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Supervisor, Neighborhood Stewardship

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.

Neighborhood Safety Initiatives (NSI), a program of the Center, is seeking a Neighborhood  Stewardship Supervisor to support the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) crime prevention grant.  Underway since 2015 and led by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice/Office of Neighborhood Safety , MAP is a comprehensive strategy to enhance public safety and strengthen community well-being in 15 public housing developments across New York City, and the BJA grant has allowed the Center to increase investments at Wagner Houses and extend the Center’s community engagement model to Jefferson and Johnson Houses in East Harlem. 

The Center is a key implementation partner in MAP’s NeighborhoodStat, a resident-driven, community organizing initiative Since 2016, citywide and local meetings have been convened to share information and data, facilitate community engagement to identify neighborhood priorities, enhance the quality of life and spur collaboration and accountability among city agencies and local stakeholders.

NSI is working to advance the advocacy process by assisting each of 15 designated communities to convene local stakeholder groups. Stakeholder teams activities include collaboratively identify community conditions, prioritize local initiatives, access and analyze data, identify and leverage resources, improve resident capacity through trainings; and implement participatory placekeeping projects and policy recommendations that address structural racism, local concerns and enhance public safety, reduce victimization, promoting healing and improves well-being. The initiative’s overarching goal is to build community agency in policy change within a social, racial, and spatial justice framework.

As an implementation partner in the City Cleanup Corps (NYC CCC), NSI will employ a Neighborhood Stewardship Supervisor to lead teams of stewards in  beautification campaigns at each MAP developments as part of the “NeighborhoodStat Action Agenda. Reporting to the Clean Up Corps Supervisor, the Neighborhood Stewardship Supervisor will implement neighborhood beautification and stewardship efforts including: community clean-ups, graffiti removal, power washing, supporting community murals, tending to community gardens, beautifying public spaces, and working with community organizations to lead clean up campaigns in their neighborhoods, maintain existing resident-driven projects, support outreach and evaluation efforts for events, gather neighborhood feedback for a participatory budgeting process, event production, and more. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise three (3) Neighborhood Stewards, and work closely with the MAP Engagement Supervisor and the NeighborhoodStat team to support community beautification and stewardship efforts that may include:  
    • Local clean up (sweeping, litter removal, recycling, power washing);
    • Support community murals & graffiti removal;
    • Tend to community gardens;
    • General projects to beautify public spaces with residents
    • Work on community campaigns to engage residents in stewardship; 
  • Assign, coordinate workloads, and maintain attendance for Neighborhood Stewards;
  • Support and coordinate stewardship team’s maintenance of existing and support the creation of new resident-driven projects that may include community murals, community gardens, renovated basketball courts, and more; 
  • Coordinate stewards in the oversight of programs by ensuring project site is cleaned following COVID protocols, monitoring of program, maintain inventory of supplies and more;
  • Oversee stewards in gathering neighborhood feedback for the NStat participatory budgeting process;
  • Coordinate stewards day-of-event production support that may include ensuring the site is free of debris, setting up tents and tables, manning a sign-in table, facilitating event activities, and more;
  • Support and coordinate stewards outreach and evaluation efforts for events; 
  • Maintain inventory of stewardship materials and supplies and ensure Stewards have the tools they need to complete day-to-day tasks;
  • Report to Clean Up Corps Supervisors any needs, issues or concerns that may arise;
  • Generate monthly reports; 
  • Perform additional tasks as needed.

Qualifications:  

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma (or equivalent) or 3-5 years of work experience;
  • Supervisory experience required;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working toward positive community change;
  • Lived experience and knowledge of the focus development(s) and/or surrounding community area(s); 
  • Excellent communication and time management skills;
  • Willing to travel within the 5 boroughs;
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends;
  • Ability to lift at least 20 pounds; 
  • Organizing experience desired;
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred; 
  • Applicants with prior criminal justice system involvement are encouraged to apply.

Position Type:  Full-time, temporary for 6 months.


Compensation: $30/hr for up to 35 hours per week.

Location:  Respective participating development with occasional travel to sites across all 5 borough. Participating NYCHA developments include: Boulevard, Brownsville, Bushwick, Butler, Castle Hill, Ingersoll, Jefferson, Johnson, Patterson, Polo Grounds, Queensbridge , Red Hook, Saint Nicholas, Stapleton, Tompkins, Van Dyke, Wagner.

The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.

As of September 9, 2021, all new hires are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons by the Center’s Human Resources Department.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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