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In 2022, PJI will begin offering a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree program to incarcerated students at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Maryland. The Patuxent Site Director serves as the primary liaison between Georgetown University and the Patuxent Institution and works on site at Patuxent to assist in the implementation and ongoing administration of the new program.
The Research Collaborative on Higher Education in Prison at the University of Utah is hiring an hourly position to work on research projects in the field of higher education in prison. This position will join a team of researchers examining various aspects of college-in-prison, including the landscape of higher education in prison, the use of criminal histories in college admissions, pedagogy and praxis in prison, and related issues.
The Justice Arts Coalition (JAC), a grassroots nonprofit that serves as a unifying body for people engaged in artmaking in and around carceral institutions across the US, is seeking a full-time Co-Director. The individual hired to fill this position will join the Founding Director as an equal partner -- an expression ofJAC's deep commitment to cultivating a collaborative, non-hierarchical staffing structure. Together, the Co-Directors will work on planning, coordinating, and implementing JAC’s mission in a manner that upholds organizational values of equity, inclusion, and collective care. This vital work comes during an exciting time of growth for JAC and allows for an opportunity to further develop and strengthen its foundation. We plan to bring on a third Co-Director to round out the leadership team within the next two years.
The Research Associate (RA) engages in research projects about conditions of confinement and re-entry. These currently include two process and outcome evaluations about postsecondary education programs in New York prisons, and a process and outcome evaluation of tenancy and criminal-legal involvement among public housing residents. The RA also provides additional research support to the Unlocking Potential and Opening Doors programs on an ad hoc basis.
PEN America, a nonprofit organization that stands at the intersection of literature and human rights, seeks a senior manager with expertise in issues surrounding mass incarceration as well as exceptional editorial savviness to oversee all aspects of PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing Program’s written content and writing fellowships.
Ithaka is seeking to hire a new team members to contribute to efforts to bring JSTOR to incarcerated students. ITHAKA’s mission is to expand access to knowledge and education around the world. Ithaka's services—Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R— enable people everywhere to learn, to grow, and to overcome historical barriers to education. In carrying out our mission, as employees we feel a deep responsibility to each other and our well-being, and are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
The Smart Justice Program Manager will report to the CEO, COO, and Program Director and will be responsible for managing and supporting the foundation’s long term commitment to the Smart Justice Initiative. The role will require strong research capabilities, strategic planning skills, and cross-sector coordination with a range of stakeholders to grow the foundation’s smart justice network. The Program Manager is also responsible for developing annual SMART goals and providing recommendations for the advancement of programmatic goals.
The Vera Institute of Justice is seeking a Program Analyst to provide programmatic and administrative support to the Unlocking Potential initiative. This position will focus on Vera’s projects related to college accreditation in addition to assisting with technical assistance to corrections education programs and leading aspects of federal grant reporting.
A New Way of Life is hiring for multiple positions to work out of their Los Angeles office. All job descriptions and application process can be found on the website linked below.
ITHAKA is seeking a Senior Software Engineer, who will play a critical role in making JSTOR freely available to all Higher Education in Prison (HEP) programs. ITHAKA’s mission is to expand access to knowledge and education around the world. Our services—Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R— enable people everywhere to learn, to grow, and to overcome historical barriers to education. In carrying out our mission, as employees we feel a deep responsibility to each other and our well-being, and are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.