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Senior Program Associate (Field Training Program)

Full-Time Position in Washington, DC or Oakland, CA or remote
Impact Justice is a growing organization and focused on building the internal infrastructure we need to support the incredible work we do externally. IJ launched in 2015 and now has a staff of 85. We anticipate more growth in the future, and we’re looking to expand our team. It’s the people at IJ who make everything we accomplish possible – and we’re looking to hire folks who are experts at Getting It Done!

Who We Are

Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative system of justice in the United States. Through innovation, research, policy, and advocacy, we are forging a new path to a justice system that is fair to all of us.  In addition to our core programs around the enforcement of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Restorative Justice, and the Research and Action Center, we are continually adding more to our portfolio of Innovation programs. Overall, we all work to reduce the number of individuals (adults and youth) entangled in the criminal justice system, to improve conditions and outcomes for those who are currently incarcerated, and to provide opportunities to those who are rejoining communities. We employ a national team of advocates, researchers, monitors, practitioners, and experts united by this vision. We work closely with communities of color, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender communities, the formerly incarcerated, and we are continually looking for opportunities to bring those with lived experience in those communities into our teams. A majority of individuals on our current executive team identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ. 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. Check us out at www.impactjustice.org.

The Team

The National PREA Resource Center (PRC) is a project of Impact Justice operated via a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), at the Department of Justice (DOJ). The PRC serves as the national source for training and technical assistance to assist adult and juvenile corrections, detention, law enforcement, and other professionals in their ongoing work to implement the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards and reduce sexual abuse in confinement settings. 

The PRC also supports the Department’s administration of the PREA audit process, including training the auditors that are certified by the Department of Justice to assess facility compliance with the PREA standards, and managing the systems those auditors use to assess facilities and report compliance findings. This position will specifically support the Auditor Field Training Program (FTP).

Who You Are

The PRC is seeking up to two Senior Program Associates in IJ’s Oakland, California, or Washington, DC offices. The PRC will also consider remote candidates who are highly qualified. These positions will contribute to various functions of the PRC, including:

  1. Operating Field Training Program (FTP) training audits, serving either as lead auditor, secondary auditor, or general faculty, as well as assisting with general operating and oversight of the FTP.  
  2. Assisting in the development of substantive auditor online continuing education and professional development content.

That said, we know there are great candidates who may not think they fit into exactly what we’ve described or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that is you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself! 

What You Will Do 

The anticipated start date is as soon as May 2022. You will report to a Program Manager on the FTP team. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of designated FTP training audits, and your core responsibilities will be:

Field Training Program

  1. Leading – You will lead and manage all aspects of your designated FTP training audits as a lead auditor in all phases, or as assigned by the Project Manager in an assisting role as a secondary auditor or as general faculty, with a focus on the delivery of instruction and training to auditor trainees on the conduct and methodology of the PREA audit. You will ensure the accuracy of the written gap analysis report for submission to training audit host facilities. When serving in the role of secondary auditor, you will work with host facilities post-audit to provide explanatory detail and post-FTP training and/or technical assistance.
  2. Logistics – You will plan, lead, and host video teleconference meetings with audit team members and host facility teams, during all phases of the FTP audit. 
  3. Supporting – You will provide one-on-one support and technical assistance to auditor trainees during all phases of the FTP audit providing feedback that fosters growth.
  4. Evaluation – You will review and provide written and verbal feedback to auditor trainees on assignments and activities in all phases of the training audit. Completing evaluation and assessment reports on auditor trainees’ performance and conduct during the FTP audit. 
  5. Course Creation – You will create and produce course content for online auditor training and auditor continuing education to include the design and delivery of webinars, asynchronous coursework, peer engagement activities, training resources, and knowledge assessment tools.
  6. Other – Other duties as assigned include providing support to other portfolios at the PRC such as training and technical assistance, auditor support and continuing education, or other emerging workstreams. 

Applying

The position will be paid $78,000-$82,000. 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. Candidates can be located in either our Washington DC or Oakland CA office, though, we are considering remote staff for this position as well. 

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! You can send this to auditgen@impactjustice.org. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for FTP Senior Program Associate.  

We will accept applications on a rolling basis and will make hiring decisions as applications are submitted, so the sooner you apply the better. The anticipated start date is as soon as May 2022. 

Note that we are committed to workplace diversity and providing equal employment opportunities.  Please also note that we are going to be especially excited in candidates who understand the unique nature of a mission-driven organization, have direct experience with the criminal legal or juvenile justice legal systems, and have a good sense of humor about themselves and the complexities of collaborating with team members in remote locations.