About the Program
The Center operates four Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) sites, two in the South Bronx and two in Brooklyn. S.O.S. is a replication of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention’s evidence-based Cure Violence program, a cutting-edge gun violence prevention model that aims to reduce and prevent shootings through the use of public health strategies.
S.O.S. Bronx is seeking a full-time Program Manager for the Save Our Streets Bronx Program who will report to the Deputy Project Director and Project Director. The Program Manager will be responsible for leading all program operations, as well as ensuring that the program remains true to the Cure Violence model.
About the Position
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Supervise the Save our Streets (S.O.S.) Mott Haven and Morrisania Supervisors and Outreach Teams;
- Coordinate educational workshops and outreach to organizations such as but not limited to, community agencies, schools and local businesses;
- Organize and execute monthly S.O.S. community events, including responses to shootings in the target area:
- Create and implement a plan to involve clergy in S.O.S. activities
- Monitor late night staff activities through “spot checks”;
- Attend community boards 1 and 3, housing tenants association and precinct community council meetings for the 40th, 42nd and all stakeholder meetings;
- Identify and recruit volunteers and maintain volunteer database;
- Conduct volunteer trainings and workshops;
- Create and update a database of new and existing partners;
- Create and implement a community mobilization plan that encourages resident involvement in activities designed to change local norms towards gun violence. This may include the creation of an anti-violence coalition or participation in a pre-existing coalition;
- Maintain the S.O.S. social media presence;
- Plan, execute and assist with the coordination of community wide events for both Cure Violence catchment areas with local organizations to build or strengthen community partnerships and engage local leader, clergy and stakeholders;
- Prepare monthly and annual grant progress reports and other program reports as needed;
- Report regularly to Deputy Project Director and Project Director about successes, concerns and needs;
- Participate in all S.O.S. administration/management meetings and ensure that meeting proceedings are communicated to Deputy Project Director and Project Director;
- Strategize with Deputy Project Director and Project Director to develop and strengthen programs;
- Interface with elected officials, city agencies, current and potential funders and supporters;
- Support Administrative Director in all programs (Horizons, Lincoln Hospital, DOE Schools, AGVEP placement sites) by visiting and checking with staff and program partners. Report information back to Administrative Director and Project Director;
- Responsible for adding events to the DOHMH Cure Violence calendar and informing team of upcoming events;
- Assist with developing Policies and Procedures guide for staff;
- Participate in the hiring and recruitment of new staff;
- Participate in regular reviews of program progress; and;
- Any other responsibilities that may develop in the course of the work
- Individuals who are formerly incarcerated or have other experience in the criminal justice system are particularly invited to apply;
- Experience of 7 years or more of significant program management experience (i.e., supervising staff, monitoring budgets, documenting activities and outcomes, meeting program goals, etc.) and proven community organizing abilities;
- Experience supervising formerly justice involved and formerly incarcerated individuals a plus;
- Experience working with staff with criminal justice histories preferred;
- Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in human services field or equivalent and satisfactory experience preferred;
- Experience and or training in community-based crisis intervention;
- An in-depth knowledge of the South Bronx Mott Haven and Morrisania catchment area, with particular focus on: Forest and McKinley Houses and Mott Haven: Adams, St. Mary’s, Moore and Betances Houses is highly preferred;
- Experience and knowledge of at-risk youth and gang involvement, with a commitment to stopping violence and working towards positive community change;
- Knowledge of street sets, crews, gangs and or groups;
- Comfort managing a large number of diverse tasks;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; (please provide writing sample)
- Able to pass drug screening;
- The ability to use a computer and efficient in Microsoft Office required;
- Strong team skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment;
- Ability to work a flexible schedule that include late nights, weekends and holidays;
Position Type: Full Time (MUST be able to work a flexible schedule of late nights, over-nights, holidays and weekends.)
How to Apply
To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Email , with Program Manager, S.O.S. as the subject line of the email.
If you are unable to access email, you may submit materials by mail or fax to:
Center for Court Innovation
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Note: The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
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The Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer.