Project Manager, Justice Advocacy Project, Stanford Law School

Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Project Manager, Justice Advocacy Project, Stanford Law School

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Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

The Stanford Three Strikes and Justice Advocacy Project is a nationally recognized criminal justice reform and litigation program based at Stanford Law School. The Project represents prisoners serving life sentences for nonviolent crimes, assists with prisoner reintegration to communities, and develops related policy reforms on the national, state, and local levels.

We are seeking a project manager to coordinate our “Ride Home” national prisoner reentry project involving direct services and policy development. The Project Manager will become an integral part of a small team managing and developing strategic plans for programs that influence national public policy and criminal justice reform. This position reports to the Director and co-founder of the Justice Advocacy Project, Mike Romano.

Applicant should be highly motivated, well-organized, and able to work independently to coordinate a wide range of logistical planning and implementation of programs related to criminal defense litigation, public policy, and prisoner reentry support. Must be comfortable interacting with incarcerated clients, government officials, community organizers, policy advisors, elected officeholders, and law enforcement officers.

This is a one year fixed-term position.

Core Duties:

  • Coordinate and assist future development of existing “Ride Home” prisoner reentry program for inmates who receive executive clemency from President Obama. Includes maintaining relationships with released clients, tracking reentry locations, and researching resources across the country.
  • Support litigation in state and federal courts. Includes assisting with legal pleadings, gathering and submitting litigation documents, managing filing systems, and tracking court deadlines.
  • Contribute to Project communications and administration planning. Includes managing website and social media.
  • Perform project associated duties including monitoring project scope and reporting concerns to the Director.
  • Compile data and generate reports and metrics related to the project.


  • Polished written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking ability to manage multiple parallel projects and competing priorities
  • Associate degree or equivalent work experience and two years relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience
  • Excellent Microsoft Word skills
  • Proficiency using Excel
  • Able to manage internal business systems
  • Experience updating websites and using social media
  • Comfort with significant phone contact
  • Valid Driver's License, and comfort with occasional long distance driving


  • Experience in the areas of criminal justice reform, prisoner reentry, and/or post-conviction litigation
  • Experience with indigent and mentally ill populations
  • Interest in advanced studies and academic research in related field

    Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Job: Project Management

    Location: School of Law
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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