Policing Program Manager


The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.  For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal, state, and local policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s programs inform, educate, empower, and mobilize leaders and advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States.

The Policing Program Manager will help oversee our national effort to reimagine public safety and advance 21st Century best practices in policing. The Policing Program Manager will help advance these goals by supporting the local campaigns and helping to execute the programs national strategic plan. The ideal candidate will combine project management experience and community outreach with strategic thinking, communications, and advocacy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with staff across various departments, including communications and field, to support the program’s national, state, and local projects.
  • Assists with project management of multiple initiatives to ensure projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Facilitates management of and communication with consultants and external partners.
  • Oversees execution and implementation of national use of force database.
  • Develops and coordinates virtual trainings for various stakeholders.
  • Assists in the development, coordination, and maintenance of effective technical support for local campaigns.
  • Identifies prospective partners and grassroots advocates in target jurisdictions; provides strategic and technical support to local partners.
  • Writes, edits, and designs content for the program’s campaign sites, social media outlets, and outreach materials.
  • Drafts MOUs and consultancy contracts and tracks and processes invoices.
  • Schedules team meetings and conference calls, including creating agendas.
  • Plans and coordinates high-level meetings, convenings, and events.
  • Assists in budget management and execution of contracts as well as drafting of grant proposals and funder reports.
  • Helps to execute the Policing Program’s long-term strategic plan.
  • This position will require occasional travel once Coronavirus travel restrictions are lifted.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus minimum 3 years work experience.
  • Commitment to civil and human rights.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse group of stakeholders, including high-level policy makers, coalition members, colleagues, and local communities.
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to carry through projects from conception to completion.
  • A team player with experience and ability to problem solve, work with urgent deadlines, exercise discretion, and prioritize and manage multiple complex projects.
  • Demonstrates curiosity and initiative, as well as attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Previous advocacy experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of criminal justice system and policing a plus.
  • High-level competency with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience working with social media and online communications platforms.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet urgent and shifting deadlines, and problem solve when faced with challenges.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills — must be able to work within a team.
  • Other duties, as needed.

Reports to: Policing Program Director

To Apply:

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter detailing your fit with the position’s responsibilities to: [email protected] with Policing Program Manager in the subject line. Only applications submitted by email will be considered.  We are looking to fill this position immediately.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  The salary band for this role is $77,500 – $94,425.

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual expression and identity, veteran status, national origin, age or disability.

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