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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileSenior Program Associate/Program Associate Reporting to the project director for the agency, the candidate’s responsibilities will include: playing an integral role in the development of new work in New York City and New York State; developing and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders in government, nonprofit, policy, and advocacy arenas; providing technical assistance to our partners and stakeholders, including public presentations, facilitating meetings, and sharing expertise; developing expertise in specific areas of reform such as bail and pretrial justice, access to counsel, and jail reduction strategies; working collaboratively with other Initiative staff to implement and complete specific projects; supervising junior staff on projects; and researching, writing, and producing reports, memoranda, and briefs. A background in criminal justice with a deep commitment to reform and an interest in working collaboratively in a fast-paced, nimble environment required. A law degree and experience working within criminal justice settings in New York (i.e., as a practicing attorney) are preferred, although experience outside of New York, expertise in criminal justice policy, and extensive work experience without an advanced degree will also be considered. Familiarity with the courts and the criminal justice system in New York required. 3-5 years of relevant work experience required. Excellent oral communication skills, with experience in public speaking and strong writing skills required. Experience and familiarity with social science and legal research; and exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail required.
Vera Institute of Justice
New York City, NY 10279