Regional Organizer for Eastern PA, Prison Society – Jul 18

Posted by Pennsylvania Prison Society on June 28, 2022

The Pennsylvania Prison Society is hiring our first ever first-ever Regional Organizer for Eastern Pennsylvania to help lead our crucial work keeping people in prison safe, healthy, and treated with dignity. From Scranton to Philadelphia, this person will make a difference in countless lives and work for systemic change. We are looking for someone with two or more years of volunteer management, organizing, or similar experience. Though not required, an ideal candidate comes from a community impacted by mass incarceration/has experience with the communities most impacted by mass incarceration. We are looking for a superstar champion for human rights!

On any given day, 62,000 Pennsylvanians are incarcerated in state and county prisons. Incarceration in Pennsylvania increased 400 percent since 1980 while the crime rate has gone down. Lack of access to health care, degradation, and isolation are some of the issues people in prison face. For 240 years, the Pennsylvania Prison Society has led the nation in calling for a more just and humane criminal justice system.

Every month, more than 300 incarcerated people and their families ask the Society for help with issues they face inside prison. Written into Pennsylvania law, Society staff and volunteers respond to these complaints by going into correctional facilities, meeting with incarcerated people, assisting with the issues they are facing, and providing real-time information on prison conditions.

This is where you come in. You will support and develop our regional network of more than 125 volunteers responding to the concerns of incarcerated people. You will strengthen our existing relationships and build new ones with community groups and public officials. You will serve as the main point of contact for the prisons in your region. You will be supported by an amazing team of colleagues who are committed to your success.

Learn more and apply.

Apply by July 18, 2022.

Any questions, please contact Noah Barth, or 215-910-4577

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