Program Administrator, Prison Education Program

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NYU's Prison Education Program is seeking a Program Administrator to serve as a member of the Prison Education Program (PEP) leadership team. Plan, develop, and implement pre-release and post-release services for students at Wallkill Correctional Facility. Consult with programs and departments at NYU to develop program support and resources and co-sponsor events. Manage student records and develop a system for program evaluation. Consult with community organizations to develop social service agency referrals and resources for PEP students post-release.


Required Education:Bachelor's DegreePreferred Education:Master's Degree in a related field.Required Experience:3+ years Experience in the nonprofit, social service, or higher education sector. Knowledge of re-entry resources and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Demonstrated understanding of the landscape of services available to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in New York.Preferred Experience:Specific background in post-release programming and/or social services desirable. Program administration, partnership management, individual case management and experience supervising others preferred. Experience working with individuals and communities impacted by incarceration or other systemic injustices.Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:Ability to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, and political issues affecting the students of the Prison Education Program. Ability to advise students on continuing education and life goals; and develop and implement work plans and systems of evaluation. Strong Microsoft Office and computer skills. Excellent organizational skills, cultural competency, and ability to form and maintain strategic partnerships. Strong interpersonal, collaborative, managerial, staff-development and leadership skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to articulate a strategic vision. Ability to work individually and independently, and exercise leadership as a team member.Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:Applicants who were formerly incarcerated are strongly encouraged to apply.

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New York University's Prison Education Program (PEP) consists of NYU faculty, staff, students, and community partners providing access to higher education to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. NYU PEP seeks to address inequalities that shape our educational environment, and to model how a research university can advance solutions to real world challenges. We view education within prison as part of a broader effort to reduce the social harm of incarceration and are committed to working in collaboration with people impacted by incarceration to build our society beyond prison. Our mission is to offer free university courses and college credits leading to an A.A. degree from NYU to individuals who are incarcerated, and provides ongoing support to students seeking higher education upon their release from prison. For more information about the PEP, visit our website:


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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 10/14/2019
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