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Senior Program Associate Safe Network

Company name

Vera Institute of Justice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Oct 11,2019

Valid Through

Jan 24,2020

Posted on

May 31,2019

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Senior Program Associate, SAFE Network – NYC/DC
The candidate will partner with local and state government as well as legal service providers to design and implement publicly funded universal representation programs serving detained immigrants. Will help manage a Network of legal services programs providing legal defense to detained immigrants facing removal, including overseeing contracts with legal service providers and creatively brainstorming solutions for challenges experienced by program sites. Coordinate among public officials and government staff, legal service providers, and advocacy groups to build and sustain support for program. Devise, manage, and coordinate technical assistance to program sites in the form of in-person trainings and convenings, webinars, and Network conference calls, and other means as appropriate. Conduct site visits of program sites, which strategic stakeholder meetings, includes plane travel and driving, and drafting site visit memoranda. Assist in the preparation of reports to government partners using case data and client stories. Collaborate with our communications team on strategic goals to support local communication campaigns and raise awareness about the need for counsel nationally among the public and policymakers. Continuously identify promising practices among programs and devise ways to disseminate information about such practices to encourage implementation elsewhere. Represent SAFE and the Center in local and statewide coalition meetings, public speaking engagements, press conferences with our partners and speaking with media as needed. Assist on other projects as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree or strong familiarity with the provision of immigration legal services and4+ years of legal, government, or policy work experience. Must have strong writing and research skills; Strong communication and facilitation skills; Strong data analysis skills. Experience representing detained immigrants is a strong plus. Experience engaging local governments and broad coalitions to build consensus on policy reform issues is a strong plus. Must have knowledge of immigration law and other justice areas, and are able to manage work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently.

Additional info

Submit cover letter and resume. No phone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway
12th Floor
New York City, NY 10279

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