Advancement Project is a public policy change organization rooted in the civil rights movement. We engineer large-scale systems change to remedy inequality, expand opportunity and open paths to upward mobility. Our goal is that members of all communities have the safety, opportunity and health they need to thrive.
Advancement Project’s Urban Peace program prevents and reduces community violence so that children can learn, families can thrive and communities can prosper. We are seeking a highly qualified Senior Policy Analyst to support our successful policy projects community transformation through technical assistance to communities throughout California, stakeholder organizing and training through the Urban Peace Academy, policy and advocacy to ensure comprehensive approach to violence reduction and neighborhood revitalization, and research. This position will report to Urban Peace Policy Manager in implementing multiple aspects of the project including technical assistance, research, and policy development as well as building and maintaining strategic partnerships.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
o Initiates and conducts research and supports Urban Peace projects which include technical assistance to communities, stakeholder organizing and training and policy & advocacy around police reform, youth development and gang reduction, violence prevention, juvenile justice, re-entry and realignment and ending school push out. Research areas include but not limited to community asset mapping, community needs assessments, policy analysis and development, literature review, researching promising & best practices in prevention, and cost-benefit analysis.
o Tracks national, state and local developments in policy forums including legislative activity around Urban Peace issues.
o Work with leadership at the Advancement Project and other partner organizations to articulate policy goals and implement research methodologies based upon these objectives.
o Represent AP Urban Peace in key policy and advocacy stakeholder networks.
o Nurture and expand upon partnerships while doing the necessary outreach to develop new relationships.
o Conduct presentations, briefings, and workshops to a broad array of stakeholders and partners.
o Other duties as assigned by the Urban Peace Policy Manager.
o An advanced degree in a related field such as law, public policy, public health and criminal justice required.
o Minimum 3 years of work experience in public health, community development, community organizing, policy development & advocacy, project implementation, and/or research required. Successful candidate will have high level of comfort and experience with two or more of these areas. Experience working specifically on issues of gang reduction, violence prevention and prisoner re-entry highly desired.
o Demonstrated commitment to social justice aligned with the mission of AP CA required.
o Strong familiarity with data from a variety of sources, including economic development or public health studies, census reports, law enforcement agencies, nonprofit database systems, etc.
o Excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work with diverse communities required.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills, i.e. facilitation, outreach and message delivery required.
o Flexibility to adjust and contribute to continually evolving work situation and changing priorities desired.
o Ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative team setting desired.
o High computer proficiency and comfort required
Highly competitive compensation depending on experience. Includes full health, dental and vision benefits.
Please send cover letters and resumes to:
ATTN: Jorge Jimenez, Director of HR, Finance and Administration
1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Or e-mail to: email@example.com
Women and People of color are strongly encouraged to apply
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled