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Arnold Ventures is a philanthropy whose core objective is to maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. We are dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States. We invest in sustainable change, building it from the ground up based on research, deep thinking, and a strong foundation of evidence. We drive public conversation, craft policy, and inspire action through education and advocacy.
Location: New York, NY, preferably
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications
Department: Criminal Justice – Policing Team
Report to: Vice President of Criminal Justice
Travel: Occasional travel expected
Arnold Ventures’ Criminal Justice initiative aims to advance community safety and the values of fairness, effectiveness, and racial justice. We fund innovative work in five domains: Policing, Pretrial Justice, Community Supervision, Prisons, and Reintegration. The Initiative works with teams of experts from inside and outside government and across disciplines to reform the U.S. criminal justice system through research, evidence, testing innovative pilot programs, and policy change.
We are seeking a Director of Criminal Justice Research to establish our policing research agenda, lead many of our most significant research projects, and provide strategic research-related advice across the Criminal Justice team. This individual will be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and pursuing new, high-leverage philanthropic opportunities, and managing current investments. The Director of Criminal Justice Research will report directly to the Vice President of Criminal Justice overseeing the Policing domain and, working closely with the Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice, will be instrumental in building a portfolio focused on effective policing, including crime trends and reducing violent crime, police reforms, disparate racial impacts, understanding the arrest power and alternatives to arrest. The Director will report to the Vice President of Criminal Justice overseeing the policing portfolio. (For more information about our policing portfolio, see www.arnoldventures.org/work/policing.)
The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following core values that inspire the Arnold Ventures team to make a difference.
We are interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates who have been directly impacted by the systems we are seeking to change and invite all candidates to address their reasons for engaging in this work in their cover letter.
Arnold Ventures is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Acknowledging the importance of diverse perspectives, Arnold Ventures is committed to employing individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of experiences. Members of historically marginalized communities and candidates who have been impacted by the systems we are seeking to change are strongly encouraged to apply