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New York, NY 10279
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Organization information
Organization name: 
Vera Institute of Justice
Street address: 
233 Broadway 12th Floor
New York
New York
Job type: 
Policy Development/Advocacy
Position Description: 

Vera currently is seeking to hire a hard-working and creative person with strong quantitative and data management skills, a commitment to New Orleans, and a desire to improve the city's criminal justice system for the position of Research Analyst or Research Associate. The Research Analyst/Associate will assist with analysis and reporting needs for New Orleans Pretrial Services and other current and potential Vera initiatives.

The Research Analyst/Associate will report to the Senior Researcher and office Director and will work in close collaboration with other Vera New Orleans staff on ongoing research, performance and outcome monitoring, and data analysis projects. Principal responsibilities include: 

  • Merge, manage, and analyze large administrative databases using SQL and SPSS programs; 
  • Provide timely reports on Vera projects to our partners and funders;
  • Present findings of research, evaluation, and policy analysis to diverse audiences;
  • Convey concepts and complex sets of data visually in ways that are easy to understand and add value;
  • Create compelling and clear design presentations for varied audiences;
  • Conduct human-centered research that includes the development of early stage concepts, the visualization of new ideas, and the creation of communication tools that help others see new possibilities. Projects may require video storytelling, exhibit creation, and data visualization;
  • Assist on other projects and tasks as assigned.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related discipline or 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Excellent strategic, problem-solving, and analytic skills;
  • Advanced programming skills in SPSS and SQL preferred;
  • Experience with quantitative data analysis (e.g., large data sets);
  • Experience creating data presentations and/or visualization of data analysis; 
  • Demonstrated skills with Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite or Illustrator are highly preferred;
  • Ability to work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team; 
  • Solid oral and written communication skills; and
  • Strong interest in, and knowledge of, social justice for underserved populations
To apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, comprehensive resume and a demonstration of data presentation or visualization of data analysis included. The deadline for applications is April 6, 2016.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Online submission is preferred, however, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to:
ATTN: Human Resources / NOLA RA recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
546 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method of submission (online, mail, or fax).

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status. Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
Salary range: 
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided.
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016