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C4J Director of Public Health 

About the Organization As a research and action think tank, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying the causes of racial disparities in law enforcement and advocates for large-scale and meaningful change. Using evidence-based approaches to social justice, we use data to create levers for social, cultural and policy change.

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers.

We use data to build a more fair and just system.

We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering.

But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.

Location Denver, Colorado  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

The Center for Policing Equity
Denver; Flexible for the right candidate

Full-Time Position

About the Center for Policing Equity

The Center for Policing Equity uses evidence-based approaches to social justice problems and conducts research to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

Position Description

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is looking for a skilled practitioner to serve as the COMPSTAT for Justice (C4J) Director of Public Health. C4J is a new initiative aimed at providing statistical analyses to law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in support of their efforts to reduce racial disparities in policing outcomes.

Through a racial equity lens, the Director will work across teams at CPE to identify relevant services and interventions that will render more robust public health support for communities served through C4J. The Director is responsible for identifying, securing, and building partnerships to strengthen and deliver on C4J’s public health offerings from CPE. Additionally, the Director is accountable for LEA client engagement and C4J work delivery in the public health area. This position will report to the Senior Director of C4J.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recommend interventions to promote positive public health outcomes for communities served by C4J by examining the intersection of public health and criminal justice outcomes
  • Identify comprehensive public health resources within communities in order to eliminate criminalization of health conditions
  • Through a racial equity lens, identify culturally specific and relevant practices in meeting public health needs of communities of color
  • Coordinate and/or combine the resources of health care institutions, social service organizations, public safety personnel, or other agencies that intersect with criminal justice in order to eliminate the criminalization of health conditions
  • Identify available monitoring tools that allow criminal justice practitioners to recognize health risks that are present during interactions with law enforcement
  • Create new monitoring tools and products to empower criminal justice practitioners to recognize health risks that are present during interactions with law enforcement
  • Prepare health reports that characterize community challenges at the intersection of public health and policing outcomes, provide data analyses regarding how police contact interacts with public health outcomes, and provide alternate and actionable solutions
  • Disseminate evidence-based information pertaining to potential health risks and possible interventions to the media, communities, other health care experts, local, state, and national health regulators, and the broader public
  • Manage or coordinate external relationships and partnerships with the health care service delivery systems
  • Provide direction and support to strategic partner organizations whose work is in alignment with CPE
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement team to identify prevention programs and self-care models that specialize in reducing contact with the criminal justice system
  • Collaborate with the Data-Driven Interventions and Product Discovery teams to assess the effectiveness of recommended risk reduction actions or other interventions


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; advanced degree in public health, health science, or business administration preferred
  • Five (5) years managing a public health program or service
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible administrative experience including program planning, management, and staff supervision.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the US governmental public health agencies including HHS, state, territorial, tribal, and local public health organizations, programs, and strategic priorities (as well as laws pertaining to public health)
  • Broad understanding of the health and healthcare domain including public health, population health, health equity, and health financing
  • Experience with managing organization-wide strategies and change management plans
  • Ability to use critical thinking to navigate and solve complex problems and nurture client relationships
  • Ability to work independently and elicit trust in judgment (can make trusted recommendations) with the Senior Director of C4J
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a growing organization
  • Passionate about social justice issues
  • Passionate about inclusion and diversity and in achieving health equity

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter
EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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