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Director, College of Law

Phoenix, AZ
Full Time
06-06-2020
Job #: 60973BR
Description:
Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law seeks a proactive individual with a deep knowledge of the criminal justice system and a commitment to its reform to help run the Academy for Justice, a grant-funded effort to bridge the gap between academia and on-the-ground criminal justice reform by making scholarly research and ideas accessible to policymakers and the general public. Under a working title to be determined as part of the hiring process, this individual will be a key driver in helping the Academy achieve the following goals:
  • To make academic research and scholarly expertise available to legislators, executive-branch policymakers, judges, and other government decision-makers charged with designing and implementing America’s criminal justice system;
  • To sponsor and promote accessible, evidence-based academic research regarding America’s criminal justice system and to connect such research to interesting developments in criminal justice reform;
  • To create and support a community of scholars who serve as a vital resource for the media on issues of criminal justice reform;
  • To convene events focused on specific criminal justice issues that bring together academics, policymakers, the media, and the general public; and
  • To collaborate and create partnerships with major local and national organizations focused on criminal justice reform

The director will work closely with the Executive Director and under the direction of the Faculty Director and the Dean and/or an Associate Dean of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Essential Duties
Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with Academy faculty, staff, and affiliates to organize and promote the Academy’s work and events to a wide range of audiences
  • Organizing and running weekly and ad hoc meetings
  • Making academic research and scholarly expertise accessible and available to legislators, executive-branch policymakers, judges, and other government decision-makers charged with designing and implementing America’s criminal justice system
  • Creating and supporting a community of scholars who can serve as a vital resource for the media on issues of criminal justice reform
  • Generating content to be used to promote evidence-based criminal justice reform
  • Coordinating with affiliated scholars and others to solicit contributions and otherwise generate content for the Academy’s website
  • Identifying and pursuing grant opportunities to further support the Academy’s work
  • Coordinating and partnering with other organizations focused on criminal justice reform
  • Performing other duties as assigned to assist and support the program and the law school

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate.

Desired Qualifications
  • Broad experience with and knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Experience creating deep connections with those who work in the criminal justice system, including the those focused on reform
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people with varied political views and views on the criminal justice system
  • Evidence of networking capabilities
  • Evidence of effective writing skills

Working Environment
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Use ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.







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