Associate Director - Projects (Baltimore)

Massachusetts, United States
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Nov 02, 2020
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Associate Director - Projects (Baltimore)

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

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 implementation.

  • 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 reduction strategies.

  • Assist in institutionalizing new violence reduction strategies by providing on-the-ground leadership for mixed method process and impact evaluations.

    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.

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    Additional Information:
    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

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