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Director of Public Education & Content

Posted Dec 2018

The Corrections Accountability Project is seeking a full-time Director of Public Education & Content to join our team! The Director of Public Education & Content will oversee the public education strategy at the Corrections Accountability Project, serving as the voice of the organization through their research and writing. They will be responsible for transforming our analyses into accessible and compelling content designed to increase awareness and shift discourse around the commercialization of justice. Additionally, they will design and execute a comprehensive communications strategy that includes both traditional and digital media. They must be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team and thrive under pressure. This position is based in New York City (flexible) and will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Conduct original research and produce reports, resources, and tools that synthesize and build upon existing literature related to the prison industrial complex

  • Draft, review, edit, publish, and distribute op-eds, letters to the editor, press releases, media advisories, presentations, e-mailers, talking points, and other supporting material

  • Develop and execute an organizational communications strategy as well as specific educational campaign communications strategies that include traditional and digital media

  • Share in the management of social media accounts, including content creation, responsive engagement, data collection, and impact evaluation

  • Manage media inquiries and monitor media coverage of the organization and its staff

  • Continue to develop and cultivate effective working relationships with media entities

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or similar work experience

  • Three or more years of related professional experience, part-time and full-time considered

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to distill complex ideas into simple, approachable language for a variety of audiences and channels

  • Experience conducting research, collecting data, and performing analyses in a social justice field

  • Familiarity with and interest in criminal justice, including a serious commitment to ending mass incarceration and working with directly impacted communities

  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively, adjust to changing circumstances, and work independently within a team structure

  • Superior organizational skills and high detail orientation

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Familiarity with corporate finance

  • Experience creating digital content, managing social media, and tracking performance data

    • Experience working in social platform tools (e.g. Tweetdeck, Facebook Business Manager, etc.)

    • Experience with data collection and analysis

  • Competency in graphic design with some proficiency in Photoshop/Adobe Creative Suite

  • Established relationships with external media entities

  • Proficiency in Spanish

Compensation

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and competitive in the criminal justice advocacy field. The Corrections Accountability Project also offers an excellent benefits package, including generous vacation, personal, and sick time, along with strong medical and dental coverage.

Please send a cover letter detailing your interest in the Corrections Accountability Project and the role of Director of Public Education & Content, your resume/CV, a writing sample or links to prior work, and the names and contact information of 3 references to info@correctionsaccountability.org. In the email subject line, please write “Application: Director of Public Education & Content.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and, due to capacity, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


Director of Campaigns

Posted Dec 2018

The Corrections Accountability Project is seeking a full-time Director of Campaigns to join our team! The Director of Campaigns will oversee the advocacy and organizing arm of the Corrections Accountability Project, working closely with local communities, organizations, and stakeholders to envision, strategize and win city and state policy victories that protect and return resources extracted from directly impacted communities through our criminal legal system. The ideal candidate will have strong strategic planning and interpersonal skills, be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team, and thrive in a fast paced and demanding work environment. This is a national position based in New York City (flexible) and will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Develop and manage a national advocacy campaign strategy that effectively engages, supports, and elevates local organizing efforts across the country

  • Connect related local campaigns through an integrated national effort, providing strategic support to allies and bridges between partners

  • Build strong relationships with local coalition partners and decisionmakers, including directly impacted people, direct service providers, grassroots organizers, and elected officials

  • Manage and anchor coalition work to create capacity for local organizers as a national partner

  • Work with directly impacted communities, including those who are currently incarcerated, to elevate their voices and center their analysis and leadership in campaign efforts

  • Recruit, train, and manage campaign partners, including directly impacted people, to speak at events, rally at protests, and deliver testimony at local and state level legislative hearings

  • Conduct landscape research to develop and launch new, innovative campaigns nationwide, including legislative and policy landscaping, identifying key stakeholders, and target mapping

  • Represent the Corrections Accountability Project at public-facing and community event

    Report to Executive Director regularly, and share progress and effectively engage team members

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or similar work experience

  • Three or more years of experience leading creative and successful campaigns, part-time and full-time considered

  • Ability to analyze movement landscapes, consider strategic options, assess resources, challenges, and impact, think innovatively, act entrepreneurially, and adapt to changing circumstances in a rapidly evolving social justice space

  • Excellent oral and written communication that is clear, concise, and compelling as well as effective in a variety of settings and among diverse audiences

  • Strong organizing skills, including relationship-building, goal setting, task delegation, campaign management, conflict resolution, and impact evaluation

  • Familiarity with and interest in criminal justice, including a serious commitment to ending mass incarceration and working with directly impacted communities

  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks effectively, adjust to changing circumstances, and work independently within a team structure

  • Superior organizational skills and high detail orientation

  • Regular travel, currently focused in Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania

Preferred Qualifications & Skills

  • Established relationships with directly impacted people, criminal justice advocate and organizers, partner organizations, and elected officials

  • Familiarity with corporate finance

  • Proficiency in Spanish

Compensation

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and competitive in the criminal justice advocacy field. The Corrections Accountability Project also offers an excellent benefits package, including generous vacation, personal, and sick time, along with strong medical and dental coverage.

Please send your resume, cover letter detailing your interest in the Corrections Accountability Project and the role of Director of Campaigns, and the names and contact information of three references to info@correctionsaccountability.org. In the email subject line, please write “Application: Director of Campaigns.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and, due to capacity, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


Summer Analysts & Associates

Summer 2019

Working closely with the Director, summer program analysts and associates will have the exciting opportunity to support the seed stage of the Corrections Accountability Project. Summer program analysts and associates will conduct research related to the commercial interests embedded in our criminal legal system, engaging with criminal justice stakeholders from corrections administrators to incarcerated people. Interested summer program analysts and associates will also have an opportunity to draft legal writing samples, conduct financial analyses, author blog posts and op-eds, and/or assist with advocacy campaigns.

QualificationS

  • Familiarity with and interest in criminal justice, including a serious commitment to ending mass incarceration and working with directly-impacted communities

  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills.

  • Education

    • Summer program analysts must be current undergraduate students

    • Summer program associates must be current graduate students

Dedicated to developing innovative approaches to dissolving the prison industrial complex, we invite candidates with a wide array of skill sets, including those that may be unique in the legal environment, to apply. Most importantly, candidates must be deeply committed to effecting radical change in the criminal justice arena and energized by a startup atmosphere.

Candidates must be eligible for degree credits, pro bono hours, external funding, or be otherwise supported as this is an unpaid position. Candidates splitting their summer are welcome to apply.  

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@correctionsaccountability.org.


The Corrections Accountability Project is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status.