Executive Director, 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 supervision of the MOCJ General Counsel and Deputy Director for Crime Strategies, the Executive Director of the Police Reform Collaboration Implementation Team (PRC) serves as MOCJ’s senior level member responsible for developing and implementing innovative solutions to implement the Resolution. The ideal candidate is a thought leader with strong managerial, operational and analytic capacity. They will have extensive familiarity with the criminal justice system and the challenges it presents to lower-income communities and disproportional impact on predominantly communities of color. Moreover, they have demonstrated experience convening and leading inter-agency steering committees, building and implementing transformational strategies and innovative programs.
The responsibilities of the Executive Director include but are not limited to:
- Driving the vision, planning, and processes necessary for robust assessments and implementation strategies;
- Designing and implementing a comprehensive City-wide strategy;
- Developing and coordinating the execution of multi-agency, cross-sector steering committee;
- Creating reporting structures, milestones, and public input strategies for oversight and community engagement
- Creating models for holistic innovation and change
- Working with police, courts, District Attorneys, community affairs units, city agencies and others who interact with low-income and/or minority communities in order to optimize interagency coordination;
- Engaging with stakeholders, electees, and vendors to advance and implement policy reforms;
- Facilitating high-level decision-making relating to program models, funding structures, and program efficacy in accordance with emerging best-practices o Translate innovative research into feasible operational plans;
- Overseeing the portfolio of contracts within MOCJ that relate to this work;
- Managing staff members responsible for research evaluations and assessments, community engagement, agency coordination, and problem solving; and
- Facilitating the creation of the MOCJ’s impact Racial Statements;
- Managing a notice and public comment period to ensure the input of stakeholders and impacted communities for any changes to City policies resulting from all assessments;
- Other duties as assigned.
- A JD or master’s degree from an accredited university and a minimum of 5 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 civil legal systems;
- Knowledge of and experience with the police systems and policies and community advocacy efforts;
- Knowledge of budget and oversight procedures;
- Experience with contract and procurement processes;
- 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.