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Co-Director of JDAI State Coordinator

Working Title: Co-Director of JDAI State Coordinator
Job Class: Planner Principal State
Agency: Metro State University
  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted : 09/19/2023
  • Closing Date : 09/26/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : MN St Colleges & Universities / Metro State University-MAPE
  • Division/Unit : CCSPA/SCJ/JDAI
  • Appointment Type : Unlimited, Full-time
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, with some evening and weekend hours required based upon need
  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required : No
  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,002 / annually
  • Classified Status : Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • Location : Brooklyn Park Campus (travel to other campuses or locations required based upon need)
  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible : No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes
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Job Summary

Metro State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, and four-time recipient of the Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire up to two Co-Director of Juvenile System Transformation. This is a full-time position within the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs.

Job Responsibilities:

The Co-Directors of Juvenile System Transformation (JST) are responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the operations and programs associated with the nine (9) core strategies of Minnesota JDAI, along with supervision of MN JDAI staff. This includes providing statewide/national technical assistance, coordinating state expansion, providing administrative oversight and advocating for the principles of JDAI, along with legislation/public policy development and promotion. These positions will be responsible for the development, management and leadership of Metropolitan State University Juvenile System Research and Applied Learning Program, housed within the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Duties include partnering in the development of practitioner relevant research of publishable quality, program quality assurance, curriculum development, student experiential opportunities, and technical assistance to Minnesota counties and Tribal Nations.


Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, you must have completed a Master’s degree or Juris Doctor (JD) degree program and have a minimum of 3 years of advance level supervisory or managerial experience. Experience must include:
  • Juvenile justice or criminal justice experience.
  • Knowledge of legislative process and/or legislative experience.
  • Experience in engagement with external stakeholders from different backgrounds, such as the Governor’s Office and Legislature, state and federal agencies, and community-based advocacy service providers.
  • Three (3) years of managing projects, programs and/or large initiatives.
  • Advanced experience and skills in public speaking, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to travel statewide and nationally.
  • Ability to participate in occasional evening meetings.
Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally transporting such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of movement is often necessary in carrying out job duties .

Additional Requirements

In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

If you have questions about the position, contact Kab Chu Yang Heu at or 651-793-1319 .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Kab Chu Yang Heu at .

About Minnesota State

Metro State University provides an excellent, inclusive, and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and empower our students to lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and applied doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, most recently in 2021. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve more than 9,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, or take their courses wherever they are through our many distance-learning and hybrid course offerings, allowing Metro State to truly be “where learning meets living.” Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked # 67 out of 1550 in 2021). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metro State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in a culturally responsive manner. The university is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”

Visit the Metro State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students.

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The School/Academic Department: The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice originated in the Minnesota Legislature, by statue, and is the home of comprehensive bachelor’s degree programs in criminal justice and police science and undergraduates in police studies and evidence-based practices in corrections. The school has eight full-time resident faculty and serves hundreds of students each year.

Why Work for Us Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

Other Information

Employment information for this position can be found in its collective bargaining agreement or its plan document at .


Minnesota State is an equal opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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