Associate Director, Crime Lab New York

May 02, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: Who We Are Crime Lab New York (CLNY) is an independent, non-profit research organization that generates rigorous, objective, scientific evidence to help reduce crime, violence and the collateral costs of the criminal justice system. Crime Lab gathers experts from around the nation, spanning disciplines, to develop data-driven approaches to fundamental societal problems. Using data provided by our partners in city government, Crime Lab identifies and evaluates interventions that can be measured and replicated, to help guide the best use of public resources to reduce violence. CLNY employs innovations in natural experimentation, randomized controlled trials, behavioral economics and machine learning to help identify and target interventions to help policymakers solve their most challenging problems and benefit New York's most disadvantaged citizen. For more information about the University of Chicago Crime Lab New York, go to Our model employs resources from the private sector to develop and test promising approaches to preventing crime free of charge for government agencies. The goal of this work is to identify the most effective and cost-effective public sector strategies using private sector funding. Since government spending will always vastly outstrip what philanthropists can devote to this problem, the way we believe will have the greatest impact is to help inform the public sector about how to optimally allocate public safety resources to fund strategies that work.

Unit Job Summary: The Role: The Crime Lab New York team is seeking an Associate Director who will support the Executive Director to execute strategic priorities, identify and resolve obstacles, secure fundraising for research activities, communicate with internal and external stakeholders, and build relationships with new and existing partners. The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with research staff in New York and Chicago. Responsibilities: - Serves as a liaison for external relationships relating to Crime and Education Labs' research and represents the Lab at appropriate functions to publicize the organizations activities and garner new opportunities - In partnership with Executive Director, Faculty Director and others, assists with raising requisite resources for the Crime and Education Lab; develops, strengthens, and diversifies funding sources - Supports the Executive Director with the execution of the strategic plan, facilitates communication across the Lab, and helps to identify and resolve obstacles to achieve strategic goals - Supports research managers to troubleshoot issues with projects and to communicate with research partners and funders, and provides training and development support to research managers - Prepares presentations, research reports, project updates, briefs, funding proposals, and other communications for internal and external audiences - Responds to media inquiries as appropriate and oversees efforts aimed at increasing the visibility of the Crime and Education Lab - Works with Director of Talent to help recruit and interview potential candidates, and promotes the development of the Crime and Education Lab organizational culture - Other duties as assigned To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial transcripts

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, statistics, or other relevant social science field required; master's degree preferred.

Unit Experience: - A minimum of five years of research experience required - Supervisory experience required - Experience working in an applied research center required - Fundraising experience strongly preferred - Experience working in a university setting strongly preferred

Unit Job Function Competencies: - Unwavering commitment to rigorous research-based evaluation - Excellence in organizational management with the ability to manage and mentor staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget - Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures - Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills - Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning - Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people - Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed - Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization

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