Part Time

Research Assistant at Center for Court Innovation

Fields: restorative justice, policy, research, data analysis, qualitative data

Location: NYC, New York

About the Organization: The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms around the world. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities. Nationally and internationally, the Center performs original research and provides consulting services to justice innovators. The research department oversees an independent portfolio of research exploring, documenting, and evaluating a variety of promising reform strategies nationwide.

About the Position: The research department seeks 2-3 research assistants to assist on an evaluation of restorative justice in schools, doing both qualitative (interviews; focus groups) and quantitative (data entry; data reporting) research. Work on research project in different roles including collecting data; conducting multiple days of observation and fieldwork in schools; providing administrative support; assisting with preparation for fieldwork; attending meetings, note-taking and creating summaries; data entry and preliminary analyses; and developing drafts of various research documents.

Part-time, temporary; no more than 20 hours per week (work may be sporadic, with some weeks of 20 hours and some weeks with no hours).

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate students are preferred.
  • Successful applicants will have some experience with mixed methods research.
  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative research is highly preferred.
  • Prior experience or exposure to restorative justice, peacemaking, or circles is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel to Canarsie/E. Flatbush neighborhoods with reliable transportation options.

Estimated Salary: $25/hour

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Apply Here:
Center for Court Innovation


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