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Deputy Director, Midtown Community Court

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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 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:

    • Supervise Midtown programs and department leaders;
    • Develop and maintain mechanisms to ensure that all Midtown programs are meeting contractual goals and performance measures;
    • Collaborate with Project Director on program development and new initiatives;
    • Assist the Project Director in fundraising and grant management activities, including pre-proposal brainstorm meetings, drafting/organizing of proposals and progress reports, and tracking of deliverables for each funding stream; 
    • Collaborate with the Project Director to develop a community engagement and education strategy that increases awareness of existing and new Midtown programs; 
    • Maintain and establish relationships with partner agencies and community leaders, including criminal justice and law enforcement agencies, community-based organizations, and public officials; 
    • Promote teamwork and provide support to ensure that staff achieve program goals and objectives; 
    • Develop program policies and procedures to improve service delivery and reinforce the mission and values of Midtown Community Court and the Center for Court Innovation; 
    • Represent Midtown Community Court at stakeholder meetings and various community meetings; 
    • Manage program data reporting, performance deliverables, and program expenditures as required by funder and grant reporting requirements; 
    • Assist and/or lead new departments and Midtown initiatives as needed; 
    • Conduct staff reviews and performance evaluations, and assist with staff recruitment; 
    • Design and participate in community events, in collaboration with community-based partners; 
    • Facilitate staff meetings, team-building exercises, and site visits; 
    • Participate in evening and weekend community meetings, events, and programming, as needed; 
    • Perform other relevant duties, including coverage and support, as needed to support the Midtown Community Court;  
    • Actively create, promote, and maintain a respectful, inclusive, and anti-racist work environment;
    • Other relevant duties, as assigned.  

    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:

    • An in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and recent reform efforts and/or community wellness programming;  
    • Experience in, and a passion for, community organizing;  
    • Project management experience and at least three years’ experience managing significant budgets and grant contracts; 
    • Extensive experience developing and overseeing programs with multiple priorities; 
    • Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse working teams; 
    • Strong project management skills with ability to set and adhere to timelines.

    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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