Project Coordinator, CERV 4317BR CLA-Criminal Justice College of Liberal Arts
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 116H
Department/College Description About Us
The Center for Public Safety Initiatives is a unique collaboration between the City of Rochester, the criminal justice agencies of Greater Rochester including the Rochester Police Department and Rochester Institute of Technology. Its purpose is to contribute to criminal justice strategy through research, policy analysis and evaluation. Its educational goals include training graduate and undergraduate students in strategic planning and policy analysis.
The foundation of the Center is the practice of action research in which relevant data and analyses are brought to bear on the day to day decision-making processes of organizations. The Center serves the practice of policy development and implementation in real-time.
Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are currently working on projects through the Center for Public Safety Initiatives. The Center for Public Safety Initiatives actively seeks projects where it can bring to bear its unique partnerships, research skills and educational commitments.
Detailed Job Description
Please note:This position will include primarily nights and weekends; 40 hours per week.
The Program Coordinator for the grant project Community Engagement to Reduce Victimization (CERV), will coordinate the community partner systemic response to gun violence victimizations beginning in the hospital and continuing in the Rochester community, remaining highly organized, methodological, and up to date on each dispute and Victim Intervention Team (VIT) contact, will select (with the help of the PI and Co-PI) the community partner best situated to be the victim intervention specialist responding to the traumatic victimization and will assess over time the appropriateness of the partners chosen for disputes, and their interventions. The Coordinator will administer the project over the partners by leading the discussions and analysis of the Risk Assessment Tool information, choosing the appropriate partner to be assigned to disputes, and be an integral part of the process and analysis to provide input to develop the use of and protocols for the Risk Assessment Tool used to determine which violence incidents to focus on for CERV. The Coordinator will collect and improve the quality of reports submitted by partners, by analyzing them, and communicating to partners how to improve their Logs and Intervention Reports before final submission, that the VIT specialists are responsible for submitting for each dispute. The Coordinator will moderate and lead the weekly triage meetings and after onboarding will do so with independent judgment to determine the appropriate intervention for each dispute. The Coordinator will manage the victim intervention wraparound funds, coordinating and tracking how a disputant (participant of CERV) receives the funds to resolve disputes. The Project Coordinator will be housed some of the time at R.I.T. in the Criminal Justice Department (CPSI), as well as at Pathways to Peace and on site at Rochester General Hospital. The full-time position includes R.I.T. benefits as well as travel expense reimbursement for the CERV Project.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Two (2) years experience required with direct coordinating, managing or supervising others for coordinated project or employment
Computer skills include use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
Must be a strong verbal communicator, and possess organizational skills that complement his or her reputation in the City of Rochester with the vulnerable population served and in the grassroots and nonprofit community of providers.
The Coordinator will be selected based on coordination and organizational ability, re-entry and violence reduction work expertise, strong verbal communication skills, proven project collaborative expertise, and an understanding of the nuances of the local socioeconomic landscape in the City of Rochester.
The Coordinator will be trained after hire in solution focused trauma-informed care approach and a person-centered approach to complement his or her skills at the outset.
The Coordinator must be highly trustworthy and reliable, as the Coordinator of many other agency partners who will be a part of CERV.
Preferred direct experience that showcases a deep understanding of gun violence in Rochester, NY, re-entry, socioeconomic disadvantage, racism and appreciation/understanding of the trauma affecting participants of the CERV program.
Preferred violence reduction advocacy and street outreach experience.
Specific knowledge about the nonprofits and grassroots providers in Rochester, NY who do street outreach and advocacy for gun victims preferred.
oPreferred qualifications indicated may be listed in resume or via cover letter.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
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