Coordinator, Design and Communications - Center for Court Innovation (Wantagh)


: $70,585.00 - $127,870.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators.

The Center is seeking a Design and Communications Coordinator for Neighborhood Safety Initiative (NSI), that supports the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP).Underway since 2015 and led by the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, MAP is a comprehensive strategy to enhance public safety and strengthen community well-being in 15 public housing developments across New York City.A primary component of the program, Neighborhood Stat (NSTAT), aims to enhance safety by strengthening collaboration and capacity among community residents. Since 2016, borough-wide NSTAT meetings have been convened to share information and data, facilitate community engagement to identify neighborhood priorities geared towards enhancing the quality of life and to spur collaboration and accountability among city agencies and stakeholders.

In a new phase of the effort, the Center will work to localize the NSTAT process by assisting each of 15 designated communities to convene local stakeholder groups to discuss, identify, and prioritize community initiatives, access and analyze data, identify and leverage resources, monitor community conditions, and implement action plans that address local concerns and enhance public safety and well-being.

The Design and Communications Coordinator will report to the Deputy Project Director. This role will support the implementation of action plans and communication needs across 15 sites in the 5 boroughs, which includes public space programming, built environment projects and other social programming.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • AssistsDeputy Project Director withdesigning and editing communications and marketing materials such as event fliers, posters, one pagers, poster cards, pamphlets, t-shirts, websiteandpromotional material;
  • Work with Deputy Project Director to create project site plans, renderings and drawings as needed;
  • Help graphically visualize data as needed;
  • Creates and/or update presentation materials;
  • Documentand participatein events and programs;
  • Create additional publications (blogs, videos) as needed in conjunction with the Center's Communications Department;
  • Workwith Deputy Project Director to create engaging social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) materials (i.e. original videos, graphics, photographs);
  • Manage calendar of events and programs for communication outreach;
  • Communicate with MOCJ about potential events;
  • Organize photographs, marketing materials and other documents;
  • Order office and event supplies asnecessary;
  • Attend relevant staff, communications, partner agencyand resident stakeholder team meetings as needed;
  • Liaise with City agencies:NYPD, NYCHA, DOT, DSNY, PARKS, AGING, DYCD and other community partners as needed;
  • Relevant duties as needed.
  • Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have a BA with 3-5 years of communications and design experience; or a high school diploma with 5 years of communication and design experience. Candidate must be highly organized and detail oriented.Must have advanced design skills and expertise using Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.Excellent communication skills required. Additional requirements include:

  • Must show demonstrated knowledge of all Microsoft programs;
  • Dedication and commitment to social justice issue with an equity lens;
  • Knowledge of, or a willingness to learn about accessibility in marketing materials and design;
  • Professionalism and the ability to work well with diverse groups of people;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of marketing tools and approaches;
  • Creativity in developing new ways to reach the public;
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD a plus;
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred;
  • Driver's License preferred but not required.
  • Position Type:Full-time (occasional weekends, evenings and holidays,with frequent travel to sites across all 5 boroughs)

    Compensation: Salary starts at 48,000 and iscommensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

    The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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