The CSG Justice Center will hire two legal fellows to conduct state-level policy research on access to post-secondary education (including occupational training leading to a credential) for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in all 50 states. The research methods will include analyses of databases, such as the National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC), LexisNexis and State Net; digital scans of policies, publications, and funding streams; and surveys and interviews. The legal fellows will work as part of a team to inventory policies, synthesize and track information, and identify trends and new areas of research.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FELLOWSHIP POSITION
ESSENTIAL DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific responsibilities of the policy associate include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Gather, analyze, and code:
- current and pending legislation on access to post-secondary education for people who are incarcerated and formerly incarcerated;
- information on state correctional policies regarding access to post-secondary education programs and credentials through online research, surveys, emails, and phone calls;
- information on probation, parole, and state entitlement policies regarding access to post-secondary education programs and credentials for people with criminal records;
- information on state higher education system restrictions for people with criminal records in admissions, housing, and financial aid;
- information on the use of technology in post-secondary educational programs in state prisons;
- Participate actively in team and division meetings.
- An analytical mind and excellent research and writing skills;
- Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage a demanding workload.
- Ability to synthesize and translate large amounts of information into user-friendly language;
- Ability to think critically about policies and practices and to identify policies that may not be explicit or well-defined;
- Attention to detail and accuracy as well as an entrepreneurial spirit;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work independently and as part of a team
At least one year of work experience, ideally, in the field of criminal justice and/or higher education. Experience with legal research, including Lexis Nexis, required.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Holidays, Paid Personal Time, Paid Sick Time, Paid Parental Leave
Interested individuals should upload the following elements (in pdf format) with their application:
- Cover letter
- One or two writing samples (preferably no more than three pages)
- Names and contact information for references (at least two)
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)