The High Performance Prosecution & Prosecutor-Led Diversion Project Attorney Position

Summary:

The Project Attorney works in support of the project director and alongside the project associate in a national nonprofit dedicated to the support of prosecutors and criminal justice reform. The attorney is responsible for providing legal support for two APA grant-supported projects, the High Performance Prosecution Grant and the Prosecutor-Led Diversion Grant Program.  Duties include performing research and legal drafting tasks typically related to criminal justice and procedure, statutory construction, legislative and policy proposals, and diversion and alternative sentencing programs. Tasks will also include authoring and editing association publications and newsletters and preparing materials for site visits, webinars, and national and regional conferences. Other duties will include drafting documents, addressing requests for resources and technical assistance, participating in national meetings with allied criminal justice partners and grant funders, and participating in technical assistance site visits to multiple jurisdictions. The attorney may also be requested to assist other APA divisions or association programmatic areas as needed.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who is highly organized and capable of effectively multi-tasking in a complex team environment. The ideal candidate will also have significant experience involving pretrial diversion programming, problem solving justice initiatives, and community prosecution experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting legal research and drafting;
  2. Participating in site visits and conference calls;
  3. Providing technical assistance in conjunction with the Project Director, which may include requests for resources, subject matter experts, legislative and policy reviews, and other criminal justice-related program assistance;
  4. Monitoring grant activity and timelines in conjunction with Project Associate and Project Director;
  5. Assisting with developing and editing online and print publication and webinar content;
  6. Assisting in planning and implementing meetings and conferences related to project objectives;
  7. Assisting with completing other project deliverables under the direction of the Project Director as needed.

 

Requirements:

Applicant must possess a J.D. and be in good standing of a state Bar. Candidate should have been a practicing attorney for at least two (2) years and preferred candidates will have experience working in a prosecutor’s office or as a litigator in the criminal justice system. The attorney must possess keen research and legal analysis skills preferably with experience in criminal law or policy. Other non-profit, policy and project management experience is also desirable. This position requires proficiency with basic computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and legal search engines.

 

Working Conditions:

Working conditions are normal for that of an office environment.  Frequent travel will likely be required (more than five times per year).  Working remotely is negotiable dependent upon an applicant’s qualifications.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary based upon experience, and full health benefits and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Please submit your resume to humanresources@APAInc.org


Project Assistant/Executive Administrative Assistant

Summary:

This position provides program support for several in-house projects as well as administrative assistance to CEO. The ideal candidate will be proficient with basic computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), be highly organized and an independent worker. In addition, high levels of communication skills and attention to detail are necessary for managing project deliverables and communicating with organizational partners and association members

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining time task plans for each in-house project
  • Monitoring timely accomplishment of deliverables.
  • Assisting with the planning and logistics of meetings, events, and conferences.
  • Collecting and organizing content for newsletters, webinars and podcasts.
  • Assist in preparing, editing and formatting materials for publication.
  • Prepare and compile expense reports for meetings and other conferences.
  • Running webinars and podcasts for in-house programs.
  • Calendar maintenance, travel arrangements for and administrative support of the CEO
  • Overall office administrative support including assistance with in-office conferences, material preparation, report creation and other duties as needed.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

1. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, telephone protocol, and professional e-mail etiquette. Duties require professional, verbal and written communication skills usually gained through clerical, paralegal, or other equivalent experience.

  • Working knowledge of various social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter.
  • Working knowledge of GoToWebinar.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience working for a nonprofit or membership association, law firm or criminal justice agency.
  • Experience in planning conferences and other professional events.

Working Conditions:

Working conditions are normal for that of an office environment. Occasional travel will be required.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary based upon experience, and full health benefits and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Required experience:

  • Administrative Assistant: 2 years

Please submit your resume to humanresources@APAInc.org