Program Manager, Youth and Community Programs

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Center for Court Innovation
Brownsville, NY
Publicado há 12 dias

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.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center ("Justice Center" or BCJC) seeks to re-engineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building multiple off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system by providing much-needed services to young people arrested in Brownsville. The aim is to provide the kind of support that young people need to become law-abiding members of society. The ultimate goal is to decrease community violence and increase public safety, community capacity, and youth opportunity.

The Brownsville Community Justice Center is seeking a Program Manager, Youth and Community Programs to oversee the Justice Center’s youth programming and justice initiatives. Reporting to The Associate Director of Youth and Community Programs, the Program Manager will be responsible for the development and oversight of new community initiatives and programming, alternative to incarceration work, and transformative justice projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Associate Director to support the youth and community programs department, including developing the department vision, program planning, systems implementation, project oversight, and grant reporting;
  • Develop arts and project-based youth internship programming, including working with teaching artists and community partners;
  • Develop and implement youth enrichment activities including field trips, retreats, academic enrichment and employment readiness programming;
  • Coordinate and manage recruitment strategies for youth programs;
  • Manage youth alternative to incarceration programs, including referrals, court reporting, and maintaining relationships with criminal justice partners;
  • Provide administrative support to the program department team, including assisting with data entry, stipend payments, and contracts;
  • Oversee staff development and training;
  • Provide clinical supervision to a team of social workers, case managers, youth programs staff, and social work interns;
  • Assist with grant writing, fundraising, and grant implementation, ensuring all reporting requirements and deliverables are met;
  • Meet with community stakeholders and staff to provide updates, troubleshoot issues and identify potential referrals to educational/vocational services;
  • Represent the Justice Center at community events and meetings;
  • Develop systems and provide oversight for data tracking, reporting, and fiscal operations
  • Maintain a work culture conducive to innovation and team building;
  • Develop training and support systems for supervisees and subcontractors;
  • Model and facilitate creative problem solving and youth development strategies for supervisees and subcontractors;
  • Additional relevant tasks, as needed. 

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will be a LMSW or be eligible for LMSW licensure in the State of New York within 90 days of hire. At least 4 years of experience working with youth and/or other relevant program administration experience. SIFI eligibility required; certification preferred. Administrative experience, experience facilitating group programming and commitment to using holistic and strengths-based approaches required. Candidate must have an in depth knowledge of best practices in youth work including leadership development, strengths-based practices, and trauma informed approaches. Additional qualifications include:

  • Experience working with criminal justice agencies;
  • Experience with anti-violence program development strongly preferred;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to facilitate and effectively manage team projects and initiatives;
  • Ability to set and adhere to firm timelines;
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills;
  • Candidates must be willing and able to work collaboratively with a variety of community stakeholders and partner agencies;
  • Candidate must have experience in community outreach and organizing and must have the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally competent manner; 
  • Candidates must be committed to place based and community based work;
  • Candidates must be comfortable working with youth and young adults;
  • In depth knowledge of and familiarity with the Brownsville, Brooklyn community preferred;
  • Commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practices;
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).

Position Type:  Full-time (must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes late evenings, overnight, weekends, and holidays). 

Compensation:  Salary range starts at $61,560 and is commensurate with experience. 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.

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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