Bard Prison Initiative
Data and Research SpecialistBard College seeks a Data and Research Specialist for the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI).
Founded in 1999, BPI enrolls women and men in Bard College degree programs across six New York State prisons and offers extensive support for alumni in and around New York City. BPI has developed a nationwide network of colleges and universities engaged in college-in-prison and has recently launched the Bard Microcollege, a partnership with community-based institutions to create tuition-free college degree programs outside of prison. As it has grown, BPI’s data collection, analysis, and reporting needs have increased. It now seeks a Data and Research Specialist to support grant reporting, program operations, program evaluation and improvement, and institutional partnerships.
The specialist will report to BPI’s Associate Director of Research and will contribute to social science research on demonstrable outcomes of BPI programs, including ongoing collaboration with the Yale Policy Lab. In doing so, this person will have the opportunity to help establish evaluation criteria, including academic and non-academic measures, with which to define values and assess college-in-prison outcomes. The position entails maintaining BPI’s college database; producing quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on academic, reentry, and alumni programs; working with development on grant reporting; and assisting with ongoing research projects.
Qualifications: Candidates should have terminal degrees and/or significant experience with quantitative research. This position requires a high level of organization, close communication with colleagues, timely follow-through, and consistent leadership. A working knowledge of database systems is required as well as the ability to produce descriptive statistics. Computer programming skills are not required, but familiarity with FileMaker is an advantage.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/70509.
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