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Program Analyst, Unlocking Potential (Brooklyn, DC, or LA)

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Who we are

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit criminal justice organization that strives to build just government institutions and safe communities free from the scourge of racism, white supremacy, profit, and inequity that is pervasive in this country’s legal systems. We are an “inside” lane organization that drives change at scale with ambitious public sector leaders who share our commitment to building anti-racist, reparative systems that deliver justice. We leverage our access to government to transform these systems and work collaboratively with stakeholders across many movements—including advocacy, grassroots, and grassroots organizations. Our role is to pilot solutions that are transformative and achievable, harness the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice, and use advocacy and communications to change narratives and norms.

Vera has a staff of almost 300 people and offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace. We expect our staff to embody respect, independence, collaboration, commitment, anti-racism, and equity—both in our outward-facing work and the internal culture of our workplace. We value a range of experiences in people’s educational backgrounds and encourage people who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to apply.

Who you are:

The Program Analyst provides programmatic and administrative support to the Unlocking Potential initiative. This position will focus on Vera’s projects related to college accreditation in addition to assisting with technical assistance to corrections education programs and leading aspects of federal grant reporting. 

In this role, you will:

Lead key administrative and reporting process

  • Coordinate meetings (remote and in-person), webinars, and conference presentations. 
  • Arrange travel plans for staff, participants, and consultants.
  • Develop technical assistance tools in support of and manage administrative aspects of Vera’s accreditation project.
  • Provide administrative support for federal grants including maintaining records in the National Reentry Resource Center reporting portal.

Provide administrative support to Unlocking Potential staff

  • Coordinate meetings (remote and in-person), webinars, and conference presentations. 
  • Arrange travel plans for staff, participants, and consultants.

Other duties as assigned

What qualifications do you need?

Required:

  • Associate’s Degree and demonstrated interest in education for students with justice-system involvement 
  • Demonstrated interest in college in prison or related topics.
  • Strong organizational skills.

List of Required Software applications:

  • Microsoft Office Suite

Applications may also be faxed to:

ATTN: Human Resources / Program Analyst, Unlocking Potential 

Vera Institute of Justice

34 35th St, Suite 4-2A, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) 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 a nonprofit criminal justice organization that strives to build just government institutions and safe communities free from the scourge of racism, white supremacy, profit, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
34 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232, United States

How to Apply

Please apply through our career cite: https://www.vera.org/careers#currentopenings

Please apply through our career cite: https://www.vera.org/careers#currentopenings

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