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Research Consultant

The Fortune Society

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JOB DESCRIPTION
Title: Research Consultant
Unit: David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP)
Reports to: AVP of DRCPP
Status: Contract (2 month contract)
Location: Long Island City, Queens
Date Prepared: February 6, 2017 (aim to fill position by March 20, 2017).

Position Summary:
Responsible for supporting the AVP of DRCPP, the Research Consultant will be involved in a study that examines the hiring practices of employers relative to people with criminal histories. The Research Consultant will be primarily responsible for collecting and analyzing data, synthesizing this information, and communicating (orally and in Writing) research findings in a proficient manner through use of multiple communication platforms.
ESSENTIAL PROJECTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ban the Box study:
• Transfer survey data from survey monkey to SPSS;
• Code data and input information in to SPSS;
• Research, draft, and edit documents related to employment for individuals with criminal records, such as literature reviews, presentations, tool kits, and research summaries;
• Analyze, synthesize, and report findings from Ban the Box study;
• Solicit publicly available data from NYC agencies about hiring process, especially as it relates to employing individuals with criminal records;
• Examine online applications of NYC agencies to test the reliability of survey responses; and
• Provide administrative support for Ban the Box study, such as follow up calls to respondents.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• 2 to 3 years of research experience;
• Knowledge of criminal justice system and passion for criminal justice reform;
• Positive, professional, team-oriented, and mission-driven attitude;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience in research, writing, and editing;
• Strong analytical skills;
• Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner;
• Ability to grasp technical and theoretical concepts and interpret research materials and findings;
• Organized, diligent, proactive and attentive to detail;
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
• Knowledge of research design and methods;
• Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and other standard computer software;
• Mastery of SPSS and other statistical software; and
• M.A/M.S. in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, or related field.

HOW TO APPLY
Email Cheryl Figueroa, Executive Assistant, at cfigueroa@fortunesociety.org, with your resume; a cover letter explaining why working as a research consultant at The Fortune Society is of interest to you, and writing sample related to a previous research project.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

Contact

HOW TO APPLY
Email Cheryl Figueroa, Executive Assistant, at cfigueroa@fortunesociety.org, with your resume; a cover letter explaining why working as a research consultant at The Fortune Society is of interest to you, and writing sample related to a previous research project.

Posted on 02/07/17; CVMHA ID #10723