Program Manager (Product Discovery)


Los Angeles, CA

About The Center For Policing Equity

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is a research and action think tank that, through evidence-based approaches to social justice, conducts research and uses data to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change. 

About The Product Discovery Program

The Product Discovery program is responsible for the “R&D” work to drive innovation in CPE’s work on the ground with law enforcement agencies, government entities, and community groups. Critical functions within this interdisciplinary program include designing and testing the next generation of our data-driven interventions and report products, in collaboration with the internal teams who will execute on those plans to deliver report products to law enforcement agencies and communities nationwide.

Position Description

The Center for Policing Equity is looking for a skilled Program Manager with a passion for social justice. The Program Manager will leverage their background in project management, stakeholder engagement, and change management to help scale their program’s work, drive efficiency, and build cohesion and collaboration across a diverse, geographically distributed team. This role will also collaborate with Program Managers across the central, org-wide Program Management Office (PMO) to establish, promote, and enforce CPE’s standards for project management and operational protocols.

This role reports to the Senior Vice President of Program Management, and collaborates closely with the Vice President of Product Discovery, who owns the roadmap and strategic priorities of the Product Discovery program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Management: Plan and manage multiple related projects of varying scope/complexity while meeting deadlines
  • Risk Management: Proactively identify risks to the program’s success, and work with teams and org leadership to mitigate these risks before they become issues
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Clear communication and distillation of complex ideas into easy-to-understand language, for diverse audiences including org executives, junior staff, and external partners
  • Process Evolution and Change Management: Work with the PMO to develop, enforce, and improve established processes, tools, standards, and documentation needed to successfully execute strategic initiatives across the program

Desired Qualities and Skillset

  • Bachelor's degree / 5+ years of Project or Program Management experience
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of project management methodologies and tools
  • Ability to quickly adapt and apply new project management tools and processes to a growing organization
  • Exceedingly strong communication skills (both written and verbal), with a passion for distilling complex ideas into language that is easy to understand
  • Be a strong team player, assisting the overall team and peers to achieve success

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, applications received after February 14, 2020 will receive delayed consideration. To apply, please submit the following materials to 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.”

The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of minority communities are especially encouraged to apply.