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Senior Staff Associate


The Probation and Parole Reform Project seeks to end mass supervision and create more community-led systems of justice that no longer rely on surveillance and punishment as a default. The Senior Staff Associate will manage the team’s work in multiple sites, helping to structure rapid response and more intensive engagements aimed at making supervision smaller, less punitive, and more equitable, while creating new community leadership capacity for individuals and families impacted by supervision. The incumbent will survey and assess the local landscape for reform in identified sites, convene local stakeholders and policymakers to create planning processes, establish and coordinate work plans that support the development of community-based reforms, deploy members from the Executives Transforming Probation and Parole (EXiT) network to support the work, develop various written products to support reform, and cultivate relationships with the media and funders to highlight and support ongoing work.


Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree in any Social Science required; Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration or Policy, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or other Social Science strongly preferred.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Candidates with criminal justice histories or lived experience relating to criminal justice are encouraged to apply.

• Strong working knowledge of probation and parole system operations and policies.

• Strong ability to develop relationships and communicate with a broad range of actors, including community groups, service providers, government agency officials, judges, advocates, and elected officials.

• Strong research, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills.

• Ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests.

• Strong written and oral communication skills, including mastery in giving presentations and comfort talking with the media.

• Experience developing and writing external-facing products, such as publications, infographics, and videos.

• Experience writing grant proposals.

• 8-10 years work experience preferred



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