Managing Director, Maxwell X Lab

first_imgCampusSyracuse, NY Job #036969 Job Posting Date04/20/2021 About Syracuse University Job Description Message to Applicants Job TypeFull-time Responsibilities Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-actioninstitution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassmentbased on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, nationalorigin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteranstatus, or any other status protected by applicable law to theextent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy coversadmissions, employment, and access to and treatment in Universityprograms, services, and activities. Pay RangeCommensurate with Experience Syracuse University is a private, international research universitywith distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and anundeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New YorkState, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,Syracuse University offers a quintessential collegeexperience.The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: apioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more thana quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a studentpopulation from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For moreinformation, please visit Tools/Equipment EEOC Application Instructions Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community Job Specific Qualifications Standard University business hours8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs. The Managing Director of the Maxwell X Lab will be charged with theday-to-day operations of the Maxwell X Lab. The MaxwellX Lab creates behavioral interventions and evaluates thoseinterventions using field experiments for potential partners(governments and SU faculty). Qualifications About the Syracuse area Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, socialactivities, governance, and all other aspects of campus lifereflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. TheUniversity community recognizes and values the many similaritiesand differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we arecommitted to preparing students to understand, live among,appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and worldmade up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status,cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and genderidentities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a communitythat celebrates and models the principles of diversity andinclusivity. Graduate training (MA/MS/ MPA /PhD) or BA/BS plus 1-2 years orrelevant work experience.center_img Experience with STATA or similar package. Experience with scoping,implementation, and execution of field experiments, particularlythose involving behavioral science. Extensive knowledge ofbehavioral science research related to public administration.Experience and comfort constructing and analyzing large data sets.Motivated self-starter with willingness to take on additionalresponsibilities. Strong interpersonal, organizational,communication, and time management skills are essential. StrongEnglish writing skills are expected. Posting Details LocationSyracuse, NY In addition to completing an online application, please attach aresume and cover letter. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic centerof New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New YorkCity. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. Thearea offers a low cost of living and provides many social,cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shoppingvenues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range ofseasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing andsnow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trailsalong the Erie Canal. Generate and build relationships with potential partners. Conductworkshops, meetings, etc. to market Maxwell X Lab.Design and conduct field experiments and other evaluations based onthe parameters agreed upon with partners.Write grant proposals to fund X Lab projects.Write up reports for clients providing results. Job CategoryStaff Full Consideration By Application Deadline Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and themilitary-connected community through its educational programs,community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans toour campus, and those veterans literally transformed SyracuseUniversity into the national research institution it is today. TheUniversity’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on thishistorical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiativesfocused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to thepost-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed toposition Syracuse University as the employer of choice for militaryveterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military familymembers. Department Code22012-6045 Physical Requirements Job TitleManaging Director, Maxwell X Lab Hours Staff Level05 Quick Link DepartmentMaxwell FLSA StatusExemptlast_img read more

Croman gets until 2023 to pay final $2M in tenant restitution

first_img Full Name* Email Address* Message*center_img Steven Croman (Getty, Supreme Court of the State of New York/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)Landlord Steve Croman has bought himself extra time to pay off the remaining $2 million he owes tenants, thanks to hundreds of vacancies across his rental portfolio.Croman agreed in 2017 to pay tenants $8 million to settle allegations that he harassed them out of their rent-regulated apartments. The deadline for paying the final $2 million installment of the settlement was Dec. 31, 2020.In a Dec. 11 email, Croman’s attorneys said he couldn’t make the payment in a “timely manner,” due to the pandemic and its resulting economic downturn. The attorneys pointed to 450 rentals, representing 17 percent of Croman’s real estate portfolio, that are sitting vacant, the bulk of which are “free market and commercial.”ADVERTISEMENTAs a result, New York County Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Hagler set up a new schedule for Croman, allowing him to make 27 monthly payments of just over $74,000 between January 2021 and March 2023.But some are unhappy about the extension. Cynthia Chaffee, a founder of the Stop Croman Coalition who lives in one of the landlord’s buildings on East 18th Street, said she didn’t understand why the judge granted Croman’s request. She questioned what proof he was required to provide to demonstrate that he was financially hurting, noting that Croman has purchased more than a dozen properties since his release from prison.“How can he claim that he doesn’t have the money to pay the restitution?” she asked. “Are they just taking him on his word?”Assembly member Linda Rosenthal said the vacancies and resulting financial hardship are likely Croman’s own doing. The landlord has previously been accused of using illegal tactics to drive out tenants, then flipping the units, using a now-defunct provision of the state’s rent law that allowed the deregulation of vacant apartments.“I call this the orphan defense,” she said. “It’s like someone killed their parents, and are on trial and then say, ‘Have pity, I’m an orphan.’”She added, “We know that he has held units off the market for years.”Rosenthal said the state needs to investigate if Croman intentionally kept units vacant, a practice called warehousing that landlords warned would result from the 2019 changes to the rent law. New York doesn’t prohibit landlords from keeping apartments vacant, though Rosenthal has introduced legislation that would fine owners who keep rent-regulated apartments empty.An attorney for Croman’s company, which recently rebranded as Centennial Properties NY, said that the reason for the change in the payment schedule was provided to the state Attorney General’s office and the court.“The company remains focused on diligently implementing the settlement agreement in line with its focus on using best practices to provide quality housing for its residents,” the attorney said. He would not provide further details on the vacant rentals.A representative from the Attorney General’s office declined to comment.Earlier this month, Rosenthal wrote a letter calling on the state’s housing regulator to audit Croman’s portfolio to see if the units were vacant before the pandemic. A representative for the Division of Homes and Community Renewal said the agency was reviewing the letter but could not confirm or comment on any pending audits.“New York State has zero tolerance for landlords who harass, intimidate or unlawfully overcharge tenants,” an agency spokesperson said in a statement, which noted that HCR’s Tenant Protection Unit had made the criminal case referral that led to Croman’s conviction.Croman was convicted in 2017 on mortgage and tax fraud charges and served eight months of a one-year prison sentence. He subsequently settled harassment allegations in a civil case by agreeing to pay tenants $8 million, and temporarily turned over management of more than 100 buildings to New York City Management, a private company selected by the state.He has since faced several other lawsuits. Most recently, tenants of 159 Stanton Street have alleged that more than half of the building has been empty for more than five years and that the property is plagued by a rodent and roach infestation, the Village Sun reported.Under Croman’s consent decree with the court, the landlord could request to take back control of up to 20 buildings on the one- and three-year anniversary of the agreement. He is slated to resume management of all of his properties in 2023.“Not one building should be back to him until every penny of the restitution is paid,” Chaffee said. “The tenants feel that he has gotten off with a slap on the wrist.”Contact Kathryn Brenzellast_img read more