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Staff Associate

The Columbia Justice Lab, within the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, seeks to appoint a Staff Associate I (SA1) to work with the Emerging Adult Justice Project (EAJP). The EAJP seeks to inform and drive developmentally appropriate, effective and fair justice responses that advance successful paths to adulthood for emerging adults (ages 18 – 25).

The SA1 will assist the EAJP with searching for newly published research reports relevant to the field of emerging adult justice to add to our online library; working with the EAJP team on expanding the overall content of the website to better reflect our ongoing work and share our findings; selecting content that will be included in our monthly newsletter and writing a draft of the newsletter for review/edits; compiling packets of informational materials that we can share with attendees of our trainings, webinars, groups and conferences (e.g., most relevant research reports, informative info-graphics, etc.); and drafting PowerPoint slides for our presentations (including creating charts to highlight the data and trends).

This position may involve some travel outside of New York City for meetings and convenings. The SA1 will report to the project director, Lael Chester, and Justice Lab co-director, Vincent Schiraldi.

Apply HERE.

 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

The Department of Sociology at Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar (PRS). The PRS will be a member of the Square One Project (SQ1) in the Justice Lab, and will support curriculum development on the Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy Project. The PRS will conduct research related to the Square One sites, involving a mix of quantitative data analysis of criminal justice administrative records and qualitative field observation, in support of the local projects.

The Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy curriculum will be available for adoption, adaptation, and use across the nation in universities and colleges, in prisons, and in community settings. The curriculum will include a cluster of academic and clinical courses and experiential learning opportunities, with full syllabi and teaching materials, including on-line teaching resources (videos, lectures, lesson plans) and several MOOCs (“massive open online courses”), all of which will have been developed, designed, and tested collaboratively at partner organizations and institutions. Working with a large network of existing partners at the Square One Project and the Initiative for a Just Society, the project will design and provide teaching material that will be suitable for advanced undergraduates or for a one-year master’s degree on “Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy” that spans the humanities, arts, social sciences, policy, and law.

A specialization and background in sociology, social work, public health, political science, public policy and/or economics, strong quantitative and qualitative research skills is required, as well as a demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice.

Apply HERE.

 

Justice Lab Request for Proposals 1

The Justice Lab at Columbia University seeks a strategy consultant to evaluate and hone our organizational strategy as a Lab, and to support the development of Justice Lab project-specific strategies.

  • Evaluate the Justice Lab strategy – vision, mission, values, key strategies – in order to create updated strategic articulations of each.
  • Develop project-specific strategy articulations that flow from the updated organizational strategy

We request that interested consultants submit an application by Tuesday, March 23, 2021. We expect the duration of the project to last 3-5 months.

Please submit a brief proposal for this work, including recommended timeline and proposed budget, as well as references to [email protected]

Please note that submitting information a proposal does not guarantee employment. Rather, this serves as the first step in our ability to engage individuals as consultants for the Lab. If the Justice Lab chooses to engage the services of someone who responds to this solicitation and becomes part of our pool, we will present a specific scope of work and the exact payment terms.

The Scope of Work can also be found here.

 

Justice Lab Request for Proposals 2

The Justice Lab at Columbia University has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to establish a highly qualified cadre of consultants whose expertise and knowledge can be tapped and deployed for ongoing and emergent project needs. To ensure that our projects have readily accessible capacity to assist with our work, we are searching for individuals with expertise and proven records of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas:

  • Budgeting/Finance: Provide support in analyzing budgets and proposing options to help shift resources outside of justice systems
  • Capacity Development: Assist in assessing local on-the-ground capacity and facilitating processes to draw these partners into system transformation efforts
  • Convening: Bring together partners from various allied groups to share and coordinate work
  • Fundraising: Support efforts to raise funds for different strands of Justice Lab work
  • Legal Analysis: Analyze laws, statutes, and regulations in support of watershed policy changes
  • Policy and Advocacy: Provide strategic support and advising to system stakeholders, advocates, and others, aimed at building political will and executing change, in line with individual project goals and vision
  • Research and Writing: Research and draft discrete products for Lab projects, such as reports, fact sheets, infographics, briefs, and memos

Please note that submitting information in response to this RFP does not guarantee employment. Rather, this serves as the first step in our ability to engage individuals as consultants for the Lab. If the Justice Lab chooses to engage the services of someone who responds to this solicitation and becomes part of our pool, we will present a specific scope of work and the exact payment terms.

The Scope of Work and packet of information required by Columbia's Purchasing team can also be found here.

Questions about this opportunity can be directed to Lisa McAllister at [email protected]. If you have specific questions about how to complete the RFP document, please contact Ken Campbell in Columbia Purchasing at [email protected].

Justice Lab Request for Proposals 3

The Justice Lab at Columbia University has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to establish a highly qualified cadre of consultants whose expertise and knowledge can be tapped and deployed for ongoing and emergent project needs. To ensure that our projects have readily accessible capacity to assist with our work, we are searching for individuals with expertise and proven records of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas:

•    Graphic Design: Support in design or creation of graphics-based output to meet specific external needs, enabling system transformation efforts.
•    Photography:  Use various photographic techniques and equipment to support content creation efforts relating to Justice Lab research projects
•    Videography: Assist in the operation of video-based equipment in the production and editing of content for a spectrum of purposes relevant to     individual project goals and vision
•    Event Production: Design, supervise, and coordinate ranging elements of an event to support the ongoing success of external-facing Justice Lab work
•    Media Relations: Developing public-facing communications strategies and activities in support of watershed policy changes.

Please note that submitting information in response to this RFP does not guarantee employment. Rather, this serves as the first step in our ability to engage individuals as consultants for the Lab. If the Justice Lab chooses to engage the services of someone who responds to this solicitation and becomes part of our pool, we will present a specific scope of work and the exact payment terms.

The Scope of Work and packet of information required by Columbia's Purchasing team can also be found here.

Questions about this opportunity can be directed to Soraya Shri-Pathman at [email protected]. If you have specific questions about how to complete the RFP document, please contact Ken Campbell in Columbia Purchasing at [email protected].