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Texas Public Policy Foundation, Oklahoma State Director/Policy Analyst, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11847

Thu, June 30, 2016

Description: 
The Oklahoma State Director / policy analyst in the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice engages in research, writing, project management, policymaker education, outreach, and public and media communications with a focus on juvenile corrections issues, as well as adult corrections, victim empowerment, and overcriminalization, for the Foundation and its Right on Crime initiative. The goals of the Center are enhancing public safety, empowering victims, reducing costs to taxpayers, and limiting the scope of criminal law to wrongful conduct. The Center has worked closely with policymakers in Oklahoma, Texas, and across the nation to develop and implement cost-effective alternatives to incarceration that also reduce crime, restore victims, and strengthen families and communities. 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
• Researching, analyzing and making recommendations on criminal justice policy issues in Oklahoma 
• Effectively communicating the Right on Crime’s policy recommendations to key stakeholders, including legislators, their staff and the media 
• Working with other organizations in Oklahoma 
• Project management and coalition building 
• Writing policy briefs, perspectives, research studies, commentaries, testimony, and blog postings 
• Monitoring and testifying before various legislative committees and state agencies 
• Organizing various policy events/activities designed to educate policymakers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public 

Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree; Graduate degree in law, public affairs, communications, criminal justice, or another relevant field preferred 
• Understanding of Oklahoma politics and current state of the criminal justice system preferred 
• Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills 
• Experience and proficiency in interacting with legislators, media, stakeholders, and the general public 
• Ability to comprehend/analyze complex legislative and regulatory issues 
• Ability to effectively advocate for the Foundation’s principles and recommendations

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