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Consultant Application: Incarcerated Women's Working Group (8/27)

The Working Group is looking to hire two formerly incarcerated women or other gender-oppressed people to serve as consultants. Consultants will work about 8 hours per month over a period of 9 months, starting in October 2021. Consultants will receive $2,000 for their work. They will also be reimbursed for their transportation costs.

Consultants will work with Working Group facilitators and members to convene four full coalition meetings during the year and to support the work of our subcommittees. One subcommittee is focused on conditions for women incarcerated on State Road, and one subcommittee is focused on diversion and prevention to keep women out of jail and prison. We also expect to launch a third subcommittee this year with a focus on reentry, particularly housing.

The consultants’ work will include:

  • Planning agendas and co-facilitating full group meetings

  • Attending (mostly virtually and occasionally in-person) full coalition and subcommittee meetings

  • Staying in contact with Working Group members between meetings

  • Following up on “to do” items between meetings

Consultants should be available to attend four full Working Group meetings from October to June. We will meet on the following Mondays from 3 - 5 pm - either on Zoom on in-person at an outdoor location - until further notice:

  • October 4th

  • January 24th

  • March 28th

  • June 6th

Working Group facilitators Maggie Potter, at Community Legal Services, and Julie Zaebst, at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, will supervise the consultants.

How to apply:

This opportunity is open to formerly incarcerated women, including trans women, as well as non-binary and gender-expansive people. Applicants who are actively involved with the Working Group or its member organizations and applicants who have experience organizing within their communities will receive preference.

The application questions are below. Responses can be emailed to Julie at, or you may submit an application via Google form, available at this link:

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 27th, 2021.

Application questions:

  1. Please provide your contact information.


Phone number:

Email address:

Best way to reach you:

2. How did you hear about this opportunity?

3. Why are you interested in working as a consultant for the Incarcerated Women’s Working Group?

4. What skills and experiences would you bring to this role?

5. Some of our meetings this year will be virtual and will take place on Zoom. Please tell us what devices you have at home (cell phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) and whether you have reliable Internet access. (Don’t worry - if you are hired, we will make sure you have the technology and training you need for the job!)

6. Is there anything else we should know about you?

7. What, if any, are your other paid work commitments? Please list the organization and the hours that you typically work. Note our group full coalition meet on the following Mondays from 3-5 pm: October 4th, January 24th, March 28th, and June 6th.

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