Research Associate


The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is seeking a full-time Research Associate to coordinate program data collection for the NYC Justice Corps (“Justice Corps”). The scope of responsibilities includes data management and analysis, providing support and training to community-based service providers, and conducting research for the Institute.

The ideal candidate will have superior data management and analysis skills and a proven ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders. She or he will foster cooperation and learning between colleagues and community-based service providers, and manage PRI's relationship with an independent firm responsible for developing and refining the data management system to meet the Justice Corps' needs.


? Act as liaison on data management between various project partners and ensure community-based staff and users adhere to the Justice Corps' data security protocols for the transmission and storage of data at all times;

? Train staff in system design, operations and report generation, facilitate problem solving and user satisfaction;

? Monitor and oversee data entry at both program sites into DMS including periodic database audits for quality assurance;

? Facilitate regular reporting to multiple stakeholders including funders;

? Track actual performance against projected performance, analyze variances and report on projected and actual performance trends on a regular basis;

? Responsible for producing reports for PRI, community-based sites and funder;

? Conduct analysis of program data and systematic review of reentry research; and

? Provide research and data support for program development.

? Field work at community-based sites is expected.

? Conduct literature surveys and other background research for projects;

? Plan symposia and other educational events;

? Create and maintain databases on PRI projects;

? Other duties as assigned.


? Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Public Policy or related discipline (Masters preferred).

? Good social interact action with community based organizations and evaluators.

? Must have experience in data management, including methods to ensure quality control over data collection, data entry, and data analysis; a strong background in research data methods preferred; experience with program evaluation and synthesizing research strongly preferred.

? Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Access; a knowledge of statistics and statistical software (SPSS, SAS, or Stata) strongly preferred; familiarity with academic databases strongly preferred.

? Strong communications skills (both written and oral) and the ability to effectively translate technical issues and concepts for a non-technical audience.

? Must be able to work independently and as part of a team; must be able to meet deadlines and problem solve.


Compensation commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Americans with Disabilities Act E-Verify Employer.

? Knowledge of the criminal justice, youth development, and/or workforce development fields a plus, but not required.

Salary: $45,000 – $55,000

Expected Start Date: July 1, 2012

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