Program Analyst, Center on Immigration and Justice
Part-time/Flex-time Temporary Position (3 month min)
NYC, DC, LA or Remote (open to all of the U.S.)
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, Los Angeles, 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 seeks one or more Program Analyst(s) to work with its Center on Immigration and Justice (CIJ). The Center on Immigration and Justice manages several national networks that provide legal information and pro bono assistance to immigrants in removal proceedings, both in, and released from, federal custody. Vera is responsible for managing these networks, including monitoring compliance with subcontracts, determining and promoting best practices, and providing technical assistance to subcontractors.
The position can be based in New York, Washington, DC, or Los Angeles, or be remote (all of the U.S. is available) and is part-time to full-time (at least 21 hours per week). We can accommodate a flexible schedule. This is a temporary position with a minimum requirement of 3 months with a possibility of becoming full-time and permanent.
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(s);
- 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 immigration issues 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; and
- Assist on other projects as assigned.
Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree;
- A demonstrated interest in or knowledge of immigration 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).
Hourly, based on experience.
How to apply
Please submit cover letter and resume. Cover letters should include your desired number of hours/days per week of work, as well as your preferred job location. 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 Temp Program Analyst recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10279
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.