Project Manager – The Center for Crime Prevention and Control


The Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice fosters innovative crime reduction strategies through hands-on fieldwork, action research, and operational partnerships with city government officials, law enforcement, communities, social service providers, and other practitioners.

The Center is actively engaged in ground-breaking crime prevention initiatives in jurisdictions around the country and the world. Our work is particularly focused on issues affecting the most vulnerable communities: violent street groups, gun violence and gun trafficking, overt drug markets, and domestic violence. The Center's work is also focused on repairing relationships between those communities and law enforcement; strengthening communities; and reducing arrest and incarceration.

The Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College is seeking a full- time project manager to oversee the daily operations of a new project to support the institutionalization and sustainability of a national project of the Center, the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC), and its core work implementing Group Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS). The project manager will be responsible for ensuring all grant deliverables are met in a timely manner.

Duties include:

  • Oversee the development and management of research and development projects;

  • Organize various conferences;

  • Over the production of various publications;

  • Managing multiple contracts and vendors to ensure contract compliance;

  • Organize specialized conference calls and working sessions;

  • Oversee and manage the implementation and successful use of a high-quality video or audio conferencing system to facilitate regular convening;
  • Oversee the development and management of a written curriculum and certification program;
  • Oversee the development and management of a written curriculum and certification program;
  • Oversee and manage the development of a Project Management System Software for large enterprise;

  • Produce quarterly progress reports;

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.

Core Competencies/Qualifications:

Candidates must have a minimum of three to five years of full-time experience in a similar role such as project management or grant administration. Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field.

Strong candidates will possess:

  • A min of 3- 5 years' experience in grant administration, project management;
  • Preferred experience working on social justice issues, especially criminal justice policy and with criminal justice system agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituents, develop relationships, build partnerships and organize multi-disciplinary cross-agency project teams;
  • Some experience with financial documents such as budgets with preference given to experience working with Experience working with federal funders; Experience working with federal funders;
  • Ability to work with multiple stake holders including senior management to achieve buy-in and align expectations around a set of goals – and implement these goals.
  • Strength and experience generating and organizing events in fulfillment of projects: conferences, webinars, meetings, working groups etc.;
  • Proven ability to be an effective communicator, possessing both strong public speaking and strong writing skills;
  • Proven ability to think strategically and develop effective, concise action plans.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with basic project management computer software applications for creating timelines, spreadsheets, presentations and documents.

Salary: Salary range is $55K – $65K, commensurate with experience.


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