Grants and Budget Analyst

The Policing Project seeks a Grants and Budget Analyst to maintain our various grants, assist with financial planning, work with the University’s administrative departments to meet reporting obligations, and oversee various finance and operations-related tasks. Experience working with complicated spreadsheets and multiple financial systems is required. Experience interfacing with senior level staff in an academic or government setting is preferred.

Background on the Policing Project

The Policing Project partners with communities and police to promote public safety through transparency, equity, and democratic engagement. We work across a host of issues—from use of force and racial profiling, to facial recognition and predictive policing. We do so in close collaboration with groups from across the ideological spectrum and with stakeholders that typically find themselves at odds, including policing agencies, community organizations, governments, and other non-profits. Our work takes us all over the country and is moving the needle in tangible ways.

We bring a new approach to this fraught area, one grounded in democratic values. In particular, our work focuses on ensuring accountability and democratic participation on the front end. Front-end accountability involves promoting public voice in setting transparent, ethical, and effective policing policies and practices before the police act. The goal is achieving public safety in a manner that is equitable, non-discriminatory, and respectful of public values.


The Grants and Budget Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Developing an annual operating budget and long-term financial plans;

  • Tracking annual revenues and expenditures, preparing projections and providing variance explanations;

  • Managing numerous grants to ensure that expenses are allocated properly across grants and tracking when

  • resources will be fully used and when new resources will be required;

  • Complying with internal and external grant reporting requirements;

  • Preparing budgets for new funding requests;

  • Providing general project management and operations-related support on various projects.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience working at a University, government, or a non-profit in budget, finance or grants management;

  • Exceptionally strong attention to detail;

  • Experience preparing and managing budgets;

  • Significant experience working with complicated spreadsheets;

  • Experience working with various financial systems;

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments at the University and with our various partners.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Grants and Budget Analyst” in the subject line of your email.

The Policing Project heartily welcomes applicants from diverse background, and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. The position is classified as a Research Fellow/Scholar and comes with a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.