The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera), a nonpartisan, nonprofit center for practice, policy and research seeks an accomplished, high-energy individual with a passion for justice. This is an opportunity to lead and shape a thriving research unit within a nationally respected organization that is addressing fundamental questions about the over-use of incarceration in the United States and its impact on communities of color. The successful candidate will report to the Vice President and Research Director and work closely with the director of the Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC), and Vera’s broader leadership team to shape Vera’s research on courts and corrections. The CSC research director will be responsible for maintaining and strengthening the breadth and quality of CSC’s research, developing new projects and supporting Vera’s public efforts to leverage its knowledge and skills. The Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) is Vera’s principal operational unit devoted to safely and effectively reducing the over reliance on incarceration, its conditions and its consequences with a focus on human dignity.