Program Associate for Criminal Justice Reform Nonprofit
Law Enforcement Action Partnership

The Law Enforcement Action Partnership (formerly Law Enforcement Against Prohibition), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2002 by five police officers who wanted to end the War on Drugs. Earlier this year, we “evolved” to encompass criminal justice reform more broadly. Today, we are a growing organization with a speakers bureau of police, prosecutors, judges, corrections officials, and other criminal justice professionals dedicated to improving police-community relations, reducing incarceration, promoting harm reduction, ending the War on Drugs, and addressing global issues created by America’s criminal justice policies.

Job Summary

We are currently looking for a full-time staff member who will report to the Director of Development and Communications but will work in several departments. As such, the ability to manage several different projects simultaneously and to work with a number of different supervisors is crucial. We are a small, close-knit group and want someone who will fit in to our laidback but professional culture. Job duties include, but are not limited to, those mentioned below.

Job Responsibilities

  • Complete research for and maintain donor database and grant calendar (20%)
  • Help with training and recruitment (20%)
  • Write op-eds, LTEs, and grant applications (15%)
  • Research and coordinate conferences and travel (10%)
  • Monitor media for relevant stories (10%)
  • Help edit various types of writing (5%)
  • Create content for social media (5%)
  • Track metrics of development campaigns, SEO, social media returns, etc. (5%)
  • Assist in other tasks as necessary (10%)

Skills and Competencies

Essential: Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, friendly attitude, ability to think strategically, familiarity with basic computer programs and internet research, availability during regular office hours, and excellent writing and editing skills

Desired: Media, development, and/or teaching experience, knowledge of criminal justice reform and political science



This is a full-time position with medical and dental insurance, 20 days paid time off plus federal holidays and the employee’s birthday. This is a remote position, though we maintain offices in Medford, Massachusetts and in the DC area. Salary will be commensurate with experience and/or skill level. As we expand, the position should provide a fair amount of growth potential and we like to promote from within.

To apply

Please send a cover letter, résumé with three references, salary requirements, and op-ed on the topic below to with your name in the subject line. All applications must be received by Tuesday, August 8 at noon ETNo phone calls, please.

Also to be included with application:

Please write an op-ed for publication in a local newspaper as if the bill creating mandatory minimums for fentanyl in Florida recently signed by Governor Scott was still being debated and you were one of our speakers arguing the bill would harm public safety. (Please sign the op-ed as that person and feel free to use some creative license – within reason – about their experience.) Word count: 500-750 words.

LEAP is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. LEAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the formerly incarcerated are encouraged to apply.

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