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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
1933 New York, NY, USA 10007
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
The Council of State Governments (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 policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, mental health, housing, etc.), in state and local jurisdictions. JOB SUMMARY The project manager will be responsible for conceptualizing, planning, and managing technical assistance to states and counties that are implementing policy and practice changes to improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. The project manager will be responsible for overseeing the staff providing technical assistance to federal Department of Justice grantees as well as other technical assistance initiatives, and will serve as the direct point of contact for external partners including the Department of justice, other funders, technical assistance partners, and state and local officials. Key project tasks include the in-depth analysis and assessment of relevant administrative and legislative policies, programs and services, and practices for supervising and serving youth in the juvenile justice system; coordinating and leading teams conducting on-site assessments of state and local policy and practice; identifying opportunities and challenges for system improvement; the development and delivery of specific recommendations for policy and practice change; and supporting grantees to implement system improvements with fidelity to the research and high quality. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities of the project manager include, but are not limited to, the following: Conceptualize, design, implement, and manage technical assistance initiatives to help state and local agencies to adopt and effectively implement what research shows work to improve outcomes for youth and young adults in the juvenile justice system. Manage a small technical assistance team and coordinate and oversee their work and ensure timeliness and high quality. Serve as the direct point of contact for high level officials from state and local agencies and provide them with advice, guidance, resources, and connections to national experts and peers to facilitate their system improvements. Support the strategic development of new and current technical assistance initiatives, including proposal and budget development, funder and partner outreach and management, and the development and refinement of project descriptions, work-plans, and communication materials. Support the development, writing, editing, and dissemination of technical assistance products and tools that highlight strategies, lessons learned, and examples from the field that are central to improving outcomes for youth. Foster new and maintain existing relationships and coordinate closely with external partners, such as the U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor, funders, partners, and state and local leaders to advance project goals. Support coordination and collaboration amongst the juvenile justice team as well as between the juvenile justice team and other parts of the Justice Center, including the integration of new strategies, knowledge, and tools into technical assistance and distance learning mediums. Contribute to the development of CSG Justice Center website content, and strategize with staff and technical consultants on ways to use the web to promote technical assistance goals. Monitor timelines, budgets, and deliverables to ensure that responsibilities to funders are met in assigned project areas. Research new funding opportunities, write grant proposals, and serve as a resource to funding agencies and organizations. Identify and engage new contacts in the field to serve as formal or informal project consultants or partners. Ensure that senior staff and, when applicable, CSG Justice Center colleagues, consultants, and funders are aware of relevant project developments and that other work in the field is leveraged for the advancement of project goals and the overall juvenile justice program. SKILLS & ABILITIES Technical assistance, engagement, facilitation, and relationship management skills; Demonstrated success working in the justice technical assistance arena and/or operational experience in a juvenile justice agency; Strategic planning and project development and management skills; An analytical mind and ability to assess and synthesize an array of information; Writing and editing skills; Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise way as well as organize and facilitate high level meetings; 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 up to two or three times per month. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS At least six years of technical assistance, project management, policy analysis, or operational experience in the field of juvenile justice or youth service field. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor's degree (required) and a graduate degree in a related field, such as law or public policy (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 customers. Frequently operates a computer to create policy briefs, memos, and presentations. Frequently remains in a stationary position to perform desk duties. Frequently works in a well lit, tempered room. Occasionally moves throughout the 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 (preferably no more than three pages) Names and contact information for references (at least three)   Incomplete applications will not be considered.   CSG is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 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/679414-25476
1933 Bethesda, MD, USA
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
The Council of State Governments (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, behavioral health, housing, workforce, etc.), in state and local jurisdictions.       JOB SUMMARY The Reentry and Employment Program Director will serve as a key member of the leadership team for the CSG Justice Center's Corrections and Reentry Division. This Division includes a team of approximately 20 professionals who lead and staff a number of initiatives to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people involved in the criminal justice system. The Program Director will manage the Reentry and Employment Program's portfolio of initiatives and activities focused on three key areas: 1) integrating corrections and employment programming and systems to ensure people leaving incarceration have the skills they need to be competitive in the labor market; 2) engaging employers to create opportunities for work for people with criminal records; and 3) assisting state and local policymakers in understanding the policies that may help or hinder a person's access to employment and lead to reductions in recidivism. The Program Director is responsible for identifying gaps in services and developing solutions and subject matter expertise in their specific policy area; in-depth analysis of relevant administrative policies, programmatic design and implementation, research, and legislation in the specific policy area of reentry and employment; forging partnerships with stakeholders to promote, inform, and implement program priorities; coordinating and leading teams of expert consultants; and developing legislative and administrative policy briefs. The incumbent will oversee all aspect of the Reentry and Employment Program operations; coordinate and participate in politically sensitive meetings with high-ranking local, state, and federal officials, advocates, and other experts across the country; ensure adherence to and compliance with funding requirements; work with the Justice Center's finance team and senior staff to monitor and oversee program budgets; and troubleshoot issues and challenges. The Program Director will also directly supervise staff; oversee special projects; serve as a coordinator for program staff, and oversee professional development and team building efforts.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities of the Program Director include, but are not limited to, the following: Oversee the implementation of a project addressing the accessibility and use of criminal records in reentry decisions, particularly employment opportunities; Provide oversight to key program activities, such as technical assistance delivery, development of written tools and products, and policy consulting services; Serve as a coordinator for the program's staff, consisting of program associates, policy analysts, legal fellows senior policy analysts, project managers, and senior policy advisors; Track the implementation and execution of the program's strategic and action plan, and monitor progress, troubleshoot challenges, and adjust priorities, as needed; Manage the program's $2.6+ million annual budget, including budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting, grants management and reporting, business development, and fundraising; Ensure compliance with reporting and administrative requirements from federal, state, local, and private funders; Create and implement human resources practices such as staffing plans, professional development, training and education plans for program staff, and orientation/on-boarding materials, and coordinate practices with other managers across the division; Provide leadership to the program and serve as the spokesperson for the program while managing relationships with internal and external partners; Plan and participate in policy-focused meetings with high-ranking government officials, advocates, and national experts; Respond to media inquiries and interviews, in consultation with the Justice Center's public affairs team; Collaborate with senior staff to develop long-range strategies to guide the CSG Justice Center's work; Contribute to the development of CSG Justice Center website content, and strategize with staff and technical consultants on ways to use the web to promote policy goals; Develop/expand the knowledge base on criminal justice and reentry and employment policy issues and identify and engage new contacts in the field to serve as formal or informal partners; Manage inter-divisional collaboration within the CSG Justice Center, including identifying themes and linkages across disparate initiatives and leveraging opportunities to incubate and test new ideas and approaches; and Other related duties, as assigned.   SKILLS & ABILITIES Demonstrated experience and skill with program monitoring, reporting, and budgeting in a non-profit setting; Experience with strategic planning, action/work planning; and implementation monitoring; Capable project manager and supervisor, ability to oversee multiple complex initiatives and projects in an efficient, organized way with the ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage multiple deadlines; Excellent communication skills including written, public speaking, and group/meeting facilitation, ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise way; Experience and expertise in managing collaborative or interagency planning and problem-solving; Demonstrated track record in team building, staff supervision and mentoring, and professional development; Understanding of policy and programming in the areas of criminal justice, including corrections and reentry, and workforce development; Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, an ability to work independently and in a team setting, and a sense of humor; Experience working with and interacting with federal, state, and local government officials is highly desired; Experience with fund development, grant writing, and foundation relations a plus; and Willingness to travel up to several times per month.   EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Seven (7) or more years of professional experience in employment and workforce development in a non-profit or private sector setting, including five (5) years of experience managing and supervising staff and teams. Strong grasp of policies, programs, and practices in the fields of criminal justice and workforce development required.   EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate degree (required)/Graduate degree (strongly preferred) in a related field, such as public policy, public administration, non-profit management, or business.   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 customers. Frequently operates a computer to create policy briefs, memos, and presentations. Frequently remains in a stationary position to perform desk duties. Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room. Occasionally moves throughout the 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 Two writing samples (no more than three pages each) 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)   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/679409-25476
1933 New York, NY, United States
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
The Council of State Governments (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, behavioral health, housing, workforce, etc.), in state and local jurisdictions.       JOB SUMMARY The Reentry and Employment Program Director will serve as a key member of the leadership team for the CSG Justice Center's Corrections and Reentry Division. This Division includes a team of approximately 20 professionals who lead and staff a number of initiatives to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people involved in the criminal justice system. The Program Director will manage the Reentry and Employment Program's portfolio of initiatives and activities focused on three key areas: 1) integrating corrections and employment programming and systems to ensure people leaving incarceration have the skills they need to be competitive in the labor market; 2) engaging employers to create opportunities for work for people with criminal records; and 3) assisting state and local policymakers in understanding the policies that may help or hinder a person's access to employment and lead to reductions in recidivism. The Program Director is responsible for identifying gaps in services and developing solutions and subject matter expertise in their specific policy area; in-depth analysis of relevant administrative policies, programmatic design and implementation, research, and legislation in the specific policy area of reentry and employment; forging partnerships with stakeholders to promote, inform, and implement program priorities; coordinating and leading teams of expert consultants; and developing legislative and administrative policy briefs. The incumbent will oversee all aspect of the Reentry and Employment Program operations; coordinate and participate in politically sensitive meetings with high-ranking local, state, and federal officials, advocates, and other experts across the country; ensure adherence to and compliance with funding requirements; work with the Justice Center's finance team and senior staff to monitor and oversee program budgets; and troubleshoot issues and challenges. The Program Director will also directly supervise staff; oversee special projects; serve as a coordinator for program staff, and oversee professional development and team building efforts.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Specific responsibilities of the Program Director include, but are not limited to, the following: Oversee the implementation of a project addressing the accessibility and use of criminal records in reentry decisions, particularly employment opportunities; Provide oversight to key program activities, such as technical assistance delivery, development of written tools and products, and policy consulting services; Serve as a coordinator for the program's staff, consisting of program associates, policy analysts, legal fellows senior policy analysts, project managers, and senior policy advisors; Track the implementation and execution of the program's strategic and action plan, and monitor progress, troubleshoot challenges, and adjust priorities, as needed; Manage the program's $2.6+ million annual budget, including budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting, grants management and reporting, business development, and fundraising; Ensure compliance with reporting and administrative requirements from federal, state, local, and private funders; Create and implement human resources practices such as staffing plans, professional development, training and education plans for program staff, and orientation/on-boarding materials, and coordinate practices with other managers across the division; Provide leadership to the program and serve as the spokesperson for the program while managing relationships with internal and external partners; Plan and participate in policy-focused meetings with high-ranking government officials, advocates, and national experts; Respond to media inquiries and interviews, in consultation with the Justice Center's public affairs team; Collaborate with senior staff to develop long-range strategies to guide the CSG Justice Center's work; Contribute to the development of CSG Justice Center website content, and strategize with staff and technical consultants on ways to use the web to promote policy goals; Develop/expand the knowledge base on criminal justice and reentry and employment policy issues and identify and engage new contacts in the field to serve as formal or informal partners; Manage inter-divisional collaboration within the CSG Justice Center, including identifying themes and linkages across disparate initiatives and leveraging opportunities to incubate and test new ideas and approaches; and Other related duties, as assigned.   SKILLS & ABILITIES Demonstrated experience and skill with program monitoring, reporting, and budgeting in a non-profit setting; Experience with strategic planning, action/work planning; and implementation monitoring; Capable project manager and supervisor, ability to oversee multiple complex initiatives and projects in an efficient, organized way with the ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage multiple deadlines; Excellent communication skills including written, public speaking, and group/meeting facilitation, ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise way; Experience and expertise in managing collaborative or interagency planning and problem-solving; Demonstrated track record in team building, staff supervision and mentoring, and professional development; Understanding of policy and programming in the areas of criminal justice, including corrections and reentry, and workforce development; Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, an ability to work independently and in a team setting, and a sense of humor; Experience working with and interacting with federal, state, and local government officials is highly desired; Experience with fund development, grant writing, and foundation relations a plus; and Willingness to travel up to several times per month.   EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Seven (7) or more years of professional experience in employment and workforce development in a non-profit or private sector setting, including five (5) years of experience managing and supervising staff and teams. Strong grasp of policies, programs, and practices in the fields of criminal justice and workforce development required.   EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate degree (required)/Graduate degree (strongly preferred) in a related field, such as public policy, public administration, non-profit management, or business.   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 customers. Frequently operates a computer to create policy briefs, memos, and presentations. Frequently remains in a stationary position to perform desk duties. Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room. Occasionally moves throughout the 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 Two writing samples (no more than three pages each) 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)   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/679392-25476
1933 Washington D.C., DC 20001, USA
Oct 11, 2017
Full time
The Council of State Governments (CSG) 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 our website at www.csg.org. We are currently seeking a development manager at our Lexington, KY national headquarters office.   Under the leadership of the Director of Development, and working in close coordination with CSG's policy and program staff, the Development Manager is responsible for the on-going growth and successful cultivation of external funds to support the mission and member priorities of The Council of State Governments.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   Assist in the development, implementation, execution, and outcomes of CSG's development plan. Manage an external fund development portfolio as determined by the Director of Development. Assist in the day-to-day functions and operations of the development department. Collaborate with policy & program staff in the identification and cultivation of external funding opportunities to support CSG's member priorities. Serve as primary grant writer and manage the funding proposal process. Conduct research for potential funding opportunities that advance CSG's member-driven mission and achieve organizational objectives. Represent CSG at conferences and meetings with current and prospective funders. Prepare briefing memos for meetings with Development Managers, Director of Development, Executive Director/CEO, CSG national officers, or other CSG staff as appropriate. Manage projects as part of CSG National meetings, including special events. Provide staff support at CSG meetings. Prepare and make presentations to funders and other potential partner organizations or groups. Assist in the creation of moves management reports for CSG principals and staff. Conduct relationship management with state officials and policymakers including legislative and other governmental contacts in all 50 states, D.C. and the U.S. Territories. Participate actively in staff discussions and strategic planning meetings, assist with other project or program tasks and perform other organizational duties as assigned. Develop and expand a knowledge base on effective development practices including grant and proposal writing, effective fundraising strategies, promotion/marketing writing, and social interaction and professional presentation skills. Liaise with administrative staff to execute mailings, donor recognition, and acknowledgement letters.   ESSENTIAL SKILLS & ABILITIES   Knowledge of state and federal public policy issues and an understanding of state and federal public policy development processes. Excellent interpersonal skills and competence to work effectively with a myriad of local, state and federal officials, including high level executive, legislative and judicial leaders as well as multiple internal departments and external stakeholders including funders. Ability to work with leading experts in the field of state public policy including researchers, policy experts, program providers and private sector representatives. Strong research skills including internet research and personal interviews. Strong writing skills including grant and RFP writing as well as more general writing such as correspondence, memos and articles. Superior organizational skills and judgment, with the ability to independently manage multiple priorities while maintaining attention to detail and meeting established deadlines. Able to maintain confidentiality and handle politically sensitive work. Self-motivated, able to take initiative and see complex tasks through to completion. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external partners. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE   A minimum of 5 years' experience in development, grant-writing, government, public relations/marketing or related field. Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Public Administration or related field. Experience in public policy or government service preferable. Established track record securing charitable gifts from corporate or philanthropic foundations. Demonstrated experience in successfully collaborating with diverse constituencies and stakeholders to successfully secure external funds. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB   Frequently communicates with both public and private-sector members, partners, sponsors, vendors, and visitors in person, via telecommunications or electronically. Frequently answers telephone. Occasionally transports objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds when moving office supplies. Frequently remains in stationary position. Periodic business travel including travel by motor vehicle and/or airplane. Frequently operates a computer. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Interested applicants must complete online application and attach the following; Cover Letter Resume Two writing samples (proposals, grants, etc.) Three professional references   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/654625-25476
1933 Washington, D.C., DC, United States
Jul 14, 2017
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 CSG is seeking an Office Coordinator at our Washington, DC Office. JOB SUMMARY The Office Coordinator is responsible for providing optimal customer service for CSG staff and for all individuals contacting the organization in person and via telephone. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Proactively staffs the Director of Federal Affairs, anticipating administrative needs based on scheduled travel, internal/external needs and obligations. Proactively coordinates the schedule, time commitments and travel needs of the Director of Federal Affairs. Receives and directs incoming phone calls.  Oversees the logistical on-boarding of new staff, including coordination with Human Resources, Facilities, Operations, Accounting and IT. Reviews, analyzes and processes employee expense reports and invoices (A/R and A/P). Maintains office supply inventory and purchases office supplies. Reviews, understands and provides informal training and information to staff regarding CSG policies and travel guidelines. Responds to requests for general information. Greets and directs guests to the appropriate CSG staff member. Coordinates and schedules meetings and conference calls. Participate, monitor and track the planning progress of events and proactively communicates with HQ staff. Coordinates and schedules conference room and other common-area office facilities. Develops a strong knowledge of the CSG DC office facilities. Prepares mailings and correspondence to committee and task force members, coordinates internal and external meetings and offsite events and assists with executive and member related travel arrangements. Assists in the development of program deliverables and services as directed by the Director of Federal Affairs. Processes incoming and outgoing mail and shipping via USPS, FedEx, UPS and other carriers. Maintains optimal organization to ensure preparedness. Maintains general appearance of lobby, break area, common office space and conference rooms.  Contacts maintenance personnel as needed. Serves as primary contact for and between CSG's DC Office and tenants with the State Service Organization/Hall of the States (landlord). Monitors conference rooms for appropriate supplies and general housekeeping items. Other duties as assigned. SKILLS & ABILITIES Knowledge of office practices and procedures. Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with business contacts in a courteous and professional manner. Self-motivated, able to take initiative and see complex tasks through to completion. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external partners. Knowledge of grammatical standards and the ability to adhere to those standards. Possesses skills in operating office equipment such as: copiers, scanners, fax machine, and telephone system. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must possess a strong attention to detail. Ability to organize, prioritize, and complete multiple projects in a detail-oriented manner. Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (email, meeting, resource and calendar management), as well as other applications such as internet and electronic databases.  Ability to take the lead on projects and with attention to detail to create excellent outcomes. Experience with or in federal or state government, association management, non-profit organizations, hospitality, public administration, or law office environment preferred. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Associate's degree in business, office administrtion or related field.   Proven experience in a customer service role having demonstrated excellent customer service, organization and communications skills. Minimum two years' experience working in an administrative role in an office setting or in the hospitality industry. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE JOB Frequently communicates with customers, clients, and visitors in person, on the telephone, and on the computer to provide assistance. Frequently moves throughout the entire office building. Frequently answers telephone and directs incoming calls. Occasionally lifts objects weight up to twenty-five (25) pounds when moving office supplies. Frequently remains in a sitting position. Frequently uses the computer with fingers and hands when typing 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 are required to submit the following items along with their online application:  Cover Letter Resume Three (3) professional references 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/606341-25476
1933
Jul 11, 2017
Full time
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan, research-based strategies and tools to increase public safety and strengthen communities. The CSG Justice Center works closely with government executives, legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on 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 produces original research, develops print and web-based materials, and provides on-the-ground technical assistance to policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, behavioral health, housing, etc.) in state and local jurisdictions . Job Title:  Program Associate Reports to:  Division Director, External Affairs Location:  New York, NY   Job Summary The Program Associate will work with the External Affairs Division to help advance comprehensive, ongoing, organization-wide initiatives, including strategic campaigns, media relations, and event coordination.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities Specific responsibilities of the Program Associate include but are not limited to: Work under the direction of the External Affairs Division Director in close coordination with other staff on the External Affairs team across a range of projects. Prepare briefs, memos, talking points, press releases, and op-eds on various criminal justice issues that will be submitted to the Justice Center's executive leadership, policymakers, funders, practitioners, the media, and the criminal justice field; Prepare for and assist the External Affairs and Communications teams with the planning of media events and other meetings of government officials, funders, advocates, practitioners, and national experts; Compile, draft and assist with updates to executive leadership and funders that detail the Justice Center's progress and activities; Provide general administrative support; Monitor timelines, budgets, and deliverables to ensure that responsibilities to funders are met in assigned project areas; Develop accurate project plan for all assigned projects, modify as needed and direct close-out of completed jobs including the receipt of all required documentation; Manage assigned projects to completion, ensuring that all activities are coordinated and completed on time and within budget; Facilitate effective communication and collaboration between internal and external partners, including policymakers, members of the media, and funders; Work with CSG legal team to develop contractor scope of work, coordinate with and monitor work of contractors; Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, as directed; Lead internal deployment meetings with other team members to review the status of each project and implement changes as necessary to ensure timely project completion; Ensure that all jobs are maintained in a project tracking system with complete accuracy. Skills and Abilities Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently; Excellent research, writing, and editing skills and an analytical mind; Strong communication skills and the ability to demonstrate sensitivity and tact; Ability to juggle multiple projects in an efficient and accurate manner; Extreme attention to detail, both with written products as well as project management; Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity, an ability to work independently and in a team setting, and a sense of humor; Ablity to make independent decisions; Education and Experience Requirements Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, political science or related field. At least two years of work experience, ideally in the field of public relations and/or politics. Exposure to criminal justice policy a plus. 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 press materials, 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 with coworkers; Seldom lifts objects, such as files or paper boxes, with weight up to 25 pounds. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested individuals should complete the online application and upload the following documents in PDF format: Cover letter specifying the location for which you are applying Resume Two writing samples (preferably no more than three pages) Names and contact information for references (at least three)    CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/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/604044-25476
1933 New York, NY, USA
Jul 07, 2017
Full time
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan, research-driven strategies and tools to increase public safety and strengthen communities. The CSG Justice Center works closely with government executives, legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on 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 produces original research, develops print and web-based materials, and provides on-the-ground technical assistance to policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, behavioral health, housing, etc.) in state and local jurisdictions .    Job Title:  Director of Content Development, Communications Reports to:  Director, Communications Division Location:  New York   Job Summary   The Director of Content Development works with the Communications Division Director and across the organization divisions to provide strategic guidance and oversight in the conceptualization and production of the CSG Justice Center's content, including publications, media relations materials, and web content. These responsibilities include developing and monitoring departmental work plans and budgets, leading communications coordination on high-priority projects, and providing direct supervision as necessary for members of communications division. The Director of Content Development also ensures that all CSG Justice Center content is high quality, aligns with organizational goals, and is accessible for key audiences.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities Strategy and Planning Oversee the communication division's work plans/production calendar and enhance integration across editorial, online, and media relations work streams; Liaise with other divisions of the CSG Justice Center to identify connections across initiatives and assist with the conceptual development and framing of associated products to ensure they align with and advance organizational goals; Provide focused  consultation on the development and planning of communications-related deliverables for the Justice Center's high-profile projects; Collaborate with the Communications Division director to develop short- and long-range strategies to guide the communications division, aligned with the organization's mission and objectives; and Identify new opportunities to support organizational initiatives through the development of creative communications strategies and materials to promote and publicize these activities.   Management and Operations Ensure that all CSG Justice Center content meets quality standards and are created within established timeframes and budgets; Ensure that all CSG Justice Center materials have a consistent voice and reflect organizational strategic priorities/vision; Provide guidance and support to the team of editors in strategic planning with policy teams, Ensure that all CSG Justice Center materials have a consistent voice and reflect organizational strategic priorities/vision; Provide guidance and support to the team of editors in strategic planning with policy teams, conceptual development of content, and work plan development; Assist in retaining and overseeing the work of external vendors and contractors including designers, editors, writers, and illustrators; Establish and apply procedures for tracking the division budget and statements of work for individual projects Represent the Communications Division at internal meetings, including board meetings, executive leadership meetings, strategic planning meetings, and policy division meetings, as necessary; and Represent the organization at external meetings, conferences, and other events, as necessary.   Skills and Abilities Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams and with leadership across a variety of groups Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to listen well, interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization, and build strong relationships both internally and externally; Demonstrated program management skills with adherence to deadlines, strong organization skills, and commitment to high-quality outputs Excellent conceptual development skills and demonstrated ability to effectively translate complex policy ideas into practical written and web-based materials for key audiences; Strong written and oral communication skills Ability to think strategically and take initiative; and Demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.   Education and Experience Requirements A minimum of eight years of work experience in the fields of communications, project management, or strategic planning consulting is required, with a minimum of three years in a supervisorial role. Experience managing an editorial production schedule is also required. Exposure to criminal justice issues and/or policy analysis and politics strongly 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 customers. Frequently operates a computer to create policy briefs, memos, and presentations. Frequently remains in a stationary position to perform desk duties. Frequently works in a well-lit, tempered room. Occasionally moves throughout the 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 complete the online application and upload the following documents in PDF format: Cover letter specifying the location for which you are applying Resume Two writing samples (preferably no more than three pages) Names and contact information for references (at least three)    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/602285-25476