Senior Outreach Manager, Manhattan
Common Justice
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Post Date: May 26, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $71K - $77K plus benefits
Location: US - New York - New York
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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.

-Build + maintain partnerships in the DANY's office + the defense bar. Advocate on behalf of the program + potential participants
-Identify + evaluate potential cases for our victim services + ATI programs
-Work w/ partners in the DANY’s office, defense bar, harmed + responsible parties, + community to manage referrals
-Serve as liaison to the courts
-Conduct outreach to harmed parties + intake with responsible parties
-Conduct CLEs + other presentations to outside partners
-Plan, coordinate + facilitate RJ circles between harmed + responsible parties
-Plan, coordinate + facilitate rites of passage circles with responsible parties
-Work with + support other members of the direct service team
-Work with and support the Outreach team members in BX + BK
-Contribute to program development
-Conduct longer-term, project-based work
-Occasional evening + weekend work required

Salary is commensurate w/ experience. Competitive benefits are provided, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, retirement 401(k), + substantial vacation.

Strong familiarity w/ criminal legal system
Ability to build + navigate professional networks + relationships
Excellent oral + written communication, organizational skills, + attention to detail
Experience working w/ survivors of violence + providing trauma informed support
Commitment to social justice

RJ or other facilitation experience
MSW, JD, or comparable
Experience w/ community engagement + working w/ system-involved youth +/or the criminal legal field

Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a resume, and cover letter indicating where you found this position to Please include “Senior Outreach Manager, Manhattan” 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. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.