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Research Analyst, Criminal Justice Reform

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The criminal justice system plays an important role in ensuring public safety and helping to rehabilitate those convicted of crimes. Yet it often imposes large, unnecessary costs on individuals within the system and the public at large. If you are passionate about reforming the current system to improve outcomes for all stakeholders, then this role offers an opportunity to make a difference. 


We are looking for a Research Analyst will work with a diverse set of capabilities to help shape the Foundation’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system, helping to reduce the negative outcomes imposed by the system and improve outcomes for those within the system. Success will require combining the Foundation’s decades of experience in educational grantmaking with knowledge of the policy and academic landscape of criminal justice reform.



Your Responsibilities Include

  • Provide analysis and recommendations on grant proposals relative to the Foundation’s key goals in criminal justice reform
  • Research and develop an understanding of various academic disciplines to identify new grant-making opportunities
  • Lead Foundation efforts to optimize existing investments within the existing criminal justice portfolio


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • 3-5 years of research experience
  • Knowledge of research and policy landscape related to criminal justice reform
  • Ability to analyze and contextualize scholarly publications
  • Demonstrated inquisitiveness and ability to explore new intellectual spaces
  • Robust written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strategic thinking skills to organizational goals
  • Works well in a highly collaborative environment 



About Us


Everyone has the ability to learn, contribute, and succeed if they have the opportunity to do so.  The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation advance ideas to help all people realize their potential, by challenging convention and eliminating barriers that stifle creativity and progress. 


To realize that North Star, we support educational programs, research, and dialogue—working alongside hundreds of universities and nonprofit partners around the country.  All our work is guided by a commitment to unite with anyone to do right and identify new perspectives, to help people accomplish great things for themselves and others.


We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 


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