Our Open Positions

The Policing Project at the New York University School of Law works at the cutting edge of bringing the tools of democratic accountability to policing. We are working with communities and police departments across the country to ensure that the public has a voice in policing policies and practices, and those practices are transparent and efficacious.

We are growing rapidly and are looking to hire two staff members to join our team: a Senior Program Manager or Associate Director of Community Engagement and a Senior Program Manager or Associate Director with a background in the social sciences.  (See below for a note about those interested eventually in academic careers.)

  • Senior Program Manager/Associate Director (Community Engagement): The Policing Project is looking to hire a Senior Program Manager or Associate Director to manage our cutting-edge community engagement projects across the country. Responsibilities will include substantial project planning and design, project management and coordination (of partners, employees and students) research, writing, and assistance with fundraising. Requires at least four years of professional experience in a community engagement capacity (government, teaching, social work, civil legal services, policing, or a related field), and at least two years of professional project management experience, particularly with multi-member/multi-team projects.  Knowledge of and interest in policing or related criminal justice fields preferred.  Click here to learn more.
  • Senior Program Manager/Associate Director (Social Science): We also are hiring a Senior Program Manager or Associate Director with a background in the social sciences to lead our research and assessment projects. We are working with the California Department of Justice and the Center for Policing Equity to develop a guidebook for police departments on how to collect, assess, and report on traffic stop and pedestrian data, and we are also in the early stages of a 2-year study to assess police-community engagement efforts across the country in partnership with teams of social scientists and police departments to conduct assessment and cost-benefit analysis of various policing practices, including proactive policing and vehicle pursuits. Requires M.A. or Ph.D. in a social science or related discipline, and familiarity with research design, quantitative methods, cost-benefit analysis and/or program assessment. Knowledge of policing or related criminal justice fields preferred.  Click here to learn more.

We seek to have a diverse organization and heartily welcome applicants of all backgrounds.

Candidates with an interest in eventually pursuing a career in legal academia—either in traditional or clinical teaching—are encouraged to apply. There may be opportunities to structure any of these three positions as a 3-year fellowship, with opportunities for teaching and other professional development.