Community Outreach Manager, Police Reform Collaboration Implementation TeamLocation: New York, New York
The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) advises the Mayor and First Deputy Mayor on criminal justice policy and is the Mayor’s representative to the courts, district attorneys, defenders, and state criminal justice agencies, among others. The office designs, deploys, and evaluates citywide strategies to drive down crime, reduce unnecessary arrests and incarceration, and improve the system’s fairness. MOCJ works with law enforcement and city agencies, non-profits, foundations, and others to implement data-driven strategies that address current crime conditions, prevent offending, and build the strong neighborhoods that ensure enduring safety.
THE POLICE REFORM COLLABORATION IMPLEMENTATION TEAM: The New York City’s Reform and Reinvention Collaborative was convened by the Mayor, and led by the First Deputy Mayor working in partnership with the Police Commissioner, leaders across City Hall, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Community Affairs Unit, Legislative Affairs Unit, and the Law Department. It is an initiative designed to systematically examine and end policies that lead to over-policing lower-income and people of color communities, perpetuating the cycle of impoverishment and incarceration. The Police Reform Collaboration Implementation Team (PRC) under the direction of the MOCJ Director, among the chief obligations for PRC will be to advise the mayor in planning for increased coordination and cooperation among agencies and to carry out the implementation of Resolution No. 1584, by the Committee on Public Safety (by request of the Mayor) Resolution adopting a plan pursuant to State Executive Order Number 203 (the Resolution).
Under the direction of the Director of Community Engagement, and in collaboration with the Executive Director and MOCJ General Counsel and Deputy Director for Crime Strategies, the Community Outreach Manager will provide administrative support and programmatic assistance across a variety of initiatives related to the implementation of the Resolution to engage community-based solutions. The candidate will assist in monitoring the progress of our initiatives operated in partnership with multiple agencies, community affairs units, and community-based organizations and others who interact with low-income and/or minority communities; providing technical assistance; community organizing and network building and ensuring that key behavioral and cultural and practice change initiatives are functioning effectively. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting leadership and staff in the development and management of strategies related to the implementation of the Resolution and associated initiatives, including but not limited to planning, monitoring, and execution;
- Cultivating and maintaining excellent relationships with stakeholder groups, other government agencies community affairs units, community non-profits, advocates, community members, and justice-involved individuals, and others who interact with low-income and/or minority communities in order to optimize interagency coordination and coordination with the community;
- Helping organize initiatives to address community needs;
- Creating reports, proposals, presentations, strategic plans, and other written and/or oral materials as requested;
- Assisting with leading community education, leading convening’s trainings, and outreach to community groups and local service providers citywide;
- Representing MOCJ and the Implementation Team and effectively communicating and presenting the Team and MOCJ and the City’s missions in meetings with community stakeholders, government and elected officials, and business entities, among others;
- Collaborating with all service providers and outside agencies engaged with low-income and/or minority communities;
- Supporting the activities as well as city agency and elected officials through a presence at events and other functions;
- Perform other related duties as needed.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred (social service, public administration, or related human service field).
- Two years of full-time professional experience (or one year with city government) working with the public and the community, providing services, building community partnerships and working with low-income and/or minority communities;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Experience in the social services field;
- Knowledge or familiarity with the criminal justice systems, police systems, and policies and community advocacy efforts;
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work with government agencies and community-based organizations;
- Excellent organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to take initiative, solve problems, and balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment;
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including skill at conducting presentations and meetings within all levels of the organization and with a wide variety of external clients, colleagues and collaborators to present the agency’s position;
- Ability to think creatively and embrace new approaches.
Commensurate with experience
New York City Residency is Required Within 90 Days of Appointment.
The City of New York and the Office of the Mayor are Equal Opportunity Employers.