Friday, November 13, 2015

December Grads--Entry Level Position with Vera Institute of Justice, Center on Immigration and Justice

 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. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice seeks a Program Analyst to work in its Washington, DC office with its Unaccompanied Children Program – a national network that provides 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.

The Program Analyst will work closely with all program staff in carrying out the following duties:
  • Provide administrative support to the project and the Program Director;
  • Monitor, review and analyze quantitative and qualitative program information received from program partners and other stakeholders;
  • Monitor, review and analyze billing invoices from program partners;
  • Conduct background research on issues related to unaccompanied children and distill key findings into written communications;
  • Manage, update and maintain aspects of the project’s technical assistance website that serves as a repository for the project’s materials and resources;
  • Assist in planning, preparing for, and taking notes at meetings, conference calls, webinars, on-site training programs, and conferences;
  • Assist in the review, editing, and development of program materials;
  • Assist in preparing reports to government partners;
  • Assist in stakeholder relations and communications;
  • Brainstorm project ideas to build upon past and current work in the area of unaccompanied children; and
  • Assist on other projects as assigned.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • A demonstrated interest in or knowledge of immigration, or children’s rights, issues;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), and other computer skills;
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities and organizational skills;
  • Experience with “know your rights” and other community education initiatives is a plus;
  • Fluency in Spanish is a strong plus (proficiency in other languages is a plus).

Low to mid-40’s, based on experience, with excellent benefits.

To Apply

Online submission in PDF format is preferred.

Application deadline: November 30, 2015
However, applications will be considered after the deadline, on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.