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Thought Partnerships Manager 

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.

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Triage Response Team Thought Partnerships Manager 

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:

CPE’s Triage Response Team (TRT) is a vertical 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, particularly by centering Black and Brown communities who are most impacted by burdensome policing.

CPE is looking for a qualified candidate to serve as the Thought Partnerships Manager. In this role, Thought Partnerships Manager will report to the Director for TRT and will manage the assessment and on-the-ground implementation of TRT’s thought partnerships. Thought partnerships are engagements where CPE offers actionable recommendations on what an entity could do to tackle problems in public safety systems.

The Thought Partnerships Manager will think creatively, analytically, and strategically to help identify and inform future initiatives and projects in support of the mission of TRT and its expansion. The Thought Partnerships Manager must possess a passion for social justice and social equity issues as they pertain to the public safety system landscape. The Thought Partnerships Manager will have a proven track record of executing projects with multidisciplinary teams in a deadline-driven environment. They should also have the ability to build strong relationships and work with diverse stakeholders at all levels of local and national public safety systems.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate new requests for thought partnership and light touch technical assistance through TRT’s due diligence process

  • Oversee assessment and execution of action plans in partner cities and sites

  • Manage community engagement efforts in cities and sites where CPE is a thought leader

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships and trust with external partners including but not limited to city officials, community members, police departments, universities, and other non-profit organizations

  • Convene stakeholders and facilitate thought sessions to gain perspective and understanding of issues impacting their ability to offer fair and just public safety services

  • Collaborate across teams internally with peers from Law Enforcement Initiatives, Public Safety Products, and Policy & Community Engagement teams

  • Assist Program and Project Managers in design sprints and other planning activities

  • Assist law enforcement and public safety departments with difficult conversations and decisions regarding the most effective way to reduce disparities in Black and Brown communities and other demographics most impacted by burdensome policing

  • Oversee relationship repair with community organizations, government officials, universities and LEAs, as needed



  • Passionate about social justice issues

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or commensurate experience

  • 4-6 years of work experience in racial equity, criminal justice / criminology, policing, social psychology, or a related field, or commensurate academic achievement

  • Motivated self-starter

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Superior attention to detail and good organizational skills

  • Proactive in surfacing problems and finding solutions

  • Demonstrated organizational and critical-thinking skills with the ability to work effectively on multiple projects with competing priorities

  • A deep knowledge in the fields of behavioral and / or social sciences is also desirable

  • Preference given to candidate’s with a JD or an advanced degree in sociology, social psychology, public administration, criminology, criminal justice, or any relevant fields, or commensurate professional or life experience

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.  

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