Who we are
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society examine justice policy and practice and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. We're passionate. We're dynamic. We're innovative. In a nutshell, we drive meaningful change. What this means is that:
We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace—specifically, we value diverse experiences with regard to educational background and justice system contact. We hire employees that reflect our values: respect, independence, collaboration, and commitment.
The Information Technology Department ensures the stability and integrity of the institute's in-house network infrastructure and services. Reporting to the Director of Technology Advancement and Operations and working closely with NY-based IT staff, the Cloud Architect’s responsibilities include the following
What qualifications do you need
Although some preferred qualifications are outlined here, we also value a wide range of experiences and need a diverse staff to do this work effectively. Thus, we will take into account that various life experiences, different educational backgrounds, and previous contact with the justice system may shape an applicant’s ability to perform this job well. Specifically, individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system, or who are from impacted communities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Nitty - Gritty
When you join our team
How to apply
Please submit cover letter and resume. Online submission in PDF format is preferred. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
ATTN: People and Culture/ Cloud Data Architect
Vera Institute of Justice
34 35th street, 4-2A
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Please use only one method (online or mail) of submission.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.
Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
For more information about Vera, please visit www.vera.org.
Who we are
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and…
We are taking the steps necessary to become an antiracist institution. This means we are committed to dismantling racism both within our institution and the wider community and to transforming our professional relationships and activities to align with this vision. Through our Racial Equity and Inclusion Initiative, we offer trainings to build organizational capacity and create formal and informal channels for discussion. We have created a Racial Equity Action Plan that spells out some of our key goals and commitments.
As part of our commitment to staff, Vera is proud to offer unique opportunities for professional development.
Learning/Sharing Incentives: Vera supports staff learning and sharing in many forms, including:
Idea Pipeline investments: Any Veran may apply for more significant internal funding to pilot a project that has the potential to become an important new area of work for Vera. The idea pipeline is part of our journey to be more equitable internally by providing a broader range of staff with a path to design new work that will impact the justice field.
Vera encourages opportunities during and after work to strengthen bonds and create meaningful relationships. We host a monthly staff breakfast, sponsor coffee meet-ups, organize brown bag learning opportunities and, twice a year, we convene all staff for a series of workshops and fun.
We are taking the steps necessary to become an antiracist institution. This means we are committed to dismantling racism both within our institution…