The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The Brennan Center’s Justice Program seeks to improve our criminal justice system through bipartisan efforts to end mass incarceration while keeping the country safe. The program blends law, policy, and economics to produce new empirical and legal analyses, craft innovative policy solutions, and conduct legislative advocacy and litigation to advance this important goal.
Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration (“LEL”), a project of the Justice Program, is a nonpartisan national coalition of 200 current and former police chiefs, sheriffs, federal and state prosecutors, and attorneys general from all 50 states. The group’s mission is to reduce both crime and incarceration together. LEL is led by two co-chairmen, former New Orleans Superintendent Ronal Serpas and former Dallas police chief David Brown, and a Steering Committee of police and prosecution leaders. Created in 2015, LEL has become a prominent voice in the growing bipartisan movement for criminal justice reform. The group’s goals are: (1) to vocally communicate to the public, policymakers, and media that law enforcement believes the country can safely reduce incarceration while decreasing crime; and (2) to advocate for reforms in line with this mission at the federal and state level.
Position: The Brennan Center’s Justice Program seeks an experienced attorney and manager to serve as Project Director to lead the day-to-day work of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration and play a management role within the Justice Program. Reporting to the Justice Program Director, the LEL Project Director will: spearhead federal and state legislative campaigns; draft and edit research reports, op-eds, letters, testimony, and press statements on behalf of LEL, its leadership, and individual members; help execute media and communications strategy; organize and speak at large public events; and lead a four-person team, manage project budget, and assist with fundraising.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Applications: The application deadline is September 14, 2018, but applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as exemplary candidates are identified. To apply, visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/YnBnP1kaFv/Counsel-Justice-Program-Project-Director-Law-Enforcement-Leaders. Please upload the following application materials: cover letter (copy and paste where indicated), resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references. If applicable, please include Internet hyperlinks to authored writing samples in your cover letter. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting.
If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: email@example.com with “Justice Program Counsel and LEL Project Director” in the subject line, after registering in the online system. Application through our website is strongly preferred.
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