As a member of the Research Unit, you will provide expert consultation on research-based best practices in Corrections and facilitate the sharing of data to support research. You will work collaboratively with the Quantitative Researcher to conceptualize, design, and implement rigorous research and evaluation to assess impacts of Department policies, practices, and programs on public safety. You will also facilitate, coordinate, and manage external correctional research projects and data requests that support the Department's strategic goals and operations to promote accountability, enhance effectiveness, and prioritize the best use of limited agency resources. As the Senior Research Manager you will be responsible for organizing and leading the Research Review Committee (RRC) by providing expertise on research methodology and scoping of projects; initiating and monitoring Data Share Agreements (DSA); and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) to ensure data protection, maintenance of confidentiality, and quality deliverables in a timely manner to the Department. In this role, you may supervise, mentor, and lead up to three (3) research staff in a highly collaborative environment.
Some of what you'll do:
- Serve as subject-matter-expert (SME) to Senior Leadership and Policymakers regarding the impacts and effects of changes to policy, legislation, and program operations using research findings and results of data analysis.
- Support statewide policymaking, legislation, and operational improvements by preparing policy analysis reports, data briefing reports, fact sheets, succinct research reports, presentations, and other research communication products.
- Support informed decision making by evaluating policies and practices to make recommendations to executive leaders to improve performance measures including, but not limited to: assessment and classification, programming and treatment, violent infractions, and recidivism.