Manages day-to-day implementation of a large-scale policy research project based in Chicago, including primary and secondary research data collection, while ensuring fidelity to research ethics and study design.
Must be available for frequent, in-person site visits to partner sites in Chicago. All COVID-19 precautions will be taken.
Ensures that project deliverables are developed in a satisfactory and timely manner.
Manages multiple project aims simultaneously and meets tight deadlines.
Contributes to research design and coordinates implementation with program partners and collaborators in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Oversees quality control of data collection, including developing and maintaining the studyâ™s research and dissemination processes.
Coordinates project development and deliverables among all internal and external partners.
Prepares IRB proposals, writing grant proposals and grant progress reports, and obtains research permission and data use agreements as needed.
Performs literature reviews and assists in writing, proofreading, and fact-checking academic papers, reports, and presentations.
Prepares research summaries for memos, spreadsheets, and presentations targeting both technical and non-technical audiences, including policymakers, academic researchers, and other stakeholders.
Facilitates integration of community feedback into research process and generated products.
Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge in the process.
Supervised other staff as needed.
Performs other related work as needed.
Master's degree in criminal justice, economics, sociology, public health, public policy or another relevant field.
Will consider applicants with equivalent lived experience.
Experience gained in school counts towards requirement.
Managing complex projects with numerous stakeholders.
Experience working with large and complex datasets.
Experience in qualitative research and analysis.
Collecting and managing qualitative and quantitative datasets.
Working on field experiments and/or randomized controlled trials.
Working with law enforcement, public health, or in emergency response.
Coursework in policy analysis.
Strong interest in social policy.
Previous program management experience including demonstrated success navigating various stakeholder interests to produce a common goal.
Demonstrated capacity to work independently in an organized, detailed manner, while maintaining a collaborative team environment. Self-starter with ability to take initiative to move projects forward.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a broad array of partners.
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
Knowledge and understanding of urban policy, social policy, criminal justice policy, and 911/ crisis response.
This role will be both outdoors and indoors. The role will require travel to partner sites and field observations. Some of the work will also be performed on phone, Zoom, email, and other digital formats.
Requires the ability to work independently and virtually with teams for periods of eight (8) hours or more.
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