Director, Criminal Justice


: $178,775.00 - $178,775.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Schusterman)
is a global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen
communities and reduce inequity. Our philanthropic vision is
grounded in a commitment to pursue justice, repair the world and
treat all people with dignity and civility. We invest in efforts to
improve public education in the United States, strengthen the
Jewish people and Israel, and address the needs of marginalized
individuals and communities.
The Director, based in Schusterman's New York, NY or Washington,
DC office, will be responsible for working with the COO to plan and
implement the criminal justice philanthropic program of
Schusterman, which seeks to: 1) reduce the barriers to economic
mobility that result from interactions with the criminal justice
system; 2) advance the work of prosecutors and nonprofits seeking
to reduce mass incarceration; 3) address the disproportionate
negative impact on people of color; and 4) support additional
research and learning for Schusterman and the field. The Director
will drive grantmaking and research and learning initiatives to
inform and expand Schusterman's criminal justice program. The
Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer, who leads this
team and the criminal justice program.

Develop and frame grantmaking and related strategies to advance
Schusterman's agenda in the area of criminal justice.
Create and manage a grant portfolio and grant relationships
with relevant organizations and initiatives, including:

Solicit, review and analyze grant applications to build
strategic program and ensure compliance with Schusterman policies
and standards.
Oversee preparation of grant agreements, including grant
outcomes, report requirements and methods of evaluation, as well as
ensure grants are tracked and monitored.
Coordinate complementary grant programs and approach to
narrative and communications, designed to enhance impact and
delivery of services and support.

Support our co-sponsorship of the Justice and Mobility Fund
managed by Blue Meridian Partners
Initiate and oversee relevant research and evaluation efforts
to ensure ongoing learning and effectiveness.
Represent and support Schusterman in funding collaboratives,
partnerships, and convenings to advance its criminal justice
Forge philanthropic partnerships and facilitate working
relationships among funders and foundations, as well as with key
leaders and stakeholders in the field.
Track and report on Schusterman's criminal justice portfolio,
program and grant budgets.
Uphold and promote the mission and values of Schusterman.

The following qualifications are representative of the high
level of demonstrated skills, maturity, judgement and ability to
work with a wide range of constituencies required of Schusterman

An advanced degree in public policy, criminal justice, law or a
related field is preferred.
At least 10 years relevant working experience is required,
preferably including senior level and practical experience with the
US criminal justice system.
Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal
skills necessary to develop cooperative and effective working
relationships with supervisory personnel, co-workers, colleagues,
grantees, partners, and the general public required.
Demonstrated expertise in the criminal justice field
Strategic and leadership skills, including the ability to
design and implement a strategic plan required.
Strong track record in building and managing complex
partnerships, portfolios and programs required.
Proven ability to successfully manage professionals, portfolios
and programs required.
Possess a sophisticated knowledge of political and ideological
currents in the field, and a clear capacity to navigate them
diplomatically and skillfully required.
Demonstrated and compelling presentation skills required
Analytic and research abilities necessary to plan grant
programs and activi?ties, collect and evaluate data, and identify
opportunities to utilize Schusterman resources effectively
Excellent judgment, an ability to exercise discretion and tact
in difficult or confidential situations and an ability to project a
positive, professional image to the public required.
A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion required.
PC skills (with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
and PowerPoint), as well as a thorough knowledge of: (a) modern
office practices and procedures; (b) the use of office machines and
equipment; and (c) basic web skills and comfort required. Knowledge
of Fluxx preferred.
Ability to travel up to 30%, with occasional international,

Competitive salary based on experience and on Schusterman's
commitment to internal equity. A strong benefits package is also
included. Schusterman does not cover relocation expenses for this
Interested candidates should visit to submit
an Application.

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. Schusterman promotes diversity and
provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race,
color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identify,
gender expression, religious creed, disability, genetic
information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or military
and veteran status. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to
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