DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Youth Justice Coordinator reports to the Director of Community Engagement and provides operational and supervisory support to Queens Public Library’s (QPL) Youth Justice Court program and Youth Justice Initiates.

The Youth Justice Coordinator will perform detailed logistical work in a variety of functional areas regarding administrative, management, fiscal, and organizational issues, such as, program planning and implementation, policy, outreach, and procedure development.  

The Youth Justice Court program involves 6 library locations (Cambria Heights, Central, Far Rockaway, Flushing, Laurelton, and Long Island City) and 5 part-time youth justice liaisons who are supervised by the coordinator. The Youth Justice Coordinator will organize and supervise the implementation of the Youth Justice Court program and Youth Justice Initiatives and provide presentation and programming ideas to branch library staff and collaborate with and support library staff in their work with youth and high-needs youth participants.

Serves as a liaison between QPL’s Youth Justice Court programs and Youth Justice Initiatives to Community based organizations, juvenile justice agencies, schools, precincts, local, state and federal agencies, and other Departments/Divisions.

  • Leads Youth Justice Court program planning, analysis, and development.
  • Coordinates between library staff and outside partners to provide Youth Justice Court services.
  • Coordinates logistics with program presenters and vendors.
  • Coordinates internal resources.
  • Supervises branch library funds and budgets.
  • Tracks attendance and other engagement metrics.
  • Supervises the collection and analysis of data for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Helps with planning the marketing strategy and promotion of programs.
  • Contributes to grant applications and grant proposals.
  • Develops, maintains, supervises the cultivation of partnerships with other community organizations.
  • Performs outreach for community events.
  • Identifies, predicts, and mitigates barriers to success for youth participants and makes referrals.  
  • Maintains current knowledge on youth justice and restorative justice practices and innovates accordingly.
  • Supervises youth justice liaison's part time staff.
  • Maintains and administrates staff schedules.
  • Provides training to staff on interacting with youth and with high-needs youth.
  • Responds to emergent issues with the above entities as the need arises.
  • Organizes and facilitates professional development meetings and program planning sessions to ensure smooth implementation of ongoing programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This position will require travel to library sites, external partners, and to other government organizations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services or a related field.
  • At least 1-2 years of project management, supervision, or social services coordination.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and create support for team needs and goals.
  • Must be able to learn or be proficient in computer and office programs, including Google, Microsoft, content management software, email, and virtual conferencing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Experience in youth justice preferred.
  • Experience in education preferred.

About Queens Public Library:

Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service.  Our mission is to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of serving the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 66 locations.

TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Youth Justice Coordinator” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

Starting Annual salary is $58,158.

The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.