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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The research department oversees an independent portfolio of research exploring, documenting, and evaluating a variety of promising reform strategies and criminal justice issues nationwide. The department is seeking a Deputy Director to play a leadership role in various research and evaluation projects involving quantitative methods, in collaboration with the Managing Research Director.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Design and conduct rigorous quantitative or mixed-method research studies;
Clean, code, and analyze quantitative data, preferably using SPSS, although significant experience with other statistical packages such as STATA that require the use of syntax will be considered;
Conduct rigorous statistical analyses using a wide range of techniques, which should include regression analyses; survival analysis; and data reduction;
Generate accessible reports and/or peer-review journal articles of findings;
Serve as a principal investigator and supervising staff on research projects;
Maintain intimate knowledge of courts, probation, and parole, and adult populations in the criminal justice system.
The ideal candidate will have a master’s or doctorate degree, plus meaningful research experience, in sociology, criminal justice, public health, education, or related fields. The capacity to execute research somewhat independently is required. Preferred qualifications include:
In-depth understanding of program evaluation, including a wide array of quasi-experimental designs (e.g., contemporaneous, pre-post, time-series, and comparison site)Experience with complex statistical techniques, including propensity score matching; multi-level modeling; non-response bias analysis and adjustment; and weighting strategies
Skill and experience in disseminating research findings and policy implications to policymaker and practitioner audiences, as well as researchers
Demonstrated ability to select appropriate statistical techniques to solve a range of problems without compromising clarity of purpose and ultimate policy relevance.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Deputy Director, Quantitative Research and Evaluation as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Note: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Learn more about us at courtinnovation.org.
The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.