Just Detention International (JDI) is recruiting a Program Associate, based in its Los Angeles office; a hybrid work-schedule can be accommodated, however, this position requires in-office work at least three days per week. The Program Associate will be supervised by a Program Director.

JDI is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. JDI works to hold government officials accountable for prisoner rape; challenge the attitudes and misperceptions that allow sexual abuse to flourish; and make sure that survivors get the help they need. JDI is dedicated to putting our values around human rights and racial equity into action in our work, internal policies, and hiring practices. This includes offering generous benefits, opportunities for professional growth, and having personnel policies that encourage staff wellness.

The Program Associate will work with the Survivor Outreach and Domestic Programs teams. The Program Associate will play a key role in supporting those teams by:

  • Scanning, filing, and tracking the many letters we receive from incarcerated survivors;
  • Assisting with scheduling and logistics for meetings;
  • Updating and maintaining JDI’s Survivor Resource Guide;
  • Helping to develop and share dynamic web-based content and materials;
  • Providing tech and other logistical support for virtual training programs, including managing event registrations, assisting presenters and attendees, and coordinating post-training functions such as recordings and follow-up communications;
  • Assisting with communication with program partners, including managing email distribution lists;
  • Assisting with collecting and tracking program data; and
  • Assisting with the development of program reports as needed.

We are looking for a new team member who is committed to protecting the human rights of all people and who is dedicated to social justice, racial justice, and equity. We value kindness in all our team members. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of relevant professional experience in administrative or program support, or in social justice-oriented work. Strong communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail are essential. We are looking for someone who is at ease with technology and proficient in Microsoft office, Adobe Acrobat, and Zoom; familiarity with MailChimp and with project management platforms like Asana and Slack are an asset. This team member should be comfortable working on the issue of sexual abuse in detention and be able to work sensitively and respectfully with trauma survivors and people who have different backgrounds and experiences from themselves. We would be particularly excited to hear from people with experience with incarceration — or other experience with the criminal legal system — either personally or through a family member.

The position is a full-time, hourly position. The salary is $48,000 – $52,000. Benefits include employer paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance; employer contribution to 403(b) retirement plan, equivalent to 7% of employee’s salary (begins at six months of employment); 23 days of paid vacation and 11 paid holidays per year; 12 paid sick days per year; access to JDI’s contractual therapist for confidential support as needed; and a paid sabbatical program for employees after 10 years of employment.

To apply, please send your resume to Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. All applications will be kept confidential.