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We are a small, not-for-profit agency who works closely with our community partners to develop new and innovative ways to understand how to improve the criminal justice system. We have a team of experts that work together to develop effective strategies to help leaders move their agencies and systems forward, bringing practical strategies and solutions to real-world issues. JSP takes an integrated approach to system transformation. Across all of the work we do, we inspire clients to ask fundamental questions that get at the heart of public service, help them design methods for critical inquiry, support them in gathering essential data, and arrive, together, at creative solutions to improve the safety and wellbeing of the people in their communities. Collaboration with local, multi-stakeholder work groups grounds our work in the communities being served, as we believe the best solutions to improving the safety and wellbeing of communities lie within the communities themselves. We support a healthy work/life balance and invest in our staff by engaging them in a wide range of learning opportunities.
Senior Associate

PDF: JSP Senior Associate Job Description 20210924

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about helping criminal and juvenile justice systems move forward through the application of evidence-based practices in real world settings and the development of transformational products for the field.

What are the job responsibilities?

The senior associate provides in person and remote technical assistance to local and state jurisdictions seeking to implement data-driven criminal or juvenile justice policy and practice reforms. Technical assistance may include system assessment, policy analysis and planning; guidance on the use of data to support implementation, policy, and reinvestment decisions; training; staff and leadership coaching; and support of organizational development, collaborative partnerships, and system change. The senior associate will convene and facilitate in-person and virtual meetings of elected officials, policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and community members and support their efforts to move toward desired outcomes. Much of the work involves the development and practical implementation of evidence-based policy solutions within politically accountable contexts. We are excited to work with a person who can take large ideas and operationalize them into practical, real world fully implemented projects. The senior associate will lead JSP project teams and manage deliverables and timelines. The senior associate’s responsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of a JSP principal.

What qualifications do you need?

Minimum qualifications
▪ Masters or other advanced degree in a relevant area, or equivalent experience.
▪ At least five years of experience in public service (government or nonprofit), with preference given to criminal or juvenile justice.
▪ Experience working with elected officials, senior-level policy makers, corrections and law enforcement officials, the judiciary, legislators, victim advocates, researchers, community members or other key stakeholders.
▪ Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams; Zoom videoconferencing).
▪ Ability and discipline to work remotely and manage projects and staff remotely.

Supporting Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and experience:
▪ Understand the history of racism inherent in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, and demonstrate a commitment to reducing disparities.
▪ Extensive experience working within and across systems to improve the criminal and/or juvenile justice systems.
▪ Lead reform efforts through implementing evidence-based policies and practices in the fields of juvenile and criminal justice and related disciplines.
▪ Subject matter expertise in at least one of the following areas: pretrial decision-making and services, case processing, prosecution, sentencing, detention facilities, community supervision, and/or behavioral health treatment.
▪ Advanced writing skills, including the ability to communicate findings effectively to practitioners.
▪ Experience facilitating the collaborative development and implementation of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices with state- or county-level stakeholders, including community members.
▪ Conduct policy analyses; assess organizational and systems practices, workflow and culture; and interpret data to inform policy recommendations.
▪ Plan and manage multiple project teams, deliverables, and timelines.
▪ Juggle multiple priorities, think strategically and creatively, adjust to changing circumstances, remain attentive to details, and meet deadlines in a creative, fast-paced action-oriented and collegial environment.
▪ Develop and implement complex projects with a high degree of independence; an ability to establish a systematic course of action to ensure project completion.
▪ Express ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and concisely in a compelling way to convince or assist others, both in writing and orally; ability to write clearly, especially about complex policy and implementation issues; ability and willingness to facilitate difficult conversations with clients including elected officials and community members.
▪ Troubleshoot opportunities for improvement and implement suggested changes internally to JSP and with client projects.
• Work within and lead diverse, virtual teams to assign tasks, manage timelines, and ensure completion of high-quality and effective work products. Willingness and flexibility to work independently, and within a team.
• Willing/Able to travel.

Position Type
JSP is currently seeking candidates interested in full-time employment.

Salary
Range is $100,000 – $135,000.

Location
The senior associate will telecommute from anywhere in the United States via Internet and phone. They will be part of a dispersed workforce located throughout the country that interacts within a virtual work environment and travels to work sites on an as-needed basis depending on covid related restrictions.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
JSP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates diversity and includes perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin. We seek to continuously challenge ourselves as JSP strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to support a culture of learning, empowerment, and equity. Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and an understanding of how disparity influences the experiences of people impacted by the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Travel Expectations
Willingness to travel 50-75% is expected for full-time positions.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to info@justicesystempartners.org.

Research Associate

PDF: JSP Research Associate Job Description 20210924

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about helping the criminal justice system move forward through the application of data in real world settings and the development of transformational products for the field.

What are the job responsibilities?

The team is seeking a research associate who has practical experience in developing and managing projects, collecting and analyzing data, sharing findings across different mediums and audiences, and creating innovative ways to help the field continue to evolve. We are excited to work with a person who can take large ideas and operationalize them into practical, real world fully implemented projects. This will also include providing insights into program performance through summary statistics and performance indicators and assisting on other projects and tasks as assigned.

What qualifications do you need?

Minimum qualifications
▪ Master’s degree in social science field, preferably criminal justice but will consider other degrees with experience in criminal justice.
▪ Demonstrated skills in developing, managing, and implementing robust research studies.
▪ Experience in leading and/or managing day-to-day activities in research projects as a principal investigator, project director, or lead researcher.
▪ Ability to apply knowledge in a practical manner and communicate findings effectively to the field.
▪ A practical understanding of the criminal and/or juvenile justice system.
▪ Basic understanding of and interest in producing quantitative or qualitative analysis using a range of software options.
▪ Work in diverse work environment in which collaboration and community is essential.

▪ Ability and discipline to work remotely.

Supporting skills
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and experience:
▪ Understand the history of racism inherent in the juvenile and criminal justice systems and demonstrate a commitment to reducing disparities.
▪ Knowledge of and commitment to implementing evidence-based policies and practices in the fields of juvenile and criminal justice and related disciplines.
▪ Strong writing skills, including the ability to communicate findings effectively to practitioners.
▪ Think strategically and critically; synthesize and summarize large amounts of information, focus quickly on the essence of an issue and understand the implications on policy, practice and the community.
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▪ Work within diverse, virtual teams to assign tasks, manage timelines, and ensure completion of high-quality and effective work products. Willingness and flexibility to work independently, and within a team.
▪ Ability to plan and manage multiple project teams, deliverables, and timelines; adjust to changing circumstances, organize time, remain attentive to details and identify resources for projects.
▪ Ability to develop and move complex projects forward with a high degree of independence within a creative, fast-paced, action-oriented and collegial environment; an ability to establish a systematic course of action to ensure project completion.
▪ Ability to express ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and concisely in a compelling way to convince or assist others, both in writing and orally; ability to write clearly, especially about complex policy and implementation issues.

Position Type
JSP is currently seeking candidates interested in full-time employment.

Salary
Range is $85,000 – $100,000.

Location
The research associate will telecommute from anywhere in the United States via Internet and phone. They will be part of a dispersed workforce located throughout the country that interacts within a virtual work environment and travels to work sites on an as-needed basis depending on covid-related restrictions.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
JSP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates diversity and includes perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin. We seek to continuously challenge ourselves as JSP strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to support a culture of learning, empowerment, and equity. Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and an understanding of how disparity influences the experiences of people impacted by the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Travel Expectations
Willingness to travel 50% is expected for full-time positions.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to info@justicesystempartners.org.

Associate

PDF: JSP Associate Job Description 20210924

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about helping criminal and juvenile justice systems move forward through the application of evidence-based practices in real world settings and the development of transformational products for the field.

What are the job responsibilities?

The associate provides support for the delivery of in person and remote technical assistance and training to local and state jurisdictions seeking to implement data-driven criminal or juvenile justice policy and practice reforms. Technical assistance may include system assessment, policy analysis and planning; guidance on the use of data to support implementation, policy, and reinvestment decisions; training; staff and leadership coaching; and support of organizational development, collaborative partnerships, and system change. The associate will also convene and coordinate in person and virtual meetings of elected officials, policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and community members and support their efforts to move toward desired outcomes. Much of the work involves the development and practical implementation of evidence-based policy solutions within politically accountable contexts. The associate’s responsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of a JSP principal or senior associate, depending on the project(s).

What qualifications do you need?

Minimum qualifications
▪ Masters or other advanced degree in a relevant area preferred, or equivalent experience.
▪ At least two years of experience in public service (government or nonprofit), with preference given to criminal or juvenile justice.
▪ Experience working with elected officials, senior-level policy makers, corrections and law enforcement officials, the judiciary, legislators, victim advocates, researchers, community members or other key stakeholders.
▪ Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams; Zoom videoconferencing).
▪ Ability and discipline to work remotely.
Supporting skills and abilities
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and experience:
▪ Understand the history of racism inherent in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, and express a commitment to reducing disparities.
▪ Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based policies, practices, and programs in any of the following areas: pretrial decision-making and services, case processing, prosecution, sentencing, detention facilities, community supervision, and/or behavioral health treatment; and commit to implementing these practices
▪ Strong writing skills, including the ability to communicate findings effectively to practitioners.
▪ Ability to conduct policy analysis; assess organizational and systems practices, workflow, and culture; and use data to inform policy recommendations.
▪ Juggle multiple priorities, think strategically and creatively, adjust to changing circumstances, remain attentive to details, and meet deadlines in a creative, fast-paced action-oriented and collegial environment.
▪ Implement workplans; establish a systematic course of action to ensure timely completion of assignments; coordinate, schedule and report on progress of projects;
▪ Express ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and concisely in a compelling way to convince or assist others, both in writing and orally; ability to write clearly, especially about complex policy and implementation issues; ability and willingness to facilitate difficult conversations with clients including elected officials and community members.
▪ Troubleshoot opportunities for improvement and implement suggested changes internally to JSP and with client projects.
▪ Work within diverse, virtual teams to complete tasks, manage timelines, and ensure completion of high-quality and effective work products. Willingness and flexibility to work independently, and within a team.
▪ Willingness to travel.

Position Type
JSP is currently seeking candidates interested in full-time employment.

Salary
Range is $70,000 – $100,000.

Location
The associate will telecommute from anywhere in the United States via Internet and phone. They will be part of a dispersed workforce located throughout the country that interacts within a virtual work environment and travels to work sites on an as-needed basis depending on covid-related restrictions.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
JSP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates diversity and includes perspectives from backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and national origin. We seek to continuously challenge ourselves as JSP strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to support a culture of learning, empowerment, and equity. Applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and concern for issues of equity and an understanding of how disparity influences the experiences of people impacted by the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Travel Expectations
Willingness to travel 50% is expected for full-time positions.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to info@justicesystempartners.org.

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