Communications Coordinator

Vera Institute of Justice | New York, New York


The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society, examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.  

At a time of unprecedented challenge, we're fighting for justice reform built on bedrock American values and grounded in action at the state and local level. This video reflects the urgency within the organization and our intention to build an effective and inclusive team. 

Job Summary

The Vera Institute of Justice seeks a motivated Communications Coordinator with a passion for social justice and a keen interest in the power of communications to join a highly productive team. Reporting to the vice president for communications and public affairs, the coordinator will handle the administrative work of the department as well as work collaboratively with other communication staff to support and strengthen the communications effort at Vera.


He/she will gain experience with all aspects of communications and be responsible for assuming a variety of administrative, editorial, media monitoring, web posting and support tasks. 


Our ideal candidate has:

  • BA degree and at least one year relevant office experience, including internships or volunteer experience. 
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with, and without, close supervision.
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to manage work on multiple projects efficiently.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with social media and event planning a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Salary: $38,000 - $48,000 per year,  plus excellent benefits including health/dental, paid family leave, educational assistance and Institute-sponsored social opportunities.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter. Online submission in PDF format is preferred.

However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to

ATTN: Human Resources / Development Coordinator Recruitment

Vera Institute of Justice

233 Broadway, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10279

Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.

No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status or current employment status. 

Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

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Vera Institute of Justice