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Associate Director, Crime Lab New York


New York, NY, USA

13760 Urban Crime Labs

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Job Summary: 

The Crime Lab New York team is seeking an Associate Director who will support the Executive Director to execute strategic priorities, secure fundraising for research activities, communicate with internal and external stakeholders, build relationships with new and existing partners identify and resolve obstacles. The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with research staff in New York and Chicago.


  • Supports fundraising efforts for Crime Lab New York, including identifying opportunities consistent with Crime Lab priorities, conceptualizing, and preparing and presenting proposals for support for Crime Lab New York
  • Serves as a liaison for external relationships relating to Crime and EducationLabs' research and represents the Lab at appropriate functions to publicize the organizations activities and garner new opportunities
  • Builds relationships with Foundations and prospective donors and partners through meetings, events, and other regular correspondence, and maintains knowledge of current trends in the non-profit and foundation fields
  • Conceptualizes communications and outreach activities to promote, cultivate and recognize donors
  • Supports the Executive Director with the execution of the strategic plan, facilitates communication across the Lab, and helps to identify and resolve obstacles to achieve strategic goals
  • Supports research managers to troubleshoot issues with projects and to communicate with research partners and funders, and provides training and development support to research managers
  • Prepares presentations, research reports, project updates, briefs, funding proposals, and other communications for internal and external audiences
  • Responds to media inquiries as appropriate and oversees efforts aimed at increasing the visibility of the Crime and Education Lab
  • Works with Talent Manager to help recruit and interview potential candidates, and promotes the development of the Crime and Education Lab organizational culture
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Unwavering commitment to rigorous research-based evaluation
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to manage and mentor staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • High attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
  • A passion for, and working knowledge of, social and criminal justice
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Willingness and ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends and travel required.

Additional Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, statistics, communications, journalism or another relevant field required; master's degree preferred.


  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience required, including work related to education or criminal justice at a foundation, government agency, non-profit organization or university
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Fundraising experience required, including experience writing grants, cultivating and tracking donors, identifying funding prospects.
  • Experience working in an applied research center preferred

Required Documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample
  • Unofficial transcript from the highest degree program received


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