Job Title: Forensic Peer Navigator Training Coordinator
PVN ID: JJ-1804-002428
Category: Instruction and Social Service

Key Features

Prisoner Reentry Institute
Full Time
Depends on Qualifications
Closing Date
Apr 23, 2018 (Or Until Filled)


Job Description

General Description

The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking an experienced trainer and mentor to coordinate the development of a forensic peer navigator certificate training program.

About the Prisoner Reentry Institute
The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) is one of twelve institutes that collectively comprise the Research Consortium of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. PRI’s diversified portfolio reflects an overall focus on understanding what it takes for people to live successfully in their communities after contact with the criminal justice system, and on increasing the effectiveness of the professionals and systems that work with them. Central to PRI’s work is a commitment to creating access to higher education for people who have been involved in the criminal justice system. This goal is pursued through PRI’s Educational Initiatives, which currently provide college access programs in six state prisons and Rikers Island, and community-based services to increase the number of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people who go to college and succeed there. The Educational Initiatives are complemented by PRI’s Fellowship Initiatives, which provide opportunities for students to combine their academic learning with field placements and professional development opportunities. PRI is the administrator of the NYC Justice Corps, which seeks to build beneficial relationships between communities and young people who are returning to the community after criminal justice involvement. We also undertake policy initiatives, focusing especially on housing options available to people after incarceration. To learn more about our work, please visit

Other Duties

In partnership with PRI’s Director of Collaborative Learning, the Training Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Engaging employer-partners in developing training program that meets employer needs for qualified/trained candidates for peer roles
  • Engaging people who have lived experience in the justice system in defining training needs and effective training methodologies
  • Coordinating curriculum design steering committee
  • Reaching out to referral sources to recruit students for training program
  • Supporting students throughout the training program to ensure program meets retention/graduation targets and post-training placement/promotion targets
  • Developing jobs for training graduates
  • Providing job placement, job retention support and job promotion support services
  • Managing data and reporting on program activities


  • Previous experience working in and/or managing peer counseling, peer education, peer mentoring programs
  • Previous leadership and/or training/teaching experience
  • Previous workforce development experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree/Social Work degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; comfort speaking in public forums
  • Individuals with prior criminal justice involvement are encouraged to apply