|As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science 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.
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is looking for a skilled practitioner with an unwavering passion for social justice issues to serve as the Triage Response Team Implementation Specialist. This position will report to the Senior Director of Triage Response Team. The Implementation Specialist will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of CPE’s Triage Response Team service model. TRT is a new initiative that provides technical, programmatic, strategic, and data-driven services to a variety of clients who are invested in conducting analysis or strategic implementation towards redesigning local public safety systems.
The Implementation Specialist will also serve as the primary point-of-contact with the chief or civilian agency head and other agency leadership to guide law enforcement leadership in collaborating with CPE. The Implementation Specialist will support a diverse onsite team within the police department to 1. develop a team of diverse stakeholders to engage CPE and external groups as appropriate; 2. translate programmatic objectives, strategies, and limited resources into coordinated action; 3. address concerns and achieve legitimacy with communities; 4. understand data and use it as a rationale for informing strategy and practice for a reduction in racial disparities; 5. identify and resolve timely risks to implementation plans and the programmatic approach; and 6. employ best practices for change management.
The Implementation Specialist must also collaborate productively with members of the TRT team, the Law Enforcement Initiatives (LEI) team, as well as the broader CPE staff, helping them to obtain the necessary information about work on the ground to execute their responsibilities effectively. Given the client-facing nature of this role, the Implementation Specialist plays a critical role in ensuring that TRT clients have a positive experience engaging CPE and the TRT program.
- Adapt strategic plans and approach to match the organizational type and needs of the client
- Guide clients to allocate limited resources in data-informed ways to drive results
- Lead the development of well-organized tactical plans to guide the strategic implementation of the TRT program in collaboration with members of the onsite team
- Monitor the execution of activities to ensure that the project is progressing in a results-oriented way
- Communicate the relevant details of strategies within the TRT program using various techniques (e.g., written descriptions, images, models, protocols, etc.)
- Support leaders to integrate and align the TRT program with existing department priorities, where appropriate
- Manage the decisions and actions that relate to the programmatic strategy
- Assist with designing intervention strategies
- Attune strategies and/or services in flexible and adaptable ways within the dynamic environment of a police department, and develop solutions as needed
- Provide guidance for managing the human side of change
- Has demonstrated legitimacy with vulnerable communities and police department staff
- Experience establishing a strategic vision for service delivery and implementation
- Deep understanding of various police department management structures and an empathic awareness of the challenges associated with the field of law enforcement
- Demonstrated experience proactively recommending service delivery and implementation process improvements; continuously iterating and innovating on a service delivery framework
- A deep understanding of structural racism and racial discrimination in the US
- Experience working on social and racial justice issues
- Demonstrates critical thinking to navigate and solve complex problems and client relationships
- Strategic and on-the-ground experience in implementing interventions within complex organizations
- Capacity to manage change for internal teams and clients
- Knowledge of criminal justice/policing issues
- Strong stakeholder management skills. Identifying key individuals with influence or interest in a given project and maintaining good relationships and communication
- Bachelors required; advanced degree preferred
- 3 to 5 years of experience working in service delivery/implementation within complex organizations in dynamic environments
- Experience collaborating across diverse teams and complex projects
- Demonstrated experience developing strategy and change management approaches for organizations
- Demonstrate experience achieving results through soft influence techniques
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 underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply