The Crime Lab New York team is seeking an Associate Director who will support the Executive Director to execute strategic priorities, secure fundraising for research activities, communicate with internal and external stakeholders, build relationships with new and existing partners identify and resolve obstacles. The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with research staff in New York and Chicago.
Supports fundraising efforts for Crime Lab New York, including identifying opportunities consistent with Crime Lab priorities, conceptualizing, and preparing and presenting proposals for support for Crime Lab New York
Serves as a liaison for external relationships relating to Crime and EducationLabsâ™ research and represents the Lab at appropriate functions to publicize the organizations activities and garner new opportunities
Builds relationships with Foundations and prospective donors and partners through meetings, events, and other regular correspondence, and maintains knowledge of current trends in the non-profit and foundation fields
Conceptualizes communications and outreach activities to promote, cultivate and recognize donors
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 Talent Manager to help recruit and interview potential candidates, and promotes the development of the Crime and Education Lab organizational culture
Other duties as assigned
Unwavering commitment to rigorous research-based evaluation
Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
Excellent 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
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to manage and mentor staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
High attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
A passion for, and working knowledge of, social and criminal justice
Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
Willingness and ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends and travel required.
Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, statistics, communications, journalism or another relevant field required; master's degree preferred.
A minimum of five years of relevant experience required, including work related to education or criminal justice at a foundation, government agency, non-profit organization or university
Supervisory experience required
Fundraising experience required, including experience writing grants, cultivating and tracking donors, identifying funding prospects.
Experience working in an applied research center preferred
Unofficial transcript from the highest degree program received
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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