Youth Equity and Innovation Manager Job – Hennepin County

know about Youth Equity and Innovation Manager Job – Hennepin County

++OPENING DATE:++ 04/05/22

++DEADLINE:++ 04/19/22 11:59 PM Central Time

++KIND OF JOB:++ full time

++LOCATION:++ Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

++DEPARTMENT:++ Correction and Community Rehabilitation


The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) Juvenile Probation is seeking a Manager of Juvenile Equity and Innovation. This position will provide strategies and support for division staff and supervisors through modeling, leading, implementing and monitoring duties and workplace culture. Specifically, leading reform and organizational change around juvenile justice, alternatives to juvenile detention initiatives, along with evidence-based practices.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Juvenile Justice Center at 590 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN and remotely as job duties require. Work hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, with rotating on-call responsibilities.

_New employees who are hired in remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 and December 31, 2024 will receive $500 towards the cost of establishing constant internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment. _

About the type of position:
This is a full time position that generates benefits. This position is internally classified as Correctional Program Manager. Click ++here++ to view the job classification specification.

As of September 1, 2021, all new job offers are conditional on the candidate being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccination series approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for full or emergency use, or 14 days after receive an FDA-approved single-dose vaccine on a full-use or emergency basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccinations prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an immunization record from your doctor’s office, or a personal digital immunization record is sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also certify that he is vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this immunization requirement will be considered at the request of a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.

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In this position, you:

  • Work actively and collaboratively with the Juvenile Justice Council Committees and stakeholders to help facilitate the implementation of juvenile justice reform efforts in Hennepin County.
  • Consult with JDAI State Coordinators and Technical Assistance Team Leaders to ensure progress is made; prepare and submit reports, attend state meetings, and attend and/or facilitate conferences and site visits as needed.
  • Build a framework to drive system change by collecting and analyzing extensive data on juvenile justice processes and the youth population in the juvenile system with attention to disparities and disproportionality.
  • Create, align and lead the implementation of the DOCCR and the juvenile probation division strategic plans.
  • Lead, support, and participate in projects, committees, and initiatives within the division, department, and Hennepin County.
  • Establish and monitor performance measures, roles and responsibilities for the division.
  • Lead the creation of a quality assurance infrastructure for the juvenile probation division.
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders regarding reform efforts.
  • Direct and oversee juvenile probation community engagement efforts.
  • Lead, integrate, and advocate for racial, equity, and inclusion efforts in the division.

I need to have:

One of the following:

  • Eight or more years of professional corrections experience, one of which must have been in administration or supervision.
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the fields mentioned above Y four years or more of the required experience, one of which must have been in management or supervision.
  • Master’s degree or higher in criminal justice, behavioral science, business, correctional or public administration or equivalent Y three or more years of professional corrections experience.
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Nice to have:

  • Experience:
    • Use data to develop and achieve program goals.
    • In program evaluation by collecting and analyzing outcome data.
    • Various software and databases to extract and present data, including Excel, CSTS, PowerPoint, MGA Database, and Power BI.
    • Create and present complex information in large and small group settings, and in simple language.
    • Leading committees, projects and/or teams on organizational reform and change.
    • Knowledge of and ability to successfully apply diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices in efforts to reduce racial inequalities and racial disparities.
  • Knowledge of:
    • JDAI core strategies and evidence-based practices.
    • The purpose and use of secure detention and alternatives to detention, as well as the principles and language of juvenile detention reform.
    • Knowledge of best practices in juvenile justice, alternative initiatives to juvenile detention, in conjunction with evidence-based practices.
  • Ability to:
    • Learn to understand and anticipate barriers to reform.
    • Plan and direct the work of others; develop effective interpersonal relationships.
    • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
    • Motivate, train and supervise direct reports.
    • Develop programs and procedures; design and implement administrative methods and techniques.
    • Effectively manage conflicts.
    • Work effectively with an increasingly diverse customer population.

About the department:
The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation works to improve community safety, promote community restoration, and reduce the risk of recidivism. Department staff and volunteers serve Hennepin County at more than 20 service locations ranging from correctional facilities to probation reporting offices and occupational training centers, providing sustainable correctional services to more than 26,000 adult clients and juveniles. It is the largest community corrections organization in Minnesota. Learn more at
About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our work aligns with one or more of our overarching goals: for Hennepin County residents to be healthy, safe and secure, self-sufficient, ensure due process, and be mobile.

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Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and a positive work culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits, and opportunities to grow. Learn more at

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and reducing disparities is critical to providing excellent service to our community.

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Interview invitations will be based on an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.