Are you passionate about criminal justice reform? Are you interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a tenacious group of big-thinking, results-focused, talented colleagues? Are you looking for a job where you can have real, system-level impact?
The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) is seeking a high-performing individual with strong project management skills to join our team as an Associate.
About CJI at CRJ
Community Resources for Justice is a Boston-based non-profit organization working in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and social welfare systems. In support of CRJ's mission, it's Crime and Justice Institute provides nonpartisan consulting, policy analysis, and research services to improve public safety and the delivery of justice throughout the country.
CJI works with a diverse group of practitioners and policymakers throughout the criminal justice process, including corrections officials, police, courts, and political and community leaders. Our project teams provide technical assistance, training, consulting and evaluation services to support the development and implementation of evidence-based practices in juvenile and criminal justice, including policing, pretrial, courts, correctional institutions and probation/parole.
About this Position
The incumbent in this position will contribute to, and in some cases design and oversee, the work of various project teams to implement initiatives related to criminal justice policy and practice. The position offers a significant level of responsibility and opportunity for growth to an individual seeking a career in criminal justice and public policy.
The ideal candidate for this position is a dynamic individual capable of interacting effectively with high-level stakeholders, facilitating group processes, conducting strategic planning sessions, developing high-quality deliverables written for a variety of audiences (from talking points to presentations to research reports), delivering presentations, and providing technical assistance to local, state, and national organizations as they implement system reforms.
Candidates must demonstrate strong project management, writing, and critical thinking/analytic skills, as well as the maturity, superior interpersonal skills, and keen judgment needed to facilitate productive interactions with a variety of professional audiences.
Qualified candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds. Experience navigating political situations (including work with legislators, in a government agency or on a campaign) is highly desirable, as is practitioner-level experience in the criminal justice system or work in a consulting setting. The position requires at least a familiarity with the criminal justice system (key players, processes, terminology) as well as current criminal justice research.
Candidates must be able to work independently as well as part of multiple teams. The ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced and virtually-based work environment is critical. Significant travel may be required.
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