This senior management position oversees functions including communications and marketing, business development, grants and contracts, and staff development. This leadership position is part of the management team and works closely with all project leads, represents the organization with outside stakeholders, funders, and partners, and liaises with internal departments to facilitate these strategic interactions. The successful incumbent is expected to be entrepreneurial in developing and expanding the role.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director and working collaboratively with the senior leaders of CJI, the Director of External Affairs advances the organization’s brand and reputation, revenue and partnerships, and operations. This position provides administrative leadership, engaging in problem solving, communications, development and operational and grant/contract management. As a director, there is a responsibility for leadership and mentoring, and creating a culture of implementing evidence-based practice and policies in the field to improve public safety outcomes. Oversee and manage complex projects and project teams. As a specialized expert, provide mentoring and coaching.