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Senior Program Manager, PREA Operations and Resource Management

Full-Time Position in Washington, DC

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 (PREA), Restorative Justice, and the Research and Action Center, we are continually adding more to our portfolio of 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 PREA team is made up of approximately 35 staff that all support projects, activities, and functions funded by Impact Justice’s portfolio of PREA awards, including the National PREA Resource Center (PRC), the Site-Based PREA Implementation Support Program, and the PREA Targeted Implementation Planning and Support (PREA TIPS) Program. Each program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and supports ongoing work to implement the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards and reduce sexual abuse in confinement settings

Who You Are

You are energized by the idea of imposing structure and order on your world, sticking to timelines by breaking long-term projects into short-term plans and working through each one. You are a person that wants to find new solutions to emerging problems.

You have strong organizational skills, including excellent attention to detail and an ability to follow protocols and maintain detailed records. You have a demonstrated understanding of 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Guidance and DOJ Financial requirements or the capacity to learn those requirements quickly, and are confident that you can communicate and support the implementation of complex financial requirements across projects with unique objectives, settings, and experience levels.

You are a people person and find meaning in getting to know your teammates’ strengths, interests, and goals. You don’t mind facilitating discussions and you are excited to engage with various stakeholders and collaborators – including our partners at the Department of Justice, corrections professionals, advocates, and our dedicated contractors and consultants.

Finally, you have excellent writing and communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail when it comes to overseeing both the form and substance of written material.

That said, we know there are great candidates who may not think they fit into what we’ve described above 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 for this position is January 31, 2022. You will report to the Director of the PREA team and will work collaboratively with several managers across the PREA portfolio. You’ll be the owner of enforcing sound grants management principles across the PREA portfolio, as well as ensuring smooth operations within the team. Your core responsibilities will be:

  1. Grants Management and Finance – You will be responsible for ensuring that Impact Justice is in compliance with 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Guidance and DOJ requirements, in addition to the IJ policies and practices set as special conditions for each award. This includes monitoring the PREA budgets for accuracy and allowability, coordinating with BJA to seek budget approvals and documenting them appropriately, preparing budget analyses for PREA managers and BJA partners, monitoring contracts, and overseeing all reporting requirements.
  2. Hiring and Onboarding – You will oversee the hiring process for the PREA team, including working with PREA managers to identify staffing needs/gaps and determining appropriate job levels and responsibilities. You will also oversee the onboarding and offboarding process for the PREA team.
  3. External Communications – You will oversee external communications, including ensuring that the PRC website is up-to-date, accurate, and meets all PREA branding standards; managing the initiative to bring the PRC website and Communities of Practice portal into 508 compliance; overseeing the drafting and distribution of monthly newsletter communications; and providing quality control reviews of materials for BJA review and approval.
  4. Internal Communications and Operations – You will manage operations, role clarity, and communications across the PREA team. To support planning efforts, you will stay informed of and track major deliverables across the PREA portfolio. You will plan and facilitate team meetings across the project, as well as with external stakeholders.

Applying

The position salary starts at $85,000-92,000. 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. We would prefer that the candidate be located in our Washington, DC office. We are not considering remote staff for this position.

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 SPMORM@impactjustice.org. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for PRC Senior Program Manager ORM.

We will be reaching out to those candidates we are prepared to interview within the month following the application deadline of January 28, 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.