Director of Community Outreach

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The Center for Policing Equity 

Denver, CO (or remote, for the right candidate)  

About the Center for Policing Equity 

The Center for Policing Equity uses evidence-based approaches to social justice problems and  conducts research to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change. 

Position Description

The Director of Community Outreach will guide the planning and execution of strategic campaigns. The Director of Community Outreach will build CPE’s advocacy infrastructure, strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders, prioritizing directly impacted communities and individuals, and tracking progress on campaign goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop campaigns and manage engagement by integrating legislative, organizing, communications, development, and legal strategies in collaboration with other staff and community partners.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with CPE leadership and staff on communications strategies for campaigns, leveraging traditional and new media to achieve policy goals.
  • Coordinate with senior CPE leadership, administration, and other policy teams to ensure that community-based campaigns support the organization’s full mission.
  • Help coordinate research to inform the development of policy agendas and benchmarks to ensure effective progress toward C4J goals, adjusting plans as necessary.
  • Develop equitable and reciprocal relationships with community organizations and networks – particularly with community members and people of color who have been impacted by policing and incarceration. Responsibilities include outreach, collaboration on events, volunteer recruitment, organizing meetings and regular communication with coordinators of racial justice initiatives, campaign partners, and other allies.
  • Develop and provide presentations, facilitate police-community meetings, and present trainings to diverse groups of stakeholders.

Qualifications (required)

  • Prior experience developing, coordinating, and managing successful issue advocacy, legislative, or political campaigns; motivating volunteers within large, diverse coalitions; and engaging decision-makers. Experience using policy analysis, all forms of communications, and/or mobilizing or organizing tactics to influence a policy agenda.
  • Knowledge of criminal justice reform advocacy and messaging, or an ability to quickly become conversant with the latest research, messaging, and tactics used to educate the public and move policymakers.
  • Ability to establish credibility and respect with people impacted by the criminal justice system, create opportunities for their input on policy work and campaign strategies, and work collaboratively with people from a range of backgrounds and ideological positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details and follow-through. Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, monitor progress towards goals, and track campaign metrics.
  • Excellent research and writing, analytical and communication skills, including the ability to analyze and articulate legal concepts, and other complex issues and to communicate them to a variety of audiences.

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, applications received after September 15, 2019 will receive delayed consideration. 

Please submit the following materials to apply:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to label each PDF file by including your name. For example, your submitted CV should be labeled, “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.CV.pdf.”

Location: Denver, CO
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