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.
Neighborhood Safety Initiatives (NSI), a program of the Center, is seeking an Associate Director, Operations and Planning to support the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance crime prevention grant. Underway since 2015 and led by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice(MOCJ), MAP is a comprehensive strategy to enhance public safety and strengthen community well- being in 15 public housing developments across New York City, and the BJA has allowed us to increase investments at Wagner Houses and extend the Center’s community engagement model to Jefferson and Johnson Houses in East Harlem.
The Center is a key implementation partner in NeighborhoodStat is a resident-driven; community organizing initiative in partnership with the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). Underway since 2015, MAP is a comprehensive strategy to enhance public safety and strengthen community well-being in 15 public housing developments across New York City. The initiative aims to enhance safety and overall quality of life by strengthening collaboration and capacity among public housing residents. Since 2016, citywide meetings have been convened to share information and data, facilitate community engagement to identify neighborhood priorities, enhance the quality of life and spur collaboration and accountability among city agencies and local stakeholders.
NSI is working to advance the NSTAT process by assisting each of 15 designated communities to convene local stakeholder groups. NSTAT Stakeholder teams activities include collaboratively identify community conditions, prioritize local initiatives, access and analyze data, identify and leverage resources, improve resident capacity through trainings; and implement participatory placekeeping projects and policy recommendations that address structural racism, local concerns and enhance public safety, reduces victimization, promoting healing and improves well-being. The initiative’s overarching goal is to build community agency in policy change within a social, racial and spatial justice framework.
Reporting to the Project Director, the Associate Director, Operations and Planning will support the implementation of NSTAT processes, projects, and communication needs across 17 sites in the 5 boroughs, which includes participatory design processes, public space programming, built environment projects, social programming, training, direct action agendas, assisting with timely reporting, and general project administration.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Operations & Project Management
Support and Manage Work of Facilities Associate
Planning and Strategic Support:
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management and administration. The candidate must be passionate, skilled and experienced in working with communities to promote health and safety. Additional qualifications include:
Location: Manhattan, NY with frequent travel to sites across all 5 boroughs
Position Type: Full-time (occasional weekends, evenings and holidays)
Compensation: Salary range starts at $65,000. 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 around the world. The Center creates operating…