The Tow Youth Justice Institute, part of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven is seeking a Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Policy Oversight Committee (JJPOC). This full-time, grant funded position for the Tow Youth Justice Institute (TYJI) is a highly responsible position that provides direct support to the TYJI Director of Youth Justice Initiatives, who facilitates the JJPOC, a legislatively body created through 2014 by Public Act 14-217 and is charged with evaluating policies related to the juvenile justice system.
The successful candidate will:
• Collaborate and work with TYJI faculty, staff and students, consultants and subcontractors.
• Coordinate, assist, and provide logistical support to JJPOC workgroups and subgroups.
• Attend JJPOC workgroup and subgroup meetings with TYJI staff and other UNH faculty, staff, and students and consultants as necessary.
• Facilitate JJPOC workgroup and subgroup meetings.
• Develop and document meeting logistics, reports, and project plan material.
• Collaborate with TYJI researchers.
• Bachelor’s Degree in related subject/concentration.
• Demonstrated experience in project coordination and project management.
• Demonstrated experience presentation, and public speaking.
• Experience working in a related field (criminal justice, juvenile justice, public policy development, public administration, corrections or education).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills including report writing.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and multi-task.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and good judgment.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Experience with state legislative process.
• Additional preferred skills and abilities:
• Understanding of project deliverables, timelines, and reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of youth serving state and municipal agencies, organizations, nonprofit providers of youth (justice) services, secondary schools, law enforcement, advocates and activists, faith community, parents and caregivers, and youth organizations.
• Experience/practice in RBA (Results-Based Accountability) and evidence-based approaches as well as data-driven decision-making.
• Experience in higher education, University of New Haven, or academic institutes.
Internal Number: #19-09A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.