Deputy Executive Director, Office of Crime Victim ServicesLocation: 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 OFFICE OF CRIME VICTIM SERVICES: The New York City Office of Crime Victims Services (OCVS) is an initiative designed to drive system-wide efforts to assist victims and survivors of crime in New York City. Among the chief obligations for OCVS, housed within MOCJ, is to advise the mayor in planning for increased coordination and cooperation among service providers. The Office oversees the City’s crime victim services, which provide community-based and system interventions, prevention efforts, and responsive services to end crime victimization. OCVS advances three core strategies to achieve the goal of reducing victimization and addressing direct and collateral consequences thereof: 1) enhanced analytics, innovative approaches, and rigorous evaluation; 2) community engagement and culture change strategies; and 3) synergistic, strategic deployment of existing resources.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of OCVS with latitude for independent judgment, the Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS) will serve as the primary lead in professional and technical work performing the following tasks:
- Supporting the Executive Director and OCVS staff with programmatic expertise and management, including but not limited to: planning, monitoring, and execution;
- Tracking OCVS’ $35M portfolio budgets and reporting on programs;
- Cultivating and maintaining excellent relationships with stakeholder groups, other government agencies, community non-profits, advocates, community members, and advocates to best determine systemic and individual solutions;
- Negotiating with partners and vendors on program model and budget modifications;
- Leading efforts with internal and external research partners to evaluate crime victim services;
- Informing implementation and helping develop best practices;
- Developing portfolio logic model, performance indicators, and metrics;
- Updating the Crime Victim Services Finder and drafting the City’s annual report on crime victim services;
- Hosting and attending stakeholder, task force, and coalition meetings;
- Identifying, applying for, and managing grants that advance the needs of survivors;
- Creating reports, proposals, presentations, strategic plans and other written and/or oral materials as requested;
- Developing and sustaining a social media and communications platform to improve awareness and access to services; • Leading community education, leading convenings, trainings, and outreach to community groups and local service providers citywide;
- Representing MOCJ and effectively communicate and present OCVS’ mission in meetings with community stakeholders, government and elected officials, and business entities, among others;
- Collaborating with all service providers and outside agencies engaged with victims and survivors for follow-up and ensure consistency in the delivery of services;
- Supporting the activities of OCVS’ funded partners as well as city agency and elected officials, with a presence at events and other functions; and
- Performing other related duties as needed.
- A JD or master’s degree from an accredited university and a minimum of 3 years proven experience in program or project management, with demonstrated expertise in leading teams through complex system implementations and integrations;
- Knowledge of the criminal and/or civil legal systems preferred;
- Experience developing and negotiating policies consistent with employer mission;
- Experience with contract and procurement processes preferred;
- Knowledge of victim services, rights, and stakeholder advocacy;
- Experience managing sustained inter-agency, cross-systems, intergovernmental projects;
- 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;
- Demonstrated ability to initiate and manage complex and interdisciplinary projects;
- Ability to think creatively and embrace new approaches; and
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
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.