Hennepin County is seeking a Law, Safety & Justice Executive Coordinator to serve as a chief of staff to the Law, Safety & Justice line of business. A top priority in this position is to reduce systemic barriers and create opportunities through innovative programs and policies by creating the most effective service models for those experiencing public safety and human service needs. In this position you will build structure, improve efficiency, and organize and prioritize critical issues to facilitate efficient decision making by the Assistant County Administrator and ensure that involvement in project or decision-making processes is effective. This position will also focus on activities of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, as well as have oversite of the justice domain disparity reduction efforts, data analytics, and budget, grant and contract management.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.
Effective January 1, 2023, there will be a salary increase of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range.
$93,397.52 - $148,210.51 Annually
1/17/2023 11:59 PM Central
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both at the Hennepin County Government Center building in downtown Minneapolis at 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487 and remote as job duties require. Work hours will primarily be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
About the position type:This position is a full-time, benefit earning position.
This position is internally classified as a Department Administrator, Senior. Click here to view the job classification specification.
Note: You must attach a resume with your application materials to be considered for this position.
In this position, you will:
Provide direction, counsel and support to the Assistant County Administrator and Law, Safety & Justice (LSJ) directors to ensure a coordinated approach to county objectives and programs.
Oversee the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee and participate as the Hennepin County representative at a variety of subcommittee meetings.
Oversee finance, contract, and grant management within LSJ, including monitoring operating budgets and grant funds, managing existing grant funding, and pursuing new grant opportunities.
Select and manage staff that support LSJ Administration functions in the areas of finance, project management, data analytics, human resources, etc.; oversee/partner on hiring processes for key leadership roles within the LSJ line of business.
Provide oversight and guidance for large, often cross-functional, line of business projects or initiatives; bring together stakeholders and help drive decisions.
Research issues and recommend changes and improvements that incorporate evidence-based practices, culturally responsive, data-driven decision making.
Oversee program performance and evaluate outcomes through research, benchmarking and data analysis and make recommendations for changes.
Propose the creation of new systems and processes that streamline LSJ operations and improve outcomes.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Ten years or more of program administration experience in government, nonprofit, education, or an organization closely related to government.
Bachelor's degree or higher in business administration, social work, public administration, education, or other field appropriate to the position and six years or more of program administration experience in government, nonprofit, education, or an organization closely related to government.
Nice to have:
Collaborating with executives, criminal justice partners, finance teams, and data analysts.
Building a strategic initiative or plan that impacts multiple systems partners and designing and management of complex research, policy analysis, evaluation, and planning projects, many of which involve system-wide collaboration on criminal justice issues.
Power BI report and dashboard development.
Working with multiple levels of the organization to find a resolution to a complex problem/situation which had multiple stakeholders; planning, coordinating, organizing and problem-solving with the ability to think both strategically and tactically.
Working creatively within a budget and using innovation to find ways of more effectively managing grants and financial resources.
Using a systemic lens to lead an effort to identify and address a disparity of outcomes (racial, gender, ability, or other disparity identified along demographic lines).
Overseeing and guiding teams and individuals in different areas of public safety.
Knowledge and demonstrated ability to examine and directly address the impacts of structural and institutional racism and successfully apply diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices to reduce disparities, including:
Experience navigating cultural similarities and differences and the impacts of culture on service effectiveness, organizational effectiveness, and effective relationships with staff, partners, and those we serve.
Foster and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, customers and outside institutions and research staff from other county departments.
Research, analyze, and communicate complex policy findings to the user community in a way that helps with re-design of policy and practice.
Work effectively across cultural similarities and differences.