PERF – Project Administrative Assistant


The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a leading national police research institution and membership organization based in Washington, DC, seeks candidates to fill a project administration/logistics position. PERF focuses on critical issues in policing and has earned a national reputation for identifying emerging trends and developing promising practices for police practitioners. PERF has an excellent relationship and track record of collaborating with police agencies across the nation.


Position responsibilities include assisting with administrative tasks related to project management and other organizational needs; planning and managing meeting logistics; taking meeting notes; drafting progress reports/updates; maintaining project files and databases, and helping staff with tasks related to on-going research and technical assistance projects.  Other tasks may include conducting database searches and literature reviews of policing and criminal justice issues, contributing to survey development and dissemination, conducting phone interviews, fielding incoming information requests, processing expense vouchers, and monitoring project budgets.

Candidates interested in the assistant position are required to have a bachelor’s degree. Qualified candidates must have excellent verbal, written, organizational and analytical skills. Candidates need to be proficient with MS Office and Excel and should be capable of conducting exhaustive Internet and database searches. Knowledge of databases, academic or other, is a plus.


Applying for a position at PERF: 

PERF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Email your letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample to [email protected]. Application review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. PERF is an equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. For more information on PERF, please see our website at