Salary Range: Dependent Upon Qualifications and Experience
The School of Government (SOG) works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The School offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology, environmental finance, and criminal justice reform. The SOG’s Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (the Lab) seeks to promote a fair and effective criminal justice system, public safety, and economic prosperity through an evidence-based approach to criminal justice policy. It brings together a broad range of stakeholders to learn about criminal justice problems, supports their efforts to develop and implement innovative consensus solutions, and conducts empirical evaluations to help stakeholders measure the impact of their efforts. By supporting stakeholders’ efforts to improve the state’s criminal justice system, the Lab’s work tightly aligns with the SOG’s mission to enhance the quality of life for all North Carolinians. The Lab adheres to core SOG values that for nearly 90 years have built a legacy of trust with public officials: nonpartisan; policy-neutral; and responsive. The Lab Project Manager is responsible for managing a variety of Lab programs and projects for criminal justice system stakeholders. Programs and projects vary but typically involve supporting stakeholders as they develop and implement criminal justice solutions, executing empirical evaluations, holding educational events, and conducting research illuminating how the justice system functions. Projects often involve multi-stakeholder teams at the local and/or state level as well as an array of interdisciplinary collaborators at other universities and research institutions. The project manager will have the opportunity to contribute substantively to research projects, including as co-author, as needs and interests align.
In addition to project management, the Project Manager also will manage the Lab’s internal and external communications via the Lab’s website and social media, including: preparing newsletters, annual reports, etc.; responding to various requests and inquiries to the Lab; connecting the Lab, its projects and work with state and national stakeholders and academics; and preparing grant and development materials.
Administrative responsibilities include: coordinating with Human Resources for new positions, with Finance regarding project budgets, and with Information Technology regarding the Lab’s remote workstation. Hiring and supervising student research assistants; managing requests for information from the Lab’s data information system; and assisting with seminar and event planning.
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate has (1) genuine interest in the Lab’s work; (2) exceptional organizational ability and written and oral communication skills; (3) ability to juggle multiple projects, work independently and creatively problem solve; (4) experience managing complex projects and partnerships; (5) ability to adhere to the SOG’s values of non-advocacy and non-partisanship. Experience in criminal law and policy is helpful, but not required.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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