Project Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $75,000
Details: Salary range starts at $75k and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.



Application Deadline



New York
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 Center’s National Technical Assistance department provides training and expert assistance to jurisdictions across the county to support the planning, implementation, and enhancement of innovative approaches to justice. The department’s work encompasses drug treatment courts, community courts, Native American/Alaska Native tribal courts, prosecutor-led diversion initiatives, procedural justice, pretrial supervision, and many more areas of justice system reform.  

The National Technical Assistance department is seeking three (3) Project Managers. Reporting to the Deputy Director of National Technical Assistance, the Project Managers will work on a variety of national technical assistance projects, helping courts and justice system partners plan, implement, and enhance innovative programs. The Project Managers may have the opportunity to lead specific projects while working collaboratively with the rest of the department’s talented and experienced staff.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop customized technical assistance plans to meet the specific needs of clients;
  • Provide expert assistance, both remote and onsite, to courts and justice system partners seeking to plan, implement, or enhance innovative approaches to justice;
  • Develop and coordinate training programs;
  • Serve as primary point of contact for assigned clients, leading communications with the client and managing client relationships;
  • Conduct and host site visits involving a wide array of justice system stakeholders;
  • Assist in writing grant proposals, reports, publications, and other written products;
  • Facilitate peer-to-peer communication and collaboration;
  • Develop and deliver presentations at conferences and training events;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications: Project Managers must have a J.D. or M.S.W. and must have significant justice system experience. The ideal candidate will be a former prosecutor, public defender, social worker, or treatment provider who has at least 3 years of experience working in the justice system. Project Managers should be comfortable and adept at working with judges, attorneys, court administrators, social service providers, elected officials, and other key justice system stakeholders. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must. Individuals with a demonstrated interest in tribal justice are encouraged to apply.



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample with TA Project Manager in the subject line to:

If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:


Center for Court Innovation 

520 Eighth Avenue 

New York, NY 10018


(212) 397-0985