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Manager, Research, Public Safety Performance Project (Quantitative Data Manager)
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC)

Position Summary:

Pew is seeking to hire a Manager of Research whose focus will be on producing research and reports that advance the national dialog about criminal and juvenile corrections issues and assess the impact of state reforms. The position is located in Washington, DC.

The ideal candidate will have an educational and employment background in public policy or a related field, knowledge of the criminal justice system, experience working with state corrections data, and work experience undertaking projects involving many partners, complex issues and extensive writing. It is expected that this position is for a term period through March 31, 2016, with the possibility of an extension pending the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.

Job Requirements

Reporting to the PSPP Research Director and in consultation with colleagues across PSPP and Pew, the position will: A Bachelor's degree is required and an advanced degree in public policy or other relevant field is strongly preferred. Other requirements include:

  • At least eight years' experience in criminal or juvenile justice research and policy analysis, with demonstrated knowledge of at least one of the following areas: sentencing, community corrections, prisons, courts, law enforcement, prosecution or criminal defense. Experience working with state policy makers, corrections officials, researchers and other justice system stakeholders is strongly preferred.
  • Work with PSPP staff, project partners and experts in the field to identify the most salient criminal and juvenile corrections issues for the project's research agenda. Based on that agenda, develop, write and edit research reports, briefs and data visualizations that are rigorous and accessible to policy makers and the public.
  • Manage several staff, fostering team cohesion and providing opportunities for skill building and professional advancement.
  • Design and manage national and 50-state studies that analyze state sentencing and corrections policies and trends, and assess impact on public safety, offender accountability and cost containment.
  • Work closely with PSPP and Communications staff to design and implement effective dissemination strategies, including written products, online communications, and convenings.
  • Minimum of two plus years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience overseeing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
  • Strong quantitative skills and experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS, SAS, and/or STATA preferred.

The full posting is available at http://www.Click2apply.net/bzp5rnj (job ID - 2014-3913 )

Posted on 11/18/2014

Director of Research, Programs and Professional Services (RPPS)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (Alexandria, VA)

The Director of Research, Programs and Professional Services (RPPS) is responsible for all substantive areas of the RPPS Division to include: administration, management, leadership, staffing, planning, budget and substantive response to emerging issues.

  • Serve as a member of the Association's senior staff leadership - working to guide and inform IACP's strategic directions.
  • Lead and mentor Division staff as they work to advance law enforcement and ably serve the Association through grant-funded programming, including the work of the Model Policy Center, new chief mentoring project, violence against women efforts, and juvenile justice initiatives. The Director will also play a lead role in developing national policy summits.
  • Oversees all fiscal aspect of the division, tracking income, expenditure and indirect recapture, and presents trends and issues data at Director-level meetings.
  • Facilitate partnerships between the Association and relevant federal, nonprofit, and private sector partners to advance the work of the IACP.
  • Enhance the Association's professionalism, advocacy, and standing through the development of programs, activities, and interactions. Represent IACP's interests with federal, state, and local policymakers, international entities, national associations, and private industry on issues of mutual import to the Association and field.
  • Oversee Visiting Fellow Program, Student Intern Program and serve as staff liaison to IACP's Research Advisory Committee.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a minimum of twelve (12) years cumulative position-related experience.
  • Master's degree in related field required.
  • Experience in successfully managing and maintaining relationships with committees, foundations, government officials, subordinates, consultants and contractors.
  • Experience in successfully directing the activities of others, conducting performance reviews and developing and mentoring staff.

Preferred Experience:

  • Doctoral degree in criminal justice, education, research, public administration or related field.
  • Strong working knowledge of nonprofit law enforcement membership associations.

The full announcement and position description are available here.

Posted on 10/30/2014

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