Job Opening: Executive Director
The Center for Justice and Human Dignity is an education, advocacy, and training center, focused on advancing meaningful change in prison sentencing practices with the goal of reducing the number of people sent to prison and expanding the judicial use of alternative-to-incarceration sanctions. We hope to inspire a shift away from prison as the default response to nonviolent criminal behavior, and to encourage the more significant incorporation of alternatives across the country.
1. Set overall organization direction and develop strategies and tactics to ensure that the organization fulfills its mission.
2. Communicate and monitor strategies, plans, and evaluations clearly to maintain consistent work focus, direction, and accountability.
3. Develop a 5-year visionary road map for the funding, programmatic, and policy goals of CJHD.
4. Anticipate and establish the resources and infrastructure needed to achieve the strategic goals.
5. Provide support, leadership, and communication to the Board of Directors.
6. Work with staff to present documents and reports (such as progress reports and financial statements) to enhance Board decision-making and fiscal oversight.
7. Cultivate, develop, and manage relationships with foundations and private donors.
8. Prepare and present proposals to foundations and philanthropists in search of funding opportunities.
9. Form programs that meet philanthropic interests and support organizational strategy/goals.
10. Develop and implement a self-sustaining, funding infrastructure to guide the organization’s full financial independence from its incubator.
11. Engage in fundraising work with foundations and philanthropists.
12. Establish an effective financial review process that supports the organization’s oversight of and adherence to budget projections and fiscal responsibility.
13. Lead (or hire to lead) all aspects of communications including web presence, external relations, public presentations, academic/sentencing conferences participation and publications, with the goal of developing expertise among the public, supporting fundraising efforts, increasing profile, and advancing the goals of the organization.
14. Develop meaningful partnerships with other academics, advocates, practitioners, and policy makers in support of the organization’s goals.
15. Establish and develop organizational programs, educational opportunities, evidence-based advocacy, and research projects that focus on reducing or eliminating prison sentences (and expanding the use of alternatives to incarceration) for nonviolent, low-risk offenses through a focus on serving court actors including judges, prosecutors, probation and public defenders.
16. Regularly evaluate progress and program components, measuring successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
17. Provide leadership and guidance to staff to accomplish strategic and targeted objectives, including the oversight of all human resource management and administrative functions.
18. Define process to periodically review the salary and benefits packaged in conjunction with Board.
19. Encourage team collaboration, culture and professional development
1. Advanced degree or equivalent leadership experience required.
2. Senior program/project management experience and/or entrepreneurial leadership skills
3. Experience leading and scaling program outcomes and organizational impact
4. Excellence in organizational management with experience in coaching staff, managing, and developing high-performance teams
5. Experience in setting and achieve strategic objectives, and fiscal management
6. Passionate and persuasive communicator with strong written and verbal skills
7. Impeccable integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and location of residence.
Benefits: The Center for Justice and Human Dignity offers a competitive benefits package including a comprehensive healthcare package, leave provisions including up to 5 weeks paid leave, 14 paid holidays, and summer Fridays, generous retirement contributions, and access to wellness programs, continued education assistance, and a perks program.