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Assistant Director - Yale Prison Education Initiative

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Dwight Hall at Yale
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Published 21 days ago

The Yale Prison Education Initiative (YPEI) is a signature program of Dwight Hall at Yale, an

independent 501(c)(3) and Yale’s Center for Public Service and Social Justice. Founded in 2016

and a member of the Bard Prison Initiative’s Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison, YPEI has

become a national leader in the field of higher education in prison by extending access to Yale

liberal arts courses and programming and a rich network of academic resources to incarcerated

students in Connecticut. Since 2018, YPEI has brought access to real, rigorous, credit-bearing

liberal arts courses and programming to underserved incarcerated students in the state; YPEI also

provides direct support to formerly incarcerated students returning home, offering our students

resume-building assistance, job search help, and connections to continuing educational

opportunities. This year, YPEI is establishing partnerships to begin to offer degrees to students

incarcerated in Connecticut, and to create pathways for released students to continuing

educational and professional development opportunities.

Position Description

The Assistant Director will take on responsibilities relating to day-to-day program operations and

student and course record management, and will be based primarily on the university campuses,

with some anticipated responsibilities inside program facilities (pending a lift of current

pandemic restrictions). Responsibilities will include managing student and course records and

evaluations in coordination with university registrars; coordinating enrollment and advising

resources; managing and supervising undergraduate and graduate volunteers and fellows; and

coordinating course materials, and supplies procurement and budgeting in coordination with

faculty.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to the following:

● Assisting in recruiting, training, clearing, and orienting instructors and volunteers

according to DOC protocol and developing faculty/volunteer trainings on campus;

● Setting up and managing course logistics and degree progression for first year of

partnership/degree launch, including classroom scheduling and equipment

purchase/installation/monitoring in concert with designated DOC point people for each

facility;

● Coordinating student enrollment and registration; coordinating with registrars to issue

transcripts;

● Overseeing course evaluation and assessment, ensuring evaluation delivery to appropriate

school registrar;

● Ordering and distributing books, materials, and supplies for program students and

courses;

● Assisting in coordinating admissions at each facility;

● Managing all volunteer data and logistics;

● Liaising with undergraduate and graduate students involved in other related campus

organizations (Yale Undergraduate Prison Project; Green Haven Prison Project; etc) and

serving as an advisor/consultant to student leaders working on related topics;

● Assisting in coordination of on-campus cooperation/partnerships in concert with Program

Director;

● Facilitating on-campus student fellowships application and selection process, and

providing oversight to team of student fellows, including serving as a point person for

fellows with Yale University Library and Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning;

● Assisting with grant-writing and fundraising efforts;

● Collect and maintain student evaluations;

● Oversee social media presence;

● Help plan and coordinate logistics for campus events/conferences/ workshops/trainings

● Provide program-related information for publication in various print and electronic

materials;

● Facilitate instructor and volunteer use of Dwight Hall vehicles;

● Provide and coordinate regular additional support for incarcerated students; and

● Support student reentry as needed.

Qualifications

● Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task

● Strong communications skills and ability to represent program core principles

● Ability to creatively problem-solve and and demonstrated ability to build and maintain

relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders from corrections officers and prison

staff to academic administrators and university faculty and students.

● Ability to operate in Microsoft Office/Teams

● Valid driver's license

● Eligibility to be cleared as a volunteer in CTDOC facilities

● Bachelor’s Degree required

● Formerly incarcerated candidates encouraged to apply

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please submit the following to ypei@dwighthall.org with subject line: “YPEI Assistant Director

Application from [Your Name]”:

• A letter of introduction that addresses these questions:

- Why is this position a fit for you personally and professionally?

- Which of the key responsibilities are of greatest interest to you?

• Your CV or resume

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Dwight Hall at Yale is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any

individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a

veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or

expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The Yale Prison Education Initiative (YPEI) is a signature program of Dwight Hall at Yale, an

independent 501(c)(3) and Yale’s Center for Public Service and Social Justice. Founded in 2016

and a member of the Bard Prison Initiative’s Consortium for…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$55,000 - $65,000

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New Haven, CT
Associated Location
67 High St, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

How to Apply

Please submit the following to ypei@dwighthall.org with subject line: “YPEI Assistant Director

Application from [Your Name]”:

• A letter of introduction that addresses these questions:

- Why is this position a fit for you personally and professionally?

- Which of the key responsibilities are of greatest interest to you?

• Your CV or resume

Please submit the following to ypei@dwighthall.org with subject line: “YPEI Assistant Director

Application from [Your Name]”:

• A letter of introduction that addresses these…

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