Job Title: Administrative Associate
PVN ID: JJ-1604-001128
Category: Clerical/Office Services

Job Description

General Description

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Administrative Associate to provide programmatic and administrative support for the NYC Justice Corps, a multi-site initiative connecting young adults involved with the criminal justice system to leadership, educational and professional opportunity, and fostering community development in neighborhoods with high rates of poverty and crime.  The Administrative Associate will conduct contract administration and compliance activities, tracking key program operations and reporting on program data.  The ideal candidate will have strong analytic skills, experience with databases, and excellent written and oral communication skills. 

About the Prisoner Reentry Institute

The mission of the Prisoner Reentry Institute is to spur innovation and improve practice in the field of reentry by advancing knowledge; translating research into effective policy and service delivery; and fostering effective partnerships between criminal justice and non-criminal justice disciplines.  Building on faculty expertise and student interest at John Jay College, the Institute's work focuses on professionalizing the field of reentry by providing practitioners and policymakers with practical tools and new ideas to advance their work. The Institute provides direct services to formerly incarcerated people through the Prison-to-College Pipeline and College Initiative.  The Institute actively seeks financial support for its work from government and foundation sources. It is one of 12 centers and institutes that constitute the Research Consortium at John Jay College.

Other Duties

Job Responsibilities:

The Administrative Associate reports to the Director of Collaborative Learning of PRI and is responsible for:

  • Track performance indicators, maintain program databases, and develop data collection processes;
  • Provide database user support to ensure data accuracy;
  • Prepare data reports and presentations;
  • Maintain the NYC Justice Corps website as well as project calendars and activity logs;
  • Review program invoices;
  • Conduct program file reviews;
  • Provide general administrative support;
  • Other duties as assigned.



We are seeking candidates who excel in time management, are highly organized, and balance self-directive and collaborative instincts.  Candidates should have:

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint);
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Familiarity with databases;
  • Working knowledge of Word Press preferred; and
  • An undergraduate degree and 1+ years of related professional experience or equivalent.


About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Prisoner Reentry Institute
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$35,000.00 - $38,000.00
Closing Date
Jul 18, 2016 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit