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The Policing Project at NYU School of Law is seeking to hire an Executive Director. This is a notable opportunity to join an organization that is growing rapidly and working on some of the most pressing issues of the day.
The mission of the Policing Project is to bring the tools of democratic accountability to policing. It writes rules and best practices for policing agencies. It partners with social scientists on cost-benefit analysis of policing practices. We work extensively with policing agencies and communities to foster engagement over issues of policy and practice. And it participates in litigation with an aim of changing the way constitutional law governs policing, to provide more democratic accountability. There is a great deal of information about us on our website: www.policingproject.org
In advancing its mission, the Policing Project works closely with groups across the ideological spectrum. Its partners are policing agencies, other not-for-profits, community organizations, law firms, and governments. Our work takes us all over the country.
The job will involve project management, strategic planning, working with our partners, supervising our student (and possibly other) workers, and helping move our many endeavors forward.
This position requires a variety of skills, of which the following are essential: writing ability, strong interpersonal skills (be it talking with a police chief, a line officer, a community organizer, an academic, or a mayor), skill with developing and adhering to budgets, good judgment, and the ability to keep many balls in the air without dropping them. Travel will be a part of the job.
The Policing Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. It welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds; Spanish language skills are a bonus. Professional experience of at least four years in policing, government, law, or a related field is required.
Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org You may also direct any inquiries