Jobs

January 2021

Just Detention International (JDI) is recruiting a Senior Program Officer to work in its Los Angeles office. JDI is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse via written correspondence, hotline calls, virtually, and in-person in detention facilities
  • Facilitate JDI’s therapeutic art workshop program for incarcerated survivors
  • Work on the domestic projects team by developing and providing and technical assistance to corrections officials, rape crisis advocates, and other partners as needed
  • Work with advocates, corrections staff and people in custody to improve safety and services for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse
  • Represent JDI at project sites during program meetings, program events, and trainings
  • Supervise Program Assistants, as applicable

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or a related field; or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum four years of relevant professional experience
  • Prior experience providing direct services to survivors of trauma or working in a detention facility highly preferred
  • Passionate commitment to protecting the human rights of all people
  • Comfort addressing sexual violence, ability to work sensitively with trauma survivors, and willingness to work inside detention facilities
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Outstanding computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint)

The salary for this position is approximately $60,000 – $65,000 annually. JDI offers generous benefits and paid vacation.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to jobs@justdetention.org. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. All applications will be kept confidential.

JDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQI candidates; people with disabilities; and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply.

January 2021

Just Detention International (JDI) is recruiting a Social Worker to work in its Los Angeles office. JDI is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse via written correspondence, hotline calls, virtually, and in-person in detention facilities
  • Facilitate JDI’s therapeutic art workshop program for incarcerated survivors
  • Work on the domestic projects team, including by leading projects as assigned and helping to develop and provide training and technical assistance to corrections officials, rape crisis counselors, and other program partners as needed
  • Work with advocates, corrections staff, and incarcerated people to improve safety and services for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse
  • Represent JDI at project sites during program meetings, program events, and trainings
  • Supervise Program Officers, Program Associates, and Program Assistants, as applicable

Qualifications:

  • MSW or other relevant graduate degree
  • Experience providing direct services to survivors of trauma and/or to incarcerated people
  • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience
  • Passionate commitment to protecting the human rights of all people
  • Comfort addressing sexual violence, ability to work sensitively with trauma survivors, and willingness to work inside detention facilities
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint)

The salary for this position is approximately $70,000 – $75,000 annually. JDI offers generous benefits and paid vacation.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to jobs@justdetention.org. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. All applications will be kept confidential.

JDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQI candidates; people with disabilities; and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply.

January 2021

Just Detention International (JDI) is recruiting a Staff Writer to work in its Los Angeles office. JDI is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. The Program Content Writer will join JDI’s communications team and report to JDI’s Communications Director.

Key Staff Writer Responsibilities:

  • Work with JDI’s program and communications teams to write and edit program reports and educational materials in support of JDI’s work to ensure the safety and dignity of incarcerated people.
  • Work with JDI’s program and communications teams to write and edit supportive materials for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse.
  • Interview survivors, JDI supporters, and key program partners, as needed, to develop JDI communications and program materials.
  • Working with the Communications Director, help formulate JDI’s position on critical issues and help develop communications strategies to advance JDI’s mission.
  • Write JDI press releases, fact sheets, research reports, Action Update articles, and other core communications materials
  • Plan and develop content for JDI’s website, social media platforms, and emails to supporters
  • Draft op-eds, letters to the editor, and other statements for the media
  • Write and edit fundraising letters and donor and program progress reports

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writing skills
  • BA or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum three years of relevant professional experience, preferably as a writer or editor at a at a nonprofit organization
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Outstanding MS Office computer skills and a sharp eye for design
  • Basic knowledge of design tools (Photoshop, InDesign) and website content management systems are a plus, but not required
  • Ability to produce high-quality work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Passionate commitment to protecting the human rights of all people
  • Comfort addressing sexual violence, ability to work sensitively with trauma survivors, and willingness to work inside detention facilities
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences

The salary range for this position is 55k – 65K annually, commensurate with experience. JDI offers generous benefits and paid vacation.

Please send a letter of interest and resume and writing sample to jobs@justdetention.org. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. All applications will be kept confidential.

JDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQI candidates; people with disabilities; and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply.