Senior Program 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).
The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for providing project management and programmatic support to the City’s related strategies to develop innovative solutions and implement the Resolution. The ideal candidate will have experience in direct social services and/or criminal justice, community engagement skills and familiarity with the challenges the criminal justice system presents to lower-income communities and disproportional impact on predominantly communities of color. Moreover, they have an entrepreneurial capacity to coordinate the diverse set of constituencies and strategies needed to execute large scale change and innovative programs.
Among the tasks the Senior Program Manager will need to execute are:
- Managing work related to the vision, planning, and processes necessary for robust assessments and implementation strategies, including managing components of program implementation, dissemination of research and policy briefings, documentation of outcomes;
- Developing communication materials and strategies to advance MOCJ and the Implementation Team’s goals and report on progress, including web, social and traditional media engagement;
- Organization of opportunities for public engagement and participation in the City’s efforts;
- Operationalizing, monitoring, and tracking the City’s strategies towards implementing the Resolution, for both internal and external reports on progress and alignment with long-term goals;
- Helping manage and coordinate the execution of multi-agency, cross-sector steering committee;
- Cultivating and maintaining excellent relationships with stakeholder groups, other government agencies, including the police, courts, District Attorneys, community affairs units, city agencies, as well as with community non-profits, advocates, family members, and justice-involved individuals and others who interact with low-income and/or minority communities in order to optimize interagency coordination;
- Helping create models for holistic innovation and change
- Representing MOCJ at meetings with community-based, governmental, and business entities, among others;
- Administrative support as needed, including contract management, preparation of meeting materials;
- Other duties as assigned.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS:
- A BA in relevant field required, with master’s degree from an accredited university preferred, plus minimum three years (or 18 months with MOCJ or within City Government) of full-time professional experience in criminal justice, or a related field;
- A thorough knowledge of the NYC criminal justice system;
- Knowledge of and experience with the police systems and policies and community advocacy efforts;
- Familiarity with NYC neighborhoods and experience and commitment to community engagement;
- Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills, including the ability to take initiative, problem solve, prioritize duties, balance competing priorities, work independently and with teams in a fast paced environment, pay close attention to detail, meet deadlines and work well under pressure;
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including ability to effectively lead and facilitate meetings involving diverse groups of stakeholders;
- Effective oral and written communication skills, including skill at public speaking;
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and capacity to work both independently and cooperatively to implement key strategies.
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.