Posted in Management 30+ days ago.
At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.
Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes.
The Justice Policy Center (JPC) conducts research, policy analyses, and evaluations to improve justice policy and practice at the national, state, and local levels. We conduct rigorous evaluations and in-depth data analyses—and we give context to the data through interviews with individuals involved in the justice system at all levels. We also produce reports and provide technical assistance that translate complex research into actionable strategies to enhance the safety and well-being of individuals and communities.
People from communities that are overrepresented in the criminal justice system and people with direct experience with the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.
The Justice Policy Center (JPC) is seeking a full-time Policy Program Manager to focus on Urban’s responsibilities related to the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). JRI provides states a data-driven approach to managing criminal justice populations more effectively and cost-efficiently, and to investing savings in strategies that reduce recidivism and improve public safety. Urban serves as the oversight, coordination, and assessment provider for the initiative. The Policy Program Manager will collaborate with senior researchers and management, JRI team members, and JRI partners to ensure the successful execution of JRI tasks, the timely completion of deliverables, and the identification and pursuit of related business development opportunities.
We are seeking individuals who have experience in project management, policy analysis, and policy research management and a strong background in policy solutions related to criminal justice in the United States.
The successful candidate will:
Working in the Nation’s Capital, the epicenter of public policy among a network of policy experts, you can expect to have an impact on policy areas you care about and work with great colleagues who are smart, mission-driven, and collaborative. You will blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration, be encouraged and supported to fulfill your potential through meaningful work that matters and, enjoy a welcoming workplace free from harassment, discrimination and intolerance.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage. Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan plus elect a pretax benefit for commuting expenses.
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