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Alliance For Safety and Justice
Administrative and Program Assistant
Open, but Ohio preferredThe Administrative and Program Assistant supports the Managing Director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice in her role of overseeing Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. The position works with the Managing Director on a daily basis, including travel with the director, to ensure high quality execution and follow up for all administrative tasks and to ensure all program needs are met. This position will be evaluated based on the ability to handle administrative support work, programmatic support work, and advance the goals of the organization while preserving a positive and supportive organizational culture.
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Alliance For Safety and Justice
Chief Communications Officer
Oakland or Washington, D.C.The Chief Communications Officer will be responsible for developing and leading all aspects of ASJ and CSJ communications. This is the first position of its kind for the organization. She/he will serve as a key member of the senior management team.
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Alliance For Safety and Justice
Executive Assistant to President
Oakland, CAThe Alliance for Safety and Justice is looking for an administrative professional dedicated to ensuring the efficient, timely and reliable completion of the organization’s President’s day-to- day administrative tasks. An ideal candidate will have experience working with a high-level executive in a campaign or social justice advocacy setting.The Executive Assistant will report to the President’s Program Manager and will be in charge of juggling multiple job responsibilities on a daily basis, including but not limited to scheduling, booking travel, and other logistical support for meetings. This position requires someone comfortable communicating with all levels of staff, partners and funders to ensure tasks get completed in a timely fashion. This position is for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment with great initiative and attention to detail.
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Alliance For Safety and Justice
Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Oakland, CAThe Alliance for Safety and Justice is looking for an administrative professional dedicated to ensuring the efficient, timely and reliable completion of the organization’s Vice President’s day-to- day administrative tasks. An ideal candidate will have experience working with a high-level executive in a campaign or social justice advocacy setting. The Executive Assistant will report to the Vice President’s Program Manager and will be in charge of juggling multiple job responsibilities on a daily basis, including but not limited to scheduling, booking travel, and other logistical support for meetings. This position requires someone comfortable communicating with all levels of staff, partners and funders to ensure tasks get completed in a timely fashion. This position is for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment with great initiative and attention to detail.
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Brooklyn Community Bail FundOffice ManagerNew YorkBrooklyn Community Bail fund seeks an Office Manager to work with the Managing Director to oversee the Fund’s operations, to manage a range of administrative, logistical, and support tasks. The position also works directly with the Executive Director to provide administrative support including to respond to phone and email inquiries, coordinate the Executive Director’s calendar, prepare briefings and other material for meetings, provide support for the board of directors and board committees.
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Civil Rights CorpsFINANCE & OPERATIONS MANAGERWashington, D.C.Civil Rights Corps seeks an experienced Finance and Operations Manager for our rapidly
expanding organization. Responsibilities for Civil Rights Corps’s first Finance and Operations. Manager will include:
• Defining and developing the operational support function within our organization.
• Managing CRC’s financial systems including accounts payable, deposits, donations, reimbursements, tax compliance, payroll, and interfacing with external accountants and auditors.
• Ensuring the consistent implementation of human resources policies and processes including benefits administration and legal compliance.
• Leading compliance for grants and contributing to CRC’s applications for funding. Tracking all deadlines, drafting grant reports for funders, including both narrative descriptions of organization activities and financial details.
• Leading office operations and ensuring that CRC staff have the resources and support necessary to accomplish our mission.
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College and Community FellowshipAssociate Director of Academic SupportNew YorkThe Associate Director of CCF’s Academic Support Program (ADASP) reports directly to the Director of Programs (DOP). The ADASP sets, implements, and monitors the goals and program development for the ASP. The position requires strong management and leadership skills as well as a demonstrated capacity to lead, retain, and marshal the talents of a diverse staff, while fostering a team environment and good morale.With the assistance of the DOP, the ADASP is expected to assume a posture of learning all aspects of the growing organization including: program research and development, budgeting, fiscal management, strategic planning, board management, operations, fundraising, communications, and interagency collaboration. This position requires experience in quality improvement; staff supervision; project and budget management; and development of and adherence to agency policies and procedures.
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College and Community FellowshipSenior Associate of Policy and AdvocacyNew YorkThe Senior Associate of Policy & Advocacy will be responsible for overseeing CCF’s policy and advocacy work. This includes continuing our work with national partners on our initiatives to Ban the Box on college applications, and to restore Pell grant eligibility to incarcerated students; it also includes creating and launching an advocacy training program for CCF students and other women affected by mass incarceration. The SAPA should be a strong writer, exceptional communicator, creative, and analytical. The SAPA will work with CCF students, advocacy partners in NYC, City Councilmembers, and US Senators to reach our goals; the SAPA will report to the Executive Director and will be assisted by the Program & Policy Assistant. Should funding allow, the SAPA will hire a Community Organizer.
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Color of ChangeAccounts Payable SpecialistOakland, CAColor Of Change is seeking a full-time Accounts Payable Specialist based in Oakland, CA, which reports to the Director of Accounting and Finance. The right candidate has experience with non-profit finance and is committed to achieving results in a fast-paced environment while managing competing priorities. This position is an excellent opportunity to be a critical problem-solver within a growing, mission-driven organization. The Accounts Payable Specialist will be responsible for providing accounting support to the Color of Change, Finance & Accounting Department.
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Color of Change
Manager of Social Media & Content
New YorkCandidates must have strong skills in the creation and curation of strategic content, multi-channel propagation and performance tracking, online engagement, project management and internal team communication. Our ideal candidates are ready to onboard swiftly and will work within a multi-disciplinary team of designers, content creators and campaigners focused on one or more products or projects that engage our passionate members and audiences in a way that increases interest, connection, community and strategic action.
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Columbia Justice Lab
Staff Associate, Roundtables on the Future of Justice Policy
New YorkThe Justice Lab in the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) seeks to appoint a continuing term Staff Associate, beginning March 1, 2018. The Staff Associate will be appointed to support the work of the newly established "Roundtables on the Future of Justice Policy" project at the Justice Lab in the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University. Overseen by the Square One project group, the Roundtables is a three-year series of meetings and ongoing communications effort that brings together leading policymakers and scholars to rethink the foundation of criminal justice policy with the aim of propelling policy reform.
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Columbia Justice Lab
Senior Staff Associate, Juvenile Justice Projects
New YorkThe Justice Lab in the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) seeks to appoint a continuing term Senior Staff Associate, beginning March 1, 2018. Reporting to the PI, the Senior Staff Associate will be appointed to coordinate the research-related activities of the Juvenile Justice Project. The incumbent will work with the PI to 1) recruit a working group of leading current and former youth correctional administrators, coordinate the work of Youth Administrators for Justice (YAJ), organize reviews by juvenile justice administrators; 2) oversee the creation of a statement of principles, mission statement and other project-related statements to combine ways to effectively reduce the use of large, prison-like institutions for delinquent youth, conduct literature reviews, create and analyze data and edit, write and publish research reports; 3) write grant applications, oversee grant-funded work on youth justice, monitor budgets and align research plans, timelines and deliverables accordingly, prepare annual progress and final reports and work with ISERP staff to assure full compliance with University policies and government regulations and introduce and implement research processes that align with internal and external regulations; 4) participate in speaking engagements within and outside of the University, to disseminate research results, oversee the coordination of YAJ participants in speaking about YAJ related work and research-related events, such as town hall, news events and meetings; 5) develop a communications strategy to disseminate YAJ's research, best practices and policy/practice statements and working with communications personnel to develop and maintain the YAJ web site, publicize conferences, webinars, reports, opinion pieces, social media feed and overall social media presence.
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Corrections Accountability ProjectSummer Analysts and AssociatesNew YorkWorking closely with the Director, summer program analysts and associates will have the exciting opportunity to support the seed stage of the Corrections Accountability Project at the Urban Justice Center. Summer program analysts and associates will conduct research related to the commercial interests embedded in our criminal legal system, engaging with criminal justice stakeholders from corrections administrators to incarcerated people. Interested summer program analysts and associates will also have an opportunity to draft legal writing samples, conduct financial analyses, author blog posts and op-eds, and/or assist with advocacy campaigns.
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Corrections Accountability ProjectPost-Grad FellowsNew YorkWe are interested in all projects that explore the commercial interests embedded in our criminal legal system, particularly those that aim to dissolve the carceral industry and restore economic value in low-income communities plagued by mass incarceration. We welcome projects that employ unconventional approaches. We encourage candidates to propose their own passion projects, but we are also happy to work with strong candidates to develop successful fellowship projects.
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Court Watch New OrleansChapter Development SpecialistNew OrleansThe Chapter Development Specialist’s duties include:  Serving as a point of contact for new courtwatch program development in other geographic jurisdictions.  Collaborating with community advocates and not for profit groups on the creation of courtwatching groups in different cities across the country  Providing secondary support for other chapter development efforts within surrounding parishes or out of state counties who seek to create and implement organizations such as Court Watch NOLA.  Developing a new network of high level contacts for the chapter and forming new alliances and partnerships resulting in expansion of Court Watch NOLA  Training staff from other organizations on courtwatching activities, including training on national best practices in criminal justice practice  Driving and encouraging creativity and innovation at the community/chapter level  Traveling to various location to do case studies and in-depth analysis of different criminal court system  Collaborating with other key departments inside Courtwatch NOLA to ensure cross- promotion, and support of, organizational goals and/or messages  Thinking strategically with the larger team to determine the proper method to create a national network of groups with similar goals and purposes.  Publicly speaking opportunities may also follow  Attends board meetings as needed
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Court Watch New OrleansOffice ManagerNew OrleansThe Office Manager will be responsible for working 40 hours a week and will work at the Court Watch NOLA office. The Office Manager will report to the Executive Director and in some circumstances to the Program Director. The Office Manager’s duties include:

Executive assistance,Reception: central call, email, and mail replies to general inquiries and/or forwarding the communications to staff; greeting office visitors; maintaining photocopies of volunteer materials on desk; ordering office supplies; checking mail both on-site and off-site; updating social media accounts; coordinating hiring; calling court clerk’s offices weekly about court closures; and maintaining the weekly volunteer sign-up schedule.
Board meetings: coordinate physical and logistical arrangements for Board meetings, including but not limited to room reservations; meeting announcements; serving as staff liaison to members attending; preparing and distributing financial and organizational reports, meeting agenda, and prior minutes; refreshments; and preparing initial minutes drafts.
Other meetings and trainings: coordinate physical and logistical arrangements for meetings or trainings, including but not limited to room reservations; refreshments; posting signage; preparing and distributing materials; and videography or photography as needed.
File management: maintain central files systems and/or databases, including but not limited to scanning, recording, and saving documents; maintaining personnel and leave records; calculating student hours; and completing paperwork required by local schools.
Finances: prepare some funding proposal reports, application forms, and grant progress reports, and basic bookkeeping tasks assigned by the Program Director, including but not limited to inputting daily entries to the Quickbooks general ledger; recording revenue received and all invoices; preparing and making bank deposits; processing payroll; completing and sending donation acknowledgment forms; preparing and sending expense reimbursements for the Board Chair’s approval; and assisting tax preparers and auditors as needed.
Teamwork: contribute to team effort by assisting staff and Board members in optimizing their time and facilitating the exchange of information by suggesting more efficient ways to run the office and troubleshoot malfunctions.
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Drug Policy Alliance
Public Policy and Advocacy Intern
New York, NYIf you join the DPA staff, you will be a teammate in our campaign and advocacy work. You will be responsible for legislative and community outreach, event planning and research support.
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Drug Policy AllianceLegislative Affairs InternWashington, D.C.DPA’s Office of National Affairs (ONA) seeks a Legislative Affairs Intern for the Spring 2018 semester. Applicants should either be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or have received their degree within one year of the start date of the applicable internship semester. Interns will work closely with staff to research policy issues, develop issue briefs, analyze federal legislation and assist with administrative work. Interns and their supervisor will work together to create a regular work schedule with a minimum of 24 hours per week. Interns are encouraged to work more than 24 hours per week if they are willing and able, and many interns opt to do so. We will be happy to work with students to obtain credit towards coursework.
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Drug Policy AllianceState Director, CaliforniaLos AngelesThe California State Director reports to the Senior Director, Resident States and serves as DPA’s primary strategist in California. Based in Los Angeles or Oakland, the California State Director oversees the work of five employees in two offices. In addition, the California State Director works closely with the agency’s Oakland-based national Office of Legal Affairs and directs the work of the agency’s lobbyists in Sacramento.
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Drug Policy AllianceCalifornia Policy InternLos AngelesDPA’s California Policy Team seeks an intern for the Spring 2018 semester. Applicants should either be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, or have received their degree within one year of the start date of the applicable internship semester. Interns will work closely with staff to research policy issues, develop issue briefs, analyze state legislation and assist with administrative work. Interns and their supervisor will work together to create a regular work schedule with an expectation of 16-24 hours per week. We will be happy to work with students to obtain credit towards coursework.
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Essie JusticeCommunications ManagerOaklandThe Communications Manager will use her specialized talents and critical analysis to expose the gender and race-based harm mass incarceration is causing and make visible the power and prevalence of women with incarcerated loved ones. The Communications Manager with contribute to and implement Essie’s 2018 communications strategy. She will be responsible for the communications, website content, public relations messages, and collateral to consistently articulate Essie’s mission. The successful candidate will be adept at communicating through multiple mediums including persuasive prose, basic graphic design, and storyboarding for advocacy films. The Communications Manager will play a key role in building Essie’s presence and centering the experiences of women with incarcerated loved ones in the movement to end mass incarceration and gender oppression in the United States.
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Essie JusticeChildcare Program SpecialistOaklandEssie Justice Group seeks a program professional to develop and oversee the implementation of values-aligned, quality programming for children with incarcerated parents and caregivers. At Essie, we reduce barriers so that women with incarcerated loved ones can lead. This includes providing high-quality childcare for children in the care of Essie cohort participants at sessions of our 9 week Healing to Advocacy model. The Childcare Program Specialist will develop and implement a cohesive programming, training, and delivery model for childcare at Healing to Advocacy cohorts.
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Essie JusticeChildcare ProviderOaklandIn the age of mass incarceration, women’s leadership is critical and yet, women face barriers to fully participate and lead as change agents. At Essie, we reduce barriers so that women with incarcerated loved ones can lead. This includes providing high-quality childcare for children in the care of Essie cohort participants and members at sessions of 9 week Healing to Advocacy model, retreats, and strategy meetings. Childcare Providers at Essie provide values-aligned, outcomes-driven childcare that reflects the goals of our Healing to Advocacy program.
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Fair and Just ProsecutionCommunications DirectorOpenFJP is hiring a Communications Director who will work closely with the rest of our team in developing and implementing communications strategies to highlight the work of FJP and the elected leaders with whom we have the privilege to work — forward-thinking criminal justice leaders who are committed to new innovations, enhanced transparency and accountability, moving beyond past incarceration-driven approaches, and developing policies that promote a smarter and more equitable justice system. This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has a deep passion for justice, fairness, and reform; recognizes the vital role of DAs in shaping our criminal justice system; and wants to play a central role in shaping the national conversation around criminal justice policy. Both part time and full time opportunities are available; this is a remote position and candidates in any geographic region will be considered. Click here to read the full job description. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Fair and Just ProsecutionRESEARCH AND POLICY FELLOWOpenThe Research and Policy Fellow (the “Fellow”) is responsible for working closely with the Executive Director of Fair and Just Prosecution (“FJP”) and other FJP senior staff in supporting and providing technical assistance to newly elected prosecutive leaders committed to new innovations, enhanced transparency and accountability and moving beyond past incarceration-driven approaches. The Fellow will conduct research, assist with on the ground learning and help to produce briefs to educate these new leaders on issues of importance including strategies for reducing incarceration, promoting diversion and bail reform, enhancing transparency and accountability, addressing justice system racial inequities, and fortifying community trust. The Fellow will assist FJP in supporting this network of new leaders, including providing opportunities for them and their staff to learn about best practices, be exposed to reform-oriented national justice thinking and be fortified in their commitment to implement new approaches to promoting healthier and safer communities.
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Fair Punishment ProjectLead EditorThe Lead Editor may live anywhere in the U.S., however preference may be given to individuals based in the Austin, Houston, SF Bay Area, or Boston areas.The Fair Punishment Project seeks an experienced, creative, and highly organized Lead Editor to edit articles produced by FPP’s journalism arm, which are featured on In Justice Today and are sometimes co – run with other publications. The Lead Editor reports to the Director of Journalism.
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Fair Punishment ProjectEditorThe Editor can live anywhere in the U.S., however preference may be given to individuals based in the Austin, Houston, SF Bay Area, or Boston areas.IJT seeks two highly skilled, organized, and experienced Editors to edit articles that appear on In Justice Today. Editors report to the Director of In Justice Today.
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Fair Punishment ProjectReporterThe Reporter can live anywhere in the U.S., however preference may be given to individuals based in the Austin, Houston, SF Bay Area, or Boston areas.IJT seeks outstanding reporters with a passion for criminal-justice journalism to join its team. The reporters report to the Senior Editor.
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Fair Punishment ProjectAdministrative OfficerLocation is flexible. The Administrative Officer may live anywhere in the U.S., however preference may be given to individuals based in the Austin, SF Bay Area, or Boston
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We are looking for an Administrative Officer to join our team and support our daily office and project needs. This position will report directly to the Managing Director and will assist the Managing Director and other members of the project’s leadership team in various ways.
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Impact JusticeHUMAN RESOURCES GENERALISTOaklandUnder supervision of the Director of People and Culture, the human resource generalist performs duties at the professional level in some or all of the following functional areas: benefits management, HR administration, employee relations, training, and payroll functions. This position requires an extremely perceptive person who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization. The generalist must be sensitive to organizational needs, employee goodwill and the program area needs.
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Impact JusticeFinance AssociateOaklandImpact Justice seeks a grants-focused Finance Associate who will be primarily responsible for ensuring tracking of expenses, ensuring accurate coding, processing accounts payable, organizing payroll data, and engaging in some grants management. Additional duties include reconciliations, budget preparation assistance, and supplemental requests regarding proposals.

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JustLeadershipUSA
Philadelphia Campaign Coordinator
PhiladelphiaJLUSA seeks a driven and energetic Campaign Coordinator in Philadelphia to coordinate a campaign, aimed at shuttering the House of Correction, in partnership with JLUSA’s national #DEMANDfreedom campaign. The Philadelphia Campaign Coordinator will work with JLUSA’s National Advocacy Team to build grassroots power and mobilize directly impacted communities across Philadelphia in support of the campaign. The Philadelphia Campaign Coordinator will play a key role in developing and advancing campaign strategy.
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JustLeadershipUSA
Milwaukee Community Organizer
MilwaukeeJLUSA seeks a driven and energetic Community Organizer in Milwaukee to work on the #CLOSEmsdf campaign, aimed at shuttering the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, in partnership with JLUSA’s national #DEMANDfreedom campaign. The Milwaukee Community Organizer will work with JLUSA’s National Advocacy Team to build grassroots power and mobilize directly impacted communities across Milwaukee in support of the campaign. The Milwaukee Community Organizer will play a key role in developing and advancing campaign strategy.
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JustLeadershipUSASenior Policy AnalystWashington, D.C.JLUSA seeks a driven, thoughtful, and creative Senior Policy Analyst to conduct research and lead quantitative and qualitative analysis for JLUSA’s bold and groundbreaking national campaigns. The #DEMANDfreedom campaign seeks to close jails and cut the incarceration population in half in several cities; the #WORKINGfuture campaign seeks to eliminate barriers to employment for people with a record. The Senior Policy Analyst will work with JLUSA’s dynamic team to build grassroots political power in communities impacted by mass incarceration, and develop solutions to reform the criminal justice system locally and nationally.
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JustLeadershipUSA
Associate Director of Development
New YorkJustLeadershipUSA seeks a driven, experienced, ambitious, and entrepreneurial Associate Director of Development. Reporting to the Director of Development (DoD), and working closely with the Board of Directors, and senior leadership, the ideal candidate will strengthen current fundraising practices and help develop new strategies, primarily amongst institutional foundations and individual donors. JLUSA seeks a professional with a passion for justice who can build on, and strengthen, a sophisticated development department in a fast-paced and evolving organization. With our bold ambitions and unique theory of change, this is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to have a significant impact on redefining justice in America.
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JustLeadershipUSANew York State OrganizerNew York City or Western New YorkJLUSA seeks a Community Organizer with experience in grassroots, policy and legislative advocacy efforts and has strong coalition building, membership-development, direct-action and event planning skills to fill this dynamic role. The ideal candidate is deeply committed to JLUSA’s mission, flexible, collaborative, and works effectively in a fast-paced environment. With our bold and ambitious mission and unique theory of change, the right candidate will have a significant impact on redefining justice in America.
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JustLeadershipUSA
New York State Campaign Associate
New York City or Western New YorkJLUSA seeks a driven, inspiring, and energetic NYS Campaign Associate. The Campaign Associate will work with JLUSA’s New York State Advocacy Team to provide policy advocacy & programmatic support on state-level campaigns to end mass incarceration and transform the criminal justice system, particularly on JLUSA’s campaign to #FREEnewyork.
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MijenteCommunications Manager Gente4AbramsBased out of Atlanta, GA and working in multiple counties including Gwinnett, Hall, Cobb, Fulton and De KalbFirst rate capability to compose and put in writing press releases and other communications directed to the media, community groups and public in general.
Pitch stories to media outlets and maintain communication with reporters and media outlets.
First rate capability to compose and put in writing press releases and other communications directed to the media, community groups and public in general.
Innate curiosity and aptitude that demonstrate thought leadership and new ideas/recommendations for amplifying the campaign’s message in various media markets.
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MijenteReigional Field Director Gente4AbramsMultiple Counties in Georgia including Gwinnett, Hall, Cobb, Fulton and De KalbThe Regional Field Director will be charged with developing and supporting working relationships between community, labor, and faith based organizations. The RFD is responsible for staffing and executing outreach events in the community. As well as supervise, train, and develop organizers on the ground.
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MijenteGente4Abrams PromotorxsMultiple Counties in Georgia including Gwinnett, Hall, Cobb, Fulton and De KalbPromotores will recruit and train volunteer leaders and volunteer teams. Working with these leaders and teams, the field organizer will lead a targeted Get Out The Vote campaign in selected neighborhoods. Organizers and teams will also educate the Latinx community on the importance and process of voting, building political power and fighting back against the criminalization of communities of color.
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National Network for Safe CommunitiesAssociate Director, Chicago Violence Reduction StrategyChicagoThe National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC) seeks a full-time Associate Director for its Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS). The Associate Director, reporting to the VRS Executive Director, will provide leadership, management, and direction to VRS staff and partners; supervise and support strategic field advising in some of Chicago’s most violent districts; work closely with the Executive Director on fiscal analysis and fundraising; and collaborate with law enforcement, community and civic leaders, and others to support the VRS mission of dramatically reducing group and gang violence in the City of Chicago. This is a Chicago-based position and requires living and working out of Chicago.
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National Network for Safe CommunitiesField Advisor, Field InnovationsNew YorkThe National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC) seeks a full-time Field Advisor to support its Field Innovations (FI) team. FI is responsible for developing emerging strategies and programs that support the NNSC’s violence reduction and trust-building work in over 50 jurisdictions. The Field Advisor reports to the Managing Director of Field Innovations, whose responsibilities include serving as the Associate Director of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.
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National Network for Safe CommunitiesField Advisor, Group Violence InterventionNew YorkThe National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC) seeks a full-time Field Advisor for the Group Violence Intervention team. The Group Violence Intervention team provides hands-on strategic advising to partner cities implementing NNSC’s interventions around the country. The Field Advisor is responsible for providing this strategic advising to a portfolio of partner jurisdictions, guiding them in implementing the core elements of the Group Violence Intervention effectively, and working with them to innovate in pursuit of effective violence reduction and public safety outcomes.
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National Network for Safe CommunitiesFinance AssistantNew YorkThe National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC) seeks a full-time Finance Assistant to support the organization's daily financial and administrative operations and provide support to the organization's Finance department. Ideal candidates must have the ability to work under pressure while efficiently handling a wide variety of activities and tasks.
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National Network for Safe CommunitiesAssociate Director, Institute for Innovation in ProsecutionNew York
The National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC) seeks a full-time Associate Director for the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution (IIP). The Associate Director, reporting to the IIP Executive Director, will support the development and implementation of the IIP’s strategic plans and policies; provide leadership, management, and direction to the IIP staff and partners; and work with prosecutors, law enforcement, academics, advocates, community and civic leaders, and others in the criminal justice field to reflect upon and drive innovation within the role and function of the office of the prosecutor.

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National Network for Safe CommunitiesOperations AssistantNew York
The NATIONAL NETWORK FOR SAFE COMMUNITIES AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE (NNSC) seeks a full-time Operations Assistant—reporting directly to the Associate Director of Operations—to support the organization’s daily administrative operations and provide support to the organization’s Finance department. Ideal candidates must have the ability to work under pressure while efficiently handling a wide variety of activities and tasks.
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Prison Policy InitiativePolicy DirectorEasthampton, MA or Hartford, CTThe Prison Policy Initiative is looking for a new experienced voice to add to our team: a Policy Director. We want the position to grow over time, but immediate responsibilities will include: regularly producing new reports and articles, taking ownership of at least one active campaign, and mentoring staff and volunteers.
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Reframe MentorshopSenior Program AssociateVirtual position, preference for NYC or the South
ReFrame seeks a Senior Program Associate who can assume multiple roles and areas of responsibility. Your primary responsibility will be to work with the Director to design and implement programming in states that builds the capacity of aligned organizations. You will also be called on to support other areas of work such as the core mentorship program, and one-off regional trainings. This will include organizational capacity-building, training, facilitating collaborative communications spaces, mentoring individuals and organizations, and advising on strategies across organizations.
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Texas Organizing ProjectStrategic Organizing Director/Harvey Recovery Campaign Director (Houston)HoustonTOP is seeking an experienced and dynamic comprehensive strategic campaign organizer to join our staff leadership team to direct/ oversee our multi-issue campaign portfolio, starting with leading the fight city-wide for an equitable Harvey recovery in Houston. This position will eventually oversee statewide issue organizing efforts, delivering wins that directly benefit our membership and communities of color at large. Playing a hands-on role, the Strategic Organizing Director will support and challenge organizing teams on the ground in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to utilize a full range of campaign tools/ tactics including direct action, on-line and off-line base building, earned media, grassroots leadership development and partnerships with allies. Campaigns will be advanced in deep integration with TOP’s voter participation goals, and where appropriate, electoral plans. TOP’s campaign agenda includes: immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, public education, economic opportunity, health care and neighborhood rights.
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Texas Organizing ProjectExecutive Assistant to the Executive Director (San Antonio)San AntonioThe Texas Organizing Project is looking for an experienced Executive Assistant with strong organizational skills to support its Executive Director. Must be flexible, highly organized and have a proven ability to juggle multiple and competing tasks and demands. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy, and discretion to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials.
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Texas Organizing ProjectData/Office Manager (Dallas)DallasTOP is looking for an experienced Data/ Office Manager to be in charge of administrative duties and data management for the Dallas County office. The Office Manager will be part of a team of professional experienced Community Organizers, Electoral Campaigners, and Neighborhood Activists as we continue to build an organization of low- to moderate-income Texans in communities of color in Dallas County. The Office Manager will complete the necessary office duties to support the community and electoral organizing done by the organizing team.
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Texas Organizing ProjectProgram Coordinator, Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (Houston)Houston TOP is seeking a dynamic, progressive leader to carry out program implementation for the BCLI Program in Houston. The ideal candidate is well networked in the city among progressive organizations and movement leaders, has a clear understanding of the workings of boards and commissions, and is invested in leadership development opportunities for lower-income women and women of color. The Program Coordinator will report directly to TOP’s statewide training director and will work closely with Harris County senior staff. In close coordination with TOP’s lead staff in Houston, and with leaders of allied organizations, the Program Coordinator will identify participants, tailor the curriculum, recruit speakers and trainers, and facilitate the placement and ongoing support of the BCLI fellows to serve on boards and commissions.
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Texas Organizing ProjectCommunity Organizer (Houston)HoustonThe digital media coordinator reports directly to the communications director, and coordinates campaigns, programs and assets for the Texas Organizing Project (from daily maintenance to storytelling/rapid response digital media campaigns).
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Texas Organizing ProjectDigital Coordinator (Houston)HoustonTOP is seeking a community organizer for Harris County who is highly motivated, creative and committed to social justice. Working under the supervision of the lead organizer, the community organizer will be directly responsible for developing relationships with community members and civic leaders to establish an active group of neighborhood residents who can effectively advocate for neighborhood issues, local politics, and effective policy reforms across Texas.
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Texas Organizing ProjectHarris County Criminal Justice Campaign CoordinatorHoustonTexas Organizing Project is seeking a talented and dedicated Campaign Coordinator to help build our organization as part of an exciting effort interweaving community grassroots organizing, electoral organizing, and policy advocacy focused criminal justice reform in Harris County. The Campaign Coordinator will be key in working with community members to build power for their communities and carrying out an innovative plan that will begin addressing some of these systemic issues.
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Texas Organizing ProjectMigration Services Outreach OrganizerHoustonThe Texas Organizing Project is seeking a talented and dedicated Immigration Services Outreach Organizer to provide strategic coordination and outreach efforts in immigrant communities. The Immigration Services Outreach Organizer will be responsible for conducting broad outreach in the community, identify partners to co-host informational training sessions and other outreach events. The Organizer will also be responsible for training TOP’s member volunteers, training and supporting other volunteers, preparing materials for volunteers, and scheduling volunteers to participate in workshops and other events. The ideal candidate believes deeply in the importance of building community leadership, capacity and power. S/he must be able to organize and effectively communicate at all levels – with grassroots community people as well as established community leaders and policy experts.
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The Soze AgencySocial Media Manager (Part-Time)Brooklyn, NY
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Vera Institute for Justice
Program Analyst, Center on Immigration and Justice
New York, Washington, D.C., or Los AngelesVera’s Center on Immigration and Justice seeks one or more Program Analyst(s) to work with its Unaccompanied Children Program – a national network that provide legal information and pro bono assistance to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings, both in and released from federal custody. The Unaccompanied Children Program is responsible for managing this network, including monitoring compliance with subcontracts, determining and promoting best practices, and providing technical assistance to subcontractors.
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Vera Institute for Justice
Program Associate, Incarceration’s Front Door, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
New York
Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) is a group of dynamic and diverse staff who share a passion for social justice and a commitment to excellence in all of our work. CSC has a staff of 27 located primarily in New York, who encompass expertise in the law, corrections, conditions of confinement, social science research, cost benefit analysis, family engagement, reentry, post-secondary education, and other topics. They work on nearly a dozen active projects spanning sentencing and correctional policy and practice reform, including projects focused on jail and pre-trial reform, reductions in prison and jail populations, expanding access to higher education during incarceration, reentry and public housing, reducing solitary confinement and restrictive housing in correctional facilities. CSC seeks a professional to support our work on reducing the overuse of jail incarceration. The position will be focused on helping jurisdictions around the country reduce their jail populations and helping Vera transform the model of an effective local criminal justice system.
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Vera Institute for JusticeManager, People and CultureNew YorkThe People and Culture department provides human resources services and support for all of Vera’s centers, departments, programs and projects. We have a staff of over 200 people based primarily in New York City (lower Manhattan and Brooklyn), with offices in Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and a growing cadre of professionals working remotely across the country in several locales, including Washington State, Texas, Tennessee, and Ohio.
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Vera Institute for Justice
Deputy Director, Legal Services - The Guardianship Project
New YorkThe Guardianship Project (TGP), one of Vera Institute’s demonstration projects, is an innovative program established to provide model guardianship services to people who have been adjudicated as incapacitated by the courts and lack family or friends able or willing to care for them. TGP serves a culturally diverse, and largely indigent and elderly population. We employ a range of professionals including lawyers, social workers, and financial and property managers and who collaborate as a team to provide efficient and effective services and advocacy. Guardianship practice covers a wide range of issues, including but not limited to foreclosures, public benefits, social security, landlord/tenant law, real estate management and transactions, estate planning, medical decision-making, and elder abuse.Vera seeks a smart, flexible, seasoned attorney, with supervisory experience to join The Guardianship Project’s legal team of 4.
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Vera Institute for Justice
Staff Attorney, The Guardianship Project
New YorkThe Guardianship Project (TGP), one of Vera Institute’s demonstration projects, is an innovative program established to provide model guardianship services to people who have been adjudicated as incapacitated by the courts and lack family or friends able or willing to care for them. TGP serves a culturally diverse, and largely indigent and elderly population. We employ a range of professionals including lawyers, social workers, and financial and property managers and who collaborate as a team to provide efficient and effective services and advocacy. Guardianship practice covers a wide range of issues, including but not limited to foreclosures, public benefits, social security, landlord/tenant law, real estate management and transactions, estate planning, medical decision-making, and elder abuse.Vera seeks a smart, flexible and enthusiastic Staff Attorney to join The Guardianship Project’s legal team of 4.
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Vera Institute for Justice
Coordinator, People and Culture
New YorkThe People and Culture department provides human resources services and support for all of Vera’s centers, departments, programs and projects. We have a staff of over 180 people based primarily in New York City (lower Manhattan and Brooklyn), with satellite offices in Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and a small group of staff working remotely across the country in several locales, including Washington State, Texas, Tennessee, and Ohio.
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Vera Institute for Justice
Senior Research Associate, Center on Sentencing and Corrections
New YorkVera is hiring a Senior Research Associate to support research in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections — specifically its bail reform and jail reduction projects — and to lead quantitative and qualitative analysis for a path-breaking new project to assist reform-minded prosecutors.
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Vera Institute for JusticeDirector, New Orleans OfficeNew OrleansThe Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) seeks an experienced leader with a passion for and knowledge of criminal justice and social justice issues in New Orleans and the South to serve as Director, New Orleans Office (Director). Reporting to the Vera Executive Vice President and Special Counsel, Kevin Keenan, the Director will provide creative and inspirational leadership for the New Orleans office. Serving as the primary spokesperson for Vera New Orleans, the Director will be responsible for crafting and communicating the organization’s vision, as well as achieving positive visibility and impact through the organization’s work. The successful candidate will have the stature, credibility, humility, and interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse constituents. In addition to passion for the mission of Vera, the Director will have the demonstrated ability to engage constituents in a manner that generates shared purpose and meaningful action.
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