Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

*This posting is scheduled to close on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 12:00 noon, however, is subject to close at any time without prior notice.  Thank you.*

The City of Aurora is seeking a highly motivated professional to fill the position of Project Coordinator for the  Aurora Police Department. This person will perform a variety of duties to include: Coordinate and implement youth engagement activities, gang intervention programs, and crime prevention projects that are designed to strengthen community resiliency. This position reports to the Community Resource Section Lieutenant.
At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our work by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service. We welcome all who share these values to apply.

This is a temporary position that included only health benefits.
To be employed by the Aurora Police Department you will need to successfully pass a background check, polygraph test, and fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment. Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience.
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification or termination once hired.


  • Acts as the project coordinator of the Aurora Gang Reduction Impact Program (A-GRIP).
  • Builds and maintains working relationships and collaborative efforts with community groups, agencies, and other city divisions/departments
  • Implements short and long-term projects/programs that fulfill the goals and initiatives of A- GRIP
  • Develops professional service agreements with project contractors
  • Cultivates working relationships with venders
  • Monitors the progress of project contractors and grant activities
  • Completes funding reports and ensures grant compliance
  • Coordinates and facilitates meetings for A-GRIP project and intervention teams/stakeholders, and schedules, attends and records minutes of meetings for the A-GRIP Steering Committee
  • Makes recommendations as necessary
  • Build gang awareness of our youth gang resources and programming.
  • Researches prospective funding sources
  • Solicits public and private funding for new and existing programs from grant-making agencies, foundations, corporate-giving programs and business/individual donors
  • Works with the Grant Specialist to apply for grants
  • Advises on operational priorities, goals, and objectives, and available resources
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Sociology, Planning, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a directly related field
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • At least 4 years progressively responsible experience in project planning, grants administration, and program development 
  • Strong emphasis in youth intervention programs and community building
Preferred Experience:
  • Grant writing experience 
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills?
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, elected officials, and citizens
  • Handle sensitive Law Enforcement information and stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, federal, state and private grant administration
  • Must have a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and other general office equipment
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; research and analyze complex data; produce graphic presentations, and administer program budget(s).
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, federal, state and private grant administration


Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary physical work requiring an ability to lift 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing
  • Vision for review and analysis of data and reports
  • Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizen
Work Environment:
  • Primarily works in a clean, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used:
  • Uses standard office equipment including a computer system with related software, copy machine, networked printer

This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.
For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

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