Site Manager, JLAW -- Child Abuse and Neglect

Site Manager
Juvenile Law Program
Salary Range: $62,000 -- $74,000 per annum, DOE
FLSA Status: Exempt
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, Nevada, is seeking a Site Manager for Juvenile Law’s Child Abuse and Neglect program to build on the exceptional 80-year history of improving courts and systems’ practice and promoting national policies that improve the lives of our nation’s children and families. As a leader in continuing education opportunities, research, publication development, technical assistance, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the NCJFCJ is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide. The mission of the NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.
To learn more about NCJFCJ’s work in Child Abuse and Neglect, go to our-work/child-abuse-and-neglect.
The Child Abuse and Neglect’s multi-disciplinary and highly dedicated team directs its work on helping judges improve court and systems’ handling of child abuse and neglect cases. The Site Manager position requires a unique blend of knowledge, skills, and abilities. This position will work primarily with tribes/tribal courts, but also can be tasked to work with other types of courts (e.g., dependency, delinquency, juvenile drug courts, dual status, etc.) as needed. The Site Manager will be required to build a substantial knowledge base around private and public funded projects that focus on improving court practice in child abuse and neglect cases; implement the principles of collaboration among court, agencies, and community; develop content expertise on issues common across system-involved children and families (e.g., trauma, substance abuse, etc.); and have experience and knowledge in the juvenile justice and dependency systems and especially in tribal court systems. This position will work as a member of the broader project court team, as well as perform collaborative planning and decision-making with other staff and projects across the organization.
The successful candidate for this position will be expected to engage in a wide range of professional activities such as:
  • Observation, analysis, and documentation of court and systems’ practice
  • Meeting planning and implementation, including facilitating strategic planning and action planning with judges and other high level court stakeholders
  • Preparation of technical assistance publications or articles
  • Development and facilitation of judicial and multi-disciplinary training programs including workshops, symposia, and conferences
  • Assisting with research and evaluation activities such as conducting focus groups or facilitating data collection via court observation or file reviews
  • Collection and dissemination of court improvement information including court practices and protocols, legislation, and practice standards
  • Guiding program activities and meeting high profile grant deliverables
  • Grant and report writing
  • Regular and ongoing communication with assigned courts, including lead judges and team members
  • Supporting assigned courts, including site visits, trainings, and response to various technical assistance requests
  • Work with other program staff to coordinate project efforts and technical assistance
Strong emphasis is placed on the following experience and abilities:
  • Providing public presentations and/or on-site technical assistance to tribal and state courts
  • Independent thinking and analytical skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to quickly synthesize complex information
  • Writing policy briefs and papers
  • Working collaboratively with partners and system representatives
  • Substantial experience working with tribes and tribal courts
  • Experience and knowledge of delinquency, or domestic violence systems; ICWA and VAWA highly desirable
The successful candidate for this position must:
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism and skill in interacting with project principals and colleagues, as well as members of the judiciary, other justice professionals, and the public
  • Initiate, organize, and follow tasks through to completion
  • Manage multiple tasks and multiple deadlines in a high-pressure, high-workload environment
  • Be creative, plan strategically, implement team building, and solve problems
  • Be comfortable with public speaking, including impromptu presentations on projects, the organization, emerging justice trends, etc.
  • Be a highly motivated self-starter who is enthusiastic about social justice and system reform, and who is not easily discouraged
The minimum requirements for this position include:
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of experience in law, court systems, psychology, sociology, social work, organizational behavior, juvenile justice, family or domestic violence, or child welfare; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant field; advanced degree is preferred
  • Computer literacy; familiarity with online training and meeting technologies preferred
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal; follow-through, attention to detail; diplomacy; and the ability to create and maintain efficient working relationships with co-workers, judges, child welfare professionals, community stakeholders, and allied professionals
  • Evening/weekend/holiday work is required
  • Extensive travel is required
This position reports to the Program Director for Child Abuse and Neglect and will be located in the Reno, Nevada office. A complete position profile is attached.
The NCJFCJ offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, life insurance, and retirement savings plan with employer match. If you are a dynamic and professional individual who appreciates demanding yet gratifying work, gets along well in a team environment, and is committed to getting the job done, we invite you to submit your completed application materials as outlined below.
FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, applicants must submit the following documents:
  • Tailored Letter of Interest describing experience with tribes, tribal courts, and ICWA
  • Résumé or CV
  • National Council Application form (Click here to download)
Please direct completed application materials, as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to: This position will remain open until filled.
~ NCJFCJ is proud to be an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer ~