Data Outreach Consultant

Full Time, 18-Month Contract - California

At Measures for Justice (MFJ) our mission is to use data to measure and understand county-level criminal justice system performance in America. We collect, clean, code, and analyze county-level data to provide consistent, comparable, reliable, and objective performance measures across the whole criminal justice system, from arrest to post-conviction, on a county-by-county basis.

Measures for Justice seeks a driven and social individual to join us in our work identifying and collecting criminal justice data in California. As a member of the Data Outreach team, you will be based in California working under the direction of MFJ’s regional Data Outreach Manager (DOM) and the Assistant Director of Data Outreach.

This role will support the DOM in presenting MFJ’s research to practitioners, including: scheduling, detailed note-taking, submitting data requests, finalizing receipt of data, tracking progress, and attending in-person meetings. It will require frequent travel through California to attend meetings with criminal justice stakeholders in each of California’s 58 counties (e.g., Sheriffs, District Attorneys, Public Defenders, Court Clerks, Judges, etc.). The role will require conducting substantial research and coordination with state and county stakeholders to map California’s data infrastructure and identify where case-level criminal justice data are located and how they may be accessed. The Data Outreach Consultant will work with the DOM to identify potential infrastructure issues/improvements, and other tasks as may be assigned to address gaps in California disposition data.

About you…

  • Live in California.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated, with the ability to work from home when not traveling.
  • Active listener with outstanding note-taking skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to rent a car (over age 25).
  • Comfortable in diverse settings.
  • Comfortable with frequent travel (70%), sometimes on Sunday.
  • Excited to travel throughout California and get experience with criminal justice practitioners

Experience Required:

  • 1-3 years in a relevant field, strong preference given to those with knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Customer outreach, community engagement, sales.
  • Graduate degree (Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, Public Policy and Public Administration preferred) or commensurate experience.

About us…

We’re just getting started with our outreach to measure the performance of local criminal justice systems throughout California, our ninth state. The first step involves understanding the availability and accessibility of data. We want to someone who is inquisitive and proactive to perform in-depth research while also professional, engaging and tactful to liaise with justice stakeholders. The position will begin in mid-2017 under a full-time, eighteen month contract. We offer very competitive pay, flexible time, and an inviting work environment.

Next steps…

If you’re interested, please send us your resume, a cover letter and two references to The email should have the subject line: “No data, no change.” Please specify your current location and that you are applying for the Data Outreach Consultant position. We will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Measures for Justice to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.