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Project Coordinator, Square One Project

The Columbia University Justice Lab in the College of Arts and Sciences is recruiting a Project Coordinator for its Square One Project. The Square One Project is a research and outreach project that grapples with fundamental issues including poverty and racial inequality, violence and safety, criminalization and punishment. The central question that guides Square One is, if we started from scratch, from “square one,” how would we design justice policy differently? To answer this question, Square One incubates new thinking on the United States’ response to violence and crime through a variety of activities including the preparation of research articles and a series of convenings with researchers, advocates and criminal justice practitioners.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for expanding, supporting, and maintaining the ongoing outreach and engagement efforts of the Square One Project related to its activities based at Columbia; will provide occasional support to the outreach and engagement efforts related to its activities in localities around the country; and will support the participation of the Principal Investigator in project outreach and engagement. The Project Coordinator will participate in project progress meetings with the Principal Investigator (Justice Lab Co-Director Bruce Western) and other project staff.

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Project Manager, Square One Project

Reporting to the Co-Director of the Justice Lab and the Square One Executive Director, and working closely with Square One’s senior manager of local partnerships and other Square One staff and partners, The Project Manager, Local Partnerships, provides research, outreach, and coordination support to the work of the Square One Project’s local site work; planning, research, writing, and design support to Square One’s communications work; and writing, research, and coordination support to Bruce Western’s leadership of the Square One Project and Columbia Justice Lab. A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent related experience, along with a minimum of two years of relevant experience are required.

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Request for Proposals: Communications Support, Deadline extended to February 11, 2022

The Justice Lab at Columbia University has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to to hire a Communications/Media Relations consultant or team with expertise and proven records of accomplishment in developing public-facing communications strategies and activities in support of watershed policy changes. The most qualified consultants will have documented expertise in one or more of the content areas of the Justice Lab’s portfolio.

Short-term needs include:

  • Becoming familiar with each team at the Lab, including their goals and audiences and the specific work being done in support of them
  • Assisting with outreach on major project outputs (report or otherwise)
  • Assisting with virtual events or smaller outputs
  • Developing and supporting a social media strategy
  • Responding to major news events
  • Developing and supporting an overall Communications infrastructure

Longer-term needs include:

  • Impact and engagement planning
  • Justice Lab branding and design
  • Refining and aligning messaging and audience focus with overall Lab strategy
  • Assessing current strategies for communicating with key audiences and helping us design impact and engagement strategies that emphasize digital-first thinking, as well as supporting more traditional communications approaches
  • Helping us think through staffing to reflect Lab-wide direction on communications strategy; identifying appropriate funders for Lab-wide needs
  • Creating, assessing, evaluating, and sharing metrics for measuring communications reach and impact.

In addition to the information requested in the RFP package, please submit the following to Paulette Louissaint at [email protected] at your earliest convenience:

  • A current resume, CV or pitch deck
  • A cover letter that specifies:
    • Why you are suited for the current communications needs of the Justice Lab
    • Relevant examples, including citations, of how your expertise matches our immediate, as well as potential long-term needs
    • References, with contact information, from customers for comparable work
    • Your hourly rates by staff level and specialty
    • Your anticipated availability, beginning in February 2022 and over the next 6-12 months

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

Questions about this opportunity can be directed to Paulette Louissaint at [email protected].

Justice Lab Request for Proposals 1

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 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:

  • 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].