startup, renewals, amendments, modifications, closeouts, data collection, data integrity, and audits
  • Cultivate, develop, and maintain government agency funding support and private, restricted, performance‐based funding support
  • In coordination with the Director of Grants and Contracts, develop and implement grants and contracts administrative plans, including compliance and reporting systems, to facilitate coordination with the CPD program leaders and Fiscal staff
  • Track staffing allocations and spending of fellowship and other restricted funds
  • Work with the CDP Grants and Contracts team to review and improve upon existing data collection protocols and reporting tools to identify and address inefficiencies
  • Collaborate with the IT Application Development team and CDP program leaders to ensure that information is collected and accurately reflected in the case management system as well as on the creation of technology solutions to enable program management and evaluation
  • Synthesize and analyze program performance data into meaningful, concise statistical reports for government and private funders
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Documents

Please submit these documents as a single combined PDF when you apply via the LAS (Legal Aid Society) Recruitment Portal.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample


  • MBA, MPA, or other graduate degree, or a bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years demonstrated work experience in program or data management for a not‐for‐profit organization
  • A passion for and commitment to the mission of The Legal Aid Society
  • Excellent quantitative abilities. Demonstrated ability to accurately and quickly gather data, compile information, keep accurate records, and prepare statistical reports
  • Experience with databases, ability to understand relational data, as well as interpretation and manipulation of related data
  • Excellent writing. Experience with grant writing preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage relationships with program staff, work successfully in cross-functional teams, and communicate effectively with grantors, funders, and community partners
  • Ability to use data visualization tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and creative problem-solving techniques in a highly complex legal environment
  • Excellent judgment, including ability to handle sensitive or confidential information
  • Exceptional project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently, often working under the pressure of deadlines
  • Consensus builder and leader who utilizes excellent oral and written communication to establish rapport and persuade others



The posting reflects the range of potential salaries for the role. The specific salary offers will be dependent on candidate qualifications, including collectively bargained salary steps for unionized roles.


Salary Range/ Salary: $85,975



The leadership of The Legal Aid Society believes in attracting and retaining exceptional talent committed to serving our clients. We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, disability, and life insurance, and more. Salaries for our unionized jobs are governed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please visit our Careers page for additional information. Salary and benefits information will be available to applicants, when and if, an offer is made.



The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.



All applications must be completed online. We do not accept paper submissions. Please visit our Careers Page to review all current job postings, and instructions on the application process. For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email


As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, The Legal Aid Society prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of its employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race or color, size (including bone structure, body size, height, shape, and weight), religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (one’s internal deeply-held sense of one’s gender which may be the same or different from one’s sex assigned at birth); gender expression (the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one’s name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics; gender expression may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities), disability, marital status, relationship and family structure (including domestic partnerships, polyamorous families and individuals, chosen family, platonic co-parents, and multigenerational families), genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, credit history, unemployment status, caregiver status, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Criminal Defense Practice has an immediate opening for a Deputy Director of Program Development and Evaluation to support and strengthen the strategic growth of the Criminal Defense Practice. This position will play a pivotal role…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Full Time Schedule
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Up to USD $85,975 / year


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New York, NY, USA

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