The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation is seeking an Operations and Research Manager. This is an ideal position for an extremely bright recent college graduate looking for responsibility for writing and management, and participation in Washington's policy advocacy community. CJPF is small but is one of the nation's leading voices for drug policy and criminal justice policy reform. CJPF tries to respond quickly to new events. Visit http://www.cjpf.org for information on CJPF's activities.
The Operations and Research Manager will have the following responsibilities:
ADMINISTRATIVE: Serve as Foundation Operations Manager; manage computer systems, software and technical support; develop and maintain necessary relationships with vendors for office supplies, printing, couriers, telephone, office equipment supply and repair, computers, office furniture, etc.; pay bills; manage research associates and interns, including advertising, screening and preliminary interviewing; open and sort mail; respond to requests from public for information, including mailing appropriate materials; manage fax and e-mail broadcasts; make recommendations for administrative improvements; provide administrative support to foundation president; maintain files.
RESEARCH AND WRITING: Write pages for web site; update web site; assist in writing op-eds, articles, book chapters and press releases; write miscellaneous correspondence; provide research assistance to foundation president; carry out writing responsibilities as assigned; provide editorial assistance to the foundation president; make recommendations concerning research and program activities.
Job performance criteria include that work is performed intelligently, self-confidently and completely; writing demonstrates a high degree of English literacy; projects are not undertaken until the employee understands the project's objectives; projects are carried out with self-confidence and the ability to solve problems; work, work environment and use of time are very well organized and respond to priorities as they change; employee develops and maintains familiarity with issues addressed by the foundation, with the clientele with whom the foundation works, and with the political environment in Washington and other relevant jurisdictions.
The ideal employee will require little supervision, is self-directed, and demonstrates keen problem solving skills when necessary. He or she has a high degree of curiosity, a passion for the mission of the organization, and an eagerness to serve and to learn.
Apply by fax to (301)
589-5056, or by e-mail with MS Word attachments to [email protected]. Please send a
cover letter, a resume, and your best writing sample. Your writing sample
should reveal your ability to analyze and your ability to express your own
ideas. Do not send anything that is pompous, written in a style that is
not genuinely yours, or that has not been carefully