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Impact Justice | Oakland, CA

Research Associate I

About Impact Justice 

Impact Justice is a national innovation and resource center committed to reducing the number of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice system, improving conditions for those who remain incarcerated, providing meaningful opportunities for success for those rejoining our communities, and improving justice outcomes for crime victims. We work in a variety of program areas including violence reduction, community-based programs, restorative justice, and police/prosecution. We are looking for smart, creative, and dedicated individuals to support these program areas. Impact Justice is a new and exciting organization that is working at the leading edge of improving outcomes in our criminal justice system. 

Research & Action Center Focus Area 

Impact Justice’s Research & Action Centers (RAC) focuses on supporting community-based alternatives for youth and adults in the justice system, especially in understanding how successful alternatives can provide better outcomes than the traditional justice system for people who have committed serious and violent crimes. We do this by collecting and analyzing data, and collaborating with public and private agencies and community based organizations. The RAC aims to develop and evaluate a range of programs that support the well-being and positive development of those impacted by the justice system. Our work specifically focuses on racial/ethnic disparities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender non-conforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth, and the many intersections thereof. 

Some of our current projects include:

  • quantitative analyses of system disparities across race, sexual orientation, and gender identity; 
  • a mixed-method evaluation of a national restorative justice diversion program for youth; 
  • evaluations of reentry services for formerly incarcerated youth and adults; 
  • technical assistance for community-based organizations working with systems; and technical assistance for justice systems working with community-based organizations. 

The Research Analyst (RA) supports the RAC across multiple projects and tasks. The RA often serves as a point person for project partners and participates in ongoing operations such as data collection, data management, and communications. The RA collaborates with a Senior Researcher to analyze and review data, and assists in writing and editing proposals, reports, infographics, fact sheets, and other content to further the work to the RAC. The RA reports to the Associate Director & Senior Researcher.

Major responsibilities include: 

  • Maintaining and organizing survey, system, and demographic data with Excel, SPSS, and other programs; 
  • Contributing to research and evaluation reports and; 
  • General project support 
Required Qualifications 
  • Experience completing literature reviews 
  • Understanding quantitative and/or qualitative research methods 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong personal time management skills – ability to manage and prioritize many tasks across multiple projects 
  • Demonstrated interest in the criminal legal system and social justice work 
  • Experience using G-Suite/Microsoft Office 
  • Approximately 4 years of professional training, higher education (i.e. Bachelor’s degree), or relevant experience 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience collecting survey, interview, focus group, and observation data 
  • Experience coding and summarizing interview, focus group, and observation data 
  • Experience with SPSS or another statistics software 
  • Experience entering, cleaning, and analyzing quantitative data 
  • Experience working with case management systems or relational databases 
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, or school discipline 
Compensation and Benefits
  • The salary range for this position is $58,000-$62,000. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, FSA plans, and 401k
  • Generous vacation and wellness leave

Work schedule:  Full time, 40 hours per week

To Apply

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that is you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. 

To apply, please submit your resume and a short cover letter explaining how your qualifications and lived experience qualify you for the position and outlining your salary requirements to Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for IJ RA1 Position.” 

We will begin reviewing applications on January 24th, 2020. Position will be open until filled. 

Equal Opportunity Employment

Impact Justice provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, criminal history, or disability. We work closely with communities of color, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender communities, the formerly incarcerated, and former foster youth. Those with lived experience in these communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Research Associate I

About Impact Justice 

Impact Justice is a national innovation and resource center committed to reducing the number of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice system, improving conditions for…

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Oakland, CA

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