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Washington, District of Columbia
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Program Analyst

The Program Analyst will conduct a review of policies and research, interview practitioners and policymakers, compile information, analyze findings, write fact sheets, summaries, and reports, and provide support for the National State Policymakers Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) program. In addition, the Program Analyst will work closely the communications and government affairs teams to achieve goals and to meet the needs of criminal justice practitioners and policymakers. The Program Analyst reports directly to the NCJA Executive Director and will work collaboratively with the Project Manager for the TTA program and as a member of a high functioning professional team. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Conducting online research to compile descriptive information pertaining to state criminal justice agencies, policies, programs and practices;
  • Interviewing justice policymakers and practitioners to gather information concerning policies and practices;
  • Writing summaries of findings highlighting relevant results to make them accessible to staff, funding authorities, and state and local justice policymakers;
  • Developing presentations for use by project staff, state-level officials, and justice policymakers;
  • Assisting with data analysis and compilation of survey results using Excel and other applications;
  • Identifying themes and make recommendations to staff to address issues or opportunities identified through the research;
  • Assisting with federal grant and performance data reporting;
  • Organizing and assisting with content and presentation of research, survey results, promising practices, and other information on the association website(s) and through other mediums;
  • Assisting with organizing and executing on-and off-site meetings including agenda development, logistical support; preparing presentations and hand-outs, and other necessary tasks;
  • Assisting the Director of Communications with member communications, social media outreach and drafting newsletter articles; and,
  • Assisting the Director of Government Affairs with compilation and presentation of information to further the policy agenda of the association.

The qualified candidate must have:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher (criminal justice, political science, communications, public policy preferred);
  • Interest in administration of justice with particular emphasis on data-informed policy and practice;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office software (PowerPoint, Excel and Access, etc.) and other research-related software programs and social media applications;
  • Knowledge of conducting online research and organizing findings;
  • Knowledge of conducting analyses and writing reports;
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and writing skills;
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with minimal day-to-day guidance and independently managing deadlines;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills with the ability to make sound recommendations and decisions based on data and prior experience;
  • Track record of consistently producing deliverables that are well-written and contain helpful information, providing solid and actionable recommendations;
  • Proven ability to synthesize large amounts of information and distill it into meaningful data; and
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt in a fast-paced, highly interactive environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Chris Asplen, NCJA Executive Director, at

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