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5 May 2017

Full-Time Data Analyst, Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy

National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC) – Posted by nnsc Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

This is a Chicago-based position and requires living and working out of Chicago.

The National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC) seeks a full-time Data Analyst to support its Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS) and support the implementation of violence prevention initiatives. The analyst will facilitate field research exercises with law enforcement and community partners; conduct intensive data analysis; generate regular data reports to illuminate crime trends and promote innovation; and help develop data management and analysis systems that support the ongoing implementation and tracking of VRS activities and deliverables.

NNSC supports cities to implement and advance proven strategies that reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and communities. Since 2009, NNSC has worked in Chicago with law enforcement partners and community stakeholders to identify the city’s most violently active groups; conduct immediate, targeted outreach to the most at-risk individuals; reduce their involvement in violent crimes; connect them with specialized social services; and made significant progress in improving the city’s public safety.


  • Collect data through field research exercises such as interagency problem analyses and shooting reviews with law enforcement and community partners.
  • Conduct intensive data analysis to inform the implementation of VRS’ violence prevention initiatives.
  • Develop data management, analysis, and tracking tools for law enforcement and community partners, including group and gang member databases, gang violence “scorecards,” and shooting review materials.
  • Produce reports analyzing and summarizing ongoing crime dynamics and violently active groups for partner entities, including the Chicago Police Department, local law enforcement agencies and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Create and maintain graphs, charts, and other data products and use specialized software (social network analysis platforms, ArcGIS, etc.) to illuminate violent crime dynamics and inform ongoing implementation of citywide and district-specific crime reduction strategies.
  • Support the NNSC staff with additional data management and analysis as needed.


We are looking for an entrepreneurial, highly-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills; strong attention to detail; and an ability to independently prioritize and simultaneously handle multiple tasks.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, criminology, sociology, management, statistics, law or related field preferred.
  • Expert with R, Stata, SPSS, or other statistical software.
  • Expert in social network analysis.
  • Expert level of experience with Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience working with law enforcement (police, military, correctional/probation staff, etc.) preferred.

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act e-verified employer.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: crime, criminal justice, data visualization, violence, and violence reduction. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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