UNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG): Overview
ISLG is an institute within the City University of New York. The Institute’s mission is to help achieve improvements in the financing, delivery, and measurement of critical public services by assisting current and future leaders in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, in the U.S. and internationally, by offering research, technical assistance, and education and training. The Institute’s director, Michael Jacobson, previously served as New York City’s Probation and Correction Commissioner and president of the Vera Institute of Justice.
The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance is currently seeking applicants for the below positions:
- Research Associates to work on multiple research projects
ISLG is hiring multiple Research Associates to work on criminal justice projects in the Institute’s research portfolio, many of which focus on reducing jail populations through criminal justice reform. Broadly, the projects involve some combination of collecting and analyzing criminal justice data to better understand drivers of key outcomes; assessing the implementation of reform efforts; tracking progress and impacts related to criminal justice reform efforts through performance metrics; developing reports, dashboards, and other types of data visualizations to communicate analytical findings to policy and practice audiences; and identifying fair and effective strategies for reducing jail populations and racial and ethnic disparities. The positions are full-time and will likely involve work on more than one project.
- Senior Research Associate to work on several research projects
ISLG is hiring a Senior Research Associate to work on multiple research projects in the Institute’s criminal justice portfolio. The projects will include the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national initiative to reduce probation revocations by supporting action research in up to 10 jurisdictions around the country; the Safety and Justice Challenge, a national initiative to reduce jail populations and racial and ethnic disparities through the planning and implementation of system-wide criminal justice reforms in 52 jurisdictions around the country; and a research consortium in which ISLG is responsible for developing, awarding, and managing research projects to advance knowledge in the field about how to effectively and fairly reduce jail populations and disparities. Broadly, the work across these projects will involve collaborating with various types of partners to build research projects and ensure that they are carried out with rigor, translating research findings into concrete policy and practice solutions, and developing performance metrics to track progress and impact as solutions are implemented. The Senior Research Associate will report to the Research Director or Associate Research Director and will work closely with other project staff on project activities.
For full descriptions and information on how to apply, please visit the above links.