Join AIR as a Fellow with the Youth Reentry Technical Assistance Center with our Youth, Family, and Community Development program and in partnership with the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to foster equitable pathways for young people, families, and communities to thrive.
The Youth Reentry Technical Assistance (YRTA) Fellowship Program is a three-year training and technical assistance-oriented fellowship dedicated to integrating lived experience into work with state and community-based organizations, aiming to provide equitable and meaningful youth reentry programming. As part of the YRTA team, two Fellows will receive comprehensive training and professional development to enhance their existing skills and experience, positioning them to offer ongoing expertise in the justice system. The YRTA Fellowship Program is designed for individuals who have been impacted by the juvenile justice system, particularly those with lived experience. The 2024 YRTA Fellowship Program will engage two fellows from February 2024 through September 2026. This is a paid fellowship, and health benefits are included. Fellows are expected to work 30 hours a week (75% work schedule).
The two fellows will work directly for the Youth Reentry Technical Assistance Center housed at AIR, which serves as the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) training and technical assistance provider supporting OJJDP Second Chance Act Youth Reentry grantees. The Youth Reentry Technical Assistance Center serves over 50 Youth Reentry grantees from across the country through learning events, relationship-centered coaching, and evidence-informed resources. This grant provides funding to support states, units of local government, Tribal entities, and community-based organizations in developing programs that offer comprehensive reentry services for moderate- to high-risk youth before, during, and after release from confinement. The grant aims to support transitional services that assist youth in successful reintegration into the community and deliver relevant training to key stakeholders positioned to impact the youth's reentry process.
Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of our U.S. office locations.This does not include U.S. territories.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
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Education, Knowledge, and Experience:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.
This position offers an anticipated hourly rate of $23.00. Offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the hourly rate is for candidates that are based in the United States.
AIR maintains a drug-free work environment.
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