Employment Opportunities

Program Director (full or part time position) 

The Center for Law & Justice is a Capital District community-based organization founded nearly 31 years ago with a mission of working to achieve a fair and just criminal justice system, limit the use of imprisonment, and promote public safety through community justice.

Primary Purpose

The Program  Director will assist the Executive Director in the planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the initiatives and programs of the Center for Law and Justice with an emphasis on HEAL) health, education of legal rights, advocacy for social justice and LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program.  This position requires independent judgment and a significant amount of discretion.

Essential Functions

  • Assists the Director in carrying out the Center’s programs and objectives.
  • Provides training and guidance to Center’s staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Works to develop and sustain appropriate programs.
  • Assists in the management of  the Center’s administrative and supervisory functions. Including the employment, supporting and advising the Executive Director on all administrative matters.
  • Works with and supports the Center’s strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Ensures performance goals are set, monitored and achieved.
  • Participates and leads meetings as needed.
  • Represents the Center to the public, stakeholders, and collaborative partners.
  • Creates presentations for meetings.
  • Supports the Center’s goals and objectives by developing external information programs with specific media approaches.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of Center programs and makes recommendations for improvements/changes as needed.
  • Participates in screening interviews of interns and volunteers.
  • Ensures all established program guidelines and protocols are followed.
  • Undertakes special assignments/projects.
  • Recommends and drafts new program guidelines and procedures and updates existing policies and procedures as needed.
  • Conducts research and benchmark the Center’s programs and presents findings to Director for consideration.
  • Gathers information needed to respond to inquiries from stakeholders, media and other interested parties.

 

Supervision

Supervision of employees may be required

Physical/Mental/Visual Demands  Occasional travel is required using public transportation, rental vehicle or personal vehicle.  This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments.  Overtime or extended work hours may be required.

Work Environment

Standard office environment, including the use of one or more of the following:  PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, scanner, etc..

Minimum Qualifications

–          Respect for all human life

–          Strong research, analytical, writing, verbal communication and computer skills

–          Independent, self-starter with ability to work with others

–          BA or advanced Degree and knowledge in the related fields of criminal justice, law, social welfare, public health, public policy, sociology, or related discipline.

Essential Skills

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in PC applications such as Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • Demonstrated judgment and discretion in matters of confidentiality.

 

Application process: Email to lauren.cflj@gmail.com

  1. One-page cover letter explaining personal interest and suitability for this position
  2. Resume
  3. At least 3 work/professional references

Salary will be commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience

Limited fringe benefit