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Deputy Project Director

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Center for Court Innovation | Brooklyn, NY

Center for Court Innovation


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Published 23 days ago

August 7, 2020
Salary range starts at $90,000 and is commensurate with experience.

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.

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to reengineer the experience of criminal court in Brooklyn, New York by providing judges and attorneys meaningful alternatives to bail, fines, and jail sentences. Operating out of Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is a team of social service providers, court-based resource coordinators, and others who seek to improve the quality of justice. By providing meaningful pre-trial supervised release and post-conviction sentencing options, Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to use an arrest as a window of opportunity to change the direction of a participant’s life and avoid the harmful effects of incarceration.   

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is seeking an experienced professional, who is committed to supporting staff and building and maintaining community relationships. Reporting to the Project Director, the Deputy Project Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and assisting with the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the project’s goals and objectives. The Deputy Project Director assists the Project Director in supporting a growing staff and programming by overseeing a team of senior staff and directors and ensuring operational efficiency. The Deputy Director will assist in leading other new and current projects as requested by the Project Director. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee BJI’s alternative to incarceration services for felony and misdemeanor level-offenses including clinical work and staff, community engagement staff, the behavioral health unit, and administrative staff;
  • Oversee diverse programs which currently include but are not limited to: the Brooklyn Young Adult Court, Felony Alternative to Incarceration Court, the Human Trafficking and Intervention Court, Early Diversion Services and Adult Alternative to Incarceration services;
  • Supervise senior staff and a range of professionals including social workers, case managers, intake staff, compliance and community staff, interns, and researchers;
  • Assist and coordinate with Clinical Director and consulting psychiatrist in reviewing clinical assessments and treatment recommendations for high-need participants. 
  • Assist with efforts of resource coordinators, intake and clinical staff to maximize effectiveness of alternative to incarceration and detention programming, including social services and compliance monitoring for criminal justice involved populations;
  • Provide support and retain a diverse, experienced and qualified staff by providing career coaching, opportunities for growth and personal development;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with funders, court players, community-based social service providers and leaders, programs and other criminal justice agencies and partners;
  • Collaborate with judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, other court administrators, and community leaders and agencies to ensure service delivery and program operations run smoothly;
  • Oversee day-to-day alternative to incarceration departments’ management and development;
  • Oversee the quality assurance of program data and materials, refining and improving workflow and case processing when necessary;
  • Devise and implement strategies for improving department cohesiveness and interdepartmental communication;
  • Assist in coordinating research, planning, and reporting activities;
  • Assist the Project Director and the Center’s Development team in grant management and writing, which includes monthly and quarterly reporting to funders and opportunities for new initiatives;
  • Develop procedures and protocols to help track and meet grant deliverables;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders, organizations, and business for the benefit of the clients served by BJI;
  • Help facilitate conversations with senior staff to identify, sustain, and explore new funding sources, and to develop and coordinate new initiatives;
  • Host funders and site visitors to Brooklyn Justice Initiatives and the Brooklyn Criminal and Supreme Courthouses;
  • Assist the Project Director and senior management in the planning and execution of community-based events and programming;
  • Oversee office management staff and operations of all BJI office sites;
  • Coordinate and lead special task forces and working groups on relevant issues;
  • Assist and/or lead new departments and BJI initiatives as needed;
  • Attend community events including: board meetings, precinct council, and service provider gatherings and events held on weekend on during non-business hours as needed;
  • Assist the Project Director and senior management with administrative responsibilities as needed;
  • Attend Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ events after hours as needed;
  • Additional relevant responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree in law, public administration, social work, or a related discipline and have at least five years of post-graduate experience. At least five years of supervisory experience and experience working within the criminal justice system required. Candidate must be highly organized and able to multi-task. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally-competent manner required. Professional demeanor and ability to communicate appropriately with judges and other court personnel is a must. Excellent public speaking, communications, interpersonal, and writing skills required.

Position Type: Full-time, able to work nights or weekends. 

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

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

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.

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for…

Location

Brooklyn, NY

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