Are you interested in joining an organization working to secure equal justice, a fair day in court for immigrants, end mass incarceration, and strengthen families and communities around the country? Do you enjoy working collaboratively on a team, as well as taking initiative and managing projects independently? Enjoy brainstorming and coming up with creative and sustainable solutions, specifically for individual program sites? Does the chance of splitting your time between the office and traveling across the states seem captivating to you? If so, this may be the ideal position for you!
Who We Are
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone.
Unaccompanied Children Program (UCP)
UCP is a national network that provides legal information and pro bono assistance to unaccompanied children in removal proceedings, both in, and released from, federal custody. The program is responsible for managing this network, including monitoring compliance with subcontracts, determining and promoting best practices, and providing technical assistance to subcontractors.
Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice seeks a Senior Program Associate to work in UCP. We are looking for an individual who would feel at home developing and maintaining relationships with project partners. Someone who will be able to continuously identify promising practices among subcontractors and devise ways to disseminate information about such practices to encourage implementation elsewhere. The examples of core responsibilities provided below are illustrative and other responsibilities may be added over time.
You have demonstrated knowledge of immigration, child welfare, criminal or juvenile justice, or other justice areas, and are able to manage work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently. You are able to work collaboratively in a team, as well as take initiative and manage projects independently. You have a desire to effectuate change in partnership with the government. You have a JD and at least four years of legal, government, or policy work experience.