Senior Advisor (Center for Justice Research and Innovation)

Virtual Req #464
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
CNA fosters an inclusive culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Our flexible and engaging work environment encourages iterative and creative collaboration at every stage of the problem solving process. Our employees are committed to helping clients develop effective solutions to better manage their programs through scientific, data-driven approaches. We are looking for creative and innovative individuals to help carry out our mission.


The Center for Justice Research and Innovation(JRI) seeks Senior Advisor(s) to support research, training and technical assistance, and organizational change and assessment projects on justice system topics, including law enforcement and policing, courts, prosecution, and defense, and corrections. This is a part-time, on-call position. Senior Advisors contribute to project execution by providing expert advice in their areas of specialty and experience, reviewing and contributing to project deliverables, providing consultation to JRI staff, clients, and other stakeholders, and contributing to strategic initiatives such as business development. Senior Advisors have specialized expertise in topics and areas relevant to JRI’s mission and current projects.



1. Works independently under limited supervision to lead and manage multiple projects of medium to large size and/or complexity that address a subject of expertise.


2. Demonstrates an advanced and comprehensive knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts to conduct research and analysis in support of projects within a given subject of expertise.


3. Prepare project reports and briefings.


4. Provide advanced and comprehensive knowledge and expertise related to project development.


5. Identify and pursue business development opportunities related to a subject of expertise.


6. Develop and maintain professional contacts with decision makers and contract administrators at targeted agencies.


7. Actively support the development of proposals and marketing efforts in areas of expertise.


8. Advise management on planning, pursuit and success related to projects associated with proven areas of expertise.


9. Perform other duties as assigned.



1. Education: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Advanced degree preferred.


2. Experience: Minimum 10 years’ experience in the field(s) of expertise.


3. Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of best thinkers and policy practitioners in related fields. Good project management and computer skills.
CNA follows a broad band compensation framework that considers a range of criteria in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience; degree, certifications, other business and organizational needs. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $108K – $183K Please visit the following link for benefits information.  

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  • Job Family Research
  • Job Function Career Path II - Expert & Research Specialist
  • Pay Type Salary
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