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GANG INTERVENTION/VIOLENT CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM MANAGER - 40005500

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Public Health Services

DATE POSTED:            

April 01, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

April 30, 2021

SALARY MINIMUM:  

$53,118.00

SALARY MAXIMUM:

$95,612.00

MAXIMUM HIRING SALARY: $58,000.00 

POSITION NUMBER:            

40005500

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

Durham County Department is addressing community violence through two interventions, Project BUILD and Bull City United (Cure Violence).  Both initiatives work closely with the community and community partners to  change social norms around violence. This position supervises the Project BUILD Outreach Supervisor, who has a team of five staff, and the Bull City United Outreach Supervisor, who has a team of six staff.

 

Project BUILD is a multi-disciplinary gang prevention and intervention program that provides coordinated case management and services to youth and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 who are at high risk of gang involvement. Project BUILD’s street outreach workers work one-on-one with young people to model pro-social behavior, provide behavior coaching, support positive decision-making, encourage education and employment success, and support involvement in pro-social activities.

 

Bull City United works to stop shootings and killings in specific Durham neighborhoods using a public health model with three primary strategies:

  • Detecting and interrupting conflicts.
  • Identifying and treating individuals at high risk of involvement in violence.
  • Changing social norms that tolerate violence in the community.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Project BUILD/Bull City United Team Management

 

Program Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Maintains records, evaluations and reports on activities; prepares statistical and descriptive reports; compiles and presents reports and recommendations to the Steering Committee, Board of County Commissioners and other interested groups;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day adoption and continued implementation of Cure Violence Program Management best practices 
  • Responsible for day to day adoption and continued implementation of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model by Project BUILD team members 

 

Community Outreach and Public Relations:

  • Provides program expertise and leadership to community agencies involved in the delivery of program services; promotes awareness with government officials, community leaders and the public;
  • Attend and participate in meetings with community outreach workers, prosecution, probation, and agencies providing opportunities, to discuss recent situations and coordinate efforts collectively to stop the killing

 

Grant writing, program reporting and budget management:

  • Pursue funding/leverage resources to support services for gang-involved and high-risk youth and young adults in Durham.
  • Plan annual budget, oversee expenditures and acquire funding to maintain service delivery
  • Complete required financial and programmatic reporting for funding agencies (state and federal) in a timely basis

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Ability to work effectively with high risk, violence and gang involved individuals and their families
  • Familiarity with issues and needs of violence/gang involved population, and with local gang issues in Durham
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with partners that include schools, criminal justice, employers, related programs,  and other program personnel
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to make sound decisions and demonstrate good judgement in areas of responsibility.
  • Experience and/or training in peer support and crisis intervention (preferred).
  • Experience with staff supervision of a dynamic team and ability to provide leadership to a team of personnel who will be expected to exercise a high degree of discretion and autonomy, and who are responding to violent incidents
  • Technology skills sufficient to assist staff to perform accurate and timely documentation of client service delivery, and run reports to check and provide quality assurance of this documentation
  • Computer Experience—Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint
  • This position requires working flexible, regular late evening and weekend hours which may be modified or shifted on a regular basis. 
  • Ability to manage a budget, write grants and complete reporting requirements
  • Proven ability to document programmatic activities and assist others in doing so
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people, both in cultural background and age
  • Great attention to detail

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

Bachelor’s degree in a human services field (i.e., Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, etc.) or equivalent professional experience.  Four years of direct service experience or program management experience with high risk population. 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Valid driver’s license, insurance, and good driving record. This position requires working flexible, regular late evening and weekend hours which may be modified or shifted on a regular basis. 

 

No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for domestic violence (within 10 years) or prior convictions for sexual assault or child abuse. 

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh