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 three staff members to join our team: a Deputy Director, a Senior Project Manager to work with the monitoring team in Cleveland, and a Project Manager to work on community engagement in Camden, NJ. (See below for a note about those interested eventually in academic careers.)

  • Deputy Director (NYC): The Policing Project is looking to hire another Deputy Director to join the leadership team and oversee some of our exciting research and on-the-ground engagement projects. Responsibilities may include working with our community and law enforcement partners to develop and implement strategies for bringing community input to policing; overseeing research projects on topics ranging from policy transparency to cost-benefit analysis of policing; supervising law student externs; and teaching the Policing Project Externship alongside Policing Project Director Barry Friedman. Requires at least three years of professional experience in law, government, policing, or a related field. J.D. preferred but not required.  Click here to learn more.
  • Senior Project Manager (NYC): The Senior Program Manager will work with the Policing Project and with the Federal Monitor in Cleveland to help facilitate community input into the ongoing reform process. The Senior Project Manager will develop and implement community engagement efforts, conduct legal and policy research, and prepare court filings and reports. J.D plus at least 2 years of experience required. There may be teaching opportunities for this position as well.  Click here to learn more.
  • Project Manager (Philadelphia/Camden): We also are hiring a program manager to work on police-community engagement in Camden, New Jersey. We are working on three projects in Camden: a program in the high schools that brings youth and police officers together to identify and begin to address an issue of mutual concern; a broader police-community engagement effort aimed at giving residents meaningful input into department policies and programs; and a project to promote transparency around the department’s policies and practices. This position may be based in Camden, NJ (or Philadelphia), with travel to New York. This is a great job for those with teaching experience.  JD. and/or M.Ed. welcome, but not necessary; we value experience working with youth.  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.