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 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 people who are vulnerable, marginalized, and 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. We hire employees that reflect our values: respect, independence, collaboration, commitment, and race equity.
We are looking for a Program Analyst II to join our Vera California team. At a time of unprecedented attention on justice issues, California is distinguishing itself as a leader in ending the era of mass incarceration and addressing attacks on immigrant families. Vera California launched in 2018 to contribute to this movement. By building partnerships with reform-minded government officials and community-led coalitions—leveraging our national-level research, technical assistance, strategic communications, and local staff based on Los Angeles—we aim to end racial disparities and promote human dignity in the criminal and immigration legal systems.
What you’ll be working on:
As a Program Analyst II, you will work on our small team developing California work. You will be the backbone of our team, tracking information, spotting trends, building relationships with partners and potential partners, drafting written materials, and more. You will report to the California Director and also support the Program Manager.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Who you are:
How to apply
Please submit cover letter and resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Online submission in PDF format (through Vera’s careers page) is preferred.
If necessary, materials can be faxed or mailed to:
ATTN: Human Resources / CA Program Analyst II
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, 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.