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Program Manager – Courthouse Events, Tours, and Field Trips

Program Manager – Courthouse Events, Tours, and Field Trips

Who We Are:
For over two decades, Discovering Justice’s programs have provided opportunities for civic education and engagement for students across the Commonwealth. The organization brings students and communities together to examine the workings of the justice system, explore the ideals of justice, and prepare them to engage in our democracy.

Located in the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston’s Seaport district, Discovering Justice offers curriculum for use in schools, provides after school programs including its Mock Trial and Mock Appeal Programs for middle school students, and welcomes the community into the Courthouse for tours, field trips, and public events.

What We Believe:

  • The justice system can and should work for everyone.
  • Constructive and critical discourse builds community and a strong democracy.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core democratic values.
  • Civic education and engagement strengthen our democracy.
  • There is power in the next generation to sustain our democracy.

How We Work:

  • We have a deep belief and relentless focus on achieving our mission and our constituent centered outcomes.
  • We strive for excellence and hold ourselves accountable to high standards.
  • We value clear communication and transparent decision-making processes.
  • We thoughtfully steward our resources.

Program Responsibilities:

Courthouse Tours

  • Deliver engaging in-person tours to groups of 5-40 individuals at a time
  • Steward the organization’s online Moakley tour
  • Curate new and engaging in-person tour material, with new stories, connections, and insights
  • Develop partnerships to build the program and promote tours to bring thousands into the courthouse a year
  • Recruit, train and steward volunteer tour docents as needed

Courthouse Field Trips

  • Update and develop engaging, innovative courthouse field trips for classes of students in grades K-12
  • Set up and coordinate field trip operations, including tours, courtroom activities, visits with judges, and trial/proceeding observations.
  • Facilitate engaging 90 minute field trips for classes of K-12 students to deepen their understanding of the justice system
  • Develop partnership with schools and teachers to build program and promote field trips

Courthouse Events

  • Develop, coordinate, and manage public civics related events for students and adults (in-person at the Moakley, hybrid, and online)
  • Work in partnership with the District Court and Discovering Justice program staff to align events to yearly program themes and current affairs
  • Recruit panelists for events and moderate events as needed
  • Develop partnerships to build program and promote events to diverse audiences

Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Regularly collect data, and monitor and evaluate programs through surveys, observations, etc.
  • Point of contact with Courthouse staff and offices
  • Supervise fellows and interns as needed
  • Assist in staff-wide individual donor outreach and solicitation
    Identify and implement earned income practices to raise revenue

Who You Are:

  • The Courthouse Program Manager needs to build and maintain deep and sustainable relationships with federal judges and courthouse staff. The Program Manager will share stories of the people, art, architecture, and history of the Courthouse and challenge participants’ thoughts and views on power and justice within this public space. Whether giving a tour to visiting law students, planning and hosting a panel event around Restorative Justice practices, or planning with a teacher and facilitating an engaging field trip activity for their elementary school class, the Courthouse Program Manager will be working alongside internal and external partners to transform the Moakley Courthouse from a public building, into a vibrant civic space for the Discovering Justice community.
  • Charismatic public speaker and engaging storyteller
  • Passionate about bringing civics to students and the community
  • Committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through access and education / culturally aware and responsive program design and facilitation
  • Innovative, flexible, team-player who can balance multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Outgoing and able to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Background in the humanities and passion for U.S. History and workings of the justice system
  • Excellent writing skills to communicate to partners and the public
  • Well organized and familiar with Google Suite and creating online tools and materials. Video editing skills are a plus
  • Creative thinker to curate speaker events and field trip opportunities, integrating contemporary issues into the organization’s programs

The Courthouse Programs Manager will be supervised by the Education Program Director.

Compensation:

  • Salary range is $55-65K, commensurate with experience
  • Generous benefits package includes:
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan, including an additional 5% of your salary
  • Paid vacation days, personal days, sick leave, and holidays including annual office closure between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day
  • $500 annual professional development benefit

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter with “Courthouse Program Manager” in the subject line to careers@discoveringjusticeorg. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Discovering Justice aims to be a diverse workplace that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Candidates of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

The Discovering Justice Fellowship Program

Each Fall and Spring semester Discovering Justice hosts a class of Fellows to join our organization. More info for the Fall Fellowships will be posted Summer 2022. 

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