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Staff Associate, Officer of Research

The Justice Lab at Columbia University seeks a highly qualified research Staff Associate to support the work of their Probation and Parole Reform Project, which seeks to make probation and parole in the United States smaller, better, and less punitive through a combination of action-oriented research, convenings, and communications activities. In particular, this position will support the work of the newly established Community Corrections Administrators for Justice (CCAJ) network, a three-year series of convenings and ongoing communications efforts. CCAJ brings together current and former probation and parole administrators to review the research on and experience with community corrections and effective strategies to reduce the overuse of probation and parole and the excessive use of violations and fees. CCAJ will interface with and/or convene a variety of stakeholders, including: community corrections professionals; people who were formerly on probation or parole; policy makers; judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys; advocates; philanthropy; professional associations; and the academic community. CCAJ will marry research with practice to produce research and policy articles, webinars, conferences, and briefings on effective approaches to reducing the footprint and negative outcomes of community corrections. CCAJ will also provide rapid-response media engagement and short-term technical assistance at opportune moments for policy change.

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, management, political science, history, or community health.

Minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience (e.g., criminal justice policy, research, and/or program coordination).

For full details and to apply, visit: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3458

 

Project Manager

The Justice Lab (JL) at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University is recruiting for a Project Manager. Reporting to the Co-Directors, the Project Manager will work to prioritize, organize, and facilitate the research goals of the Justice Lab by maintaining seamless day-to-day administrative and financial operations and functional efficiency of the lab. The incumbent should have the ability to gather, synthesize, and analyze information on different issues and clearly and accurately communicate findings. Duties will include providing financial oversight to ensure projects align with JL goals; coordinating the approval of timesheets and grant spending to ensure compliance with applicable policies and guidelines, assisting with the financial dimension of strategic planning; managing hiring and recruitment; administratively supporting project staff by assisting with grant proposals, budgets and reporting; monitoring lab expenditures and purchasing; assisting with IRB protocol submissions and updates; assisting with contracts for outside vendors; and hiring and supervising an administrative assistant. Serves as the lab’s main liaison to University administrative offices, faculty, students, and the general public. Collaborates with ISERP and the Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) to ensure the smooth operation of the lab.

Bachelor's degree in related field plus a minimum of four years of related experience required.

For full details and to apply, visit: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/498746/project-manager

 

Staff Associate, Officer of Research

The Oklahoma Fines and Fees Project seeks to examine the long-term consequences of legal debt for social, economic, and criminal justice outcomes by collecting data from participants who are in county jails, the state prison system or undergoing legal proceedings. The Staff Associate will participate in data collection using written surveys, qualitative interviews, and searching public records and will code and analyze the qualitative and quantitative data. The incumbent will also conduct literature reviews and online research and will draft written reports based on the data analyses. The Staff Associate is also responsible for maintaining continuity of the study through ongoing communication with participants, the public defender’s office, the courts, probation services, and by reviewing public record databases.

The Staff Associate will be based in Oklahoma and will regularly travel throughout the Oklahoma City (OKC) area for data collection and meetings with other OKC project staff.

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Sociology or other Social Science.

For full details and to apply, visit: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3514