Open Positions

The Policing Project 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 talented and diverse individuals to join our team.  (See below for a note about those interested eventually in academic careers.)


Senior Program Manager/
Associate Director (Social Science)

We 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.

Digital Communications Manager

We are hiring a Digital Communications Manager to oversee our online communications and outreach efforts.  The Digital Communications Manager will have the unique opportunity to shape the Policing Project's online communications strategy in order to promote Policing Project initiatives and attract new funders.  We are open to full-time, part-time, or freelance applicants.  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.