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.


Position Description

CPE is looking for a skilled Project Manager for a contract position supporting its Development team. The Project Manager will leverage their background in project management and risk assessment to assist the leader of Development, primarily the Senior Director of Development, in leading multiple projects of complex scope and high visibility.

This role is expected to work 35-40 hours per week for a term of 3 months, with possible renewal/extension depending on need and performance. The Project Manager for Development will report to the Portfolio Manager who leads a small team of cross-functional colleagues.

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.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management: Help the Senior Director of Development in creation of project plans for executing bi-annual reports, donor newsletters, giving campaigns,
Risk Management: Proactively identify risks to team bandwidth and project completion and effectively address and resolve issues
Stakeholder Engagement: Clearly distill and communicate complex ideas into easy-to-understand language, prioritize tasks and activities for diverse audiences including org executives, program staff, and external agencies


Bachelor’s degree / 5+ years of Project or Program Management experience
Demonstrated experience with a variety of project management methodologies and tools
Ability to quickly adapt and apply new project management tools and processes to a growing organization
Specific knowledge of development/fundraising activities
Ability to handle ambiguity and juggle multiple priorities at the same time
Exceedingly strong communication skills (both written and verbal), with a passion for distilling complex ideas into language that is easy to understand
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:

Cover Letter

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.