• Criminal Justice Principal Associate

    Abt Associates Rockville, MD 20851

    Job #2318063789

  • Job Summary

    Principal Associates oversee policies and protocols to carry out research by providing technical guidance to less senior staff through the application of advanced qualitative and quantitative techniques, concepts and methods for the Justice Account. Principal Associates oversee and manage significant business development activities by obtaining additional work from existing clients or by identifying new markets and sales opportunities.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Principal Associates serve as a sales leader who takes responsibility for generating and managing a multi-million dollar revenue base annually. For this role, this will be focused on opportunities related to DOJ and other state, local, or non-profit justice clients.

    • Direct sales and proposal efforts in accordance with the Division's and client account business development plan.

    • Oversee and manage particularly complex and large projects with primary responsibility for DOJ and other Justice-related clients.

    • Direct efforts to identify and recruit substantive senior staff for the purpose of overall staff allocation and project fulfillment.

    • Collaborate with peers in other Divisions of the Company to identify new research approaches and potential markets for those services.

    • In collaboration with the account and portfolio lead, direct proposal efforts, conduct sales briefings, and manages client relation/development activities.

    • Maintains excellent business development relationships and be regarded within targeted markets as an industry expert.

    • Oversee the planning, design and implementation of project protocols and procedures. Serve as the primary client contact on selected projects.

    • Delegate the work of translating client needs and/or objectives into specific deliverables in a timely and cost efficient manner.

    • Serve as the architect of the technical approach on the Company's most important winning proposals.

    • Design studies through scientific leadership, technical and/or substantive expertise that address the clients needs. Methods and reputation should attract business.

    • Supervisory/staff development proposal development skills also required.

    • Principal Associates capably present and speak at client and professional meetings.

    • Principal Associates have revenue goals of $2-4 Million.

    Other Prerequisites

    • Highest level of proven technical expertise and sought out as an expert within and outside the Company.

    • Significant experience in business development and client relationship management.

    • Experience identifying and selecting methods appropriate to DOJ or state, local, or non-profit funded justice-related projects, including both qualitative and quantitative methods, and appropriately sizing project approaches to client needs.

    • Willingness to mentor and develop other staff in the account both on methods and on business development, and to contribute to a positive team environment on the Justice account and across the Healthcare Portfolio and Division.

    Minimum Qualification

    Master's Degree + Fifteen years of relevant experience, or PhD + Ten years of relevant experience

    **In cases of internal promotion, an exception may be made to the minimum requirements based on company needs and the proven ability of the incumbent to perform the key roles and responsibilities of this position.

    Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

    The Division of Health and Environment (DHE) is rapidly growing our domestic health and environment portfolios as we expand our footprint in these thriving markets. As we race into the years ahead, we will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in providing innovative, evidence-driven solutions that contribute to a healthier environment and the health and safety of individuals, families, and communities. We are market leaders in providing policy and regulatory support; advancing public health and clinical epidemiology; providing environmental science, natural resource management, and ecosystem restoration; shaping healthcare policy and health services delivery; responding to mental health and substance use disorders; and studying the criminal justice system. If you want to work in a dynamic and collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and promotes a culture of innovation, thought leadership, technical excellence, and collaboration, Abt is the right place for you!

    At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

    Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader with a proven track record in complex program implementation in the international development sector. We offer bold solutions and technical excellence in Health, Economic Growth, Governance, Research & Evaluation, Environment & Energy, Gender Equality & Social Inclusion. Working with our many partners, we have driven measurable social impact for more than 55 years, to achieve our mission of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We operate in remote and challenging environments and employ more than 3,700 staff in over 50 countries. For more information about us and what we do, visit our website at ~~~