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Center Coordinator, CVS

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Vera Institute of Justice | Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

Vera Institute of Justice

Published 4 days ago

Who we are

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone.


  • We study problems that impede human dignity and justice.
  • We pilot solutions that are at once transformative and achievable.
  • We engage diverse communities in informed debate.
  • We harness the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice.


Vera works 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 Brooklyn, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans and people working in communities across the country. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace—specifically, we value diverse experiences with regards to educational background and justice system contact. We hire employees that reflect our values: racial equity, respect, independence, collaboration, and commitment.


Center on Victimization and Safety

Through its Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera works to enhance services and systems for communities at elevated risk of harm who are often marginalized by mainstream victim services—in particular, people with disabilities, Deaf people, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, and victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The Vera Institute of Justice seeks a Center Coordinator who will handle the administrative work of the Center on Victimization and Safety. The Coordinator reports directly to the Deputy Center Director, but works closely with all staff within the Center on Victimization and Safety. The Center on Victimization and Safety employs an interdisciplinary, largely remote, team of 20 people working collaboratively throughout various locations across the U.S.

To learn more about the work of the Center on Victimization and Safety, please visit and


What You Will Do

  • Process and track invoices and expenses for the Center, across multiple projects, liasing with the Institute’s Fiscal Department and Center Staff, while adhering to Department of Justice Financial Guidelines.
  • Maintain databases, and electronic and paper files, for the Center including expense and contract information using platforms such as Excel, Survey Monkey, Airtable, and Electronic Invoice Processing Software.
  • Assist program staff with drafting independent contractor agreements and vendor contracts, following the Institute’s procurement policies and procedures, using an online contract management system liasing with the Institute’s Legal Deparment.
  • Maintain relationships with American Sign Language and Spoken Language Interpreters, vendors, consultants, and stakeholders working in the victim services fields.
  • Provide timely and efficient administrative support to the Center Director, Deputy Director, and Associate Director, including managing calendars, arranging meetings, fielding telephone calls, writing correspondence on their behalf, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Coordinate staff and consultant travel to Center sponsored events including assisting with booking flights, making hotel arrangements, and processing reimbursements of travel related expenses.
  • Resolve administrative problems by analyzing information; identifying and vetting solutions; and helping to develop systems to prevent future challenges.
  • Assist the Meeting and Events Manager with tracking expenses for in-person meetings and events, and providing general support to the Meeting and Events Manager and staff working on events.
  • Provide logistical support to the Center’s in-person and virtual trainings and meetings, utilizing such platforms as Zoom and Adobe Connect.
  • Field general requests to the Center for information on our projects.


Who You Are

To be successful in this job…

  • You have at least two or more years relevant administrative experience. 
  • You are organized, detail-oriented, and level-headed, and can stay that way even when surprises come up. You have the ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks and duties, always pay close attention to detail, work independently and under pressure to meet specific due dates.
  • You understand the value and importance of proactive communication. You enjoy working on a team and can work effectively with a virtual team, as many of your teammates work from a different location than you. You enjoy working in this dynamic environment and are happy to help out where needed. You ask questions, and for help, when you need it.
  • You are at home with technology, and when others are not, you can help them out. You are interested in how not-for-profits work, and you want to use your talents for a great cause. You have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Zoom, Adobe Connect, Constant Contact, and Word Press a plus!
  • You share our approach to management (results-oriented, practical, positive, and direct). You take constructive criticism and feedback and see it as a opportunity to grow and learn. You understand the importance of the work we do, critical to which are the relationships we have built with our partners, colleagues, and stakeholders, and help to maintain these positive working relationships.
  • You are committed to being a part of an organization striving to create an environment where people from all races and backgrounds and abilities thrive, and bring real commitment to those values and a thoughtful perspective on how best to advance them.



Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.


How to apply

Please submit resume and cover letter. Online submission in PDF format is preferred.

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to


ATTN: People and Culture / CVS Center Coordinator Recruitment

Vera Institute of Justice

233 Broadway, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10279

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 or current employment 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’s work, please visit

Who we are

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone.


  • We study problems that impede human dignity and justice.
  • We pilot solutions that are…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule


Race, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

Professional Development

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:

  • Publication incentive awards. To recognize the amount of work and time that goes into writing mission- or strategy-connected articles, self-published multimedia projects, and conference-related publications, Vera rewards staff with $1,000.
  • Conference support. To aid both idea and professional development, Vera pays for staff to attend relevant conferences, including registration fees and travel. The only requirement attached to this support is that the Veran report back what they learn to interested colleagues.
  • Peer-to-peer capacity building. This fund supports time and travel for staff to learn from each other, fostering a culture of constant personal and interpersonal development. For example, the fund might help a staff member observe a peer facilitate a meeting with people who work at a prison or immigrant detention center, meet with a coworker to learn how they successfully broadcasted Vera events, or assist another team with hands-on data collection.

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.

Race, Equity, and Inclusion

We are taking the steps necessary to become an antiracist institution. This means we are committed to dismantling racism both within our institution…


Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

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