Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Hiring pay for this position is $53,046 - $69,210 annually
Full salary range for this position is $53,046 - $74,256 annually

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovative workspaces
This position will require evening and weekend work, along with the ability to have a flexible schedule.

**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.** 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Program Manager on a variety of project development and implementation of prevention and intervention efforts to include with the facilitation of work groups, planning events, administrative tasks, coordination and motoring the delivery of services, provide program information to stakeholders, assist with data collection and reporting, and
support the program’s Outreach Specialists. 

The Youth Violence Prevention Program is a newly funded initiative in place to implement a public health approach and intervention level efforts that are based on national models and best practices to prevent and address youth violence such as violent behavior resulting from gun and gang violence through a multi-disciplinary approach. This program falls
under the Housing and Community Services Department that aims to maintain community appearance and enhance the quality of life in Aurora’s neighborhoods. This is accomplished through a combination of community outreach, housing programs, code enforcement, animal services and numerous neighborhood improvement programs and services.

  • Supports the Project Manager with facilitating and coordinating project logistics such as maintaining project documents, organizing and implementing project information, logistics, and events.
  • Completes and distributes a variety of reports.
  • Pursues, builds, and fosters community partnerships with public and city agencies.
  • Assist with the recruitment, guidance, and support of youth project advisors to include facilitating youth team meetings.
  • Assist with the development of marketing, social media, and promotional strategies and techniques that will help the project to gain a positive community image
  • Assist and or facilitate program workgroup meetings and events such as the MDT team, and support with continued efficiency of information sharing with stakeholders.
  • Assist with clients and team members to develop an individual service plan, including formulating goals with associated timelines, identifying community agencies and resources available, service providers, and other pertinent resources, and assists client with service and pro-social activity engagement and enrollment
  • Assists with crisis intervention as needed for clients who have an immediate need for services due to unforeseen circumstances where the client’s safety is in question
  • Assist with the logistical support of community engagement through the organization and/or support of community events.
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and bring awareness of prevention level strategies in place to
    increase positive outcomes and decrease exposure to or involvement in violent behavior.
  • Assist with monitoring and accountability of community-based funded efforts.
  • Assist with telephone contact and follow-ups with the public.
  • Attend all meetings as scheduled
  • Provide feedback or suggestions to make the program more effective and efficient.
  • Performs general administrative tasks
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science or directly related field

Experience:
* Five (3) years of experience working with gang-affiliated individuals and other at-risk youth performing intake including needs assessment and identifying client strengths and weaknesses
* Two (2) years of experience serving in a leadership position and/or other leadership roles where duties included assisting with program development, implementation, monitoring.
* One (1) year experience serving as a member of or working with a Multi-disciplinary Team that provides coordinated case management to adult and/or juvenile clients

Preferred
* Two (2) years of experience working with multi-disciplinary stakeholders to include system and community-based representatives.
* One (1) year of experience in public speaking.
* Bilingual, Spanish speaking skills highly desirable

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of:
* Program management
* Gang structures and dynamics
* Protective and risk-factors
* Techniques of assessment and crisis intervention
* Various gang outreach models, particularly the Comprehensive Gang Model
* Aurora and Denver Metro communities
* Available community and system-based resources/services

Skills:
* Public speaking
* Examining information for completeness, accuracy, and compliance
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Strong human relations skills

Abilities to:
* Establish and maintain effective working relationships and positive working relationships with city departments, community organizations, and citizen
* Conduct research and prepare concise reports on finding
* Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
* Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
* Exercise good judgment
* Solve problems
* Listen with a strong sense of compassion and empathy
* Receive, attend to, interpret, and respond to verbal messages and other cues such as body language in ways that are appropriate to listeners and situations.
* Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to different people from varied backgrounds and socioeconomic areas
* Display high standards of ethical conduct
* Possess sensitivity to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences of the workforce and community.
* Work as part of a team

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Driver’s License with a good driving record.  


WORKING CONDITIONS

Essential Personnel
* When a local announcement of emergency is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:
* Light physical work requiring the ability to lift 10 pounds with or without assistance
* Occasional lifting, carrying walking, and standing
* Hand/eye coordination for operation of computer system
* Vision for data analysis and preparation
* Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees, program participants, and citizen

Work Environment:
* Essential duties performed primarily in an indoor office, public setting
* Depending on the nature of the call, may work outdoors with some exposure to inclement weather, noise, and dust
* Teleworking may be available depending on the business needs

Equipment Used:
* Frequently uses computer keyboard and telephone, fax machines, copiers, and other equipment
* Motor vehicle
* This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

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For Veterans Preference:  Please show all of your employment histories, including military service, and attach 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.
                                         
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:

As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies 

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