Court Research Associate

National Center for State Courts - Williamsburg, VA4.3

Full-time$65,000 a year
Job Summary

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization. NCSC's services – research, information services, education, consulting – are focused on helping courts implement improvements that promote efficiency and effectiveness, while ensuring access to justice, timeliness, and procedural satisfaction. The Court Research Associate will fit into this overall mission by working alongside a team of multidisciplinary researchers who interact directly with court stakeholders. The research division is looking for a highly motivated professional who seeks opportunities to work on multiple projects in a collaborative environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Court Research Associate responsibilities include but are not limited to performing the following duties:

Conducting empirical and applied research and program evaluation: Designing qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments;
Conducting site visits (interviewing, focus groups, observations) with constituents, and Performing statistical analysis;
Designing products that effectively communicate research findings to diverse audiences (e.g., data visualization);
Presenting research findings (e.g., conferences, facilitated workgroups, publications); and
Assisting in the development of funding proposals from federal, state, and private funding sources.
Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for this position, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

A Ph.D. in the social sciences, public policy, or a related field; or a J.D. combined with a Master's degree in social sciences, public policy, or a related field;
Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to competently perform quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;
Ability to present research findings to diverse audiences (e.g., court-related leadership organizations, practitioners, and lay people);
Excellent writing skills (e.g., client reports, policy memorandums, journal articles); and
Availability to travel periodically.
Supplemental Information
This position is opened until filled. Applications must include a cover letter and resume in addition to the completed application.