Are you passionate about criminal justice reform? Are you interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a tenacious group of big-thinking, results-focused, talented colleagues? Are you looking for a job where you can have real, system-level impact?
If you answered “Yes!” to all of the above, read on.
The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) is seeking a high-performing individual to join our team as an Associate.
About CJI at CRJ
Community Resources for Justice is a Boston-based non-profit organization working in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and social welfare systems. In support of CRJ’s mission, its Crime and Justice Institute provides nonpartisan consulting, policy analysis, and research services to improve public safety and the delivery of justice throughout the country.
CJI works with a diverse group of practitioners and policymakers throughout the criminal justice process, including corrections officials, police, courts, and political and community leaders. Our project teams provide technical assistance, training, consulting and evaluation services to support the development and implementation of evidence-based practices in juvenile and criminal justice, including policing, pretrial, courts, correctional institutions and probation/parole.
This Associate will contribute to, and in some cases design and oversee, the work of various project teams to implement initiatives related to criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. In addition to project-specific work, Associates also participate with CJI’s Leadership Team in business development activities and on special projects as needed.
The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic individual capable of conducting policy research and analysis, authoring reports, facilitating group processes, conducting strategic planning sessions, delivering trainings and presentations, and providing technical assistance to local, state, tribal and national organizations as they implement system reforms. Candidates must exhibit strong project management, writing, and critical thinking / analytic skills, and the ability to work efficiently and prioritize quickly and confidently. The position requires at least a familiarity with current criminal or juvenile justice research, organizational development, and change theory. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and virtually-based work environment is critical. Significant travel may be required.
Duties / Responsibilities:
Business Development & Marketing
Required Skills for Current Recruitment
Associates contribute to a variety of projects, and a diverse skill set is highly desirable. For projects that the Associate will contribute to upon hire, the following skills and experience are preferred:
Topical expertise on evidence-based policy and practice any of the following areas is also desired: pretrial (strongly desired); sentencing; corrections; community supervision; and/or offender treatment.
CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.