Coordinator, Race, Equity and Inclusion - Vera Institute of Justice (Bronx)


: $113,565.00 - $104,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


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Who We Are

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, envisions a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone. Vera is committed to securing equal justice, ending mass incarceration, and strengthening families and communities.

  • We study problemsthat impede human dignity and justice.
  • We pilot solutionsthat are at once transformative and achievable.
  • We engage diverse communitiesin informed debate.
  • We harness the power of evidenceto drive effective policy and practice.
  • We work with others who share our vision to tackle the most pressing injustices of our dayfrom mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplacespecifically, we value diverse experiences with regard to educational background and justice system contact. We hire employees that reflect our values: respect, independence, collaboration, and commitment.

    What you'll do

    The Coordinator, Race,Equity andInclusion (REI)willsupport the planning, implementation, and performance measurement of specific short- and long-term projects that (1) identify and address racial disparities and other inequities; and (2) imbed equity, diversity and inclusion principles and values inVera'spolicies, programs and practices. This work includes, but is not limited to, work in partnership withall centers and business unitsto develop plans and processes related to REI to ensure alignment for maximum results.

    The Coordinator reports tothe Director, Race,Equity andInclusion.

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely and efficient administrative support to the Director including managing calendars, meeting scheduling, maintenance of OneDrive and other file systems, preparation of materials, processing invoices, notetaking and helping to manage priorities.
  • Supports Directorto provide overall direction and management of REI in order to identify goals, outcomes and strategies that prioritize the use ofracial equityframeworksto advance and support equity, diversity, andinclusion withinVeraand withVera partners.
  • Supports staff in applying an equity lens in designing, implementing and evaluating programs to achieve fair and equitable outcomes.
  • Provide support for Vera's affinity and work groups which could include helping to identify resources needed and planning events.
  • Planning logistics for internal and external meetings and events.
  • Coordinate travel plans for Director and staff of Vera's centers and business units.
  • Develop, document, implement and administer REI systems, procedures and reports.
  • Communicate REI efforts with the Institute and Vera's external stakeholders by drafting and sending written communication and managing content for the Intranet.
  • Work directly with Legal Department to manage contracts, secure partnerships with external vendors, particularly local vendors, women of color led businesses, vendors led by or that hire people who are formerly incarcerated people, and/or vendors that center race equity.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • What qualifications do you need?

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience, and 3-5 years of experience in office or project administration.
  • Passion for racial justice, social equity, and an understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to organize, prioritize and follow through on work assignments.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and efficiency in typing, including the ability to prepare documents in a professional and competent manner with minimal editorial changes required prior to distribution.
  • Exceptional organizational skills/attention to detail and outstanding project management skills; ability to handle and prioritize multiple time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to create and edit charts, tables, graphs and presentations, using PowerPoint, Word and Excel software with minimal assistance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of administrative filing systems and project administration techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment and to work efficiently on an independent basis.
  • Commitment to Vera's mission and social justice
  • The Nitty - Gritty

  • Thelocation for this position isIndusty City, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • When you join our team

  • You can expect to work with a team of amazing people who have tenacity, are creative, scrappy, and are committed to getting the work done. Why? Because our work is urgent, impactful, and more important than ever.
  • You will have a gym membership you can't turn down, great benefits, and work-life balance. Driving meaningful change is hard work. But we also know that you have a life, places to go, and people to see.
  • How to apply

    Please submit a cover letter, and resume. The cover letter should outline the minimum and additional qualifications possessed by the candidate and address how the candidate will use those qualifications to excel at the position's responsibilities.

    However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to:

    ATTN: Human Resources / REI Coordinator

    34 35th St, Suite 4-2A, Brooklyn, NY 11232

    Fax: (212) ###-####

    Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.

    No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

    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.

    For more information about Vera, please

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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