Program Manager, Men's Empowerment Program

Job Type

Full Time



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 Harlem Community Justice Center is seeking a Program Manager for their soon-to-launch Men’s Empowerment Program (MEP). Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Program Manager is responsible for developing and leading a trauma informed, culturally competent program life skills program for young men of color who have experienced or lived with trauma. The Program Manager will lead a team of a social worker and outreach coordinator to provide assessments, counseling, service referrals and linkages. The role of the Program Manager is to develop program material including intakes, needs assessments and curricula and facilitate the delivery of services to men of color who have experienced trauma. The Program Manager will also provide support, training and oversight to staff in the delivery of those services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop all MEP program elements including overall program structure, curricula, intake and needs assessment and outcomes and reporting measures;
  • Supervise MEP staff of including social worker, case manager and interns;
  • Recommend, develop and implement clinical protocols for MEP program staff;
  • Provide crisis intervention and support as needed;
  • Collaborate with the Center’s Training Institute to provide training for staff on trauma informed services and other relevant skills;
  • Prepare regular monthly, quarterly and annual reports required to manage program outcomes and respond to grant reporting requirements
  • Conduct internal audits of program files and electronic databases;
  • Facilitate social-emotional groups with program participants;
  • Facilitate case conferencing meetings with case management staff;
  • Liaise with community organizations, stakeholders and partner agencies;
  • Collaborate with Deputy Director on grant writing and program development of new initiatives;
  • Present at trainings and conferences;
  • Convene and facilitate stakeholder and program advisory group meetings;
  • Support staff relations and performance and provide support to ensure that staff achieve program goals and objectives;
  • Represent the Justice Center at community events and meetings as needed. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be extremely motivated and self-driven with a creative approach to program development. A Master’s Degree in social work, LCSW preferred, and a minimum of four years in a leadership or managerial position. Experience with/or comfortability in learning to facilitate conversations related to identity, oppression, and privilege is a must. Ability to effectively work with diverse client populations, as a team member in a multiracial setting, and collaborate with on-site partner agencies and court personnel is required. A background in trauma based services, restorative practices and or evidence based practices is preferred. The candidate must be a skilled communicator able to work in a multi-disciplinary setting and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community. Experience using cognitive behavioral interventions desired.



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

How to apply: 

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

    Subject line: MEP Program Manager

     Attn.: Yaya Yuan

Harlem Community Justice Center

170 E. 121st

New York, NY 10035