Pennsylvania Innocence Project was founded in 2009 and works to exonerate and free those convicted of crimes they did not commit and to prevent innocent people from being convicted. The Project also works to improve the criminal justice system by educating all stakeholders on the reasons for wrongful convictions and promoting policies and legislation that will prevent such tragedies from occurring. In addition to representing individuals directly, the Project provides support, training, and guidance to other lawyers litigating post-conviction claims of innocence. Finally, the Project works to support clients upon release as they re-enter society.
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project seeks a well-qualified candidate to serve as Development and Communications Director to oversee all aspects of the Project’s state-wide fundraising, public relations, marketing, and communications programs. This position also reports on all fundraising and communications related activity to the board of directors on a quarterly basis. As the Project is a statewide organization, some travel is required.