Director of Research and Innovation
Company: National Center for Victims of Crime
Posted on: February 23, 2021
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to
forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their
lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and
communities harmed by crime. About NCVC:National Center for Victims
of Crime advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who
work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on
victims' issues. After more than 25 years, we remain the most
comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims'
rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives. Assistance
for victims of crime is available through the National Center for
Victims of Crime's web site, www.victimsofcrime.org. About the
Position: The National Center is seeking a highly-skilled
individual to help develop and lead our Research and Evaluation
efforts. This is a new position designed to increase our impact
capacity and quality of service. This individual must work well
under pressure and have demonstrated an exceptional ability to
collaborate and communicate effectively. We're looking for someone
with excellent organizational skills, experience designing and
conducting research and evaluation, and, most importantly,
creativity. Key activities will include developing and implementing
quarterly reporting and annual reporting systems, analyzing data,
designing research questions and methods, developing research
partnerships, driving a culture of inquiry, and presenting
high-level findings tailored to multiple stakeholders.
Responsibilities Key Responsibilities:
- Develop a vision for the organization's overall research plan
and our ability to produce relevant, compelling, and best-in-class
research on crime victim's services and needs.
- Synthesize, communicate and disseminate learnings and insights
from research and evaluation internally to all departments and
programs as part of a broad knowledge management strategy; and
externally to high-level stakeholders and funders.
- Perform evaluability assessments of new NCVC programs.
- Develop and improve program evaluation systems for quality
control, ensuring a victim-centered approach to program development
- Design research questions and data collection tools that can be
easily utilized by NCVC program staff.
- Research trends in evaluation in victim services, social and
cultural changes, diversity and equity, criminal justice, and other
areas relevant to the victims' field.
- Develop and maintain research partnerships with external
evaluators and research institutions.
- Collaborate with Program Leads to ensure that analytics and
program data are collected accurately, routinely, and updated
- Work with Chief Program Officer on training new Program Leads
in systems for evaluation and utilizing federal data collection
systems for performance measurements.
- Present at conferences and develop relationships with leaders
in the field.
- Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience working in research and
evaluation, ideally with midsized to a large nonprofit focusing on
victim services, criminal justice, justice-involved youth,
education, or other related fields.
- Advanced degree in a social science field, including education,
public policy, public administration, public health, sociology, or
a related discipline (or work experience equivalent will be
- Strong quantitative analysis skills and experience using
quantitative analysis software are preferred; however, qualitative
and/or mixed methods approaches will still be considered.
- Demonstrated success in creating an evaluation and research
plans, including developing indicators and metrics for success
- Demonstrated success in designing data collection tools and
conducting data collection activities (e.g., surveys, interviews,
- Strong computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and the
ability to independently produce presentations
- Demonstrated experience interpreting results for various
- Demonstrated success with complex project management
- Experience working in a non-profit would be beneficial
- Demonstrated success working with underserved populations and
strong cultural competence preferred We have a generous benefits
package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision
insurance, vacation, sick and personal, 15 paid holidays per year,
and contributions to individuals' 401K plans. The National Center
is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all our
employment programs and decisions. Discrimination in employment on
the basis of any protected class under federal, state, or local law
is a violation of our policy and is against the law. Equal
employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, covered veterans status, marital
status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family
responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any
other protected characteristic. This policy applies to all terms
and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to,
recruitment and hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
reductions-in-force, recall, transfer, leave of absence,
compensation, and training.
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