Office Manager

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540 Atlantic Avenue
4th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Vera Institute of Justice, Common Justice
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Common Justice is a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice. The project is a victim service program and restorative justice alternative to prison for serious and/or violent felony cases such as assault, burglary, and robbery. The project brings 16-24-year olds responsible for crimes together with those they have harmed and their support people in a facilitated dialogue to determine appropriate sanctions to take the place of a prison sentence. The project engages and prepares all parties, convenes the dialogues, and provides supervision and support to both those harmed and those responsible for crime. It aims to meet the needs of people harmed by crime, prevent further violence, and improve satisfaction with the justice system. While we serve the full range of people harmed by crime, a full 70% of the victims Common Justice works with are men of color, many of them young adults. Common Justice recognizes that despite many popular misperceptions, the person most likely to be harmed by violent crime both nationally and in New York City is a 16 to 24-year-old black man. And yet current victim services policies and programs all too often fail to meet the needs of this group when they are harmed by crime. Common Justice believes that victims deserve more options that resonate with their sense of justice, safety, and respect, and that communities deserve programs that help halt cycles of violence, improve the public safety, and meet their needs.

The project seeks a well-organized professional with excellent people skills to join the team for this innovative demonstration project.

Responsibilities
The Office Manager will be responsible for ensuring smooth operations of the office, including but not limited to ordering and restocking supplies, assisting with meeting logistics, and managing receipts for corporate card and cash purchases. The Office Manager will support Common Justice will be part of a team responsible for operations and administration.

Compensation:
Part-time 10-15 hours/week. $15/hour.

Requirements: 

• High school diploma or GED required.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills
• Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply
• Serious commitment to social justice required

To apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

http://vera.applytojob.com/apply/8ZXz8N/Office-Manager-Parttime?source=NLDA

Electronic submission through Vera’s online application system is preferred, however, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to:
ATTN: Human Resources / CJ Office Manager
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Flr.
New York, NY 10279
Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method of submission (online, mail, or fax). Please do not email your resume directly to a staff member. No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Notes: 
Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status. Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
Salary range: 
$15/hour
Expiration date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018