1) In collaboration with the Crime and Education Labsâ™ leadership, develop a strategy for improving the ability of public and private social service resources to reach the places and people at highest risk of costly social challenges, including gun violence, and producing generalizable evidence and lessons for other cities facing similar challenges
2) Oversee the work of Research Managers, Project Associates, and other research staff at the Labs on multiple, overlapping projects involving City and non-City partners, in furtherance of the technical assistance and research goals of this effort
3) Develop and maintain high-level relationships with the Labsâ™ partners by serving as a point of contact, attending meetings and events, and through regular correspondence
4) Identify partnersâ™ key concerns, ways that the Labs can provide them with assistance that leverages our unique resources, and potential research questions that the Labs can help answer
5) Support the Labsâ™ Executive, Faculty, and Research Directors in creating and implementing the Labsâ™ strategic plan
6) Build systems to grow staff capacity, including the development of skills training for staff, to support conducting high-quality research and project implementation
7) Respond to media inquiries as appropriate and oversee efforts to increase the visibility of the Labsâ™ work
8) Work with AD of Operations to help recruit and interview potential candidates, and promote the development of the Crime Labâ™s organizational culture
9) Support the Labsâ™ fundraising efforts, including identifying opportunities consistent with our priorities, and conceptualizing, preparing, and presenting proposals to support our work
10) Prepare presentations, project updates, briefs, funding proposals, and other communications for internal and external audiences
1) Strong strategic thinking skills around organization-building, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
2) Unwavering commitment to rigorous research and evaluation
3) Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
4) Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
5) Excellence in organizational management with the ability to manage and mentor staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
6) High attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required.
7) Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
8) Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
9) A passion for, and working knowledge of, social and criminal justice Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
1) Willingness and ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends and travel
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, communications, business or another relevant field
2) Masterâ™s degree
1) A minimum of five years of relevant experience, including work related to criminal justice at a foundation, government agency, non-profit organization or university.Â 2) Supervisory experience 3) Experience working in an applied research center 4) Fundraising experience preferred, including experience writing grants, cultivating and tracking donors, identifying funding prospects.
2) Cover Letter
3) Three Professional References
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