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 with strong data analysis skills to join our team as an Associate Data Analyst.
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 position will support, and in some cases design and oversee, the development and implementation of comprehensive criminal justice policy reform efforts.
The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic individual capable of working with large administrative datasets, including extensive cleaning and merging; collecting qualitative and quantitative data; conducting policy research and analysis; linking data findings to policy; creating presentations and reports using research and data for non-research focused audiences; interacting effectively with high-level stakeholders; developing high-quality deliverables written for a variety of audiences (from talking points to presentations to research reports); presenting to diverse stakeholder audiences; supporting performance measurement; and providing technical assistance to local, state, tribal and national organizations as they implement system reforms.
Candidates must exhibit strong analytic, project management, writing, and critical thinking 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 and ideally experience working with criminal justice datasets. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and virtually-based work environment is critical. Significant travel may be required.
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