Full-Time Research Analyst
The National Network for Safe Communities, a project of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, supports cities nationwide to implement proven strategies to reduce violence and improve public safety minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves.
The National Network is seeking a full-time research analyst to join the National Network’s Strategic Operations and Policy team and support the implementation of the National Network’s crime reduction strategies.
The research analyst will participate in field research exercises and conduct intensive data analysis to inform the implementation of the National Network’s crime reduction strategies in our partner jurisdictions. The research analyst will be responsible for generating regular data reports, both for the National Network’s partner jurisdictions and for use by the strategic operations and policy team, in order to illuminate crime trends and support innovation to core strategies. In addition, the research analyst will work with the National Network’s partner jurisdictions to develop data management and analysis protocols that support the ongoing implementation of the National Network’s crime reduction strategies. To that end, the Network is seeking someone experienced with social network analysis and geo-spatial analysis. As a member of the technical assistance team, the research analyst will report to the Director of Strategic Operations and Policy.
Core Job Responsibilities
- Collect data through field research exercises;
- Conduct intensive data analysis to inform implementation of the National Network’s crime reduction strategies;
- Develop data management and analysis tools for partner jurisdictions, including group and gang member databases, gang violence “scorecards”, etc.;
- Produce reports analyzing and summarizing local crime dynamics for partner jurisdictions;
- Create and maintain graphs, charts, and other data products for use by strategic operations and policy team to inform ongoing implementation of crime reduction strategies as well as site-specific innovations to proven strategies;
- Use specialized software (social network analysis platforms, ArcGIS, etc.) to illuminate violent crime dynamics in partner jurisdictions;
- Support the strategic operations and policy team as needed with additional data management and analysis to address specific challenges and question as they arise;
- Support special research and development projects as they arise.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent organization skills with strong attention to detail, ability to prioritize and capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment;
- Expert level of experience with Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook;
- Strong proficiency in ArcGIS or similar mapping software;
- Proficient with R, Stata, SPSS, or other statistical software;
- Proficient in social network analysis;
- Ability to make independent decisions regarding planning, organizing and scheduling work;
- Experience working with law enforcement (police, military, correctional/probation staff, etc.) preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, criminology, sociology, management, statistics, law or related field preferred.
Salary: Salary in commensurate with experience.
Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Meaghan McDonald([email protected]).