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ProfileVice President of Criminal Justice Responsibilities: Drive, expand, and refine pretrial justice portfolio by developing a broad yet comprehensive legal strategy considering bail reform, court diversion, prosecution, jails, and other potential areas for impact, all in partnership with the Board, Executive Vice President, and senior team. Identify, build, and cultivate relationships and connections across the pretrial justice spectrum such as research institutions, law schools, public interest law firms, municipalities, court systems, advocacy organizations, and relevant community organizations and foundations. Leverage relationships into partnerships and grantees that work on creative, innovative, and high impact research, data analytics, and demonstration projects to strategically expand pretrial grantmaking portfolio. Oversee the national rollout of the PSA in the context of a broad and robust bail reform agenda, partnering closely with the Director of Criminal Justice and the Executive Vice President. Develop and implement a pretrial research and innovation agenda on various topics, such as the role of the prosecutor, court diversion, and pretrial detention. Collaborate with Criminal Justice research team to develop a comprehensive strategy for pretrial reform research, including evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the PSA as well as new research projects on potential high impact reforms across the spectrum of pretrial. Serve as a spokesperson for the Pretrial Justice portfolio and team when appropriate. Work closely with the Board, Executive Vice President, and senior team in all three offices including developing and presenting investment/grant recommendations to the Board. Manage, empower, recruit, and support New York-based Criminal Justice team and serve in a significant leadership role in the New York office. Foster ongoing relationships with grantees and key stakeholders to develop strategic plans, establish performance metrics, and utilize data to maximize impact.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: A JD Degree is required. Other advanced degree(s) desirable: Masters or Ph.D. in Business, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Government Affairs, Criminal Justice, or a related field. 15+ years of experience inside and outside of the court room in criminal justice, litigation, and law, thereby able to leverage connections, pretrial experience, and knowledge of local government and communities. A lawyer with a demonstrated ability to think transformationally about government systems to design, deploy, and execute innovative strategies for positively disruptive and sustainable policy reforms. Strategic, entrepreneurial, and a big picture thinker with an investor mindset to understand how to identify levers for change and best create action and impact. Capable of managing and scaling national initiatives across diverse jurisdictions with distinct needs and capacities utilizing a consultative approach. An understanding of research methods and best practices and the savvy to contextualize data and findings within the broader portfolio. Able to thrive in ambiguity in a dynamic environment and be comfortable taking risks, changing direction when appropriate, and driving an agenda forward. An excellent oral and written communicator with the ability to distill and articulate complex information to a wide range of audiences as well as create consensus among senior-level stakeholders, subject-matter experts, and disparate constituents. Intellectually curious and a continual learner who shares ideas, hears all perspectives, considers out-of-the-box concepts, and embraces feedback. A team-oriented, collaborative leader and manager capable of building strong relationships across a multitude of stakeholders including staff, Board, and external partners.
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Houston, TX 77056