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Policy Associate, Access to Post-Secondary Education Project

Washington, D.C., USAWashingtonD.C.USA
Full-time

JOB SUMMARY

The CSG Justice Center Policy Associate will work with a small team on the Access to Post-Secondary Education Project, which involves state-level policy research on post-secondary education (including occupational training leading to a credential) barriers and opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in all 50 states, culminating in a final report. The Program Associate will support the work of two legal fellows and a policy analyst through research, data management, writing and editing, and administrative tasks.  

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY PART TIME ROLE (UP TO ONE YEAR)

 

Areas of Responsibility: 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities of the policy associate include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Research information on state higher education system restrictions for people with criminal records in admissions, housing, and financial aid;
  • Research information on the use of technology in post-secondary educational programs in state prisons;
  • Assist with data management such as updating Excel spreadsheets and creating reports and presentations;

Participate actively in team and division meetings.

Educational Background: 
A BA is required, with a graduate degree preferred. Current graduate students will also be considered.
Skills/Experience: 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Efficient, organized work style and ability to manage multiple deadlines;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • Critical thinking skills ;as well as attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint;
  • Ability to communicate professionally through email, phone, and in person;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work independently and as part of a team;

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
At least one year of work experience, ideally, in the field of criminal justice and/or higher education. Some online research experience required. 

Organization Info

The Council of State Governments

Overview
Headquarters: 
Lexington KY
Size: 
201-500 employees
About Us
Mission: 

The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) is a national nonprofit organization that provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies, informed by available evidence, to increase public safety and strengthen communities. In general, the CSG Justice Center works closely with legislative leaders, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victim advocates, and others to develop consensus on various, often highly politicized, criminal justice issues and to translate this consensus into comprehensive reports, policy briefs, state and federal legislation, model policies, and innovative programs. The CSG Justice Center not only develops written and web-based materials, but also provides on-the-ground technical assistance to cross-systems policymakers and practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, mental health, housing, etc.), in state and local jurisdictions.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 30 2018
Active Until: 
Dec 30 2018
Hiring Organization: 
The Council of State Governments
industry: 
Nonprofit