Research and Evaluation Supervisor
Are you looking for a unique and challenging opportunity in research and program evaluation related to the fields of Corrections and Criminal Justice? If so, join our dynamic research team!
As a Research Analysis Specialist Supervisor, you will have opportunities to grow as a scholar by publishing studies in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research at professional and academic conferences. The knowledge and information generated from your advanced-level research will be used in policy and program evaluation and decision-making, which will ultimately contribute to a safer Minnesota. Specific responsibilities include:
- Perform and interpret advanced inferential and descriptive statistical analyses of data as required by the Legislature and Department of Corrections Administration. Manage legislatively-mandated reports.
- Perform supervisory, administrative, and project management work to ensure the completion of department research and evaluation projects.
- Assist the Research Director in developing policy and program decision-making through information that is based on sound data, as well as thorough research and evaluation.
- Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a similar field plus 1 year of supervisory or professional-level experience conducting and leading intermediate to advanced level corrections/criminal justice research.
- Master’s degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology or a similar field plus 3 years of supervisory or professional-level experience conducting and leading intermediate to advanced level corrections/criminal justice research.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of advanced multivariate statistical techniques (e.g. Cox proportional hazards, logistic regression, linear regression models, negative binomial regression, multilevel modeling) commonly used in corrections research.
- Human relations and written/oral communication skills sufficient to supervise the performance of research staff, interact with department managers and staff, and collaborate with other research professionals in the community.
- Demonstrated ability to write research reports for a variety of audiences, as evidenced by the preparation of legislative reports, program evaluation reports, or publications in peer-reviewed academic journals.
- Demonstrated ability to use SPSS, Stata, HLM, SQL, or Access in combining multiple data sets into one final database to conduct bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses.
- Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a similar field.
- Experience supervising research staff.
- Experience managing multiple research projects at once.
- Experience using geographical information system (GIS) mapping software.
- Experience in developing correctional population forecasts.
- Certification and/or experience in conducting Correctional Program Checklist (CPC) assessments.
- Demonstrated ability to design surveys and use appropriate statistical techniques to analyze and interpret survey data.