Senior Program Manager, Technical Assistance

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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 Center’s Technical Assistance department trains, advises, and collaborates with practitioners and policymakers to strengthen practice and launch reforms nationally and internationally. The department’s work encompasses technical assistance for Native American/Alaska Native tribal courts, treatment courts, community courts, prosecutor-led diversion initiatives, procedural justice, pretrial supervision, and many more areas of justice system reform. The Center has worked with more than 60 tribes across the country to implement innovative practices within their justice systems. These include prevention initiatives, youth engagement, diversion programs, restorative justice practices, Healing to Wellness Courts, reentry strategies, and other approaches emphasizing healing and community-building.

The Technical Assistance department is seeking an experienced TA provider to serve as Senior Program Manager, who would work on tribal justice projects. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Technical Assistance, this person will lead technical assistance projects in a variety of tribal justice subject areas. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead TA projects as assigned by the Deputy Director of Technical Assistance;
  • Develop a broad range of subject matter expertise around tribal justice projects and community justice projects, including but not limited to, healing to wellness courts and treatment courts, strategic planning, alternatives to incarceration, juvenile Justice, corrections and reentry, tribal-state relationships, risk-need responsivity tools, and other problem-solving initiatives;
  • Travel to work onsite with tribal jurisdictions;
  • Assist with grant proposals;
  • Give presentations at national conferences and training events;
  • Help lead the planning and coordination of roundtables and national training events;
  • Develop TA work plans, training materials, PowerPoint presentations, site visit reports, and more;
  • Deliver a wide range of onsite and remote TA;
  • Lead the writing of publications, including monographs, fact sheets, toolkits, and other products;
  • Develop multimedia resources such as videos, podcasts, webinars, and webcasts;
  • Engage in projects that support research development for tribal justice systems;
  • Help manage and support the development of resources for the website;
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a JD, MSW, or relevant graduate-level degree plus 2 or 3 years of relevant experience OR equivalent professional experience working with tribal justice systems. Ability to work with judges, attorneys, court administrators, elected officials, service providers, community members, and others. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Frequent national travel will be required when it does not risk employee health or safety due to COVID-19. Candidates with previous experience working with tribal justice systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation:  Salary range starts at $75,000 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

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 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…

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New York, NY 10018, US

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