At NNSC, we are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. We believe that great ideas and practices come from a mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. Our work originated over twenty-five years ago. We aim to improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, enhance police legitimacy, and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves. With the help of our staff, external partners, and people from communities domestic and International, we can continue the work to prevent violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, and increase trust between law enforcement and the public.
About the Role
The Senior Field Advisor (Reconciliation) is a member of the Programmatic Team – a highly collaborative, cross-functional team that provides hands-on strategic advising to partner cities implementing NNSC’s interventions around the world. The position utilizes reconciliation, legitimacy and focused deterrence methods to directly advise jurisdictions and coach other staff on their advising. Responsible for advancing the NNSC programmatic goals by providing strategic advising to a portfolio of partner jurisdictions, guiding them in implementing core elements effectively and working with them to innovate in pursuit of effective, rapid violence reduction, and public safety outcomes.
What You’ll Do
- Provide a Senior level of tactical advising to a portfolio of partner cities implementing violence reduction strategies
- Provide content expertise to partners; guide and assist in various NNSC application/theories and related problem-solving tools, support the development and delivery of initiatives
- Build the technical capacity of local stakeholders to implement, measure, and sustain interventions
- Raise awareness of problem solving tools, violence reduction processes and procedures, and lessons learned; to promote the adoption of best practices
- Explore, analyze, and visualize data to inform implementation of partner crime reduction strategies
- Develop and maintain assessment tools to guide, organize, and analyze key metrics of strategy implementation
- Continuously review operational data in order to achieve outcomes by incorporating the best available evidence
- Maintain up-to-date, accurate site-specific information (contact information for key partners, high-level implementation summary, call and meeting notes, etc.) in NNSC’s project management system
- Build and maintain strong, functional relationships with high-level government, community and law enforcement leaders; partner organizations; and academics
- Design collaborative learning opportunities, foster peer learning partnerships across sites, share knowledge and best practices to further implementation in sites
- Ensure the timely preparation and submission of written materials associated with each site and for the programmatic team:
- Periodic memos and assessments for the site partners, as needed;
- Progress; quantitative, and qualitative performance; annual; and/or final reporting, if required by grant or contract
- Proposals for prospective partners and to support ongoing work with a site
- Report outcomes, challenges, and innovation opportunities to team, senior management, and participate in ongoing development and refinement of NNSC’s approach to violence prevention as part of the programmatic team
- Additional duties as assigned.
What You’ll Need
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, strategic advising, consulting, program development, or related fields
- 3 years of relevant subject matter experience (e.g. law enforcement, advocate, violence interrupter, activist) in a professional or volunteer capacity, and/or lived experience as someone who has been directly impacted by violence and/or the criminal justice system; preferred
- Excellent interpersonal, consensus-building, organizational, communication and presentation skills
- Proven track record of innovation and commitment to violence reduction.
- Knowledge about policy review, data collection, statistical evaluation of data, and strategies for conveying results to practitioners
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion
- Experience and ability to work with law enforcement (police, military, correction/probation staff, etc.) agencies, community leaders and community-based organizations, government officials, and service agencies to implement multi-disciplinary initiatives
- Strong knowledge of criminal justice issues, actors, and trends, and deep commitment to addressing injustices thereof: e.g. the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, the police-community trust deficit, and disproportionate state and community violence;
- Experience managing and implementing multiple complex projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team; and with an understanding of program design and evaluation;
- Experience facilitating meetings, providing feedback, and developing consensus among a complex network of partners.
- Working in a programmatic and advisory capacity preferred
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, detailed orientated, and experience working with interdisciplinary teams.
You must meet at least one of the requirements listed below:
- Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Human Services, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, or directly related field or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Advanced degree preferred. or,
- Possess a combination of education and experience that provide you with the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. or,
- Possess eight years of appropriate experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
Travel and Work Requirements:
- 30% or less – You may be expected to travel up to 30% for this position. (when safe to do so per COVID-19 & NNSC safety guidelines)
- This role will be remote. This role will involve some amount of in-person work with public safety partners in compliance with CDC and NNSC Travel Guidelines.
- Flexibility to work early or late as needed up to 10% for this position
Please submit a resume and letter of interest. Letter of interest should describe your interest and your salary requirements. Email applications will not be considered.
Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.
Our generous benefits package includes:
- Insurance: Health, dental, vision, and life insurance.
- Time Off: 14 paid holidays, 15 days of annual leave, 4 personal days, 20 sick days.
- Retirement: 8% employer contribution after 1 year of employment; employees are vested in the employer contribution after 3 years of employment; no employee contribution required.
- CUNY Tuition Reimbursement: Reimbursement of credits for courses taken at any CUNY institution after 1 year of employment.
- Summer Fridays
- Condensed work week
- Free New York Times and Wall Street Journal
The Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RFCUNY) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act/Protected Veterans Status/E-Verify Employer.