The Senior Program Associate position will be based in any of our office locations in Brooklyn, NY, Washington DC, New Orleans, LA or Los Angeles, CA.
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. Vera is committed to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and strengthening families and communities.
We drive change by:
We work 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 New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace—specifically, we value diverse experiences regarding educational background and justice system contact. We hire employees that reflect our values: respect, independence, collaboration, and commitment.
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. If you want to learn more about life at Vera, click here
What you’ll do:
We are looking for a Senior Program Associate to help implement our plan for our growing portfolio of national work on bail reform. As a Senior Program Associate you are passionate about pretrial systemic reform, social and racial justice, motivated to drive change, and excited to challenge the status quo. You are enthusiastic, self-motivated, collaborative, curious, and empathetic. You have experience with, and a basic understanding of the way money bail works in the courts, the criminal justice system overall, and are familiar with reform efforts in the field, from litigation to legislation, advocacy, and community organizing. The idea of working with a team of people who come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives inspires you. You love to work collaboratively but also are comfortable operating solo. Importantly, you care deeply about racial equity in your work and with your colleagues.
Specific responsibilities include:
Skills and Qualifications
Compensation and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes excellent benefits. Vera believes in compensating its staff members at or above market.
How to apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter. Online submission in PDF format is preferred.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
ATTN: People Resources / Senior Program Associate
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 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 and our work, please visit http://www.vera.org