Executive Director


The Justice Collaboratory brings together scholars and researchers of diverse theoretical and methodological orientations at Yale University and elsewhere to work on issues related to institutional reform and policy innovation and advancement.  It infuses theory, empirical research, and targeted clinical trials in order to achieve its goal of making the components of criminal justice operation simultaneously more effective, just, and democratic.

Position Summary
We are seeking an Executive Director who can provide strategic direction, inspiration and leadership for this unique collaboration of interdisciplinary scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers. The Executive Director will oversee successful implementation of the Collaboratory’s current work and will work closely with the Faculty Directors and Research Director to develop a strategic planning process that will support the Collaboratory’s continued growth and development. In this role, the ED will serve as a spokesperson for the Collaboratory in a variety of professional capacities.

The Executive Director will lead a small but dynamic Collaboratory staff and will work closely with co-founding directors and JC affiliate scholars.

The position is based in New Haven, CT and applicants must be willing to travel domestically and, if necessary, internationally. This is a grant-funded position — continuation past the first 18 months will be dependent upon the Collaboratory’s ability to secure additional funds.

Responsibilities
• Provide Strategic Direction and Organizational Leadership: seek opportunities for Collaboratory engagement and forward organizational goals
• Lead and Supervise Staff: supervise staff and evaluate staff performance
• Develop and Lead an Overall Strategic Communication plan: develop a comprehensive plan to promote the Justice Collaboratory to a variety of audiences (philanthropic, community, law enforcement, government, etc.)
• Lead and Coordinate Fundraising Efforts: ensure consistent communication with current Collaboratory funders, identify and develop funding opportunities, and strategize to implement a successful fundraising strategy that leads to long-term organizational sustainability
• Represent the Collaboratory: speak publicly and, as appropriate, appear in the media, at events, and in conversations with funders, policy-makers, researchers and other relevant constituencies

Qualifications
• JD, Masters in Business Administration, Public Policy or Social Sciences with at least 10 years of experience in a related field (5 years minimum in a leadership and management role); other advanced degrees or certifications relevant to the position will be considered
• Exceptional leadership and management skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks in a rapid paced environment
• Knowledge of the workings of the Criminal Justice System agencies and related organizations
• Ability to work with leaders, members, and staff at all levels of an organizational structure
• Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Familiarity with financial management systems
• Sense of humor, creativity, patience and entrepreneurial drive

Preferred Experience:
• A JD is strongly preferred
• Previous experience working with non-profit organizations and/or experience working within academic administrations
• Proven track-record in developing and maintaining relationships with the philanthropic community

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and three references to molly.aunger@yale.edu.

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