About the Program
The Center is seeking a Deputy Director for a new program, Neighborhood Safety Initiative (NSI), that will support the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). Underway since 2015 and led by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, MAP is a comprehensive strategy to enhance public safety and strengthen community well-being in 15 public housing developments across New York City. A primary component of the program, Neighborhood Stat (NSTAT), aims to enhance safety by strengthening collaboration and capacity among community residents. Since 2016, borough-wide NSTAT meetings have been convened to share information and data, facilitate community engagement to identify neighborhood priorities geared towards enhancing quality of life and to spur collaboration and accountability among city agencies and stakeholders. In a new phase of the effort, the Center will work to localize the NSTAT process by assisting each of 15 designated communities to convene local stakeholder groups to discuss, identify, and prioritize community initiatives, access and analyze data, identify and leverage resources, monitor community conditions, and implement projects that address local concerns and enhance public safety and well-being.
Reporting to the Project Director, the Deputy Director will assist in the planning and implementation of the Center’s Neighborhood Safety Initiative (NSI), including but not limited to training and supervising staff; developing policies, procedures, and program materials; overseeing site operations; coordinating project communication and interagency collaboration; ensuring timely reporting and coordination with evaluators; and representing the Center and NSI citywide events, meetings, panels and forums. He or she will also assist with communications and social media for NSI.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work closely with the Project Director, key Center staff, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and John Jay College of Criminal Justice to develop, manage and advance all NSI tasks and timelines;
- Assist with identifying community partners to coordinate and participate in local initiatives;
- Co-facilitate program operation meetings to organize planning, implementation, resource sharing, and field operations across NSI sites and Center departments;
- Attend implementation meetings with partner agencies and provide on-going project updates to key personnel;
- Liaise regularly with City agencies including NYPD, NYCHA, DOT, DSNY, DYCD and others to leverage resources and garner support for NSI;
- Represent the Center and Neighborhood Safety Initiatives publicly (conferences, forums, community and/or stakeholder meetings) when needed;
- Supervise a team of 2-3 project staff in the execution of their duties;
- Coordinate with the Center’s Communication Department to develop and disseminate high quality multimedia products for various audiences including partners and stakeholders, and social media;
- Collaborate with various Center Departments regarding contract development and management;
- Ensure comprehensive, high quality program activities and project management;
- Facilitate planning and strategy meetings with subcontractors;
- Ensure subcontractors have the necessary information, training, resources and support;
- Collaborate with the Center’s Research Department and John Jay’s Research and Evaluation Center to facilitate NSI’s data collection, analysis and evaluation;
- Support the management of contract outcomes;
- Support subcontractors with ongoing data collection, reporting, and evaluation activities;
- Ensure accurate and timely data collection at assigned community locations;
- Compile and submit programmatic reports in compliance with grant requirements;
- Other duties, as necessary.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, or higher and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management, community development and/or other related area. Must have 3- 5 years of direct management experience. Candidate must be passionate, skilled and experienced in working with communities to promote health and safety. Additional requirements include:
- Superior project and time management skills;
- Exceptional analytical, communication, presentation and writing skills;
- Knowledge of community organizing techniques and relationship building strategies;
- Ability to manage and implement multiple project components simultaneously;
- Experience managing contract outcomes and program design & implementation;
- Demonstrated capacity to identify and achieve project goals quickly, effectively, and successfully in a fast paced, high pressure environment;
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team;
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governmental and community agencies, non-profit organizations and community groups;
- Urban planning/design experience a plus;
- Personnel management experience a plus;
- Availability to work weekends and evenings as needed
Position Type: Full-time (occasional weekends, evenings and holidays)
How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample with Neighborhood Safety Initiative – Deputy Director Coordinator in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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