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Program Manager, Senior
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) (Reno, NV)

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, Nevada, pursues a mission to improve courts and systems' practice and raise awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation's children and families. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, publication development, technical assistance, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the NCJFCJ is unique in providing practicebased resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

NCJFCJ values staff who are independent, creative, tenacious, resourceful, dependable, and passionate about their work. NCJFCJ staff work collaboratively in a team setting to achieve its mission.

NCJFCJ's Juvenile and Family Law Program is seeking a full-time Senior Program Manager to join the the Family Violence and Domestic Relations programs' multi-disciplinary and highly dedicated team. This position will serve as manager of multiple grant programs, depending on the size and scope of each program. This challenging, yet rewarding position will be responsible for:

  • Grant management - report writing, grant seeking, communication with grant monitors and leadership, and budget/contract oversight
  • Grant vision - not simply meeting deliverables, but changing courts and communities so that victims and their children are safe and in healing environments
  • Program development and coordination - meeting grant deliverables including publications, research, webinars, meetings, curricula, and technical assistance; and coordinating deliverables with national partners and staff
  • Policy leadership - communicate with advocates in the field, federal grant officers, and other national technical assistance providers and policy leaders to create an agenda for work on child protection and child custody systems
  • Providing training on varying topics including child protection, child custody, and child support
  • Providing strategic planning services to community advocates
  • Participation in national policy conversations with advocates, judges, legislative advisors, etc.
  • Directing 800-line training, priorities, manual, and logistics

Strong emphasis is placed on experiences and abilities in:

  • Public speaking and facilitation
  • Clear and effective writing skills
  • Time and project management experience
  • Basic understanding of legal systems as they effect domestic violence victims
  • Practicing law in family or dependent court or in domestic violence TTA provision
  • Nonprofit and federal grant management preferred

The ideal candidate for the Computer Programmer position will possess:

  • Graduate degree in law, women's studies, social work, political science, or foreign language (JD or MPA preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to function in high-context situations
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Ability and willingness to listen/learn in new settings and to contribute, from experience, when appropriate
  • Mindfulness of the needs of victims, their children, and communities before the needs of institutions

A complete position profile and application instructions are available at http://www.ncjfcj.org/about/employment.

The NCJFCJ offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package that includes medical/dental/ vision/prescription coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, life insurance, and retirement savings plan with employer match. If you are a dynamic and professional individual who appreciates demanding yet gratifying work, gets along well in a team environment, and is committed to getting the job done, we invite you to submit your completed application materials as outlined below.

  • Tailored Letter of Interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • National Council Application form (available at www.ncjfcj.org)

Please direct all of the required application materials, via Word or PDF attachments, to: hr@ncjfcj.org

Hard Copy:
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Lauri Watkins, Human Resources Generalist
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507

Salary:  $70,000 - $105,000

The full posinng is available here.

Closing Date:
6/9/2016 - FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, applicants must submit the following documents no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST)

Posted on 5/17/2016




Computer Programmer
National Center for Juvenile Justice (Pittsburgh, PA)

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, Nevada, pursues a mission to improve courts and systems' practice and raise awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation's children and families. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, publication development, technical assistance, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the NCJFCJ is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

NCJFCJ values staff who are independent, creative, tenacious, resourceful, dependable, and passionate about their work. NCJFCJ staff work collaboratively in a team setting to achieve its mission.

The National Center for Juvenile Justice's (NCJJ) work looks at the nature of juvenile crime in the United States including occurrence, trends, and victimization, as well as the response of the justice system to these matters. Through empirical research and program evaluations, NCJJ works to improve the effectiveness and fairness of juvenile justice system processing, improve the outcomes of its many prevention and intervention programs, and guide policy development. NCJJ remains the country's only non-profit research organization concentrating solely on the juvenile justice system and the prevention of juvenile delinquency and child abuse and neglect. NCJJ offers a collaborative work environment in a modern riverside location on Pittsburgh's rapidly developing south side.

NCJJ is seeking a full-time Computer Programmer to join their multi-disciplinary and highly dedicated team. This position will be responsible for restructuring data files into a format compatible with the project's requirements, and will work with researchers, project managers, data analysts, and a programming team to create data files that meet specified design requirements.

Strong emphasis is placed on experiences and abilities in:

  • Must demonstrate a willingness and ability to learn new programming concepts and to develop special analyses of data sets upon request
  • A strong technical and analytical background is essential for this position
  • Documentation of programs according to an established style
  • Must be self-motivated, highly organized, and detail-oriented, and be able to work productively with a team or independently.

The ideal candidate for the Computer Programmer position will possess:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science and two years' experience in a relevant field
  • Ability to learn new programming concepts
  • Ability to develop special analyses of data sets upon request
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, the juvenile justice system
  • Ability to create, design, and implement websites

The successful candidate for this position must be able to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA, and possess the capability to address geographical challenges inherent in communicating and collaborating with NCJFCJ headquarters. Occasional national travel, and holiday/weekend/overtime work may be required.

A complete job description follows.

The NCJFCJ offers a comprehensive salary and benefit package that includes medical/dental/ vision/prescription coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, life insurance, and retirement savings plan with employer match. If you are a dynamic and professional individual who appreciates demanding yet gratifying work, gets along well in a team environment, and is committed to getting the job done, we invite you to submit your completed application materials as outlined below.

  • Tailored Letter of Interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • National Council Application form (available at www.ncjfcj.org)

Please direct all of the required application materials, via Word or PDF attachments, to: hr@ncjfcj.org

Hard Copy:
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Lauri Watkins, Human Resources Generalist
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507

Salary:  $45,000 - $72,000

The full posinng is available here.

Closing Date:
6/10/2016 - FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, applicants must submit the following documents no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST)

Posted on 5/17/2016




Criminal Justice Research Program Analyst
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (Richmond, VA)

Overview:
Are you interested in improving Virginia's efforts to find better ways to keep juveniles out of the criminal justice system? To reduce the chances that individuals released from jail or prison will end up back in the criminal justice system? To improve how citizens who are victims of crime can recover from the trauma of victimization? Do you have the research and analytic skills it takes to determine how programs that provide these services should be designed, operated, funded and evaluated?

If you do, the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has an employment opportunity for a qualified and motivated candidate. This opportunity with DCJS is conveniently located in downtown Richmond adjacent to Capitol Square and includes a comprehensive state benefit package including a retirement plan, life insurance, health insurance, state holidays, paid leave, and subsidized parking.

The selected candidate will work with the DCJS Criminal Justice Research Center to provide the Department with research, data and other information to provide "data-driven decision-making" to improve programs throughout Virginia designed to reduce adult and juvenile offending; support local community corrections, pretrial services, and offender reentry services; and provide services to victims of crime.

Job Duties:
The selected candidate will work with other criminal justice researchers and with specialists in service program development to create research strategies; collect data and build databases; analyze and interpret data; and produce and present research reports. Specific tasks the selected candidate will perform will include:

  • Collecting and analyzing data to identify current and emerging needs that must be addressed by services programs, training, technical assistance and other means;
  • Assessing how programs providing services are using evidence-based practices and effective model programs;
  • Developing and reporting performance measures and other indicators for service programs;
  • Conducting surveys and analyzing survey data used to understand the needs of the programs and populations served;
  • Developing data and formulas to assist in allocating grant funding to state and local programs;
  • Preparing written reports and presentations on research findings, and how these findings can be used to improve programs and services.

Required Knowledge & Skills:
This position requires a candidate with strong research and analysis skills, familiarity with data analysis software, and the ability to write research reports. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Designing and conducting social science research studies;
  • Use of statistical analysis techniques and software packages;
  • Familiarity with principles of evidence-based practices and model programs in criminal justice settings;
  • Explaining research methods and findings to diverse audiences;
  • Excellent verbal communications and writing skills;
  • Understanding of the structure and operations of the criminal justice system, in particular adult and juvenile corrections and victims services.

The candidate must be able to work on multiple projects and be able to work both independently and as a team member on projects with individuals from across the criminal justice system.

Minimum Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience in the requisite areas of responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in research methods, statistics and writing research reports. Demonstrated training and/or experience in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, statistics, and technical writing, and use of databases, spreadsheets and statistical analysis software such as SPSS. Proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with the principles of program evaluation, evidence-based practices and model programs in criminal justice settings.

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate degree in criminal justice, sociology, psychology, political science or evaluation, or a related field; or equivalent applicable experience or training is preferred. Experience with issues related to the development and delivery of services to adult and juvenile correctional populations, crime victims, and the assessment of services to these populations.

Salary:  $55,000 - $65,000

The full posinng is available here.

Closing Date:
5/15/2016

Posted on 5/4/2016




Policy and Research Analyst
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) (Washington, DC)

Overview:
This position is located in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), an independent District of Columbia agency. CJCC's mission is to serve as the forum for identifying issues and their solutions, proposing actions, and facilitating cooperation to improve public safety and the related criminal and juvenile justice services for District of Columbia residents, visitors, victims and offenders. CJCC draws upon local and federal agencies and individuals to develop recommendations and strategies for accomplishing its mission. Its guiding principles are creative collaboration, community involvement and effective resource utilization. CJCC is committed to developing targeted funding strategies and the comprehensive management of information through the use of integrated information technology systems and social science research.

The Policy and Research Analyst will be responsible for providing analytical and evaluative expertise in the interpretation, clarification, and applicability of existing and new laws, regulations, procedures and other guides. While on a as needed bases, explain or clarify the intent of guidelines; identifies areas of interest that need further development or study; and assesses the significance and impact of new or proposed legislations and other developments on the functional responsibilities.

He/She will design research methods for public safety policy issues. Research methods includes, but is not limited to: survey research such as public opinion pools, mathematical models of sentencing, benefit-cost analysis, program evaluation studies, and computer simulations models of sentencing and corrections. Research design must follow scientifically accepted practices for the social sciences that maximize validity and reliability of sentencing research studies.

Exercise analytical and evaluative expertise in the review of agency goals, objectives, and operations. Designs and conducts comprehensive management studies, the boundaries of which are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance such as those involving changing requirements, evolving legislative change; overlapping functions, etc.

Policy and Research Analyst will develop and maintain strategic plans for agency reforms, including new or improved business processes and practices.

While assessing extremely diverse, critical, controversial and/or sensitive matters of interest to the supervisor and recommend approaches and solutions. Incumbent assesses significant, controversial and unprecedented problems/issues facing the District of Columbia.

The incumbent will conduct in-depth research and statistical analysis of policy issues and present critical observations, findings and recommendations on CJCC policy and legislation, and their effect consistent with commonly accepted practices for program evaluation. Assures that policy issues and recommendations are well-defined, and recommends needed amendments to laws, regulations, and policies.

Prepares written narrative; analytical reports; research work plans; writing literature reviews; writing memos summarizing research findings, preparing data tables and graphs, preparing and presenting PowerPoint presentations, and writing and presenting sections of the ClCC's annual report.

Develops plans and schedules; defines milestones and deliverables; monitors activities; and evaluates and reports on accomplishments.

Prepares and reviews a variety of sensitive and complex reports; researches work-plans and studies relative to criminal justice information system operation, and complex correspondence.

The incumbent will have knowledge of existing theory related to the criminal justice system to formulate and conduct research analysis, with extensive knowledge of criminal justice practices and outcomes. Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of law enforcement and criminal justice policies, concepts and practices in order to analyze and develop recommendations for enhancements to the ClCC justice information sharing initiatives.

Comprehensive knowledge of divergent concepts within social science, and proficiency in research methodology. Professional knowledge and skills sufficient to extend and refine existing techniques, and to develop new approaches to the analysis of policy issues.

Proven analytical skills to make timely and realistic assessments; to conduct probing research studies; to make innovative analysis involving complex variables; and to develop recommendations based on review and analysis that are consistent with current accepted policy development, theory and practices.

Excellent skills in verbal and written communications to prepare and present recommendations and solutions regarding complex issues based on analysis and evaluation, including the preparation and presentation of reports; and to write extensive memoranda, position papers and reports in a clear, concise and timely fashion, with minimal editing required.

Ability to work and coordinate multiple projects independently or in a team-oriented environment.

This position is not covered under the collective bargaining union.

Performing other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

General experience is one (1) year of progressively responsible experience, which was equivalent to at least a one (1) grade below, which demonstrates the ability to:

  • Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions
  • Plan and organize work
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience must be functional and relevant in public safety issue, regulations, legislative decisions, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled

Specialized experience directly related to the line of work of the position that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience in a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non-specialized tasks) is not creditable.

Salary:  $93,000 - $119,811

The full posinng is available here.

Closing Date:
5/14/2016

Posted on 5/4/2016



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