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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileSenior Researcher–Policing Reform and Criminal Justice Responsibilities: Plan, manage, and conduct new research to advance racial justice in policing and criminal justice. Serve as a thought-partner with the TMI Director and LDF senior management in designing an innovative research agenda that advances TMI’s work to address civil rights issues in policing and criminal justice; Maintain and grow a research portfolio that advances the goals of TMI’s criminal justice work and its Policing Reform Campaign; Conduct primary and secondary research and data analysis regarding issues of criminal justice, police misconduct/brutality, and discrimination. This includes collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data on criminal justice and policing (e.g., data reflecting stops, citations, use of force; disaggregating such data by demographics including race, ethnicity, and other relevant criteria); Lead influential research projects and develop work plans to ensure timely production of quality internal and external deliverables; Translate research and statistical analyses for multiple audiences and deploy the same in service of TMI’s broader advocacy initiatives. Contribute to the Institute’s strategic communications and public engagement. Collaborate with TMI staff to draft and publish user-friendly fact sheets, articles, and reports to educate legislators, agency officials, stakeholders, and the communities we represent; In partnership with peers, sister advocacy organizations, and academic institutions, synthesize and employ new data, models, theories, and approaches that advance social and racial justice; Expand and sharpen LDF’s research capacity by engaging a community of researchers, scholars, and colleagues in the fields of (among others) social science, demographics, political science, survey research, criminology who can research, analyze, and provide context for current civil rights challenges in their areas of expertise.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: An advanced degree in criminal justice, sociology, law, public policy, or another related field. A doctorate or other advanced certification in data analysis is preferred; 8+ years’ experience formulating and executing research projects, data analysis and publications; Experience developing research on criminal justice issues with a focus on addressing racial discrimination and/or racially disparate outcomes; Ability to connect data to policy and legal advocacy effectively; Experience working with advocacy coalitions, teams of scholars and experts, grassroots organizers, elected officials, and other policy-makers; Superior written and oral communications skills; Commitment to LDF and TMI’s mission and a record of engagement with issues of racial and social justice; Collaborative and approachable in style; Self-confident, self-sufficient, and self-directed; Resilient temperament in the face of challenges.
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