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CRJ Program Director SJS in Boston, Massachusetts

Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) is a unique, 140 year old nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston. Social Justice Services (SJS), a division of CRJ supports men and women leaving incarceration and young adults with complex clinical needs to make positive, and sustainable life transitions. SJS provides residential and non-residential services and programming in addition to staff development opportunities for our workforce.

We firmly believe that change is possible and attainable for all that we serve. With a strict focus on outcomes, the Social Justice Services Division is committed to delivering contemporary and evidence-based services to the adults and young people in our care. Through delivering innovative programming and collaborating with community agencies, we provide hope and support to our clients as they make safe and successful transitions into their communities.

The Program Director is responsible for the delivery of services and operations of the program, as well as ensuring that the program is in compliance with all statutory, agency and contractual requirements and policies in order to provide the highest quality services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports staff with evidence-based practices and programming that reduce recidivism and encourage positive behavior change.

  • Supervises administrative systems, contract compliance, reporting, and other data collection, plus ensures compliance with all standards, laws, and ordinances.

  • Develops and maintains community, governmental, and other public and private resources and relationships related to particular program.

  • Serves as primary liaison with contracting agency.

  • Monitors and evaluates personnel training needs and develops, implements in-service training as needed, works in cooperation with all outside agencies.

  • Recruits, assigns, and supervises program staff and develops volunteer resources.

  • Handles budget preparation, monitoring and any required changes, plus handles petty cash, and ensures resident subsistence is collected and processed.

  • Conducts resident disciplinary hearings and makes decision regarding the possibility of return to higher custody, or other decisions regarding individuals in program, in collaboration with contracting agency.

  • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required.

  • Attends necessary trainings set forth by CRJ, Funders and other providers.

  • Performs other job related projects and activities as requested or directed.

  • BS/BA from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Human Service, or related field. Masters degree preferred.

  • Two years relevant work experience, and a minimum of two years in a supervisory position, preferably in a residential, correctional setting.

  • Knowledge/experience with policies and procedures, local, state, and federal requirements of ADA, ACA accreditation, EEOC, and other laws and regulations applicable to the program

  • Good judgment, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and ability to set limits with clear boundaries

  • Ability to work as a team player.


Community Resources for Justice offers a full benefits package. For more information visit our website.

CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

ID: 2022-6624

Street: Brooke House