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Staff Associate I

The Justice Lab is hiring two Staff Associates 1 to assist with research on Bruce Western’s New York Rikers Island Longitudinal Study (RILS). The RILS is a panel study of defendants facing a new criminal charge in New York City. The RILS will examine how race, poverty, and related vulnerabilities shape pretrial outcomes. Staff Associates will assist the project team with field work, data collection, data coding and data analysis, conducting literature reviews, maintaining the study’s IRB documentation, and developing protocols for archiving data. Click here for additional details and to apply.

Communications and Public Affairs Director

The Justice Lab is hiring a Communications and Public Affairs Director to develop and lead all communications, media relations and publicity activities across the lab. The incumbent will work with project directors, staff, and principal investigators to identify communications objectives and develop a comprehensive strategy, a suite of communications tactics, and materials for the Lab. He/she will advise project teams and Lab staff on all communications-related activities. Click here for additional details and to apply.

Positions for students who have a current Federal Work Study award:

1. The Probation and Parole Reform Project at the Columbia Justice Lab is currently seeking a Federal Work Study student to assist with research, communications, and convening activities. This paid position can begin immediately and continue through the summer. Semester hours are estimated at 10/week; summer hours are estimated at 20/week, but with the possibility of a full-time summer position. 

The position is listed in the FWS database as Job ID # 11060 in the Special Projects category. Log into the FWS job site at https://sfs.columbia.edu/content/work-study-overview and click the "Find a Work Study Job" link for more details and to apply.

2. The Columbia University Justice Lab is seeking dedicated, curious, and talented students to apply for a paid Research Assistant position on the justice reform project, Square One. Please see Square One’s website for more information on the Project and its two components: The Executive Session on the Future of Justice Policy and The Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy. Job Description Research Conduct literature reviews to inform new papers on justice related issues Research statistics, policies, or other information in the fields of criminal justice, racial justice, education, health, poverty, etc. Find state, county, or U.S. sources of criminal justice, health, education, and racial justice data Writing/Editing Check, format, and/or find citations Copy edit Create graphs, charts and/or graphics for papers and research briefs Format papers and/or research briefs for publication Research and writing sections of research papers or briefs Events: Develop materials for Executive Session and/or Roundtable meetings (handouts, agendas, sign-ins) Coordinate logistics during the events (catering, sign-in, room set-up) Communicate verbally or in-writing with event participants and/or presenters Communications Develop social media materials (tweets, abstracts) for upcoming paper and/or research brief releases

The position is listed in the FWS database as Job ID # 11045 in the Research/Non-Lab category. Log into the FWS job site at https://sfs.columbia.edu/content/work-study-overview and click the "Find a Work Study Job" link for more details and to apply.