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We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Aug 1, 2022

Chicago, IL, US, 60605

Job Requisition ID:  17584

Agency:  Criminal Justice Information Authority 
Closing Date/Time:   
Salary:  $64,000.00 - $67,000.00 
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  4 



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Job Responsibilities

The Research Fellow will work on a research team to conduct research studies and program evaluations. The candidate will employ qualitative and quantitative research methods such as field observations, surveys, interviews, and administrative data analysis.  Written deliverables sharing research findings will be completed by the team.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Conduct reviews of the literature.
  • Conduct research interviews with stakeholders and clients and field observations.
  • Administer surveys to gain program feedback including program client pre- and post-tests.
  • Draft deliverables such as evaluation and research reports/papers and briefs.
  • Collect, clean, and analyze project-related data.
  • Create program logic models.
  • Share relevant research with program stakeholders to assist with the development of the programs.
  • Conduct presentations to funders and stakeholders.
  • Attend regular team meetings and travel to meetings, trainings, and conferences as needed.
  • Other research support as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Ability to critically analyze, interpret, and effectively summarize research methods and findings published in academic journals.


2. Ability to develop research protocols that effectively measure key constructs and program activities.


3. Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using statistical software when appropriate.


4. Ability to summarize technical research findings in a manner that is accessible to lay persons.         


5. Ability to present information to a wide variety of audiences.

Employment Conditions

1.  Work remotely

2. Authorized to work in the united states during the contract period

3. Ability to travel in the state with a valid drivers license and travel nationally.

Work Hours:  8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 
Work Location: 60 E Van Buren, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605 
Job Family: Sciences and Natural Resources 


Agency statement

ICJIA responds to community needs with research and federal and state grants administration. ICJIA administers over 100 million dollars in grants, including the R3 (restore, reinvest, renew) grants (funded through the tax on legalized cannabis), state violence prevention grants, and federal grants including under the Violence Against Women Act and the Victims of Crime Act. ICJIA convenes groups and collaborates on efforts to reform the criminal justice system. ICJIA leads criminal justice reform efforts by supporting policy makers through research.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago