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Executive Assistant, Science 

About the Organization 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.

Location Remote  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Position Description 

The Center for Policing Equity is looking for a skilled Executive Assistant with a passion for social justice issues. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Science, who leads a growing team of social scientists, data scientists, and other professionals within CPE’s Science program. The Science program produces original quantitative research on racial equity and public safety, translates findings for broad audiences, and develops and socializes CPE’s science infrastructure.

Using problem-solving and analytical skills, the Executive Assistant will provide support to the organization’s SVP of Science (Tracey Lloyd) and other Science program leaders as needed. The Executive Assistant will provide management of the SVP’s calendar, coordinate internal and external meetings and events, and guide follow-up correspondence and task execution. The Executive Assistant may also be called upon to lead special project completion, material creation, and other duties depending on skills and interest.

This position requires an administrative professional with high attention to detail, excellent communication, and coordination skills, the ability to problem-solve and independently prioritize work, the ability to anticipate the needs of the SVP and the team. The Executive Assistant must possess fluency or ability to develop fluency with work process tools used by the team, including Zoom, G-Suite, Salesforce, Asana, Sharefile, Slack, and others.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a link between the SVP and the rest of the staff, contributing to better organization and planning
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings for SVP of Science and other program leaders. This includes all logistics and scheduling for conference calls via Zoom and in-person meetings.
  • Note-taking and other support tasks for Science program meetings.
  • Assist with coordinating travel for SVP of Science and other program leaders. This includes setting up appointments with external partners and addressing all logistical details.
  • Submitting reimbursement forms and compiling receipts for SVP of Science and other program leaders, as requested.
  • Contributing to event and retreat planning for the program.
  • Support all program staff with the use of platforms and tools, including Asana, G Suite and team shared folder, Salesforce, Sharefile, Zoom, and Slack. This may include upload of materials and content entry.
  • Specialized calendar management and availability tracking for SVP of Science
  • Management of task completion during unscheduled (“maker”) time for SVP of Science
  • Other ongoing duties, as assigned


  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Proactive in surfacing problems and finding solutions
  • Comfortable taking initiative and “managing up” to move tasks forward
  • Passionate about social justice issues
  • Confidence using business productivity and task management platforms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient in G Suite, specifically Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms
  • Ability to learn and become fluent in Asana, Salesforce, Sharefile, Zoom, and Slack


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience as an Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Project Coordinator, or similar role
  • Proficiency with Asana, Salesforce, Zoom, and/or Slack

Application Submission Guidelines

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

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter

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

The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

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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