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Senior Program Manager

Reno, NV


Senior Program Manager
Child Welfare and Juvenile Law

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

Salary Range: $70,000 – $87,500 per annum, DOE

FLSA Status: Exempt

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a national non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, NV, is seeking applications to fill the position of Senior Program Manager for its Child Welfare and Juvenile Law program to build on the exceptional 86-year record of improving courts and systems practice and raising awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many 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. For an overview of the NCJFCJ’s major initiatives, please go to

The mission of the NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies and practitioners 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. The NCJFCJ values team members who are independent, creative, tenacious, resourceful, dependable, and passionate about their work. NOFO team members work collaboratively in a collegial setting to achieve this mission.

The NCJFCJ’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Law multi-disciplinary team focuses on affecting national policy and enhancing the functioning of the juvenile and family court field through state-of-the­-art research, training and professional education, technical assistance, and the production of educational resources to the benefit of children, families, and communities.

The ideal candidate for the Senior Program Manager position will demonstrate superior knowledge of juvenile justice and is responsible for management of grant programs as assigned. This position will coordinate programs; prepare reports; communicate with grant monitors and leadership; oversee budgets and contracts; and ensure completion of grant obligations including training, publications, research, webinars, meetings, curricula, and technical assistance; and coordinating deliverables with national partners and staff. The Senior Program Manager may oversee the work of other program staff.

The key desirable and preferred requirements for this position include:

  • Degree from an accredited four-year college or university; advanced degree preferred
  • Five years of experience in the area of child welfare or juvenile justice preferred
  • Ability to help develop, manage, and track compliance of grant deliverables/budgets
  • Experience coordinating with staff, program partners, and consultants in developing and implementing programs and curricula for adult learners
  • Skilled at delivering up-to-date legal and policy research in a timely and efficient manner
  • Familiarity with updating publications and providing technical assistance for workshops and training sessions
  • Strong PC-based computer skills
  • Effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Travel and evening/weekend/holiday work is required
  • A passion for working in a non-profit, grant-funded environment

The Senior Program Manager position is located in Reno, Nevada. Reno, the largest city in Northern Nevada, is nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and provides unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Spectacular Lake Tahoe and the world’s largest concentration of ski facilities are all within a fifty-mile radius. Biking, camping, fishing, and mountain climbing are all activities Reno residents and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit

The successful candidate for this position must be able to travel to and relocate to Reno, Nevada. The NCJFCJ is not able to provide reimbursement for interview travel or relocation expenses.

The NCJFCJ’s current benefit package includes medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, life insurance, and retirement savings plan with employer match after one year of employment. If you are a dynamic and professional individual who appreciates demanding yet gratifying work, we invite you to submit your completed application materials.

FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, applicants must submit the following no later than April 15, 2023:

  • Tailored Letter of Interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • Writing Sample

~ NCJFCJ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer ~

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