Dallas Policing Campaign Manager

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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 campaigns inform, educate, empower and mobilize leaders and advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States.

The Policing Campaign supports community-led collaborative policing reform to advance 21st Century, data-driven best practices. The campaign uses data to identify and expose the impact of policing practices on marginalized communities. As part of the broader campaign, the Leadership Conference will select local jurisdictions and will work with the community to develop opportunities for reform.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund seeks a Local Policing Campaign Manager in Dallas, Texas to oversee a campaign to work in coalition with the local community and the Dallas Police Department for policing reform. This project aims to empower communities to collaborate with law enforcement to advance best practices for fair and equitable policing that both honors the dignity of all people and enhances public safety.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assemble a broad-based coalition that represents Dallas’ diverse communities.
  • Work with the coalition to build consensus for its goals based on the community’s interests and needs for bringing about sustainable policing reform.
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan for the campaign.
  • Stay abreast of key developments in policing reform locally, and coordinate the coalition’s response or involvement.
  • Use community surveys and data-analysis tools to evaluate the effectiveness of the policing reform efforts.
  • Engage law enforcement officials to develop and negotiate policy and practice reforms.
  • Recruit, coordinate, and supervise campaign volunteers and interns.
  • Work closely with the Policing Campaign Director and Manager in Washington, D.C.

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree preferred but not required;
  • At least 5 years’ experience developing, organizing, and implementing successful advocacy campaigns and working in coalition with other organizations.
  • Experience managing volunteers and/or other staff.
  • Knowledge of and a demonstrated commitment to issues related to policing reform.
  • Experience working with diverse communities directly affected by discriminatory policing.
  • A strong network of connections in Dallas.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • A commitment to human and civil rights.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, database systems, and internet research.
  • Must be a team player, with sound judgment, who thrives in a fast-paced collaborative environment, is a self-starter, can manage time efficiently, and is flexible.

Reports to: This position reports to the Policing Campaign Director

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time position for 18 months, with the possibility of an extension. The Leadership Conference Education Fund offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To Apply:

To apply, e-mail a resume and cover letter detailing your fit with the position’s responsibilities and salary requirement to: personnel@civilrights.org with Dallas Policing Campaign Manager in the subject line. Only applications submitted by email will be considered.

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.