Finance Associate

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Finance Associate to be responsible for the fiscal administration of the Institute.  PRI has a seven million dollar budget from sixteen funding sources.  The Operations Team supports the business associated with program delivery of thirty-five staff.  The Finance Associate will work closely with the Director of Operations to will manage day-to-day financial transactions and assist with financial reporting.  She or he must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and community oriented.  She or he must also have the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations, with strong administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a balance among multiple priorities.  The ideal candidate will have finance and/or accounting experience, will be detailed oriented, have great organizational skills, ability to multitask in a fast-paced work environment and must work collaboratively with colleagues and partners on all levels.

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Reentry Technical Assistance Coordinator

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Reentry Technical Assistance Coordinator to support PRI’s work as a grantee of the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative’s College-in-Prison Reentry Program. The College-In-Prison Reentry Program is a $7.3 million initiative to fund educational programming and academic reentry services at 17 New York State prisons over five years beginning with the fall 2017 semester. This is a joint initiative by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. The aim of the College-in-Prison Reentry Program is to significantly increase the likelihood of successful reentry by ensuring that program alumni have the tools they need to continue their education and successfully gain employment upon release.

The Reentry Technical Assistance Coordinator will provide technical assistance to seven different college providers across New York State to support the development of program components that will enhance the reentry success of program participants. The Reentry Technical Assistance Coordinator is supervised by the Director of Statewide Educational Initiatives and works in collaboration with the State University of New York (SUNY), the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) seven college-in-prison providers across New York State, and the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).

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Operations Manager

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Operations Manager to provide executive-level administrative and fiscal support its operations. The Operations Manager will work closely with the Chief of Staff to ensure the best use of our resources and utilize good business practices. She or he must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and community oriented. She or he must also have the ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations, with strong administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a balance among multiple priorities. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. Click here to read the full job description and to apply.

Project Director (Statewide Projects), Educational Initiatives

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Project Director to manage a new component of our Educational Initiatives that will focus on building capacity for expanding higher education in NYS prisons.  In this role, the Project Director will manage PRI’s responsibilities as part of the Education Coordinator team for the College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative of the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII). The College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative is a five-year project to increase the number of people enrolled in college in prison.  It is funded by the District Attorney of New York (DANY) as part of their Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII). PRI has been engaged to work with The State University of New York (SUNY) and Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) to provide technical assistance and support to CJII grantees to facilitate the enrollment of appropriate students, assist new providers in working within the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), ensure educational quality control, and assist providers in designing and implementing reentry processes for students.  The PRI role focuses on assisting the college providers in developing their reentry processes and protocols, convening learning exchanges among the grantees, and identifying best practices for college-in-prison programs. The Project Director will be supervised by the PRI Director of Educational Initiatives and will work closely with ISLG, SUNY, and DOCCS.  Click here to read the full job description and apply.

Director of College Access

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Director of College Access to oversee our expanding educational programs in New York prisons and jails.  At PRI, we operate a higher education continuum designed to create educational pathways for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. In New York State prisons, this includes college information sessions, developmental education and college readiness coursework, credited college classes, and support for accessing higher education when people return home. Our newly initiated program on Rikers Island will expand this educational access work to New York City jails and seek to increase the number of people who have the information, preparation, and support to attend college after they are released.  The Director of College Access will be responsible for supporting and managing these programs and the staff who work on them, building trusting relationships with key stakeholders and organizational partners, actively seeking out and engaging student input, and advocating for institutional policies and pathways necessary to support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students.  Click here to read the full job description and apply.

Mentoring & Alumni Coordinator, Educational Initiatives

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Mentoring and Alumni Coordinator to coordinate College Initiative’s mentoring program and develop and maintain a dynamic Alumni network. College Initiative (CI), a program designed to increase access to higher education for people with criminal justice involvement, has supported over a thousand students enroll in college and over 300 students earn degrees. The mentoring program currently has over 50 students and will grow over the next year. The Mentoring and Alumni Coordinator will be responsible for managing the peer mentoring program, building out a new career mentoring element, and creating and managing an alumni network. The Coordinator will work closely with the academic counseling staff to make mentoring matches and to keep them up to date on student progress. In addition they will work closely with the Intake and Resource Coordinator to connect alumni into the referral network. Click here to read the full job description and apply. 

Intake & Resource Coordinator, Educational Initiatives

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Intake & Resource Coordinator to serve as the first point of contact for students interested in going to college after involvement with the criminal justice system. College Initiative (CI) — a project of PRI’s Educational Initiatives (EI) — is dedicated to creating successful pathways to college for students who have been involved in the criminal justice system. The Intake & Resource Coordinator will have a dual focus on engagement and resources. S/he will be responsible for supporting students through the three-part process of becoming part of the College Initiative community: a one-on-one consultation, orientation and matching students to an Academic Counselor. The Intake & Resource Coordinator will also be responsible for researching, organizing and sharing resources available to the students in the community. S/he will work closely with the academic counseling staff to keep them up to speed on resources available for the students they serve. The Intake & Resource Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Community-Based Services and meet for weekly supervision. In addition to supervision, they will be required to attend staff meetings and counseling meetings. The Intake/Resource Coordinator will also have the opportunity to visit correctional facilities with both our city and state outreach coordinators to meet potential students while they are still inside. Click here to read the full job description and apply. 

Academic Counselor, Educational Initiatives

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Academic Counselor to support the work of College Initiative (CI)—a project of PRI’s Educational Initiatives (EI)—dedicated to creating successful pathways to college for students who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Counseling, the Academic Counselor is responsible for conducting assessments, college transition counseling and outreach to current and prospective students. The Academic Counselor will contribute to student success by helping them navigate the pre-and post- enrollment stages of their participation in the CI community. Click here to read the full job description and apply.

Program Associate, Fellowship Initiatives

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Program Associate to provide programmatic support to its fellowship initiatives.  The Program Associate, under the supervision of the Director of Fellowships, will assist with managing the Pinkerton and Tow fellowships, developing and overseeing alumni services, mentoring fellows and serving as a contact for the host sites.  The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, proven ability to develop and maintain productive business relationships and a proven ability to manage multiple commitments combining attention to detail with productivity. Click here to read the full job description and apply.

Program Associate, Educational Initiatives

PRI is seeking a full-time Program Associate to provide support to two exciting new statewide initiatives designed to increase access to higher education for people with criminal justice involvement. The ideal candidate will have good project management and organizational skills, combining attention to detail with productivity.  We are seeking candidates who balance self-directive and collaborative instincts, and who have good interpersonal skills. To learn more about this position please visit the Research Foundation of CUNY website.