Job openings – Criminal Justice
Advancement Project National Office



Advancement Project National Office is looking to fill two important roles within the organization. Please share this information with your networks. Thanks!!


Situated at the forefront of the national stage in the racial justice movement, Advancement Project National Office is a cutting edge, no-holds-barred national nonprofit whose team members are dedicated to creating free and safe communities for people of color. From ending the school-to-prison pipeline, to the fight to expand the right to vote, from calling for a complete overhaul of how we view the police and carceral state, to fighting for immigrant justice, Advancement Project National Office team members impact real change from the ground up. This moment demands alignment, sharp strategic thinking and creativity to imagine a more just world in which racism no longer exists and all people of color can be free and safe – and we are excited to bring on new talent to change our world.


Justice Project Director (Criminal Justice)

We are seeking a movement advocate, and skilled Senior Attorney to lead as the Director and Senior Attorney for our Justice Project Program, which focuses on policing, decriminalization and decarceration through an abolitionist framework. The ideal candidate is a respected, innovative leader in criminal legal systems transformation who has experience working collaboratively with organizers and communications teams to support organizing campaigns, managing a dynamic team, and fundraising. The Director will manage the strategic direction; lead the implementation of strategic initiative; manage team of seven attorneys; work collaboratively with Campaigns and Communications teams; oversee the program budget and support fundraising. This position will report to the Deputy Executive Director.



Justice Project Deputy Director 

We are seeking a creative problem solver, strong advocate, and skilled Senior Attorney in its Washington D.C. office to serve as the Deputy Director and Senior Staff Attorney for our Justice Project – Policing Program. The Justice Project provides support to grassroots racial justice campaigns seeking not simply to reform, but to wholly dismantle systems that criminalize and incarcerate people of color.  We aim to help impacted communities define the terms and control how peace is realized in their streets and neighborhoods and to re-imagine public safety for themselves. This position will report to the Program Director for Justice Project.







Sakira Cook (she/her)
Senior Director, Justice Program
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The Leadership Conference Education Fund
1620 L Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20036
M: 202.345.0250


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