Council of State Governments
  • 08-Sep-2017 to 01-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • APPA
  • Lexington, KY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), an affiliate of The Council of State Governments (CSG), is an international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved in community corrections which includes pretrial, probation, and parole in both criminal and juvenile justice arenas. All levels of government including federal, state/provincial, local and tribal agencies are counted among its constituents. By taking the initiative, APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of pretrial, probation and parole practitioners and providers of services including at all levels from both the public and private sectors. Educators, volunteers, victim service providers, concerned citizens and others with an interest in criminal and juvenile justice are also among APPA members.  To learn more about APPA visit www.appa-net.org. To learn more about The Council of State Governments visit www.csg.org

We are seeking a Program Analyst to work in the Lexington, KY office. May consider a telecommuter within 120 miles of the office who can periodically report into the Lexington office.

Job Summary

Manages and/or provides professional service and expertise on grant funded projects related to the adult and juvenile community corrections field in the development and implementation of assigned deliverables germane to the projects.

Essential Functions

Research Activities:

  • Conducts literature reviews.
  • Develops and/or administers survey and assessment instruments to gather data needed for product development or project/training evaluation.
  • Coordinates focus group, working group, and advisory group meetings.
  • Drafts reports, monographs, articles, bulletins, newsletters, curriculum, and other publications and resources as necessary.

 Training and Technical Assistance Activities:

  • Coordinates the logistics for training programs.
  • Prepares and/or delivers presentations during workshops, training programs, webinars, etc.
  • Coordinates webinars and training programs via distance learning technology, where appropriate.
  • Provides onsite or virtual technical assistance on projects, as needed.

 Project Management Activities:

  • Collects data for progress reports in accordance with funding source requirements and guidelines.
  • Reviews project pages on the APPA website and makes suggested edits to staff, as needed.
  • Identifies possible funding sources and writes grant proposals.
  • Responds to requests for information.
  • Develops and monitors project budgets, as assigned.
  • Assures project compliance with established legal requirements.
  • Broker services as necessary and appropriate between project partners and funding agency.

Assists with other tasks as needed and directed by the APPA Program Director.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient computer skills, including skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access.
  • Knowledge of SPSS or other statistical software programs helpful, but not required.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to articulate complex content into written products.
  • Outstanding public speaking skills.
  • Great communication skills using various methods (in-person, phone, email, etc.).
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Good problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Travel required.
  • Excellent project management skills.

Experience Requirements

  • At least two years of grant funded project management work experience required.
  • Practitioner experience or research experience within the justice system (particularly probation or parole) preferred.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, political science, social work, or a related field.
  • Advance degree preferred.

Physical Requirements Essential to Perform the Duties of the Job

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently communicates with members, prospective members, vendors and visitors in person, on the telephone, and on the computer to provide assistance.
  • Occasionally lifts objects weight up to twenty-five (25) pounds when moving office supplies and publication materials.
  • Frequently remains in a stationary position.
  • Frequently uses the computer when typing documents and communications.
  • Occasionally stoops, kneels, or bends when packing and loading materials for institutes and meetings.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must complete the online application and include a resume, cover letter and references.

CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

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