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. 

Outreach & Student Support Coordinators (two), Educational Initiatives

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking two full-time Outreach and Student Support Coordinators to provide college information and support to people incarcerated in New York City and New York State. The Outreach and Student Support Coordinators will be responsible for conducting college information and outreach sessions in prisons and jails, building relationships with college-in-prison and other service providers, and supporting students as they transition from academic work in jail or prison to college on campus.

We are hiring for two positions. One Outreach and Student Support Coordinator will be based on Rikers Island 3-4 days per week with the remaining time in the PRI office. The second Outreach and Student Support Coordinator will be primarily focused on outreach in New York State prisons and will travel significantly around the state. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are applying for one or both positions. Click here to read the full job description and apply. 

 

Academic Counselors (two), Educational Initiatives

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking two (2) full-time Academic Counselors 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 Counselors are responsible for conducting assessments, college transition counseling and outreach to current and prospective students. The Academic Counselors 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 Associates (two), Educational Initiatives

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking two full-time Program Associates to provide support to our college programs for incarcerated students. At PRI, we operate a higher education continuum designed to create educational pathways for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. Our programs operate in New York State prisons and New York City jails and are designed to create access to higher education through college information and outreach, college readiness classes, credited courses, and academic support for students as they enroll in college in the community. One Program Associate will work with the Director of Educational Access for Incarcerated Students. The second Program Associate will work with the Director of Community-Based Services.  Click here to view the full job description and apply.

 

PRI Internships

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 Elizabeth Davis.