Client: Crime Research Group
Position Title: Executive Director
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Reports to: Board of Directors
The Crime Research Group (CRG) is a criminal and juvenile justice research center serving Vermont as an independent non-profit that works with state, municipal, and other justice partners to collect, analyze, and disseminate data, and generate reports. All of which provide guidance to policy and administration experts in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in Vermont, as well as the evaluation and research of topics such as sentencing practices, domestic violence, human trafficking, child welfare, substance abuse, and mental health. Its mission is to provide research to policymakers, public and private sector clients, and the community to encourage evidence-informed practices in the promotion of a fair and effective justice system. Their vision is to strengthen the justice system to reduce and prevent crime, reduce recidivism, achieve safer and healthier communities, and ensure fairness, justice, and equal and equitable treatment under the law. Everyone on the team has worked in every aspect of criminal and juvenile justice in Vermont and beyond. We work hard at making research findings accessible to everyone and helping to strategize actions that can be taken as a result of what we’ve learned.
The Board of Directors of the Crime Research Group (CRG) is seeking an Executive Director with a background in criminal justice and non-profit management to lead our organization’s advancement as we move toward expanding our work’s impact and relevance.
The Executive Director will be charged with managing staff’s work on multiple research projects, securing future grants and other funding, as well as maintaining and establishing working relationships with funders, partners, and stakeholders. Enthusiasm and commitment to collaboration with practitioners and external researchers are indispensable. Excellent verbal, written, editorial and public presentation skills are essential. Other desired skills include working with a Board of Directors, grant proposal development, meeting planning, and staff management.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Manage and coordinate contracts, data sharing agreements, grant submissions, data requests, and technical assistance.
- Develop project plans and write proposals, including completion of all administrative grant materials (narrative, timeline, budget, etc.).
- Ensure compliance with all national and federal requirements, including, but not limited to, the development and submission of the annual Bureau of Justice Statistics, State Justice Statistics Program grant proposal.
- Ensure a steady revenue stream to maintain and ensure that sufficient staffing, data, hardware, and software resources are available to complete assignments.
- Ensure effective communication within the organization through email, conference calls, and staff meetings.
- Maintain a staff of competent employees by working to recruit, select, orient, and train employees; maintain a legal work environment; and develop staff development opportunities.
- Responsible for purchasing, payroll, accounting systems, and all financial and progress reporting.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending training and meetings, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
- Serve as CRG’s secretary for the Board of Directors and liaison with the Governor, Legislature, the Department of Public Safety, criminal justice agencies, statewide associations, and other stakeholders.
Education and Experience Requirements
- D. or Master’s degree in a social science, statistics, or related field or discipline.
- Experience producing policy and research reports.
- Ability to communicate complex data and analyses effectively to diverse audiences.
- At least three years of experience working in criminal or juvenile justice agencies or justice research.
- At least three years’ management experience, which includes supervision and financial responsibilities.
- Experience submitting, monitoring, or administering one or more research grants in relevant policy areas.
Gallagher, Flynn, & Company, LLP has been retained to conduct this search. Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Hakeem Nuru, HR Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we appreciate all interest in this exciting opportunity, only candidates most closely aligned with our search will be contacted.
Disclaimer: What is listed above is representative of the position’s responsibilities but is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Responsibilities may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP, and our client do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.