• Program Officer, Criminal Justice Reform

    Posted Date 6 months ago(3/26/2019 10:33 AM)
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  • Overview

    You believe in transformative work – the ability to make a lasting change in criminal justice reform. Most significantly, you understand the power of unique connections, and how they can enable lasting effects in society and you have created a brand for yourself that proves you understand what a fruitful partnership can look like. If this sounds like you, this is an exciting opportunity to take your career to the next level of impact.


    The number of people incarcerated in the United States is staggering – growing over five hundred percent over the last forty years. Even worse? Over ninety percent of these individuals will leave prison and face legal barriers creating a lifetime challenge to reintegrating into their communities as productive citizens. We are working to change the status quo. We believe that by removing barriers to opportunity, people can successfully re-enter society and realize their potential. If these words speak to your deepest beliefs and passions about people, keep reading.


    Our team is looking for a dedicated and passionate Criminal Justice Reform Program Officer.  The right person for this position will have extensive experience in external relations, partnership, grant management, or outreach, and be a strong strategic thinker. In this program officer role, you will build and oversee a grants portfolio of strategic programs and partnerships promoting a criminal justice system that protects people and preserves public safety, respects human dignity, restores victims, removes barriers to opportunity for people with criminal records, and ensures equal justice for all under the law. Along the way, you will work alongside accomplished and passionate experts in this field – an unmatched opportunity. Better yet – you will be working to make a life-changing impact on the lives of individuals every single day. Sound like a mission you want to join? Apply today. 




    Your Responsibilities Include


    • Driving the Institute’s criminal justice reform grantmaking strategy as a component of broader Criminal Justice Reform efforts, including the management of a large financial portfolio
    • Working with diverse individuals and partner organizations across the ideological spectrum to develop and maintain relationships, manage a high volume of grants, and identify and advance opportunities for collaboration
    • Working closely with internal teams to contribute to and execute strategies to augment the impact of work supported by the Institute and our partners
    • Growing and optimizing an existing portfolio of grants to include driving project management in coordination with several internal capabilities, and developing and honing best practices for program experimentation, grant evaluation, and measurement to support effective decisions at scale



    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization


    • 10+ years’ experience with strategic relationship management
    • Understanding of criminal justice reform policy issues including overcriminalization, policing, due process, sentencing, and prison and reentry
    • Strong working knowledge of national foundations and philanthropic communities
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and high sense of urgency balanced with strategic prioritization
    • Confident oral communicator with superior interpersonal skills
    • A formidable attention to detail and a high level of discretion
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and think critically to solve problems



    Standout Candidates May Also Bring


    • Demonstrated track record of success driving grant-making relationships
    • Strong background in managing complex projects from start to completion with a global, nuanced perspective


    About Us



    The Seminar Network Institute is part of the Stand Together philanthropic community. Stand Together works with nonprofit leaders at over 100 community-based groups. Over 700 of the country’s most effective business leaders and philanthropists. Over 1,000 professors at 350 universities. Tens of thousands of K-12 teachers. And millions of grassroots activists in 35 states. We’ve united to move toward a society where people succeed by helping others, so that everyone has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential.


    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 


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