Robert N and Ella S Ristad Fellow


$18 per hour

Hours per week

Through September 2019



Application Deadline


End Date



United States


Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Robert N. and Ella S. Ristad Fellow include the following:

  1. Research specific issues as assigned by supervisor and healing justice coordinator.
  2.  Compile information in written form for use by staff, partner organizations and for legislative information purposes.
  3. Accompany staff to events/demonstrations/hearings on issues of mass incarceration, solitary confinement, and restorative justice.
  4. Assist at events, covering literature table and doing other tasks as assigned.
  5. Attend coalition meetings as needed.
  6. Respond to and track prisoner correspondence.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Experience: 3-5 years direct experience with criminal justice related issues.

Other Required Skills and Abilities:

  1. Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
  2. Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.
  3. Strong research, writing and data collection skills.
  4. Ability to organize material for written and oral presentations.
  5. Experience with Google, Google drive, Microsoft word and PowerPoint
  6. Knowledge of or willingness to learn about criminal justice issues, including mass incarceration and restorative justice.

How To Apply

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to by Nov. 18, 2018