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Grassroots Leadership seeks a Criminal Justice Programs Director, based in our Austin office (located at 2301 E. Cesar Chavez). The Criminal Justice Programs Director will be responsible for overseeing our national, state, and local criminal justice programs; supervising criminal justice program staff; developing and implementing strategic campaigns for the organization; managing the organization’s research and media on criminal justice projects; sustaining the criminal justice program areas through supporting grant-writing and report-writing; supervising communications for criminal justice program areas; and other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
This full-time salaried position will be located in our Austin, TX office. Occasional travel in Texas and outside of the state will be required. Depending on qualifications, the salary ranges between $40,000-46,000 per year with excellent benefits.
It is the policy of Grassroots Leadership not to discriminate in the employment of staff, or in the selection of volunteers, on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, financial status or HIV status. Grassroots Leadership works affirmatively to build a staff and board that includes people of many different races, classes, genders, physical and mental abilities, ages and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated and family members of those who are and have been in prison or immigrant detention.
Grassroots Leadership is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color and formerly incarcerated people. People of color, formerly incarcerated people, people who have family in prisons or detention centers, women, queer, and trans people are encouraged to apply. We do not discourage or discriminate against people with convictions, and you will not be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime on the application or interview.
Please send letter of introduction, resume/vitae and three employment-related references to HR@grassrootsleadership.org with “CJ Programs Director” in the subject line. Please tell us why this position is of interest to you. Questions about the position should be directed to the same email address.