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.
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:
SKILLS & ABILITIES
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.
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.
Interested individuals should upload the following elements (in pdf format):
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled)
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