The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Academic Counseling Coordinator 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 College Access, the Academic Counseling Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership and supervision to the Academic Counseling staff. CI serves over 300 people a year across 19 CUNY campuses and a range of other institutions of higher learning. The goal of CI is to engage people who have been involved in the justice system in pursuing higher education in the community and to aid them in successfully completing their degrees. CI services include outreach, academic counseling, assistance in obtaining financial aid and enrollment, peer mentoring, and supportive workshops to students and CI alumni. The Academic Counselors support student success by helping them navigate and break down the barriers to higher education. Click here to read the full job description and apply.
The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time New York State Outreach Coordinator to provide college information and support to people incarcerated in New York State prisons. 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. Through the NYS outreach program, we will expand our ability to connect with incarcerated students in college programs across the state and support in the transition from college-in-prison to college on campus. The Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for conducting college information sessions in prisons across New York State, building relationships with college-in-prison providers and their incarcerated students, and supporting the transition to college on campus for returning students. Significant travel will be required. Click here to read the full job description and to apply.
The Prisoner Reentry Institute has three internship tracks for undergraduate and graduate students: credit-bearing internships, unpaid internships and Federal Work Study placements. Our interns conduct research, manage our correspondence program, assist with academic counseling and academic planning, attend conferences and a host of other tasks relevant to their reentry interests. All applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 academic or professional references via email to Mariana Sant’Anna.