Innocence Network Coordinator

Innocence Network Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY

The Innocence Network Coordinator works to strengthen the 68 organizations that comprise the Innocence Network, oversees operations of the Network, and supports the overall work of the Network Support Unit (NSU), Network Executive Board (the steering committee that guides the Network), and the Network’s five standing committees and ad hoc working groups. They serve as the primary point of contact for applying organizations and facilitates resource sharing and communication among Network member organizations. The Innocence Network Coordinator collaborates with other members of the Network Support Unit to produce organizational development resources and training materials to further the aims of Innocence Network members. This position requires 40 hours of work per week to be performed in-office.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

COORDINATION OF THE INNOCENCE NETWORK:
• Oversee application process for organizations applying to the Network and onboarding process for new members
• Schedule and oversee the logistics of meetings for the Innocence Network Executive Board, Membership Committee, and visitors from allied organizations; prepare meeting agendas and materials and record minutes
• Manage the work of the Membership Committee, including review of membership applications and evaluation of the health of existing members, as well as issues concerning membership compliance and criteria
• Oversee submission of annual report surveys and the calculation and collection of membership dues from all Network member organizations
• Manage the administration of Salesforce database and the Network’s member directories
• Manage administration of the Edmondson Walking Fund grant that supports Network exonerees upon release: determine eligibility of applicants, conduct outreach to Network members with eligible clients, track funding, and compile materials needed for renewal report
• Hire and supervise one department intern each semester; assign projects, serve as liaison between intern and other members of the NSU, provide relevant feedback on work produced.

COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT FOR THE INNOCENCE NETWORK:
• Serve as point of contact for organizations and individuals interested in starting innocence efforts
• Oversee administration of the Network’s Intranet site, Yammer, and email listservs
• Maintain the Innocence Network website, ensuring it is regularly populated with relevant news and information, and Facebook page
• Compile, draft and disseminate a monthly e-newsletter to staff of all Innocence Network members
• Respond to inquiries made through the Network website and to info@innocenceproject.org regarding the work of the Network

INNOCENCE NETWORK CONFERENCE:
• Support the planning of the Innocence Network Conference, including helping oversee the call for session proposals and session evaluation process, generating materials, organizing the printing of materials, overseeing the packing and shipment of materials to conference venue, and other logistics as needed
• Manage the registration process, including review of registrants, liaising with registration tool software maker, and the switch from early bird to regular registration
• Populate the conference website and app, updating content frequently as conference approaches
• Manage the schedule and orientation of conference session monitors and other volunteers
• Oversee the nomination and selection of the Network Champion of Justice and Journalism Awards; coordinate winners’ attendance at the conference
• Handle inquiries from attendees prior to and during the conference and provide on-site support; record minutes at the Network directors’ meeting

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING:
• Research and create resources for Innocence Network members on pertinent topics, such as board governance, case management systems, and education advocacy
• Research and create resources for advocates outside of the Network on pertinent topics, such as establishing new innocence organizations and guidance for high school and undergraduate innocence clubs
• With the rest of the Network Support Unit, analyze the results of the Innocence Network’s annual member evaluations and compile summary documents illustrating trends and red flags
• Participate in the formulation of ongoing outreach activities in response to annual report survey data
• Work on special projects that serve to strengthen the work of Network members, such as tracking data concerning Network exonerations and legal victories
• Facilitate Network members’ access to legal resource offerings, such as pro bono subscriptions to legal services and databases
• Support the Executive Board and committees’ work creating resources for Network members

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
• A passion for the Network’s work and an interest in organizational development and nonprofit management
• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of four years of work experience in an office environment
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
• Knowledge of WordPress and Salesforce a plus
• Experience in event management a plus

KEY COMPETENCIES
• Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and adhere to timelines with meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to handle a broad range of stakeholders with grace and diplomacy
• Particular eye for systems and operational management
• Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high-quality work

COMPENSATION
The salary for this position is competitive and the Innocence Project offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 401k plan with company-match, and paid Transitcheks.

WORKFORCE DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The Innocence Project considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization’s success in meeting its mission. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To apply, please visit Paycom. Information submitted through this secure site is kept confidential. Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to give applicant updates by phone.