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Community Ambassador, Harlem Community Justice Center

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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 Justice Center has been awarded funding through a Department of Health “T2” grant to conduct personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution in Harlem and connect local stakeholders to DOH to facilitate COVID-19 testing. Reporting to the Manager of Housing Services / Men's Empowerment Program Manager, the Community Ambassador will assist the Justice Center in supporting our COVID-19 outreach and education efforts in the Harlem Community. The Community Ambassador will work to connect residents, youth and tenant / community leaders to HCJC programming and COVID-19 related resources and services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with planning and coordinating PPE distribution and COVID-19 outreach in East and Central Harlem community spaces including NYCHA public housing developments;
  • Assist with the planning of HCJC housing events and community meetings for NYCHA residents and or HCJC youth and community programming;
  • Distribute materials regarding HCJC events and services;
  • Conduct telephone outreach and social media / virtual outreach;
  • Schedule appointments for social services / COVID-19 related health services including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations;
  • Serve as a liaison between HCJC staff and community members, NYCHA and other stakeholders;
  • Distribute palm cards and flyers about COVID 19 testing and vaccine;
  • Distribute materials regarding HCJC events and services;
  • Distribute face coverings to the Harlem community and other high-priority neighborhoods;
  • Attend and represent HCJC at virtual or in-person community and stakeholder meetings;
  • Attend trainings and webinars as assigned by the program manager;
  • Other relevant tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience working in a related community setting. Related experience may include internships, volunteer positions, peer advocate training programs, community leadership positions, and/or participation in community groups such as tenants’ associations. The ideal candidate will self-identify as having lived experience within public housing, have ties to the East Harlem community, and have an interest in public service. Knowledge of city agency- and community-based resources and service providers a plus.

Position Type:  Temporary, part-time (20 hours/week)

Compensation: $24/hour

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.

As of September 9, 2021, all new hires are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons by the Center’s Human Resources Department.

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 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
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
New York, NY 10035, US

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