Council of State Governments
  • 21-Jun-2022 to 20-Jul-2022 (EST)
  • Justice Center, State - Staff
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Who we are:

The Council of State Governments Justice Center is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that combines the power of a membership association, representing state officials in all three branches of government, with policy and research expertise to develop strategies that increase public safety and strengthen communities. We help achieve those results by

  • Bringing people together from both sides of the aisle to foster collaboration;
  • Driving the criminal justice field forward with original research;
  • Building momentum for policy change at the state and local levels; and
  • Providing expert assistance to translate the latest research into policy and practice.

The CSG Justice Center is one of the most robust criminal justice organizations in the country, composed of approximately 120 employees with decades of experience in law enforcement, community corrections, court administration, housing, mental health and addiction services, state prisons, local jails, juvenile justice, education, workforce development, and victim advocacy. Staff here have served governors, state legislators, and members of Congress on both sides of the political spectrum. What bonds us together is a shared commitment to our mission, to a common set of values, and to the national, bipartisan advisory board that guides our work. Learn more about careers at the CSG Justice Center.


How you'll fit in:

The CSG Justice Center is seeking two full-time project managers to provide expert guidance to states advancing new policies and practices to achieve public safety goals across two programs: Justice Reinvestment and Justice Counts. The project manager position offers a significant level of responsibility, autonomy, and the opportunity to influence important advancements in criminal justice policy at the state and local levels. The ideal candidate will have a track record of effectively managing multiple projects, an ability to translate the latest research into policy and implementation action steps that reflect the context of a particular jurisdiction, and a commitment to improving criminal justice system outcomes.

What you'll do:


Specific responsibilities of the project manager include the following:

  • Work from an approved remote location.
  • Contribute significantly to the development and success of a project.
  • Project manage one or more projects that include planning, budgeting, managing risk and contracts, funder updates and reports, timelines, deliverables, supervision, and staff coordination.
  • Prioritize projects and deliverables or provide guidance to project team members on what to prioritize.
  • Develop communication including presentations, tools, briefs, reports, and other forms of technical assistance.
  • Find new funding opportunities, write grant proposals, and serve as a resource to funding agencies.
  • Supervise and develop the skills of 1-2 direct reports and provide direction for other project staff.
  • Manage complex external and internal relationships at all levels to advance project goals-recognized as a field expert.

What you'll bring:

  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse people in different contexts and foster equity and inclusion through self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, and valuing others
  • Minimum of six years of relevant work experience in areas such as policy design, analysis, and/or implementation experience in the fields of behavioral health, health, criminal justice, victims and/or housing/homelessness, and/or equivalent educational achievements
  • Ability to supervise staff, clarify workloads, and develop the skills and competencies in staff's professional development goals
  • Ability to engage, lead, and manage project teams to successfully deliver on project goals/deliverables
  • Ability to solicit, facilitate, and lead new project ideas from team members in support of the project's overall strategic direction with division leadership
  • Ability to identify and leverage other internal and external projects that advance project priorities
  • Demonstrated success in developing strategic project plans that clarify project objectives, ensure alignment with organizational goals, apply the project's theory of change, and impact the field
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing large projects across multiple teams/divisions and external partners
  • Willingness to travel frequently to deliver technical assistance on site in states across the country
  • Ability to work remotely with autonomy, understand technology, and effectively communicate across platforms
  • Ability to supervise people who also may work remotely or in a different office

How you apply:

If you're interested in helping us drive change across the country, you should upload the following elements with your application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. At least three professional references

We will consider all paid and unpaid experience relative to this position, including internships, fellowships, and volunteer activities.

CSG believes that pay equity and pay transparency advance workplace fairness. Compensation will be equitable and based on experience. The salary range for this position, based in New York, is $85,360- $125,186. This salary range is subject to change based on work location and market conditions.

Learn more about careers at the CSG Justice Center.


We welcome and value diversity in our staff, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, protected veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system.


CSG is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. CSG participates in E-Verify.


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