Location: Remote, Los Angeles/West Coast time zone preferred
About the Center for Policing Equity
The 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.
CPE is looking for a Senior Project Manager (SPM) with a passion for social justice. The SPM will leverage their background in project management, stakeholder engagement, risk assessment, and change management to help scale and organize the Development (Fundraising) team’s work, with the ultimate goal of eliminating burdensome and racially disparate policing. This role will also collaborate with Project, Program, and Portfolio Managers across the central, org-wide Program Management Office (PMO) to establish, promote, and enforce CPE’s standards for project management and operational protocols. This role reports to the Vice President of Program Management, and collaborates closely with the Development team’s senior leadership, who own the day-to-day priorities and operations of the Development team.
About CPE’s Development Team
The Development team is responsible for raising funds to support CPE’s mission. Development requires the engagement of everyone at the organization, and every aspect of CPE's work helps demonstrate the impact that our work has in ending the racial bias in policing. A variety of revenue sources fund CPE’s work, including individual donations, which make up nearly three-quarters of all charitable giving in the U.S. There is also significant income from private and corporate foundation grants and corporate sponsorships. The Development team’s ultimate goal is to ensure that CPE's work is funded, and we do this by identifying prospects, engaging supporters, and strengthening donor relationships, all of which help to expand the organization’s reach. We partner closely with both Communications and Policy teams to develop robust communique respective to donor engagement.
About the Program Management Office
CPE recognizes project management as a core function of the organization; in 2019, we established a Program Management Office (PMO) to evolve, promote, and enforce CPE’s standards for project management. The PMO itself is a centralized team of project management professionals throughout the organization to provide PM support to their assigned division -- so the Senior Project Manager for Development is situated within the PMO and supported by a team of professionals of the same discipline, but most of their active time is spent in direct collaboration with the members of the Development team.
- Support Development team members in clarifying project goals and planning, monitoring, and delivering projects
- Ensure adequate communication and hand-off of tasks between Development and its collaborators, including external partners and internal stakeholders
- Create project timelines and execution plans using project management software (Asana)
- Develop, enforce, and improve established processes, standards, and documentation needed to successfully execute on team goals
- Manage capacity and the volume of day-to-day work in progress
- Build project management professionalism among project staff:
- Assessing and managing risks to project success
- Promoting consistent adoption of operating standards
- Supporting team members in performing retrospectives to assess and improve processes
- Supporting team members in adopting measurement and evaluation (M&E) practices and tracking of key performance indicators (KPIs)
- Provide project management and operational support to the Vice President - PMO, as needed
Desired qualifications and competencies
- Demonstrated organizational and critical-thinking skills needed to work effectively on multiple projects with competing priorities
- 2 - 4 years of work experience in project management
- Passionate about social justice issues
- Demonstrated experience managing projects in the fundraising, policy, or communications space(s)
- Ability to proactively surface and diagnose problems and find solutions
- Superior attention to detail
- Ability to quickly adapt and apply new tools and processes to a growing organization
- Be a strong team player, assisting the overall team and peers to achieve success
Application Submission Guidelines
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials:
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 minority communities are especially encouraged to apply