Associate Director - Projects (Baltimore)
Associate Director - Projects (Baltimore)
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About the Opportunity:
The Center on Crime and Community Resilience (CCR) at Northeastern University seeks a skilled project director to oversee the Center's violence reduction efforts in Baltimore, Maryland.
The main responsibility of the Associate Director will be overseeing all aspects of CCR's ongoing efforts in Baltimore. This will include working closely with government and community partners, including: The Mayor's Office, Baltimore Police Department, the State's Attorney's Office, the US Attorney's Office, and social service providers such as Roca Baltimore. The Associate Director will work closely with the CCR's Director and Executive Director to set strategy for all work being done in Baltimore and to coordinate the activity of all partner organizations working on Baltimore Projects, as well as manage the on-the-ground aspects of planning, implementation, and process evaluation for Baltimore-based projects.
This is a full-time position based in Baltimore and is eligible for Northeastern benefits, and will report to the Executive Director of the CCR. This is a term-limited position funded by grant support and will last for three years, until September 30, 2023, with a possibility of extension.
Project direction and oversight includes:
- Overseeing project planning, including management of the
day-to-day needs of problem analyses and reviews of existing
neighborhood and group violence, designing governance structures to
fit major project needs, and leading coordination between
researchers and government partners to advise on project
- Overseeing technical assistance provided by research and expert
partners to Baltimore projects, including coordinating service
providers to direct resources to the individuals and groups most
embroiled in violence and monitoring the implementation of violence
- Assist in institutionalizing new violence reduction strategies
by providing on-the-ground leadership for mixed method process and
The Associate Director will also manage a small team working on projects related to Baltimore, including a Project Coordinator and a Research Assistant.
Master's degree in Public Policy, Public Affairs, or a similar field with significant knowledge and background related to public policy around crime, violence and criminal justice issues required.
10 years of experience working with government and non-profit organizations on projects related to violence prevention and crime-policy required. Experience working directly with city leadership, including mayoral office directors and with police department command-level staff. Experience working on projects related to evaluation.
Deep understanding of how local law enforcement agencies and government services function. Strong professional written and verbal proficiency in English and an understanding of how to communicate policy lessons from technical academic research in ways that policymakers and practitioners understand. Ability to work with and implement violence reduction strategies, such as group violence intervention. Ability to think strategically, handle multiple projects at once, meet deadlines, and effectively manage time.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.
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