The Center for Children & Youth Justice, founded in 2006 by Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.), is committed to reforming Washington’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems. CCYJ leads communities, our state, and the nation in empowering children and youth, stabilizing families, and strengthening communities through meaningful and lasting reform. CCYJ identifies gaps in the system, researches, develops innovative and creative solutions, and ensures that policymakers integrate these system improvements into practices and procedures. CCYJ’s results are realized into state law, adopted as standing protocols by the courts, schools, and other partners; and they are developed into new interventions for at-risk, abused and/or neglected children and their families. CCYJ has succeeded in driving positive systems change for more than a decade. Following an extensive national search, our Board of Directors appointed our second President and CEO Rachel Sottile in late 2018. Our passionate staff is deeply committed to the youth for whom we advocate.
This position manages portfolios of work to support and educate justice systems stakeholders on best practices.
This includes CCYJ’s Community Violence Intervention (CVI) work, involving coordination, capacity building, and contract oversight for community-based services organizations delivering best-practiced based programs and other best practices in Community Violence Intervention (CVI), prevention, intervention, re-entry, and restoration.
Our passionate staff is deeply committed to the youth for whom we advocate. The Impact Team Program Manager uses an anti-racist, anti-oppression, intersectional equity lens to organize and manage aspects of CCYJ’s justice system reform programming. Our programming is focused on creating systems reform through cultural shifts, policy change, and collaborative efforts informed by young people and families closest to the issue. This is a full-time position.
The examples of essential functions listed below are intended as illustrations of the types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by CCYJ as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job shift over time.
Content Knowledge and Expertise
- Deep expertise with anti-racist analyses and commitment to undoing institutional racism and other forms of oppression and understanding of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on BIPOC communities.
- Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of local, state, and national laws, policies, research, and best practices to meet the needs and to ensure the success of youth and families in crisis, including youth and families with truancy, At-Risk-Youth (ARY), and Child In Need of Services (CHINS) petitions (Washington State’s “Becca Laws”).
- Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model (CGM) and other best practices in Community Violence Intervention (CVI), prevention, re-entry, and restoration.
- Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of the CVI ecosystem in King County, Washington.
- Stays current on local, state, and federal laws and legislative proposals related to Washington’s youth criminal legal system.
Relationship Building and Maintenance
- Works cooperatively with and across CCYJ program and policy teams and departments (Monitoring & Evaluation; Policy, Strategy, & Alignment; Mission Support; Philanthropy; Communications) to accomplish the implementation of a comprehensive response to the program’s initiatives by fulfilling established goals, objectives, and priorities for the program and the organization.
- Builds and maintains strong relationships in community and with external program partners and steering committee/task force members, including young people, parents, judges, juvenile court administrators, court staff, community service providers, faith leaders/communities, law enforcement, educators, and elected officials.
Programmatic Oversight and Leadership
- Plans, initiates, oversees, monitors, evaluates, and leads the development and implementation of programs, and program workflow, to meet deadlines and completion.
- Manages day-to-day program activities that may include, but are not limited to, budget and financial oversight, administrative oversight, partner and external stakeholder communications, meeting scheduling, training coordination and participation, event planning and implementation, fundraising, program evaluation, and data management.
- Delegates tasks and portions of the program to the program coordinators, program assistants, and/or other members of the program teams, as appropriate.
- Actively participates in fundraising and securing revenue for portfolios.
- Supports the development of program budgets, including regular monitoring and reporting. Ensures programs are functioning within budget.
- Supports contract management, procurement management, risk management, scope and change management, communications management, documentation management, and outcome goals and metric management for assigned portfolios of work. Ensures quality of contracted services.
- Coaches, mentors, motivates, and supervises junior members of program teams. Addresses issues related to program team members’ fulfilling responsibilities, as applicable.
Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Communications
- Produces high quality program related communications including newsletters, presentations, reports, articles for publication and grant applications and related grant reports, as needed.
- Prepares meeting materials, including meeting agendas, minutes, and handouts, as needed.
- Responsible for making speeches and presentations and providing public testimony or commentary on proposed legislation.
Other Duties as Assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated increasingly responsible experience (typically more than 5 years) in public health, public affairs, social work, criminal/juvenile justice systems, court administration, law, youth development, violence prevention, or other fields relevant to the requirements of the position. Equivalent combination of education and work experience in law, public health, public affairs, public policy, social work, criminal justice systems, court administration, education, or other relevant fields may meet this requirement.
- Knowledge and credibility in the fields of juvenile justice, child welfare, homelessness, community engagement, education, and/or positive youth development.
- Demonstrated ability to or willingness to learn, develop, and participate in, the facilitation of trainings to and dialogues with diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, geographically, and socioeconomically diverse communities with differing points of view.
- Demonstrated experience in, or willingness to learn, group facilitation techniques, collaborative team-based work, and leadership skills. Project management, public policy development, public policy reform, and legislative experience are highly desirable.
- Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and data collection is desirable.
- Supervisory experience is desired
- Lived experience in the child welfare, homelessness, and/or youth criminal legal system(s) desired.
- Ability to listen to others and communicate honestly, responsibly and professionally; in writing, verbally, and electronically.
- Commitment to impeccability and integrity.
- Able to work in a team environment and has the courage to communicate openly and honestly.
- Possess a growth mindset: the willingness to be coached and to develop to increase effectiveness, collaboration, and produce results.
- High functioning sense of humor, humility, and emotional intelligence.
- Foster a culture of integrity, service, adaptability, innovation, and responsibility.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
- This position requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones, computers, and other office equipment, and the ability to sit and to use a computer for significant periods of time.
- This person must speak clearly using the English language to accurately convey information.
- Generally good working conditions with little or no exposure to extremes in noises, temperature.
- Little or no safety or health hazards.
- Minimal lifting or climbing.
- Work performed in an office setting as applicable determined by activities.
Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. The starting salary range is $65,000 -$82,490.00.
CCYJ offers a benefits package that includes:
- CCYJ pays 100% of the employee premium for medical, dental, basic life, and both short‐term and long‐term disability. Employees pay the full cost to enroll dependents on medical and dental or to enroll in voluntary life.
- Transportation Allowance
- Paid Time Off: All regular employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week will be provided a bank of vacation time each calendar year, which can be used only for that calendar year. 20 days of vacation will be available for all full-time employees for use during the calendar year. Vacation for part time employees will be prorated, based on actual hours worked. Employees hired during the calendar year will be provided a pro-rated amount based on their hire date.
- Sick Leave: All employees are eligible for sick and safe leave. Full time employees (40 hours per week) will be provided 12 days (96 hours) at the beginning of each calendar year, for use in that year. Employees working less than full time will receive a pro-rated bank, based on their anticipated work schedule for the year. Up to 40 hours of unused sick and safe leave can be carried over into the next calendar year.
- Holiday Pay, and Floating Holiday Pay: Federal Holidays, Floating holidays (2 per year) are loaded at the beginning of each calendar year.
- Sick and vacation PTO has no cash value upon exit of the company
- In addition to sick and vacation PTO, CCYJ provides care time to promote personal and family well being on a monthly basis
- CCYJ complies with all applicable leave laws in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements.
- We are committed to a diverse, fully self-expressed workforce, representing the communities in which we serve.
- We are committed to examining our own internal structures, policies, and culture, identifying and eliminating those aspects that promulgate racism
- Together we are transparent, accountable, respectful, and self-aware in order to foster belonging and a sense of community.
- We operate with an innovative and leading-edge mindset.
- We are purpose driven and laser sharp in the fulfillment of our mission.
- Our staff embraces a growth mindset; our development is essential to expand and grow our impact for children and youth in WA.
- We produce results, not reasons.
- We (believe) anything is possible.
- We believe everyone has something to contribute.
- We believe everything happens out of your relationship with other people.
- We are grounded in the premise that great ideas can come from anyone at any time.
- We believe people up to big things are going to make big mistakes. We own them, learn from them, and move on.
- We believe transparency is essential to a highly functioning organization.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We value a diverse workforce.