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 improve public safety and reduce the use of jail and prison. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research on topics of justice reform and provides consulting services to criminal justice innovators.
Launched in 1993, the award-winning Midtown Community Court is one of the country’s first problem-solving courts. It provides alternatives to fines and jail as a response to low-level crime. The Midtown Community Court works with neighborhood stakeholders to improve Midtown Manhattan, and to serve the vibrant Midtown community, specifically those in need of services. In addition to providing alternatives to fines and jail as a response to criminal charges, it is home to pre-plea diversion and community wellness programs. These include Project Reset, the UpNext Fatherhood and Employment program, and Community First – a novel homeless outreach program based in Times Square.
Reporting to the Project Director, the Deputy Director will provide operational leadership for all program services at the Midtown Community Court. The Deputy Director will be a thought partner with the Project Director, an integral part of the management team, and will foster an anti-racist and inclusive workplace, promote teamwork, generate innovative ideas, and ensure excellence in service delivery. This role requires a highly motivated and organized professional who works well with others and has a passion for criminal justice reform and public service.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or higher and a minimum of five years related experience OR equivalent significant experience in leadership roles in innovative community-based organizations. At least three or more years of experience managing significant budgets and grant contracts preferred. Extensive supervision experience is a plus, preferably supervising multiple people simultaneously. Passionate and sensitive to the needs and interests of the population and the mission and philosophy of Midtown Community Court and committed to its philosophy and mission. Additional requirements include:
Compensation: Salary range starts at $82,080 and is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, WageWorks, 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.
As of September 9, 2021, all new hires are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons by the Center’s Human Resources Department.
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…