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1933
Nov 27, 2018
Full time
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies, informed by available evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities. In general, the CSG Justice Center works closely with legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on various, often highly politicized, criminal justice issues and to translate this consensus into comprehensive reports, policy briefs, state and federal legislation, model policies, and innovative programs. The CSG Justice Center not only develops written and web-based materials, but also provides on-the-ground technical assistance to cross-systems policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, mental health, housing, etc.), in state and local jurisdictions.  JOB SUMMARY Working as part of the Justice Center's Behavioral Health Division and reporting directly to the Deputy Division Director for the Stepping Up Initiative, the Senior Policy Analyst will be responsible for designing and implementing a broad-based technical assistance strategy for a national network of states and local jurisdictions that are working to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails, under the Stepping Up Initiative. As part of this work, the incumbent will coordinate and draft toolkits and informational resources, conduct and assist with data analyses, facilitate distance-learning and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, and respond to identified technical assistance needs. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for providing other analytic support to the Behavioral Health division including technical assistance to grantee sites; occasionally conducting on-site technical assistance or data collection in state and local jurisdictions; and coordinating and participating in politically sensitive meetings with high-ranking local, state, and federal officials, advocates, and other experts across the country. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities of the Senior Policy Analyst include, but are not limited to, the following: Lead the design and coordinate the delivery of broad-based technical assistance to a national network of counties and states working to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails, as part of the Stepping Up Initiative; Lead efforts to conceptualize the creation of technical assistance tools and products, including explanatory guides, planning tools and worksheets, data dashboards, analytic tools, and more; Develop written products to inform policy including policy briefs, research memos, and presentations that concisely and clearly describe complex analyses and policy options to policymakers; Plan and participate in policy-focused meetings of high-ranking government officials, advocates, and national experts; Coordinate and collaborate with external partners, consultants, and subject matter experts to develop informational resources and deliver technical assistance; Provide technical assistance to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration (JMHCP) grantees including leading phone calls with grantees, completing site visits and preparation of reports; Develop/expand the knowledge base on criminal justice, mental health and behavioral health policy issues; Identify themes and linkages across disparate initiatives within the CSG Justice Center's diverse portfolio, and leveraging opportunities to incubate and test new ideas and approaches; Update senior staff and provide recommendations and advisement to inform long-range strategies; Monitor timelines, budgets, and deliverables to ensure that responsibilities to funders are met in assigned project areas; Research new funding opportunities, write grant proposals, draft reports to funders, and serve as a resource to funding agencies; Identify and engage new contacts in the field to serve as formal or informal project consultants or partners; Ensure that senior staff and, where applicable, CSG Justice Center colleagues, consultants, or funders are aware of relevant project developments and that other work in the field is leveraged for the advancement of project goals; Participate actively in, and occasionally lead, staff discussions and strategic planning meetings; Contribute to the development of CSG Justice Center website content and strategize with staff and technical consultants on ways of using the web to promote policy goals. SKILLS & ABILITIES Excellent research, writing, and editing skills and an analytical mind; Experience with performance measurement, research/evaluation, and data analysis; Demonstrated knowledge of behavioral health policy, criminal justice policy, housing and homelessness policy; Demonstrated success working in the policy arena in policy formulation, analysis, advocacy, research or the like; Demonstrated success managing relationships with funders and/or external partners; Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise, accessible way; Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, an ability to work independently and in a team setting, and a sense of humor; Efficient, organized work style, and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage multiple deadlines; and Willingness to travel, occasionally several times per month. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS At least six years (preferably more) of policy design, analysis, and/or implementation experience in the fields of behavioral health, criminal justice, and/or housing/homelessness. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS A college degree (required) and a graduate degree in a related field, such as law, criminal justice, or public policy (preferred). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB Frequently communicates with internal and external coworkers and customers; Frequently views the computer to create policy briefs, memos, and presentations; Frequently remains in a sitting position to perform desk duties; Frequently uses the computer with fingers and hands; Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room; Occasionally walks throughout office to communicate to coworkers; Seldom lifts objects, such as files or paper boxes, with weight up to 25 pounds. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested individuals should upload the following elements (in pdf format) with their application: Cover letter Resume One or two writing samples (preferable no more than three pages) Names and contact information for references (at least three) Incomplete applications will not be considered. CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)
1933
Nov 21, 2018
Full time
JOB SUMMARY The Division Director for Behavioral Health is responsible for leading Justice Center programs and policy efforts designed to improve outcomes for people with mental illness and substance use disorders in the criminal justice system, including by reducing law enforcement contacts and rates of incarceration and by strengthening their connection to community-based care and services. This division is responsible for some of our signature successes: the landmark Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project and accompanying report; providing training and technical assistance to over 450 federal Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantees in 49 states and territories and the District of Columbia since 2006; enlisting judicial leadership to improve court responses to people with mental illnesses; improving law enforcement agency responses to people with mental health needs;  and co-developing and leading (with the National Association of Counties and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation) the Stepping Up campaign, through which over 450 counties have now committed to reduce the numbers of individuals with mental illnesses in their jails. This individual will have the ability to shape and direct the next phases of these initiatives, as well as our work around the opioid crisis, courts and competency to stand trial, and supportive housing. Moreover, this individual will be encouraged and expected to develop new initiatives for the division.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Help shape and articulate the division's long-range strategic direction and short-term priorities; Identify the best strategies and tactics to accomplish the division's priorities and advance the field; Ensure that division programming is focused on evidence, impact and results; Ensure that programming is responsive to all of those who have been impacted by crime and the criminal justice system, including victims and individuals who have been incarcerated, and their family members and children; Ensure that programming is responsive to those who suffer from mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders; Ensure that the work of the division, is truly national in scope, working across race, class, ethnic and geographic boundaries; Stay abreast of emerging trends within the division's policy areas; Convene forums, encourage dialogue and commission research that frames and explores new critical issues relevant to the division; build consensus and support relating to those issues both within and outside of the CSG Justice Center; Maintain strong relationships with our federal government partners, foundation funders, board members, consultants, and partner organizations and cultivate new relationships with these groups; Fundraise to support the efforts of the division; Further effective communication about the division and the CSG Justice Center, both facilitating the involvement of the division's varied constituencies with the media and personally serving as a spokesperson; Communicate effectively internally; encourage cooperation and cross-fertilization between divisions within the CSG Justice Center; and Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion within the CSG Justice Center.   Operational responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Supervising a team of managers, policy staff and training and technical assistance providers, providing oversight and advice on program planning, project development, program management, compliance with grant requirements/obligations (including project timetables), personnel issues, meeting planning, budget development, and fundraising; Participating in senior management meetings related to activities across the CSG Justice Center; Motivating and maintaining a high-performance team by working with other senior staff to recruit new staff as appropriate, ensure effective training/development of current and new staff, and evaluating staff performance; Coordinating with state initiatives and corrections and reentry divisions to develop and advance cross-divisional initiatives and projects; Working with the communications and government affairs staff to advance the division's prerogatives with government partners and in the press; and Represent the division (or particular projects within the division) in public presentations.   OTHER DUTIES Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.   SKILLS & ABILITIES Strong leadership and people management skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire a team and to attract and develop talent; Organizational savvy and a demonstrated ability to operationalize complex and competing priorities; Superior research, writing, and editing skills; Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of current trends, principal theories, leading thinkers, and major concerns in the criminal justice and behavioral health fields; Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex information in a concise way to audiences of diverse backgrounds, levels of prior knowledge about criminal justice and health issues and political orientations; Demonstrated success working in the policy arena in policy formulation, analysis, advocacy, and/or research; Demonstrated success designing new projects and securing funding for them; Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, keen judgment, and self-confidence, with a sense of humor and ability to maintain balance and perspective; Ability to work with (and find consensus among) people from a wide array of backgrounds and perspectives, as well as an appreciation for the need to address issues in nonpartisan and non-polarizing ways; Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently; and Willingness to travel an average of four to six days per month; a willingness to spend significant time in both the NY and DC offices.   EXPERIENCE Significant relevant work experience in behavioral health and/or criminal justice policy and practice; Work in or with state or county systems and understanding of behavioral health service delivery systems; Experience designing or delivering training and/or technical assistance; Experience managing staff and budgets, preferably in a nonprofit/government organization; Experience generating financial support, particularly from the federal government or private foundations; and Experience interacting with the media and with officials in state and federal government.   EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS A college degree is required, and a graduate degree in a related field, such as law, medicine, psychiatry, or public policy is preferred.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequently communicates with internal and external coworkers and constituents Frequently operates a computer Frequently remains in a stationary position to perform desk duties Frequently works in a well lit, tempered room Occasionally moves throughout office to communicate to coworkers Seldom transports objects, such as files or paper boxes, with weight up to 25 pounds   APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Interested individuals should upload the following elements (in PDF format): Cover letter Resume One or two writing samples (preferable no more than three pages) Names and contact information for references (at least three)   Incomplete applications will not be considered.   CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled) CSG participates in E-Verify For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/940648-25476
1933
Nov 21, 2018
Full time
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies, informed by available evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities. In general, the CSG Justice Center works closely with legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on various, often highly politicized, criminal justice issues and to translate this consensus into comprehensive reports, policy briefs, state and federal legislation, model policies, and innovative programs. The CSG Justice Center not only develops written and web-based materials, but also provides on-the-ground technical assistance to cross-systems policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, mental health, housing, etc.), in state and local jurisdictions. JOB SUMMARY The CSG Justice Center will hire two legal fellows to conduct state-level policy research on access to post-secondary education (including occupational training leading to a credential) for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in all 50 states. The research methods will include analyses of databases, such as the National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC), LexisNexis and State Net; digital scans of policies, publications, and funding streams; and surveys and interviews.  The legal fellows will work as part of a team to inventory policies, synthesize  and track information, and identify trends and new areas of research. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A ONE-YEAR FELLOWSHIP POSITION ESSENTIAL DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities of the program associate include, but are not limited to, the following: Gather, analyze, and code: current and pending legislation on access to post-secondary education for people who are incarcerated and formerly incarcerated; information on state correctional policies regarding access to post-secondary education programs and credentials through online research, surveys, emails, and phone calls; information on probation, parole, and state entitlement policies regarding access to post-secondary education programs and credentials for people with criminal records; information on state higher education system restrictions for people with criminal records in admissions, housing, and financial aid; information on the use of technology in post-secondary educational programs in state prisons; Participate actively in team and division meetings. SKILLS ABILITIES An analytical mind and excellent research and writing skills; Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage a demanding workload. Ability to synthesize and translate large amounts of information into user-friendly language; Ability to think critically about policies and practices and to identify policies that may not be explicit or well-defined; Attention to detail and accuracy as well as an entrepreneurial spirit; Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work independently and as part of a team; EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS At least one year of work experience, ideally, in the field of criminal justice and/or higher education. Experience with legal research, including Lexis Nexis, required. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS A JD is required, although bar admission is not necessary. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB Frequently communicates with internal and external coworkers and customers; Frequently views the computer to create policy briefs, memos, and presentations; Frequently remains in a sitting position to perform desk duties; Frequently uses the computer with fingers and hands; Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room; Occasionally walks throughout office to communicate to coworkers; Seldom lifts objects, such as files or paper boxes, with weight up to 25 pounds. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Interested individuals should upload the following elements (in pdf format) with their application: Cover letter Resume One or two writing samples (preferably no more than three pages) Names and contact information for references (at least two) Incomplete applications will not be considered. CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled) For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/940625-25476
1933
Oct 01, 2018
Full time
The Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies, informed by available evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities. In general, the Justice Center works closely with legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on various, often highly politicized, criminal justice issues and to translate this consensus into comprehensive reports, policy briefs, state and federal legislation, model policies, and innovative programs. The Justice Center not only develops written and web-based materials, but also provides on-the-ground technical assistance to cross-systems policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, mental health, housing, etc.), in state and local jurisdictions .   Job Summary  The program assistant is responsible for providing administrative, operational, and programmatic support for staff in the Behavioral Health Division in the CSG Justice Center's New York City office. The Behavioral Health division includes projects and technical assistance focusing on reducing the overrepresentation of people with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system. The program assistant will have multiple consistent responsibilities, as well as provide ongoing ad hoc support for the team. Essential Duties & Responsibilities  Provide administrative support including: processing expense reimbursements, coordinating travel, supporting data entry and quality, organizing and archiving files, and assisting with video-conferencing for internal meetings; Provide programmatic support including: assistance in monitoring project-based timelines, revising and enhancing presentations, and supporting the development of reports, memos, talking points, and publications; Schedule meetings and prepare agendas, correspondence, memoranda and other materials for distribution; Assist in external meeting and large-scale conference planning including assembling and preparing materials, assisting with outreach and communication, and providing on-site support; Coordinate and provide technical and logistical support in facilitating web-based events; Track the division's progress in meeting key deliverables and milestones that build toward strategic goals; Regularly review the division's internal data, identify areas for improvement, and assist in generating reports; Track and assist in drafting grant reports to comply with responsibilities to funders. Skills & Abilities  Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail; Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks in an efficient and accurate manner; Excellent interpersonal skills including maturity, an ability to work independently and in a team setting, and a sense of humor; Strong ability to proactively exercise initiative and good judgment; and Strong office management skills and computer proficiency using Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems. Experience Requirements The ideal candidate will have at least one year of logistical and/or administrative work experience, ideally in a non-profit setting. Education Requirements  A college degree is required. Physical Requirements Essential to Perform the Duties of the Job   Frequently communicates with internal and external coworkers and customers. Frequently views the computer to create spreadsheets, complete expense reports, write memos and presentations. Frequently remains in a sitting position to perform desk duties. Frequently uses the computer with fingers and hands. Frequently works in a well lit, tempered room. Occasionally walks throughout office to communicate to coworkers. Seldom lifts objects such as with weight up to 25 pounds such as files or paper boxes. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/897893-25476
1933
Sep 25, 2018
Full time
The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based, consensus-driven strategies, to increase public safety and strengthen communities. The CSG Justice Center works closely with legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on often highly politicized criminal justice issues and to translate this consensus into comprehensive reports, policy briefs, state and federal legislation, model policies, and innovative programs. The CSG Justice Center not only develops written and web-based materials, but also provides on-the-ground technical assistance to policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, behavioral health, housing, etc.) in state and local jurisdictions .  Job Summary Working as part of the Justice Center's Behavioral Health Division and reporting directly to the technical assistance project manager, the Policy Analyst will be responsible for providing technical assistance and managing projects to enhance collaboration between corrections, community supervision, courts, law enforcement, other criminal justice agencies, and behavioral health agencies; analyzing relevant, administrative policy, research, and legislation; coordinating a team of expert consultants providing technical assistance; and coordinating and participating in politically sensitive meetings with high-ranking local, state, and federal officials, advocates, and other experts across the country. This position offers a significant responsibility and opportunity for growth to an individual seeking to advance a career in criminal justice policy with a focus on behavioral health. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Specific responsibilities of the Policy Analyst include, but are not limited to, the following: Providing technical assistance to behavioral health, corrections, community supervision agencies, law enforcement including those receiving federal grants. Duties include: Cultivating relationships across stakeholders involved with each grant program; Coordinating, leading, and documenting site visits; Maintaining regular communication with grantees; Providing guidance and resources to assist grantees in meeting their program goals; Contributing to the development of and facilitating grantee training activities such as webinars and online learning communities   Documenting technical assistance contacts and activities in a timely manner With guidance from senior staff, developing written products, including policy briefs, research memos, and presentations that concisely and clearly describe complex analyses and policy options to policymakers; Contributing to the development and implementation of long range strategies to guide the Justice Center's behavioral health work; Working with a wide range of stakeholders focused on city/county government, law enforcement, criminal justice and behavioral health technical assistance efforts; Monitoring timelines and deliverables to ensure that responsibilities to funders are met in assigned project areas; Responding to requests from the field for information and resources; Contributing to the development of implementation tools and protocols that build consistency in technical assistance service delivery among the team; Conducting policy analysis and advising on policy and practice change recommendations; Updating managers and senior staff of relevant project developments and other work in the field that impacts project goals; and Participating actively in staff discussions and strategic planning meetings. Skills and Abilities  Excellent research, writing, and editing skills and an analytical mind; Experience with performance measurement, research/evaluation, and data analysis; Demonstrated knowledge of criminal justice, behavioral health and health policy and programs; Demonstrated experience in policy formulation, analysis, advocacy, research or the like; Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise, accessible way; Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, an ability to work independently and in a team setting, and a sense of humor; Efficient, organized work style, and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage multiple deadlines; Willingness to travel, occasionally several times per month. Training in corrections, community supervision, courts, clinical behavioral health, or law enforcement is a plus Experience At least four years of work experience in the fields of behavioral health, local, state government, or tribal nations, criminal justice, justice and/or local policy analysis; some preference for experience working with city or county or state policymakers. Education Requirements  A college degree (required) and a graduate degree in a related field, such as behavioral health, criminal justice, law, public health, public policy, or social work (preferred).   Physical requirements essential to perform the duties of the job       Frequently communicates with internal and external coworkers and customers;       Frequently views the computer to create policy briefs, memos, and presentations;       Frequently remains in a sitting position to perform desk duties;       Frequently uses the computer with fingers and hands;       Frequently works in a well-lit, temperate room;       Occasionally walks throughout office to communicate to coworkers;       Seldom lifts objects, such as files or paper boxes, with weight up to 25 pounds.   APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested individuals should upload the following elements (in pdf format) to:  http://csg.applicantpro.com . Cover letter with  salary requirement . Resume Two writing samples (preferable no more than three pages) Names and contact information for references (at least three)   Incomplete applications will not be considered.     For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/893988-25476
1933 Sacramento, CA, USA
Apr 03, 2018
Full time
The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization serving the western state legislatures of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Pacific islands of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. Located in Sacramento, California, CSG West facilitates regional cooperation, exchange of information, and fosters the strengthening of western legislative institutions through a variety of programs and services. This includes policy forums, professional development training, international relations opportunities, research, publications and institutional linkages with other regional or national entities. CSG West is one of four regions comprising CSG which was founded in 1933 and  is our nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG's unique regional and national structure invites focused participation from policy-makers on a more intimate, regional level while also providing a national platform to exchange ideas and information. This structure also provides western lawmakers an opportunity to engage with state officials of all three branches of state government, access a myriad of national policy research, and stay abreast of national trends and developments in Washington, D.C. impacting state governments. To learn more about CSG West, visit our website at  www.csgwest.org JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to and with the direction of the director of policy & international programs, the Policy Committees and Programs Coordinator contributes to the organization's policy objectives and engagement with regional policy-makers and other stakeholders. This includes coordinating and providing policy committee and program support, as well as providing support of the organization's international engagement efforts, particularly between CSG West members and policy stakeholders in Mexico and Canada. In addition, the position conducts other duties as assigned to support the mission of CSG West. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provides administrative, logistical and communications support of CSG West policy committees and programs staff. Prepares and delivers correspondence including: memos, facsimile and electronic transmissions, letters, and policies. Provides administrative, logistical and programmatic support of CSG West's international programs and activities, including the Border Legislative Conference, the Border Legislative Academy, Mexican State-Federal relations, North America Summit, Canada Relations Committee, Canadian Provincial - Federal relations. Conducts entry-level policy research, follows up activities, and provides information to members of policy committees and programs. Maintains communication, conducts outreach and establishes rapport with committee staff, legislators, as well as with federal, state/provincial and local government officials and representatives of the private sector. Assists in the development of a range of written products, including resource guides, directories, program reports and policy analysis. Assists meeting planning and coordination activities and maintains communication with policy/program staff and meeting planning staff. Monitors timelines, budgets and deliverables to ensure that responsibilities and objectives are completed in assigned committee/program areas. Contributes to the content development and auditing of related website content and strategizes with the director of policy & international programs on ways to use the web and other social media tools to promote policy goals. Helps plan and executes policy-focused meetings of high-ranking government officials, stakeholders and national experts by assisting in agenda development, confirming speakers, providing support to policy staff, and summarizing agreements reached. Engages new contacts in the field to serve as formal or informal partners. Advises the director of policy & international programs and policy staff of relevant program developments and other work in the field that can be leveraged for the advancement of program goals. Actively participates in staff discussions and strategic planning meetings. Develops a knowledge base in various policy areas. When directed, assists on special projects and provides support of other CSG West and CSG National programs, including but not limited to, the Western Legislative Academy, CSG Policy Academies, and other forums. Provides excellent customer service, communications and outreach to legislators, their respective staff, CSG staff and all stakeholders. Prepares surveys or other instruments to gather information for evaluating program efforts and marketing options. Performs all other reasonably assigned responsibilities and duties to support the overall mission of the organization. SKILLS & ABILITIES: Individual must be bilingual (English/Spanish), with a high proficiency to read, write and speak in both languages. Ability to work in and conduct activities in a nonpartisan environment. An understanding of state legislative institutions and the legislative process. Driven to provide excellent customer service. Strong research, writing and editing skills. Analytical, with an ability to think critically, distill and present complex information in a concise manner. Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, an ability to work independently and in a team setting. Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple projects in a detail-oriented manner. Possess effective computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office programs, as well as social media. Possesses skills in operating various office equipment such as copy machine, facsimile machine, postage machine and telephone system. Excellent work ethic, dependable, resourceful and willing to work non-traditional hours- usually dependent on events and enjoy a fast-pace environment. Ability to effectively work in a highly collaborative team environment. Ability to function in high pressure environments. Self-motivated, able to take initiative and see complex tasks through completion. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of three years of coordinating program support, meeting planning and/or legislative experience. Preference given to candidates who have experience in international relations such as U.S. Mexico and/or U.S. Canada relations. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor of Arts degree in a related field, such as political science, international affairs/relations, public administration or public policy. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to travel to various destinations in the Western U.S., as well as Mexico and Canada Frequently communicates with members, partners, and visitors in person, on the telephone, and via e-mail to provide assistance. Occasionally transports objects weight up to twenty-five (25) pounds when moving office supplies. Frequently remains in a stationary position. Frequently uses the computer creating documents for office staff. Seldom stoops, kneels, or bends to repair office equipment such as copier. Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested individuals should upload the following information with their application: Cover letter that includes salary expectations Resume Two writing samples: one in English and one in Spanish (no more than three pages each) Names and contact information of three references Incomplete applications will not be considered. CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled) For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/765554-25476
1933 Lexington, KY, USA 40511
Jan 31, 2018
Full time
The Council of State Governments (CSG), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government.  CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.  This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.  To learn more about CSG, please visit us at  www.csg.org  JOB SUMMARY The grants manager works closely with the chief financial officer, accounting and legal staffs to oversee all contract and grant-related issues.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develops, implements and administers all aspects of grants and contracts including compliance monitoring and financial reporting. Analyzes and performs reconciliation of accounts and financial records. Act as the primary contact for federal agencies on federal grants and contracts. Acts as the liaison on budget issues between federal employees and CSG program managers. Assists CSG program managers with the preparation of contract and grant proposals. Ensures financial compliance with all state, federal and foundation regulations and guidelines. Provides final approval of contract, subrecipients, and grant proposals prior to submission to contractors, granting authorities, and agencies. Oversees recordkeeping of all grants and contracts to ensure compliance with related state and federal regulations and foundation guidelines. Ensures that all grantor reporting requirements are completed in an accurate and timely manner. Monitors and approves expenditures during the term of grants and contracts. Prepares and completes CSG's annual indirect cost proposal and submits to applicable cognizant agency. Develops and implements improved systems for reporting and communicating financial information. Prepares grant documents and schedules to successfully complete CSG's Single Audit per 2 CFR Part 200/ Represents CSG regarding audits and inquires by granting agencies. Other duties as assigned by the chief financial officer. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field. A minimum of 3 years' experience financially managing federal grants in a not-for-profit, university, government or related environment. Working knowledge of compliance requirements for federal grants.  Working knowledge of 2 CFR Part 200:   Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Working knowledge of financial and grant accounting. Ability to adapt and become proficient in financial software packages.  Working knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other PC applications and programs. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB Frequently communicates with internal customers, vendors, and visitors in person, on the telephone, and on the computer to provide assistance. Frequently uses telephone to communicate. Occasionally moves objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds when moving office supplies. Frequently remains in a stationary position. Frequently uses the computer when typing documents and entering data. Frequently works in a well-lit, climate controlled room. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS All applicants must complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Veterans) For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/717872-25476