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Program Associate LOPICH

Company name

Vera Institute of Justice

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 28,2018

Posted on

Jan 06,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New York City, NY
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Program Associate LOP/ICH
Duties: Provide technical assistance to program sites in the form of site visits, on-site training programs, conference calls, individual consultations, and other means as appropriate; Conduct site visits of program sites (expect to conduct 6-12 site visits a year) and draft site visit evaluations; Plan and execute peer-to-peer on-site training programs for new providers; Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to government partners; Prepare and deliver webinars about best practices, immigration law, and detention; Continuously identify promising practices among program sites and devise ways to disseminate information about such practices to encourage implementation elsewhere; Coordinate development and review of legal orientation materials (in English and Spanish) and provide meaningful feedback; Facilitate regular check-in conference calls; and Assist on other projects as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A JD degree; Working knowledge of Spanish; Willingness to travel outside of New York City frequently; Knowledge of immigration, criminal justice, or other justice areas; Experience representing detained immigrants strongly preferred; Ability to manage work on multiple projects simultaneously, efficiently and effectively; Ability to successfully balance travel responsibilities with office-based responsibilities in a fast-paced environment; Demonstrated interest in program administration and public policy; Strong interpersonal and communications skills; Ability to work collaboratively on a team and manage projects independently; A desire to effectuate change in partnership with government; Strong writing and research skills; Experience with “know your rights” or other community education initiatives strongly preferred; Ability to work with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, list of 3 references, and a brief original writing sample (no outside editing, 5 pages or less).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway
12th Floor
New York City, NY 10279
Fax: 212-941-9407

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