Deputy Project Director

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary range starts at $75k and is commensurate with experience. 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 programs 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 Staten Island Justice Center is seeking a Deputy Project Director.  Reporting to the Project Director, the Deputy Project Director will assist in oversight of day-to-day operations; mentor and motivate dedicated staff; strengthen justice system and community partnerships; create new and innovative programs; and seek out opportunities for growth through network building and fundraising.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Oversee the Staten Island Justice Center’s criminal court, family court, and community programming;

·        Supervise senior staff and a range of professionals;

·        Maintain and establish relationships with court players, community-based organizations, community leaders, and other partners;

·        Work with judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, other court administrators, and community leaders and agencies to ensure program operations run smoothly;

·        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;

·        Oversee community organizing techniques used to mobilize the community to participate in activities designed to challenge and change local norms;

·        Oversee day-to-day operations and program management;

·        Oversee the quality of program data and materials;

·        Devise and implement strategies for improving interdepartmental communication;

·        Assist the Project Director and the Center’s Development team in grant management and writing;

·        Assist the Project Director with administrative responsibilities as needed;

·        Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in law, public administration, social work, or a related discipline and a have a minimum of four years of post-graduate experience. Supervisory experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system are required. Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and writing skills are required. Candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community.

Position Type: Full-time with some evening and weekend hours required

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 to with SIJC Deputy Project Director 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, New York 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.