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Criminal Legal Reform Program Officer

A Distancia, El trabajo debe realizarse en Louisiana, US

Descripción

Tipo de contrato:A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio:9 de septiembre de 2024
Fecha límite de postulación:11 de agosto de 2024
Nivel de Experiencia:Directivo
Salario:USD $76.000 - $84.000 / año

Descripción

About Foundation for Louisiana

Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after Hurricane Katrina. While FFL was established in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, and criminal justice reform and transformation, with cross-cutting commitments to economic justice, gender justice, and arts and culture. 

Since inception, FFL has invested $55 million in more than 250 l nonprofit organizations working across the state toward building a more just Louisiana. As a social justice philanthropic intermediary, FFL’s work unapologetically advances racial justice.  The foundation engages communities in both program co-design as well as its grant-making process in order to expand opportunities and move communities towards a more just future.

Position Overview 

FFL’s criminal legal reform work aims to shift resources away from dehumanizing and discriminatory practices within the criminal legal system towards a justice system that reinforces and sustains strong individuals, families, and communities. We aim to build on previous work and successful partnerships to develop our forward-looking criminal legal reform strategy with an intersectional emphasis on the relationship between criminal legal system involvement, Louisiana’s history, race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and immigration status. 

Who You Are

You may have experience as an organizer working on the frontlines of criminal justice reform or have studied law or policy in a formal school setting.  You may have experience working in a policy organization or in a non-profit working on any number of issues under the broad umbrellas of criminal and social justice. Regardless of where you are coming from you have a deep passion for and wealth of content knowledge regarding various issues and areas of practice within the “systems of systems” that is criminal justice. You are comfortable working in complex, frequently shifting contexts and approach your work in a deeply values-centered way. You are able to take and give meaningful feedback, to challenge and be challenged in ways that are generative and productive, and you approach your work with a deep commitment to learning and reflective practice. You are okay with ambiguity; can see, celebrate, and uplift small victories while engaged in generational fights; and are dogged in your belief that a better future is possible.

Responsibilities 

This role involves grantmaking, strategy development, and partnership building.  The following list is not exhaustive but should give interested applicants a sense of core responsibilities for the program officer role.

  • Work with colleagues, field leaders, partners, and community members to develop and implement a criminal legal reform and transformation program strategy 
  • Manage grant-making priorities to ensure the most effective and equity-centered deployment of resources while building strong relationships with our grantee partners and ensuring their experiences working with us are rooted in equity and ease
  • Participate actively in the Louisiana Justice Fund and other pooled funds and funder networks as required
  • Support the capacity bridging of community-based organizations in ways that are consistent with the criminal justice program’s priorities and FFL’s strategic plan
  • Build partnerships with diverse and cross-sector individuals and organizations across Louisiana, helping to convene and facilitate partners where appropriate and helpful 
  • Own content area expertise including staying up to date on the policy landscape, exercising thought leadership where appropriate and helpful
  • Support the development and/or implementation of emerging work projects and initiatives in collaboration with other FFL program staff, including disaster response grantmaking and the TOGETHER initiative 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

We understand no one candidate is likely to possess all the following skills, abilities, and characteristics.  The following list is meant to be illustrative of what we think will serve someone well in this role:

  • Demonstrated content knowledge and expertise in criminal legal system reform, including but not limited to bail, fines, and fees reform; police accountability; community re-entry; judicial reform; juvenile justice; and the impact of the criminal legal system on Black, Indigenous, and people of the global majority, queer and trans people, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, and children and youth
  • A commitment to racial justice and racial equity, and experience working with Black, Indigenous and people of the global majority communities as well as members of other historically under-recognized communities 
  • An intersectional lens on the experience of Louisiana’s queer and trans, immigrant, disabled, and/or low-income individuals and communities 
  • Ability to link that intersectional lens on identity to programmatic crossover within and outside of the criminal justice reform and transformation portfolio
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to write precisely and concisely for the general public and the internal FFL audience, as well as the ability to address varied audiences
  • Ability to effectively facilitate and participate in online and in-person meetings, convenings, and other gatherings of diverse stakeholders in such a way to ensure equity and inclusion for all participants and attendees 
  • Capacity to perform both independent and collaborative work including successful design and implementation of a mission-aligned criminal legal reform strategy
  • Strong time management skills and an ability to meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent relationship and network-building skills
  • Minimum of five years of experience in working on issues related to criminal justice reform and transformation
  • Work experience with nonprofit and/or community-based organizations

The Criminal Legal Reform Program Officer will report to the Director of the Louisiana Justice Fund. The location for this position is flexible inside the state of Louisiana.  

All Foundation for Louisiana employees work remotely with the option to access office space in New Orleans. In-person attendance is expected at monthly programs team and all staff meetings in New Orleans. External partner meetings may also require in-person availability. The majority of these meetings will be in New Orleans or Baton Rouge.    

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Foundation for Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, criminal justice background, and marital status.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, grantees, board members and dealings with the general public.


About Foundation for Louisiana

Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities…

Compensación

FFL offers a generous benefits and PTO package which includes:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums
  • Up to $50,000 employer-paid life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement employer match 
  • Home office stipend 

FFL offers a generous benefits and PTO package which includes:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums
  • Up to $50,000 employer-paid life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement…

Nivel de Idiomas

Individuals fluent in Spanish and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.

Individuals fluent in Spanish and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.

Ubicación

A Distancia
El trabajo se debe realizar en Louisiana, US
Ubicación Asociada
2022 St Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Suite 122B

Cómo aplicar

How To Apply

We invite applications from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, especially those with lived experience of the criminal legal system.  Please send your resume along with a cover letter to Jamie Schmill, Vice President of Programs, Foundation for Louisiana, via email:  jobs@foundationforlouisiana.org.

No phone calls please. 


How To Apply

We invite applications from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, especially those with lived experience of the criminal legal system.  Please send your…

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