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Operations Coordinator

New York City Justice Peer Initiative

Part-Time | On Location / In Office

$39,000 - $39,000/yr.


The New York City Justice Peer Initiative (JPI) is a broad coalition of Justice Peers, allies, friends, and employers focused on a peer-led effort to expand and leverage the power of Justice Peers to contribute to criminal legal system (CLS) transformation.  Justice Peers are individuals who use their lived experience with the CLS to bring peer support to others who are ensnared within the system. JPI is on a mission to create a vibrant NYC based peer-run Justice Peer Center to advance the Justice Peer workforce and promote peer support delivered by Justice Peers as a key solution for the transformation of the CLS and the decriminalization of behavioral health. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of program activities and collaboration with community partners. The part-time role supports the Executive Director (ED) in key areas of fundraising, communications, and the administrative support to establish the nonprofit 501(c)(3) Justice Peer Center. This is a hybrid position working remotely and in-person each week at locations throughout NYC. The position also includes travel to locations in New York State and sometimes to other states.

The Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services (CASES) is incubating JPI, providing fiscal sponsorship. The Operations Coordinator will be hired as a CASES employee and will be eligible to receive CASES’ excellent benefits.


Assist ED with fundraising prospecting, organize fundraising research aligned with JPI goals and provide clear briefing materials, maintain fundraising calendar, and support proposals submission.
Under guidance and approval of ED and CASES’ Development Team solicits small and mid-level gifts and individual donor giving.
Ensure JPI maintains compliance with grant deliverables and support writing of progress and final reports to funders.
Assist with administrative duties and other marketing and communication efforts, including the preparation of fundraising emails and website materials.
Coordinate, liaise, and schedule the consultant trainers delivering JPI’s core curriculum to Justice Peers.
Collaborate with Justice Peers organizing training sessions and professional development activities and the systems for registration, enrollment, and post training support.
Coordinate outreach and the invitations and registration for employers to participate in JPI technical assistance activities.
Collect, analyze, and report JPI data and outcomes to funders and stakeholders.
Prepare reports on JPI activities, outcomes, and impact.
Maintain JPI listserv and develop communication materials for the website.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including Justice Peers, employers, advocacy groups, government agencies, and community organizations.
Collaborate with community partners, employers, and criminal legal system (CLS) agencies to develop and implement joint initiatives, share expertise and resources.
Represent the program at relevant meetings, conferences, and community events to promote awareness and build strategic alliances.
Prepares communications, minutes, reports, briefings, and agendas.
Provide administrative support as needed, including monthly reconciliation of program expenses, problem-solving, scheduling meetings, and assisting in set-up and preparation for events.


Experience and strong knowledge of peer recovery support principles, NYS peer certification, and trauma-informed care.
Proven track record of working with peer specialist staff.
Experience and understanding of the criminal legal system (CLS) and the role of peer support within the CLS.
Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and belonging and contributing to an inclusive work environment.
Excellent communications skills (verbal, written, presentation, interpersonal) with all types and levels of audiences.
Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, etc.).



Annual salary $39,000

Part-time 3 days, 21 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekend work.


Please follow the link below. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Online submissions only; no mailed applications or phone calls please. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

CASES is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with CASES is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital, military, or citizenship status. We actively recruit individuals with prior involvement in the criminal legal system.

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