Research Assistant

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $25/hour



Application Deadline



520 8th Avenue
New York
New York
United States


The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators.

The research department oversees an independent portfolio of research exploring, documenting, and evaluating a variety of promising reform strategies nationwide. The research department seeks 2-3 research assistants to assist on an evaluation of restorative justice in schools, doing both qualitative (interviews; focus groups) and quantitative (data entry; data reporting) research.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·        Conduct interviews, focus groups, observations, or other qualitative research.

·        Data entry and basic quantitative analysis.

·        Work on research project in different roles including collecting data; conducting multiple days of observation and fieldwork in schools; providing administrative support; assisting with preparation for fieldwork; attending meetings, note-taking and creating summaries; data entry and preliminary analyses; and developing drafts of various research documents. 

Qualifications: Current undergraduate or graduate students are preferred. Successful applicants will have some experience with mixed methods research. Experience with both quantitative and qualitative research is highly preferred. Prior experience or exposure to restorative justice, peacemaking, or circles is a plus. Willingness to travel to Canarsie/E. Flatbush neighborhoods with reliable transportation options.

Position Type: Part-time, temporary; no more than 20 hours per week (work may be sporadic, with some weeks of 20 hours and some weeks with no hours)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

How to apply: Send resume with RJ Research Assistant in the subject line to:

If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:

Center for Court Innovation 

520 Eighth Avenue 

New York, NY 10018


(212) 397-0985


Note:  The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Deadline to Apply: By 9/30/18, although application review may take place on a rolling basis.

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The Center for Court Innovation is a project of the Fund for the City of New York.