Employment

 PRA Values

We’re well staffed with well staff
PRA provides a variety of employment opportunities in various fields related to behavioral health systems change, including research, technical assistance, logistics, and writing. Our company culture is rooted in a strong work-life balance, and we are proud to offer competitive salaries, rich benefits, and a supportive work environment. Some of our employee perks include:

  • Charitable giving matches
  • Day of Reflection opportunity
  • Employer-subsidized healthcare
  • Frequent traveler benefits
  • Generous vacation time
  • Staff luncheons
  • Tuition reimbursements
  • Wellness reimbursements

By fostering a culture of wellness and inclusion, we’ve created a supportive, diverse community of peers. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a recipient of the Times Union “Top Workplace” award.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or Veteran status.

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  • Bookkeeper II

    Background

    Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), a leader in the behavioral health and human services field for over 30 years, is a small woman-owned business located in Delmar, NY.  Funded by federal and state agencies, national organizations, and foundations, PRA conducts research and evaluation; provides technical assistance and training; and plans and facilitates major conferences, meetings, and other knowledge-transfer activities in the behavioral health field.

    Description of the position

    PRA is seeking to fill a full-time Bookkeeper II position. The incumbent will perform advanced accounting functions in a highly efficient manner, including but not limited to the following: verify the accuracy of calculations, post business transactions, reconcile various accounts, process billings, and process bi-weekly payrolls.

    Requirements

    • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices and administrative procedures;
    • Computer proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft applications with strong working knowledge of Excel preferred;
    • Cost accounting experience preferred;
    • Five years of related experience or three years and an Accounting or relevant Associate degree preferred;
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work within timelines; and
    • Excellent communication skills.

    We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, a 2018 recipient of a Times Union “Top Workplace” award, and an American Heart Association designated “Fit-Friendly Workplace.” With a mission statement of “Creating positive social change through technical assistance, research, and training for people who are disadvantaged,” our company culture is rooted in a strong work-life balance. We are proud to offer competitive salaries, rich benefits, and a supportive work environment. Some of our employee perks include charitable giving matches, generous vacation time, staff luncheons, tuition reimbursements, student loan assistance, and wellness reimbursements. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Veteran status.

    If interested in applying for this position please complete a brief survey at https://pra-admin.typeform.com/to/GJQkAy, and send a cover letter (indicating position title) and resume to Policy Research Associates, 345 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054, fax to 518-439-7612 or email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

  • Internship

    Background

    Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), a leader in the behavioral health and human services field for over 25 years, is a small business located in Delmar, NY.  Funded by federal and state agencies, national organizations, and foundations, PRA conducts research and evaluation; provides technical assistance and training; and plans and facilitates major conferences, meetings, and other knowledge-transfer activities in the behavioral health field. PRA is known for its expertise on behavioral health issues related to juvenile and criminal justice; co-occurring substance use disorders; services for children, adolescents, and their families; recovery supports; service members and veterans; homelessness and housing; and violence.

    Description of the Internship

    PRA is always interested in hearing from qualified candidates interested in pursuing an internship. The internships typically involve various project tasks in several topical areas, including criminal justice, juvenile justice, recovery supports, and operations.  High-level supervision/mentorship is provided for these internships.

    Requirements

    • Undergraduate or graduate level student in a relevant policy or public health oriented degree program (e.g., sociology, psychology, criminal justice, public health, public policy);
    • Some experience, knowledge and/or significant interest in behavioral health issues, recovery supports, criminal justice, and/or juvenile justice;
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work within timelines; and
    • Excellent writing skills.

    If interested please send cover letter (indicating position title) and resume to Policy Research Associates, 345 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054, fax to 518-439-7612 or email to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

    PRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and was selected the Times Union #1 “Top Workplace” for 2018.