The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has been an innovator in policing theory, policy, and practice since its inception in 1893. Over the past decade, IACP has accomplished groundbreaking work on researcher-practitioner partnerships to advance evidence-based policing practices. Now, IACP seeks to take what may be the most dramatic step in moving ‘science to the street’ – by partnering with the University of Cincinnati to create the IACP / UC Center for Police Research and Policy. Supported by funding from philanthropic organizations, along with federal, state and local grants, the Center will provide the field of law enforcement agencies with cutting edge research, translated into actionable recommendations to answer urgent policing issues, drive sound policy, and advance criminal justice practice by substantially narrowing the gap between academic research and police policy. The Center will continuously identify, prioritize and launch new research efforts of significance to law enforcement effectiveness. Funds to support this position are currently available through Dec 31, 2021, and may continue as additional funding is secured.
Using their significant experience managing projects and associated tasks, this position will work closely with the Center’s Executive and Research Directors to administer, manage, and modify the Center’s research projects. The successful candidate will perform program needs assessment and make recommendations, implement policies and procedures, maintain budgets, assist in the preparation of contracts, approve and monitor expenditures, prepare budget requests and financial reports, and prepare and edit reports or other publication materials. This position requires simultaneous management of multiple work projects for individual clients, contracts, and grants. In addition, this position will involve development and maintenance of internet and social media platforms. The selected applicant will be provided the appropriate equipment and office space and required to work at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some travel to various research sites and IACP headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia may be required.
Bachelor's degree with three (3) years of experience; -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years of experience; -OR- seven 7 years of experience
Experience must be in program development or business administration. Experience must include at least one (1) year of supervision
Must be able to pass a background check
Masters degree in English, Business, Professional Writing, Project Management, or related field
Three (3) years of experience managing research projects or related tasks
Familiarity and prior experience with the various system platforms, software, and business processes used by the University of Cincinnati (e.g., SAP, Concur, Blackboard, Canopy, IRB, etc.)
Applicant must have excellent writing skills, and be able to assist in the development of technical reports, scholarly articles, and grant proposals
Familiarity and prior experience with criminal justice research similar to that typically produced by the IACP/UC Center
Comprehensive UC benefits package
Type of Appointment: Full-Time Exempt Staff
Work Location: 5th Floor Teachers-Dyer Complex (Clifton Campus)
The University of Cincinnati is a Research I Institution that grants doctorates in 98 areas. The School of Criminal Justice grants the BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The School also houses the Criminal Justice Research Center and the Institutes of Crime Science and Corrections. Further information about the University and the School is available at cech.uc.edu/criminaljustice/.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.