(We are currently seeking to fill TWO Full-Time Positions, preferred in Washington, DC)
Who We Are
Impact Justice advances safety, justice, and opportunity through boundary-breaking work that honors and empowers people and is changing expectations about what we can accomplish together. We imagine, build, and scale innovations, leverage research, and other knowledge to connect the desire for change with informed action, and work to shift the narrative so that decision-makers and the public understand what’s at stake and what’s possible.
Specifically, we work to reduce the number of people caught up in harmful legal systems by creating alternatives that are responsive, restorative, fair, and effective; to improve living conditions and life outcomes and safeguard fundamental human rights for the millions of people still subject to mass incarceration; and to expand opportunities for formerly incarcerated and other system-involved people to heal, fully participate in community life, and reach their potential. We operate from the understanding that the struggle for justice takes place in a context of historic, systemic, and pervasive racism.
We are a diverse and allied staff of reformers, transformers, abolitionists, and dreamers who bring a wide range of knowledge, skill, and life experience to the challenging work we undertake together. We’re committed to living our values and to creating the kinds of equitable and inclusive team environments internally that we fight to help create in our broader communities. This includes providing opportunities to all job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, criminal history, disability, or genetics. The organization strongly encourages people of color, individuals who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer communities, and individuals impacted by the legal system to join the team. A majority of individuals on our current executive team identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ. We are committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities.
Who You Are
You are someone who has a demonstrated commitment to sexual safety in confinement and a strong familiarity with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards. You have experience in corrections or a related field and are the “go-to” person for people seeking PREA expertise.
You are passionate about the human rights issue of sexual safety for people in confinement and are enthusiastic about sharing that passion with PRC stakeholders: trainees seeking PREA auditor certification, Field Training Program (FTP) host facilities, and other PREA implementers and practitioners. You are intentional about advocating for improving and elevating the negative impacts of sexual abuse and sexual harassment on vulnerable and marginalized people in confinement.
You haven’t met a problem you can’t solve, and you love diving in and figuring out options for process improvement. You get excited about organization and are detail-oriented. You can juggle multiple tasks with differing timelines and levels of involvement without sacrificing quality and you are great at planning. You can anticipate team needs and likely concerns and elevate those quickly to decision-makers needing to know about them. You excel at working independently and are also an effective collaborator.
You are an engaging trainer, skilled and effective in developing and delivering any material you present. You can create accurate and compelling material for a national audience.
You are a thoughtful communicator who can convey complicated concepts in a direct and accessible way, and you are comfortable working with members of the corrections field, people who are confined, and partners engaged in allied work, such as sexual abuse victim advocates.
You are an individual with highly developed analytical and writing skills. You feel confident reviewing lengthy, detailed documentation and conducting a systematic review of relevant evidence.
You are comfortable working with leaders who have different styles, and are easily flexible and adaptable. You are inclined to foster growth in others, naturally anticipate where and how to contribute to the team, and maintain patience and professionalism even when faced with resistance.
That said, we know there are great candidates who may not think they fit into what we’ve described above or who have essential skills we haven’t mentioned. If that is you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself! And suppose you are someone with a family member who is or has been incarcerated or has other direct experience with the criminal or juvenile legal systems. In that case, we will be particularly excited to hear from you.
What You Will Do
The anticipated start date for this position is June 2023. You will be a valued member of the PRC and report to the Program Manager of the FTP team.
You will train, guide, and mentor auditor trainees through their journey in attaining their full PREA auditor certification, assisting in delivering material during initial auditor certification training and the FTP as well as their probationary certification.
You will serve as an FTP faculty team member on field training audits conducted in confinement facilities across the nation. FTP faculty deliver training to auditor trainees on the conduct and methodology of the PREA audit. FTP faculty also provide ongoing verbal and written feedback and one-on-one support and evaluate auditor trainees’ performance and conduct in all phases of the training audit. You will collaborate with FTP host facilities to provide support through each training audit phase to include post-FTP technical assistance.
The person in this role will present material to a wide variety of audiences and contribute to other portfolios at the PRC, such as training and technical assistance, auditor support and continuing education, or other emerging workstreams. They will provide PREA expertise and assistance to stakeholders external to the PRC.
This team member will also work as part of a team to produce and deliver written training resources, tools, and coursework, including the design and delivery of national webinars, asynchronous coursework, and auditor assessment tools that support trainee growth and engagement.
The department seeks to hire two qualified applicants to fill these available positions. The starting salary for this position is $77,000-$84,000, depending on experience. The benefits that come with working at Impact Justice include medical, dental, and FSA plans, significant vacation and wellness leave, and immediate vesting in our 401K with a generous match. This is a full-time, salaried position. We strongly prefer that the candidate be located in our Washington, DC office, but we will consider candidates located in either our Oakland, CA or Los Angeles, CA offices. Highly qualified remote candidates will be considered if we are unable to fill this position with a qualified office-based candidate. Office-based employees are currently working hybrid schedules, partly in the office and partly at home.
COVID-19 Vaccination is a condition of employment for all employees (office-based and remote). We require employees to be fully vaccinated and up to date per the CDC guidance.
If this all sounds like a good fit for you, please send your resume and a brief email or letter explaining why you are particularly interested in the role and why we should be particularly interested in you! Please describe your PREA auditing knowledge and your training experience. You can send this to email@example.com. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application For FTP Senior Program Associate.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with those submitted by May 9, 2023, receiving priority consideration. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted within the weeks following the application closure.
Prohibition of PREA auditing
Employees of Impact Justice/PREA Resource Center are prohibited from conducting, engaging in, or otherwise procuring PREA audits or PREA-related consulting work outside of their job duties.
Elements of the Impact Justice hiring process may include phone screening interviews, candidate exercises (written or presentations), Zoom interviews, in-person interviews, and reference checks. Candidates are welcome to ask for alternative arrangements in the process if needed (for example, interviewing via phone rather than Zoom). Impact Justice will do our best to accommodate reasonable requests. Please communicate any alternative arrangements requested via the hiring email listed above.