Coalition Organizer/Policy Analyst
Advancement Project - Los Angeles, CA

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Advancement Project (AP) 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 all members of all communities have the safety, opportunity, and health they need to thrive. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change. The Urban Peace (UP) Program reduces community violence so that poor neighborhoods are safe enough for children to learn, families to thrive and communities to prosper.
Position Description:

This is a high responsibility, fast-paced position that requires skilled organizing, policy analysis, and writing ability. The UP Program has developed the Urban Peace Academy (UPA) as a platform to train public sector, law enforcement, gang intervention workers, and community leaders throughout the nation on the implementation of violence reduction strategies. We desire a motivated person that is committed to social justice and has the keen ability to organize and cultivate leadership among a myriad of stakeholder groups, facilitate group meetings, coordinate trainings, provide policy analysis, and work as a member of the UP team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate a range of training programs for gang intervention, law enforcement, and other stakeholders to advance a comprehensive violence reduction strategy.
- Coordinate and facilitate stakeholder tables focused on violence reduction.
- Facilitate and manage collaborative relationships with a broad array of stakeholders including community-based organizations, gang intervention leaders, law enforcement, academics, and other subject matter experts.
- Coordinate the development of the UPA alumni network, training curriculum, and instructors to cultivate leadership in the field of violence reduction.
- Actively participate in forums, meetings, and strategy sessions with community members, public officials, law enforcement, and other subject matter experts.
-Prepare materials and reports for meetings with collaborative partners.
- Develop program reports and policy briefs to support Urban Peace work.
Policy/research duties include but not limited to:
- Literature reviews, analysis, and online research on various policy topics.
- Tracking national, state and local developments in policy forums including legislative activity.
- Provide research support for Urban Peace projects which include violence reduction strategies, curriculum development, public safety plans, gang intervention, violence prevention, and prison re-entry.
- Other related duties as assigned

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