Center for Prison Education Hiring Program Manager

CPEbookdriveThe Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan University is hiring a Program Manager

Since 2009, the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education has brought the transformative power of the liberal arts into Connecticut’s prisons, offering incarcerated individuals the opportunity to take Wesleyan courses, taught by Wesleyan faculty and receive college credit for their efforts. By extending the Wesleyan community and its resources into Connecticut’s prisons, the Center helps to cultivate scholars and citizens who will be assets to their families and communities, both before and after their release. Held to the same standards as any Wesleyan undergraduate, the success of the Center’s students demonstrates the potential of this underserved population to succeed in even the most demanding academic environment. 

imgres-1This person will work in close collaboration with the Academic Planning & Development Manager to oversee all aspects of the college-in-prison program. The Program Manager will work to build support for the program among various constituents, be responsible for the program’s financial stewardship and fundraising efforts, work with the Department of Corrections to ensure the program’s smooth operation and work with incarcerated students to ensure successful participation in the program.

This full-time position is best suited for someone with a Master’s degree and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Please apply by November 30th. For the full job description and application instructions, click here


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.