Measures for Justice

Location: Part Time - Rochester, NY OR Remote


Measures for Justice is a non-partisan, fast-paced, entrepreneurial non-profit on a mission to make good criminal justice data available and actionable to spur reform. While we do not advocate for any specific reforms, we do work to make change possible by increasing system transparency, trust, and accountability. We’ve got world class criminal justice data and technology chops. And a culture that demands excellence, rigor and people who like to make good ideas come to life.


To make it happen, we deploy three strategies:

  • We show people what criminal justice looks like across the country via our free, interactive Data Portal;

  • We help standardize and improve criminal justice data via work on the state and national level;

  • We help put criminal justice data to work with tools, services, and research.

  • Since 2011, we have pioneered a methodology to compare how different justice systems perform on the county level and led the charge to improve county-level criminal justice data. We have strong support from prominent philanthropists, in particular from leading technology entrepreneurs and criminal justice foundations from both sides of the aisle, across the country, as well as from system practitioners and policymakers nationwide.


    The Job

    MFJ’s Product team is responsible for front end development & design of a range of data products displaying  criminal justice metrics and measuring local criminal justice performance. As an UX/UI intern, you will function within MFJ’s Product team and report to the UX/UI Designer. You will have opportunities to engage with key stakeholders, plan and participate in usability testing, and help expand the organization’s data visualization language for data dashboard products in multiple jurisdictions across the country. 


    What You Will Do (Update)

    • Participate in design reviews with the UX Designer and Director of Product, as necessary

    • Assist UX/UI Designer with planning usability tests and discovery workshops with core user groups

    •  Troubleshoot UX issues spanning multiple data products

    • Generate mockups for data visualization and information architectures

    • Any other design tasks as defined by the UX/UI Designer


    About You 

    • Currently enrolled in an accredited university/college program in User Experience Design or related field (Graduate status preferred)

    • Knowledge of digital design tools like Figma, Sketch, etc. 

    • Knowledge of user centered design and qualitative research methods

    • Interest in data visualization

    • Nice to have: Interest or curiosity in criminal justice is beneficial


    The UX/UI Intern may work remotely due to COVID or geographical obstacles. MFJ provides all staff with the required technology to meet job expectations. UX/UI Interns work 20 hours per week, and are part-time, non-exempt employees.


    Next Steps 

    Review of applications will begin July 26 and will continue until the position is filled. 


    MFJ is committed to equity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a casual work environment. Our office is wheelchair accessible.  

     

    It is the policy of Measures for Justice to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Jill Wesley at jill.wesley@measuresforjustice.org