2 JOB OPENINGS AT CJI: DESCRIPTIONS INSIDE

The Criminal Justice Initiative is seeking a Full-Time Program Officer

The New York based Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI), a donor activist funding body, is searching for a full time program officer who will play a key role in shaping and implementing the funding circle's national criminal justice reform work.

Position Overview:

The Grants Program Officer manages the annual grants cycle, develops grant making strategy in consultation with staff and active members and stays abreast of trends and approaches to criminal justice reform.

The Grants Program Officer must be a strong problem solver with a nuanced understanding of criminal justice issues in all communities of color. The right candidate will have expert organizational skills to help manage program growth and multiple funding efforts. Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to support grantee relationships and donor collaborations a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages CJI Donor Circle meetings and coordinates Circle committees.
  • Primary responsibility for the Grants Meeting agenda and planning in cooperation with the Director and planning committee, including the grants deliberation process
  • Drafts the annual Grants Cycle with the Director and circulates for approval
  • Drafts the request for proposals/LOI in conjunction with the Director
  • Primary responsibility for planning the annual public education meeting
  • Helps coordinate bi-monthly Political Education Call
  • Primary contact for grantee communication
    • Writes the grants list and grantee profiles
    • Feeds info on grantee updates to administrator for posting on website, Facebook, twitter
    • Conducts grantee survey or other info gathering from grantees regarding their experience of CJI practices and process

Qualifications:

  • Related work experience in criminal justice or philanthropy a plus.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with an ability to work on multiple efforts at the same time.
  • Truly collaborative spirit who can also excel working alone on projects
  • Familiarity with criminal justice issues, community organizing dynamics in communities of color and funding best practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort in managing cultural diversity, class differences, gender bias, LGBTQ issues, and all other differences as they relate to both criminal justice policy and community organizing.
  • Openness, curiosity, flexibility and love of learning appreciated.

Compensation: Salary is competitive and based on experience and qualifications.

The Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace; formerly incarcerated people, people of color, LGBTQ people, women, people with disabilities and other under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Deadline for application is January 20, 2017. Please email resume with a cover letter to cjistaffing@gmail.com.

 

 

The Criminal Justice Initiative is seeking a Full-Time Operations Manager

The New York based Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI), a donor activist funding body, is searching for a dedicated, experienced, detail-oriented Operations Manager to strengthen our work by taking the lead in managing our internal administrative operations.

Job Overview:

The ideal candidate has the ability to work effectively in a fast growing funding organization committed to the transformation of the criminal justice system in the US. The Operations Manager will provide both administrative and programmatic support to a small but busy Manhattan office that supports grassroots efforts in criminal justice work nationally. The Operations Manager will work with all staff members and funding circle members and be supervised by the Director. The Operations Manager must demonstrate sound judgement, be able to focus on detail without losing sight of the larger goals, and must have good organizational skills. They must love creating order. Patience is a plus!

Job Description: The Operations Manager will be responsible for:

  • Complex scheduling, meeting coordination, and some travel arrangements
  • Office management basics including facilities maintenance, IT maintenance, and database maintenance
  • Office budgeting and financial management
  • Human resources management and record keeping
  • Development support
  • Communications support and website maintenance
  • Intern and volunteer coordination
  • Creation and management of organizational systems

Qualifications: 

We are looking for someone who has at least five years of experience in a non-profit administrative management role. Experience managing financial documents, QuickBooks, donor and membership databases, and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) a must.

Ideal candidate: 

The ideal candidate gives high attention to detail, has a problem solving approach to work, the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines, time management skills, and solid follow-through. Experience supervising volunteers and interns a plus. Commitment to social justice and criminal justice transformation is essential. Should be excited to work in a collaborative, creative work environment with an innovative organizational model and dedicated staff. Sense of humor greatly appreciated!

Compensation: Salary is competitive and based on experience and qualifications.

CJI: is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace; formerly incarcerated people, people of color, LGBTQ people, women, people with disabilities and other under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Deadline for applications is January 20, 2017. Please email resume and cover letter to CJIstaffing@gmail.com.