Program Analyst, LOPC
for Vera Institute of Justice in Brooklyn, NY USA
Are you motivated by a passion for the justice and humanitarian goals of Vera?s work? Do you have an independent drive but also able to work in a collaborative manner? Are you comfortable working with a diverse group of government and community partners? Are you able to take directions well but also fully comfortable taking the initiative? Do you excel at finding creative ways to solve problems?
If so, then you may be the perfect fit for the Program Analyst position with Vera.
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.?
What we?re looking to do
Vera's Center on Immigration and Justice seeks a Program Analyst to work in its New York office with its Legal Orientation Program (LOP) and Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Children (LOPC).
The LOP was created to inform detained immigrants about their rights, and the immigration court and detention processes. Vera staff work with federal government partners at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and nonprofit legal service agencies to provide detained people at 46 detention facilities nationwide with basic information about forms of relief from removal, how to represent themselves in immigration court, and how to get legal representation.
The LOPC is a legal education program for the custodians of unaccompanied children in immigration court proceedings, who are, or once were, in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The LOPC was established by the TVPRA with the statutory goals of reducing in absentia rates among unaccompanied children, and protecting children from mistreatment, exploitation, and trafficking. The LOPC achieves these goals by educating custodians on their role and responsibilities, on the immigration court process, and on the importance of the child attending immigration court proceedings. Vera staff work with federal government partners at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and nonprofit legal service agencies to provide legal orientations to custodians for unaccompanied children in 15 cities and nationwide through a national call center.
Vera staff is responsible for managing service provider networks, including monitoring compliance with subcontracts, providing technical assistance, and conducting program evaluation.
What you?ll be working on
As Program Analyst you will work closely with the LOP Program Director and LOP Associate Program Director and the LOPC Senior Program Associate in carrying out your duties. You will provide administrative support to the two projects; monitor, review, and analyze quantitative and qualitative program information received from program partners and other stakeholders. You will assist in planning, preparing for, and taking notes at meetings, conference call, on-site training program and conferences. In addition you will be responsible for the following:
- Provide administrative support to the project;
- Monitor, review, and analyze quantitative and qualitative program information received from program partners and other stakeholders;
- Conduct background research on immigration court, immigration detention, and related issues, and distill key findings into written communications;
- Assist with development of technical assistance resources, including webinars, practice advisories, and conference calls;
- Manage, update, and maintain all aspects of Vera's technical assistance website that serves as a repository for program materials and resources;
- Assist in the review, editing, and development of program materials;
- Assist with drafting and reviewing budget and contracting documents;
- 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 immigration law and court proceedings; and
- Assist on other projects as assigned.
You have a demonstrated interest in or knowledge of immigration, public policy, or social justice.
You have the ability to work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team.
You are able to obtain a federal security clearance (e-QIP) in order to review program data.
- Bachelor's degree or an Associate?s degree and comparable work experience; or work experience equivalent to years of education;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- A commitment to a collegial workplace;
- Experience with "know your rights" and other community education initiatives is a plus;
- Experience with data analysis (quantitative or qualitative) and reporting is a plus;
- Fluency or high level of proficiency in Spanish
The Nitty ? Gritty
- This is a full-time position preferably based in Brooklyn, NY.
- Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
When you join our team
- You can expect to work with a team of amazing people who have tenacity, are creative, scrappy, and are committed to getting the work done. Why? Because our work is urgent, impactful, and more important than ever.
- You will have great benefits, and work-life balance. Driving meaningful change is hard work. But we also know that you have a life, places to go, and people to see.
How to apply
Please submit cover letter and resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled. Online submission in PDF format is preferred.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
ATTN: Human Resources / CIJ Program Analyst Recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
34 35th St, 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 and CIJ?s work, please visit www.vera.org.
Job Category: Other / Miscellaneous
Location: Brooklyn, NY USA
Zip Code: 11232
Posted on: 12/02/2019
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