Program Associate, ABLE Project - Georgetown University Law Center

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Program Associate, ABLE Project - Georgetown University Law Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The ABLE (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) Project at Georgetown University Law Center's Innovative Policing Program is hiring a Program Associate to help it fulfill its mission to transform police culture.

The ABLE Project aims to create a police culture where officers consistently intervene to prevent harm. ABLE serves as a national hub for training, technical assistance, and research. Law enforcement agencies interested in adopting ABLE must agree to a comprehensive set of standards designed to ensure fidelity to the program in order to achieve meaningful culture change that leads to a reduction in policing harm.

The ABLE team provides rigorous training, as well as ongoing implementation support, to the 100+ agencies across the United States and Canada that have been accepted into the program. As ABLE's impact grows, our team seeks an energetic and knowledgeable Program Associate to support all aspects of the ABLE Project's day-to-day work.

The ABLE Project is a part of the Innovative Policing Program (IPP). In addition to their regular duties, the ABLE Program Associate will work collaboratively with other IPP employees to support the work of the IPP as a whole.

Agency coordination

  • Conduct implementation check-ins to gauge program status at ABLE-certified agencies
  • Support Executive Sessions, which provide high-level overviews of ABLE to interested agencies and organizations
  • Assist with the processing of applications to become ABLE agencies

General program support
  • Monitor ABLE inbox and respond to or appropriately forward all queries
  • Ensure data integrity across platforms (including Salesforce)
  • Coordinate activities of stakeholders, including ABLE team, corporate partners, and pro bono partners
  • Work with IPP staff and support work of other IPP Projects as needed

Train-the-Trainer logistics
  • Determine training needs and instructor availability via ongoing communication with agency points of contact and ABLE instructional team
  • Schedule and coordinate instructional staff
  • Assist application and training manager with participant outreach
  • Follow up on post-training surveys to answer questions and/or to provide additional information
  • Provide technical and programmatic support as needed

  • Assist with management of social media, including Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Assist with management and updating of ABLE page on Georgetown website

Research Assistance
  • Assist with electronic distribution of pre- and post-implementation surveys to all officers trained in ABLE
  • Support data collection and analysis related to survey results and other research opportunities

Fundraising and budgeting support
  • Support grant application process as needed
  • Support budgeting process, including tracking and reconciliation

Work Interactions

This position reports to the Co-Director of the Innovative Policing Program. The role directly supports the mission of the ABLE Project as well as other IPP work, as needed. The Program Associate will interface with Georgetown Law staff and faculty, including ABLE staff, contractors, and research assistant(s), as well as a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including law enforcement officers and leaders.

  • Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of experience in project management, with a preference for experience working in police reform or related, social justice-oriented fields
  • Exemplary collaborative capacity
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to understand, synthesize, and conceptualize information and requests from multiple stakeholders
  • Outstanding interpersonal verbal and written communications skills with ability to interact and communicate in a positive manner with a diverse clientele, including law enforcement officers and leaders
  • Demonstrated effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly with team members
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software applications

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time