Senior Outreach Manager, Bronx

The Outreach Department is responsible for engaging system partners, bringing new participants into the program, and facilitating restorative justice circles.

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, we operate the first alternative to incarceration and victim service program in the United States to focus on violent felonies in the adult courts. Nationally, we leverage the lessons from our direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted. Rigorous and hopeful, we build practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing and justice for survivors and their communities.

In our direct service work, Common Justice operates a restorative justice-based alternative to prison and victim service program for serious and/or violent felony cases such as assault, burglary, and robbery. The project brings 16-26-year-olds responsible for crimes together with those they have harmed and their support people in a facilitated restorative justice dialogue to determine appropriate agreements to make things as right as possible and take the place of a prison sentence. The work includes intensive supervision and violence intervention work with people who have caused harm, wraparound support for the survivors and their loved ones, and engagement of system actors who play critical roles in the diversion of cases. We aim to meet the needs of people harmed by violence, prevent further harm, and improve the lives of people and communities impacted by violence. While we serve the full range of people harmed by crime, a significant portion of the survivors Common Justice works with are men of color, many of them young adults. Common Justice believes that all survivors deserve more options that resonate with their sense of justice, safety, and respect and that communities deserve programs that help halt cycles of violence, improve public safety, and meet their needs.

The Outreach Department is responsible for engaging system partners, bringing new participants into the program, and facilitating restorative justice circles.

Common Justice is seeking an experienced, hard-working, organized, enthusiastic person with excellent people skills to join its team.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Outreach Manager in the Bronx will be responsible for the following duties:

System Partnerships and Participant Engagement

  • Build and maintain partnerships in the Bronx District Attorney's office and the defense bar and advocate on behalf of the program and potential participants;
  • Identify and evaluate potential cases for our victim services and alternative-to-incarceration programs.
  • Work with partners in the Bronx District Attorney’s office, defense bar, harmed and responsible parties, and community to manage referrals.
  • Serve as a liaison to the courts.
  • Conduct outreach to harmed parties (survivors).
  • Conduct intake with responsible parties (defendants).
  • Conduct CLEs (Continuing Legal Education) and other presentations to outside partners.

Restorative Justice Circle Facilitation

  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate restorative justice circles between harmed and responsible parties.
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate rites of passage circles with responsible parties.
  • Work with and support other members of the direct service team

Team and Projects

  • Work with and support the Outreach team members in Brooklyn as needed
  • Contribute to program development.
  • Conduct longer-term, project-based work, as needed
  • Occasional evening and weekend work will be required

Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity with the criminal justice system
  • Ability to build and navigate professional networks and relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working with survivors of violence and providing trauma-informed support (need not be victim service program)
  • Restorative justice or other facilitation experience is highly preferred
  • Masters in Social Work or comparable degree; or JD strongly preferred.
  • Experience with community engagement and working with system-involved youth and/or the criminal justice field strongly preferred
  • Bilingual skills (especially English/Spanish) are highly desired
  • Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply
  • Serious commitment to social justice required


Schedule

Frequent evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

 

To Apply

Salary is commensurate with experience within Common Justice’s pay range of $71,000 - $77,000 for a Senior Manager level position. A competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, retirement 401(k), and substantial vacation.

Please submit a resume, and cover letter indicating where you found this position to [email protected]. Please include “Senior Outreach Manager, Bronx” in the subject line of your email.

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

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  • D'Angelo Cameron
    published this page in Careers 2022-05-26 17:29:56 -0400