Organization Summary: United Way of New York City (UWNYC) is a nonprofit mobilizing people and organizations to eradicate barriers and create opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers. Part of the United Way Worldwide system, one of the world's most recognized charitable brands, we envision caring communities in which all individuals and families have access to quality education and the opportunity to lead healthy and financially secure lives. We strive to model our values in all our relationships, both internal and external: Collaboration, Compassion, Integrity, Accountability, and Superior Performance.
For our 80+ year history, the heart of our work at UWNYC has and will continue to be about equity and justice. For nearly the past decade, our work uniquely centers around breaking down the systemic barriers that disproportionally set up communities of color with less opportunity for education, job training, food access, healthcare and essential services that empower self-sufficiency. All our work is done in alignment with our mission to mobilize communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all. These efforts include research, collaboration, capacity-building, direct service, and resources in the areas of racial equity and justice, health equity, and workforce development. We are focused on building a healthy, strong, and self-sufficient community where all New Yorkers can thrive.
Position Description: The Senior Manager, Justice & Opportunity supports the successful design and implementation of UWNYC’s criminal justice initiatives, specifically the Atlas program launched in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ). UWNYC, as prime vendor, is committed to implementing Atlas, a program model grounded in evidence-based practices, to achieve improved public safety and community well-being across New York City. The Senior Manager will support Justice & Opportunity senior staff in executing the Atlas program model. The Senior Manager will manage referrals, conduct site visits, execute written communication to CBOs and partners, support program data collection and evaluation, liaise with the grants team across Finance and Legal/Administration, and lead logistical planning for convenings and trainings.
Justice & Opportunity is an emerging unit and UWNYC will look to the Senior Manager to execute key strategies and objectives, collect and analyze metrics and impact goals, and implement operational & organizational structures to enhance cross-functional collaboration around justice initiatives. This unit is essentially in “startup” mode and requires an entrepreneurial individual who is comfortable and inspired by supporting a new unit.
The Justice & Opportunity team will ensure the successful design and implementation of the Atlas program through the following activities:
· Catalyzing, convening, and weaving the network
· Guiding Vision and Strategy
· Serving as Network Coordinator
· Supporting Measurement and Learning
· Managing Collaborative Projects
· Engaging in advocacy and engaging the broader community in building public will
· Governing and coaching the network
· Participating in the network
- As directed, work closely with the StrengthenNYC team to provide capacity building, community building, and technical assistance to CBOs / subcontractors.
- As directed, work closely with Transformation & Learning team to measure program goals, strategies, and outcomes, and ensure continuous learning and improvement for the program.
- As directed, work closely with Finance and Administration staff to ensure procurement, contract compliance, and payment to CBOs / subcontractors.
- As directed, work with Resource Development team to provide data, anecdotal information, and success stories to support fundraising opportunities. Support administrative tasks and logistics for the Innovation Fund.
- As directed collaborate with Marketing & Communications team to develop justice & opportunity materials and collateral, execute social and traditional media, manage logistical planning for photo and video shoots.
- Help support day-to-day relationship with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ), working closely with their Office of Neighborhood Safety leadership, program staff, contracting and finance staff to ensure program success.
- Help manage relationship with New York City Criminal Justice Agency (CJA) and other referral partners as well as CBOs/ providers to ensure referrals are completed.
- Help support relationships with therapeutic model experts and support CBOs with on-the-ground technical assistance and capacity building to ensure model fidelity, lead convenings and trainings.
- Assist in Managing referral hub providing highest level of customer service and attention to detail.
- Assist in leading logistical planning for CBO/ subcontractor convenings, trainings, site visits, and events.
- Help support meetings and convenings of external stakeholders by building and setting agendas, developing meeting materials, liaising with invitees and attendees, and ensuring follow up.
- Help support program compliance and outcomes measurement.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Position requires a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, in criminal justice, community engagement, or other related field preferable; three to five years of related experience or equivalent of education and experience.
- Deep understanding of criminal justice system, stakeholders, agencies, and providers; context within New York City preferred.
- Experience with large-scale program implementation.
- Strong verbal and written communications with exceptional attention to detail.
- Recognition of importance of interdepartmental coordination and communication.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and strong ability to build partnerships.
- Ability to both work independently and be a team player.
- Ability to handle multiple projects and quickly “change gears” as needed