Research Analyst I

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



2633 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 104
United States


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, youth placed on registries, 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 building community-based alternatives for youth and adults in the justice system. We are particularly focused on supporting the development of community-based organizations and 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 youth of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender non-conforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth, and young adults.

Some of our current projects include:

  • quantitative analyses of system disparities across race, sexual orientation, and gender identity;
  • a mixed-method evaluation of 12 community-based programs serving youth of color with serious and violent charges;
  • evaluations of federally-funded programs that provide public defense at arraignment, reentry services for formerly incarcerated people and prevention services for at-risk youth and young 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 a Senior Researcher & Policy Analyst. 

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


  • Experience completing literature reviews
  • Understanding quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive, solutions-oriented approach to problems
  • Strong personal time management skills – ability to manage and prioritize many tasks across multiple projects
  • Extreme reliability and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness to complete administrative tasks, including making travel arrangements
  • Demonstrated interest in criminal and social justice work
  • Experience using G-Suite/Microsoft Office
  • Some college plus work experience in a relevant job

Additional Preferred Applicant 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
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, or school discipline
  • Experience disseminating information through social media


  • Salary: Competitive, depending on experience.
  • Work schedule: Full-time position, at 40 hours per week
  • Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, flex plan, and 401(k)
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Flexible work environment and schedule

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Application Process

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 RA I Position.”

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.