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Relationship Manager 

About the Organization The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is a research and action think tank that, through evidence-based approaches to social justice, conducts research and uses data to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.  
Location Location Flexible  
Close Date 5/24/2020  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

The Center for Policing Equity is looking for a skilled Relationship Manager with a passion for social justice. The Relationship Manager will seek out new law enforcement partnerships and manage existing partnerships for the Center's National Justice Database (NJD) project. The NJD is the nation's first and largest collection of standardized police behavior (e.g., vehicle stops, pedestrian stops, use of force, complaints against officers, etc.). The Relationship Manager will work directly with law enforcement personnel to manage their participation in the NJD project. Leveraging data collected through the NJD, CPE provides reports and recommendations to participating departments with the ultimate goals to reduce racially burdensome policing and to empower police departments to improve relationships with the communities they serve. The Relationship Manager reports directly to the NJD Project Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Outreach to Law Enforcement agencies by phone and in person to recruit Police Chiefs/Agencies to participate in the project

  • Relationship management with assigned law enforcement agencies in long-term, ongoing project

  • Regular written and oral progress updates


  • Retired or former Command Level Law Enforcement

  • Conversant in law enforcement related and social justice issues

  • Able to create and deliver presentations to law enforcement and other groups

  • Positive, data/results-driven attitude about law enforcement transformation

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other technology-related programs

  • Self-starter and personally/professionally driven

Additional skills and requirements

  • Occasional travel for training and to meet with Law Enforcement agencies

  • Training to achieve proficiency in understanding and acquiring police report data

  • Works collaboratively with other CPE teams and consultants

  • Assists in the training of new employees and other duties as assigned

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, applications received after the close date will receive delayed consideration. To apply please submit the following materials:

  • CV/resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Two example analyses (preferably as Jupyter notebooks or RMD documents, though other formats are acceptable)

Please be sure to label each PDF file by including your name. For example, your submitted CV should be labeled, “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.CV.pdf".

EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  

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