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Queens, NY
Full-time
Salary: $45,000.00 to $48,000.00 /year


HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a ResumeandCover Letterin a single PDF electronically to jobs @ thebronxfreedomfund.org with “Bail Disruptor – Queens” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No faxes or phone calls please. Applicants will be notified regarding whether or not they have been selected for an interview. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT COVER LETTERS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

The Bail Project and The Bronx Freedom Fund are proud to be equal opportunity/affirmative action employers and actively seek the candidacy of formerly incarcerated individuals, people of color, LGBTQIA+ folks, and women. We are committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.

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Position Summary:

Bail disruptors are community members across the country committed to racial and economic justice. They are the core of The Bail Project , securing people’s release, disrupting this draconian system, and fighting mass incarceration.

We’re looking for new bail disruptors to support our Bronx Freedom Fund team on the ground as they deepen their role in New York City! This position is based in Queensand will be responsible for providing case management to our Spanish-speaking clients in the Bronx as well.

Responsibilities:

Bail disruptors are tasked first and foremost with posting bail for those who cannot afford to purchase their freedom. Disruptors pay bail from local courts and jails, meet with clients, remind them about upcoming court dates, and refer them to necessary services to support them after release. This position requires becoming licensed to post bail in New York State, which involves a fingerprint background check.

In addition to securing our clients’ freedom, the disruptors will uphold our holistic model by working within the local community and collaborating with TBP central management in the fight against this abusive system. This will entail collecting client and court data, giving clients an advocacy platform, maintaining administrative records, and assisting with local partnerships to expose the problems of the pretrial system that make TBP so necessary.

Our work will be widely published and made available to partner organizations that are focusing on advocacy, litigation, and legislation. By diligently cataloging our results and empowering our clients to take center stage in the fight against mass incarceration, disruptors will allow us to expose the abuse of our current wealth-based model and fulfill TBP’s two-fold mission of providing immediate harm reduction and pushing us towards a better system.

Salary range will be $45-48K.

Qualifications:

You are driven, highly organized, and have a deep commitment to The Bail Project’s mission to eliminate race and wealth-based disparities in our criminal justice system. Applicants must be willing to work independently as well as in collaborative teams. Applicants will need to be bilingual English/ Spanish speakers and be available to work non-traditional hours. We especially welcome applications from individuals who have been impacted by the criminal legal system. A sense of humor, innovative spirit, and willingness to adapt to the change inherent in a rapidly scaling start-up are essential.

To excel in this role, you likely bring the following:

  • Strong investment in the Queens community and in the fight for racial and economic justice; Queens native or resident preferred
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in racial and social justice or criminal defense
  • A self-motivated, flexible, and hard-working approach
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Strong decision-making and communication skills
  • Basic ability in Google Suite or willingness to learn
  • Emotional intelligence and ability to handle multiple projects
  • Spanish language skills required
  • Mandarin, Cantonese, and/or Bengali language skills preferred but not required

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