The National Policing Institute (NPI), voted one of Nonprofit Times’ Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2022, is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that, consistent with its commitment to improving policing, has been on the cutting edge of police innovation for over 50 years. The Institute’s work is informed by research and evidence to increase public safety and strengthen communities. The professional staff at the Institute works closely with law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and victim advocates to develop research, comprehensive reports, policy briefs, model policies, and innovative programs that will continue to support the work of law enforcement personnel. The Institute conducts innovative research and provides on-the-ground technical assistance to police and sheriff’s departments and their municipal governments, as well as engages with practitioners from multiple systems (corrections, mental health, housing, etc.) in local, state, and federal jurisdictions as it relates to police research, policy, and practice.

The Senior Program Manager (SPM) will serve as an internal subject matter expert, project manager, and grant manager. The SPM will integrate the Institute’s strategic goals into projects and initiatives and drive the organization’s mission forward. The SPM will be responsible for all aspects of project management, building teams of staff and experts to design, develop, and implement programs in partnership with funders, stakeholders, and practitioners to deliver meaningful and evidence-based training and technical assistance (TTA) to the field. The SPM will work collaboratively with the Institute’s researchers to ensure evidence-based practices are infused into all TTA provided to the field.

The SPM will also be responsible for in-depth analysis of relevant law enforcement administrative policy, evidenced-based policing practices, crime analysis, community policing efforts, as well as standard programmatic police operations, policy implementation, and research. This position offers a significant level of responsibility and opportunity to an individual with an established career in policing, criminal justice policy, training and technical assistance, or other social policy to contribute to advancement in the field.

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• Serve as the lead project manager for high profile, multi-faceted initiatives, including leading all aspects of strategy, planning, operations, and delivery
• Responsible for all aspects of project management including developing and meeting rigorous timelines of multiple efforts simultaneously, tracking and projecting budgets, managing content on project websites, developing, and implementing a multi-faceted marketing and communications strategy, creating, and maintaining tracking mechanisms for reporting purposes and to measure impact, and creating high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed expectations for quality
• Liaise with partners, stakeholders, and funders to ensure all aspects of the program have multiple perspectives represented within each element of the initiative
• Oversee and develop written products, including guides, policy briefs, research memos, and presentations that concisely and clearly describe complex analyses and policy options to law enforcement audiences
• Develop web-based products for distance learning, including webinars, interactive documents, and other materials for national and local audiences
• Raise awareness of the initiatives, executing a communications and marketing strategy to maintain the visibility of the project with stakeholders and the field
• Plan and participate in policy-focused meetings of high-ranking government officials, advocates, and national experts
• Ensure compliance with funding-related requirements, such as providing reports and other communication to the funding agency
• Work with a team to design and develop training curricula for multiple audiences, such as police chiefs, police supervisors, line-level officers, and community advocates
• Identify themes and linkages across initiatives within the NPI’s diverse portfolio, and leverage opportunities to incubate and test new research ideas and technical assistance approaches
• Collaborate with the NPI leadership team to develop long-range strategies to build focus areas and guide the NPI’s work
• Research new funding opportunities, write grant proposals, and serve as a resource to funding agencies
• Identify and engage new contacts in the field to serve as formal or informal project consultants or partners
• Ensure that senior staff and, where applicable, NPI colleagues, consultants, or funders are aware of relevant project developments and that connectivity to other work in the organization and the field is leveraged for the advancement of project goals
• Direct the work of both internal and external project associates, when appropriate
• Deliver presentations on behalf of the NPI at national industry events, conferences, and meetings when appropriate
• Organize, facilitate, and participate in active exchanges of information, and critical conversations, to identify strategy-defining or supporting concepts to integrate into overall project strategies
• Participate in organizational events and initiatives, and collaborate on other work, as assigned
• Travel is required

• Committed to advancing the NPI’s mission, goals, values, and programs, with a strong understanding of a wide range of criminal justice issues and their implications
• Comprehensive understanding of and strong interest in police organizations, culture and practices, and constitutional law
• 10+ years of work experience, ideally, in the field of policing, law, or criminal justice with a desire to manage grants and large-scale projects
• Federal grant management experience, Department of Justice experience preferred
• Excellent research, project management, writing, and editing skills
• Strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and present complex information in a concise way
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently and in a team setting, with all levels within stakeholder groups
• Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage multiple deadlines
• Master’s Degree or PhD preferred, and candidates with a project management certification or those interested in pursuing certification are encouraged to apply

• This is a full-time position and is eligible for remote work.
• Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.
• Open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• Must agree to a background investigation.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States.

The National Policing Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.