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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Job Title: Research and Program Associate, Community Safety and Justice Organization: Urban Strategies Council Location: Oakland, CA Salary: $40,000 -
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2006
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 01/03/2006 11:03 AM -----

      Job Title: Research and Program Associate, Community Safety and Justice
      Organization: Urban Strategies Council
      Location: Oakland, CA
      Salary: $40,000 - $45,000 per year
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:
      The duties of the Research and Program Associate are varied and integral to
      the work of the Council.  Intellectual curiosity, solution-driven
      orientation, commitment to the organization’s mission, flexibility, and
      creativity within the specifications of the position are assets, as is
      knowledge of the Oakland community.

      Urban Strategies Council seeks a full-time Research and Program Associate
      for the Community Safety and Justice Program.  This position requires
      someone with a combination of training, skills and experience in
      quantitative and policy research and analysis; collaborative and work group
      management and support; and program design and development.  The Research
      and Program Associate will coordinate and supervisor the activities of one
      or more research assistants or interns.  Specifically, the Research and
      Program Associate will work in three areas: 1) collect and analyze data and
      information on county, city and neighborhood levels on public safety, crime,
      incarceration, parole and probation; 2)
      provide support to community stakeholder groups in assessing and planning
      for coordinated service design and delivery for formerly incarcerated people
      returning to the community; and 3) analyze, develop and advocate for
      policies related to issues affecting the formerly incarcerated, violence
      prevention and disparate involvement of people of color in the criminal
      justice system.

      •                 Work to plan, facilitate and staff various community convenings and work
      groups related to community safety, justice, violence prevention and reentry
      •                 Participate in policy analysis on local, regional and national issues
      impacting low-income families and communities
      •                 Edit and publish an electronic newsletter
      •                 Provide research assistance to support projects of Council staff and
      partner organizations
      •                 Manage the Council’s websites pages on community safety and justice,
      regularly posting new information and creating
      easy-to-use interfaces
      •                 Identify, analyze and map administrative data sets
      •                 Conduct research and data analysis in such areas as demographics, housing,
      health, education, employment and economic development related to formerly
      incarcerated persons and their families and neighborhoods
      •                 Interpret data and prepare narrative descriptions of analyses to inform
      strategic discussions
      •                 Respond to organizational and community requests for data, analyses, maps
      and other information
      •                 Supervise activities of research assistants and interns
      •                 Perform other duties as required


      Education Requirements
      •                 Master’s Degree in criminology or criminal justice preferred, but will
      consider sociology, public policy, social work or similar field (three years
      experience may be substituted for the Masters degree).
      •                 Two years work experience in criminal justice research, policy analysis or
      direct services

      Training, Experience and Proficiency in:
      •                 Creating and maintaining databases (Excel and Access required)
      •                 Data analysis, interpretation, report preparation and presentation
      •                 Research methods and quantitative analysis using statistical packages
      (SPSS, STATA,  or SAS)
      •                 Oral and written communication
      •                 Facilitation, training and research support for people without backgrounds
      in research (preferably in support of community planning and action)
      •                 Working with people from diverse ethnic, linguistic, economic and
      professional backgrounds
      •                 Community participatory action research

      Additional qualifications preferred
      •                 Additional skills or experience in GIS, administrative datasets, data
      presentation for lay audiences, community participatory research, and/or
      data-informed community planning, evaluation and decision-making are
      •                 Good organizational skills.  Must be self-starter and be able to work as
      part of a team
      •                 Bi-lingual a plus

      How to Apply:
      Please submit cover letter highlighting your qualifications and a resume via
      email to AdminDir@....  In subject line, enter the words
      "Research and Program Associate CS&J".  No telephone inquiries please.
      Organization Web Site: www.urbanstrategies.org
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