Posted on June 14, 2012
Project Analyst, The Guardianship Project
Vera Institute of Justice
Vera Institute of Justice - Project Analyst, The Guardianship Project
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. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.
Vera seeks a mid-level Project Analyst for The Guardianship Project, an innovative demonstration project established to provide model guardianship services to older adults and people with disabilities who have been adjudicated as incapacitated by the court and have no family or friend available or willing to assist them. Our team of lawyers, social workers, and financial managers coordinates and oversees all aspects of clients’ care, and takes immediate action in the courts and community to address clients’ evolving needs. Project staff routinely addresses challenging and emotionally charged issues such as end-of-life decision-making and protecting clients from physical and financial neglect and abuse. The Guardianship Project is located in the Kings County Supreme Court building in downtown Brooklyn.
Reporting to the Project Director, the Project Analyst will have the following duties:
- In collaboration with the project director, represent the project at meetings with prospective funders, law- and policy-makers to secure funding and to advance best practices in guardianship
- Research and recommend strategies to support ongoing project sustainability and possible-spin-off
- Identify possible funding opportunities and draft funding proposals for core operational support and special initiatives
- Prepare and submit progress and other reports to funders
- Identify opportunities to enhance program visibility and promote best practices in guardianship
- Draft and solicit articles for, and coordinate production of Project newsletter
- Write blog posts and articles pertaining to guardianship, elder abuse, health care, and other relevant issues for legal journals and other publications
- Create and deliver presentations at internal and external meetings
- Draft testimony and position papers
- Track and manage client data relating to ongoing and ad hoc reporting needs
- Conduct an annual Medicaid cost-benefit analysis and cost-benefit analyses specific to funders and policymakers
- Draft and compile monthly project reports
- Assist in the preparation of fee collection reports
- Provide ongoing administrative support to the project director
- Bachelor’s Degree plus 3+ years’ relevant experience in policy, research, or development required
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication, and analytical skills
- Proficiency in Excel
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice
- Experience working with underserved populations strongly preferred
- Works well under pressure
- Final candidates will be subject to criminal and financial background check
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and ongoing educational opportunities are an additional plus.
How To Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume.
Online submission is preferred at
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to:
ATTN: Human Resources/TGP Project Analyst Recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Flr.
New York, NY 10004
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.
The Vera Institute of Justice values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about Vera and the Guardianship Project work, please visit www.vera.org.