Reports To: Director, GVI
Job Title: Advisor, Field
Classification: Exempt Position Type: FT – Remote
Salary Range: $71,652-$88,186
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 Field Advisor 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 Field Advisor is 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
- Advising – Provide advising support and expertise to a portfolio of partners implementing violence reduction strategies; guide and assist in various NNSC application/theories and related problem-solving tools; support the development and delivery of initiatives. Work with local partnerships to understand the public safety landscape and build a community violence intervention ecosystem.
- Communication: Represent NNSC at external meetings with contacts in local/national government and community partners
- Data: Explore, analyze, and visualize data to inform implementation of violence reduction strategies with partners in your portfolio.
- Internal Feedback: 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;
- Learning Opportunities: Design collaborative learning opportunities, foster peer learning partnerships across sites, share knowledge and best practices to further implementation in sites
- Relationships: Build and maintain strong, functional relationships with high-level government, community and law enforcement leaders; partner organizations; and academics
- Reviewing Data: Continuously review operational data in order to achieve outcomes by incorporating the best available evidence
- Site Information: 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
- Technical Capacity: Build the technical capacity of local stakeholders in your portfolio to implement, measure, and sustain interventions by raising awareness of problem solving tools, violence reduction processes and procedures, and lessons learned; to promote the adoption of best practices
- Tools & Metrics: Develop and maintain assessment tools to guide, organize, and analyze key metrics of strategy implementation
- Written Material: Ensure the timely preparation and submission of written materials associated with each site and for the programmatic team. Examples include: periodic memos and assessments for the site partners, as needed; annual; and/or final reporting, if required by grant or contract;
Additional duties as assigned.
What You’ll Need
- Commitment to reducing violence, building trust, and transforming public safety. Shown through lived experience as someone who has been directly impacted by violence and/or the criminal justice system, and/or 3-5 years of relevant subject matter experience (e.g. advocate, violence interrupter, activist, law enforcement, etc.) in a professional or volunteer capacity.
- Experience innovating, developing, and implementing successful violence prevention strategies (particularly focused implementation strategies). Preferred.
- Shown ability to work with impacted community members, community leaders, community-based organizations, government officials, service agencies, and law enforcement (police, military, correction/probation staff, etc.) agencies.
- Understanding of governmental systems to work cross-agency and between sectors to implement multi-disciplinary initiatives.Knowledge and understanding of the community violence intervention ecosystem and where NNSC strategies fit.
- 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 providing strategic advising including developing and maintaining consensus among a complex network of internal and external stakeholders, developing custom framework to address local problems, getting partners to implement plan, tracking progress, providing feedback, and adjusting plan as needed. 3-5 years. Preferred.
- Experience managing and implementing complex projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team.
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including facilitating meetings, managing difficult conversations, understand and share data clearly, providing feedback, and delivering presentations.
- Experience taking a systematic approach to envision creative solutions to difficult problems. Experience supporting others to think creatively and critically, making decisions, processing information provided, and providing feedback.
- Ability to work independently, think and work collaboratively, take ownership of organizing and implementing work, assess priorities, take initiative, focus on big picture and details, and meet deadlines/department goals
- Strong research ethics and a commitment to conducting research with the goal of improving violence prevention strategies and public policy
- Commitment to building an anti-racist organization.
- Ability to focus on work priorities and maintain self-care and work life balance.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and ZOOM.
You must meet one of the items 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.
- Or, possess a combination of education and experience that provide you with the knowledge equivalent to a major in one of the above fields
- Or, possess 7 years of appropriate experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge or equivalent to a major in one of the above fields.
Travel and Work Requirements:
This role will be remote, but will involve some amount of internal and external in-person meetings, in compliance with CDC and NNSC Travel Guidelines. 25% or less – You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position. (when safe to do so per COVID-19 & NNSC safety guidelines).
Please submit a resume and letter of interest @ How to Apply
Letter of interest should describe your interest. Emailed applications will NOT be considered.
Our generous benefits package includes:
- Insurance: Health, dental, vision, retirement, EAP, transit, parking, FSA, and life insurance.
- Time Off: 15 paid holidays, 15 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. Eligibility after 1 year.
- 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.