Academic Counselor

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 Coordinator of Academic Counseling and Mentoring, the Academic Counselor is responsible for college transition counseling, ongoing support to enrolled college students, and outreach to current and prospective students. The Academic Counselor will contribute to student success by helping them navigate entering college, and providing ongoing academic support while they are enrolled in college.

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Support Services Associate

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Support Services Associate to provide support to our growing Support Services Team. Our support services unit works to assess and respond to the needs of prospective PRI learners. PRI’s direct service programs include a suite of inside and community based college access programs (College Initiative, the Prison-to-College Pipeline and College Readiness at Rikers Island) and a growing Career Pathways unit. The primary role of the Program Associate is to manage the day-to-day functioning of the Support Services Unit to ensure the efficient operations of our work.

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Development Manager

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a Development Manager.

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Development Manager to diversify and increase its funding to support continued growth.  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 Development Manager, under the supervision of the Chief of Staff and in partnership with the Director, will be responsible for identifying, defining and developing funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as writing and submitting grant proposals for PRI.  Working closely with senior PRI staff, the Development Manager will implement a reporting schedule to ensure compliance with funder regulations.  The ideal candidate will have fundraising experience, strong writing and interpersonal skills, and knowledge of New York and national philanthropy networks.

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Intake & Case Management Specialist

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking an Intake & Case Management Specialist.

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Intake Case Manager. This individual will be a part of a team of intake staff who are tasked with orientating incoming participants to the suite of services PRI offers. They will serve as the first point of contact for individuals interested in accessing PRI-wide direct service programming including the College Initiative program, Prison to College Pipeline and Career Pathways. In addition to facilitating intake appointments, the Intake and Case Management Specialist will provide short-term case management to ensure that participants are getting the support they need to succeed in their education and careers. The ideal candidate will have experience in the field of reentry and will be enthusiastic about providing support to individuals with justice involvement.

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Intake & Outreach Specialist

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking an Intake & Outreach Specialist.

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Intake & Outreach Specialist. This individual will be a part of a team of intake and outreach staff tasked with orientating incoming participants (in the community and in prisons) to the suite of services PRI offers. The Intake & Outreach Specialist will serve as the first point of contact for individuals interested in accessing PRI-wide direct service programming including the College Initiative program, Prison to College Pipeline and Career Pathways. In addition to facilitating intake appointments, the Intake & Outreach Specialist will provide short-term case management to ensure that participants are getting the support they need to succeed in their education and careers. The Intake & Outreach Specialist will also travel to prisons across New York State to conduct college information sessions, share reentry resources and facilitate small group and individual reentry planning. The ideal candidate will have experience in the field of reentry and will be enthusiastic about providing support to individuals with justice involvement.

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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.

Program Associate (Fellowships)

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Program Associate to provide administrative support to its fellowship initiatives. The Program Associate, under the supervision of the Director of Fellowships, will assist with managing administrative tasks associated with PRI’s fellowships. The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, proven ability to develop and maintain productive business relationships and to manage multiple commitments combining attention to detail with productivity. Learn more about the position. Click here to read the full job description and 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.