Justice Researcher - Center for Courts and Correction at Research Triangle Institute

Research Triangle Institute

Full-Time

Durham, NC, USA

Not defined

24 Nov → 24 Dec

Job Description

The Center for Courts and Corrections (CCC) has an opening for a Justice Researcher to develop, lead, and contribute to research and technical assistance projects focused on legal system policy and reform and improving court system processes and outcomes for adults and youths. The CCC conducts research, evaluation, and technical assistance to help practitioners, policymakers, and public safety stakeholders address pressing issues facing the criminal and juvenile legal systems and improve corrections system outcomes. This position will contribute to business development and scientific stature in these areas and to the overall portfolio of work in the CCC.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Contribute to project growth and business development by leading proposals and contributing to writing and developing proposals related to courts, particularly in the areas of pretrial and decision-making of court actors.
• Lead projects and complex tasks on projects related to court systems (adult and juvenile).
• Manage project budgets in collaboration with financial analysts.
• Communicate effectively with clients to plan and execute programs, evaluations, and technical assistance that meet clients' needs and fulfill contractual requirements.
• Lead quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tasks.
• Manage quality control processes for projects/tasks to ensure delivery of first-rate work products.
• Lead the development of project deliverables in collaboration with the client and RTI project team, including reports, briefs, infographics, manuscripts, guidance documents, and recommendations for clients' funded programs. 
• Contribute to the professional development of RTI staff by mentoring early career staff.

This position can be located at our headquarters location in Research Triangle Park, NC. Other regional offices or teleworking from any location is also an available option.

Minimum Qualifications: 
• Master’s degree in sociology, criminology, jurisprudence, public health, social work, or other related field and at least 10 years’ related experience; or a PhD and at least 6 years’ related experience. Related experience includes research and evaluation projects, policy analyses, and technical assistance in the areas of pretrial, courts, corrections, reentry, or legal system policy.
• Experience designing and leading evaluation projects.
• Demonstrated track record of securing and completing federal, state/local, and foundation-funded grants or contracts.
• Ability to manage projects, including staffing, scheduling, and budget.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated capability to present work at national conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.
• Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with staff in different geographic locations and with a range of education and experience levels.
• To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Research or applied project experience involving prosecutors, defense counsel, and pretrial services.
• Research or applied project experience focused on racial justice and equity. This includes engaging people or communities impacted by the criminal legal system and assessing racial disparities along criminal and juvenile case processing stages.
• Experience with quantitative analysis software (R, SAS, STATA, or SPSS).
• Experience with qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVivo).
• Experience conducting randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
• Experience translating research and evaluation findings to policymakers, practitioners, and general public audiences.

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach and one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.
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The anticipated pay range for this role is listed below. Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States.

RTI considers multiple factors when making an offer including, for example: established salary range, internal budget, business needs, and education and years of work experience possessed by the applicant. Further, salary is merely one element to our offer.

At RTI, we demonstrate our commitment to rewarding individual and team achievement through a total rewards package. This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program. Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance.
$110,000 - $134,000

Job Responsibilities

  • The CCC conducts research, evaluation, and technical assistance to help practitioners, policymakers, and public safety stakeholders address pressing issues facing the criminal and juvenile legal systems and improve corrections system outcomes
  • This position will contribute to business development and scientific stature in these areas and to the overall portfolio of work in the CCC
  • Contribute to project growth and business development by leading proposals and contributing to writing and developing proposals related to courts, particularly in the areas of pretrial and decision-making of court actors
  • Lead projects and complex tasks on projects related to court systems (adult and juvenile)
  • Manage project budgets in collaboration with financial analysts
  • Communicate effectively with clients to plan and execute programs, evaluations, and technical assistance that meet clients' needs and fulfill contractual requirements
  • Lead quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tasks
  • Manage quality control processes for projects/tasks to ensure delivery of first-rate work products
  • Lead the development of project deliverables in collaboration with the client and RTI project team, including reports, briefs, infographics, manuscripts, guidance documents, and recommendations for clients' funded programs. 
  • Contribute to the professional development of RTI staff by mentoring early career staff
  • Experience designing and leading evaluation projects

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in sociology, criminology, jurisprudence, public health, social work, or other related field and at least 10 years’ related experience; or a PhD and at least 6 years’ related experience

  • Related experience includes research and evaluation projects, policy analyses, and technical assistance in the areas of pretrial, courts, corrections, reentry, or legal system policy

  • Demonstrated track record of securing and completing federal, state/local, and foundation-funded grants or contracts

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated capability to present work at national conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with staff in different geographic locations and with a range of education and experience levels

  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status

  • This includes engaging people or communities impacted by the criminal legal system and assessing racial disparities along criminal and juvenile case processing stages

  • Experience with quantitative analysis software (R, SAS, STATA, or SPSS)

  • Experience with qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVivo)

  • Experience conducting randomized controlled trials (RCTs)

  • Experience translating research and evaluation findings to policymakers, practitioners, and general public audiences

Benefits/What We offer

  • Our pay ranges represent national averages and may vary by location as a geographic differential may be applied to some locations within the United States

  • This package includes (among other things) a competitive base salary, a generous paid time off policy, merit based annual increases, bonus opportunities and a robust recognition program

  • Other benefits include a competitive range of insurance plans (including health, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability), access to a retirement savings program such as a 401(k) plan, paid parental leave for all parents, financial assistance with adoption expenses or infertility treatments, financial reimbursement for education and developmental opportunities, an employee assistance program, and numerous other offerings to support a healthy work-life balance

  • $110,000 - $134,000

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