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Employment Opportunities

Researcher/Administrative Assistant

The Institute is seeking a highly motivated full-time Researcher/Administrative Assistant who will be responsible for providing clerical and administrative support services, as well as general management of the office of the Institute. The Researcher/Administrative

Assistant will also undertake general research projects, including on-location research as requested by the Institute. The position reports to the Executive Director. 

Examples of Duties

Some of the types of work expected in this position, include, but are not limited to:

Performing general office work, including typing, data entry, proofreading and editing, mail and email processing, maintaining supplies and equipment, and receiving guests.  Maintaining records of monies received and spent and entering in accounting software; making periodic reports to the Executor Director, and accountants.  Performing general research on topics of interest to the Institute, such as general information regarding criminal justice issues, potential funding sources, or background research on potential strategic partners. On occasion may be asked to perform research off site, as in court offices including observing court proceedings.

Updating posts on the Institute’s Social Media and website accounts.  Other tasks as assigned from time to time.

Some night and weekend work may be required, but compensatory time will be granted for any such work.


Associate Level degree, preferably in government, criminal justice, or related field. A combination of specialized experience and education in a related field may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

Experience in basic office work, including software and equipment.
A demonstrated ability to work with individuals of different races, genders, cultures, and socioeconomic status.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
An ability to multitask, and to work independently to complete projects involving critical thinking in a time sensitive environment.
Experience in conducting basic research and presenting the results of such research.
A valid driver’s license is required.
The position involves prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and using electronic equipment, occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds.

The following qualifications would be considered a plus:
Proficiency in the Spanish language.
Experience maintaining social media and website posts.
Experience working with contracted service providers.
Formerly incarcerated individuals, or individual impacted by the criminal justice system, either personally or through a family member, are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time position with a salary in the range of $37,500 - $42,500 depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply
Please submit the following via email to Joseph E. Welsh, Executive Director, Lehigh
Valley Justice Institute, at

- Cover letter
- Resume
- List of three references with contact information
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified and hired.

The Lehigh Valley Justice Institute is committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, Belonging, and Inclusion. The Institute encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction.

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