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Field Advisor – Programmatic Focus: Group Violence Intervention (GVI)
Company: The National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC)
Location: New York, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 07/29/2021
Expire Date: 09/29/2021
Job Categories: Social Services, Education, Government and Policy, Law Enforcement, and Security, Other, Counseling, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Field Advisor – Programmatic Focus: Group Violence Intervention (GVI)
Essential Job Function
• Provide direct advising to a portfolio of partner cities implementing focused deterrence strategies via regular calls, online communication, site visits, etc.;
• Build and maintain strong, functional relationships with high-level government, community and law enforcement leaders; partner organizations; and academics;
• Build the technical capacity of local stakeholders to implement, measure, and sustain interventions;
• Design collaborative learning opportunities, foster peer learning partnerships across sites; share knowledge and best practices to further implementation in sites;
• Develop and maintain assessment tools to guide, organize, and analyze key metrics of strategy implementation. Continuously review operational data in order to achieve outcomes by incorporating the best available evidence;
• Ensure the timely preparation and submission of written materials associated with each site and for the programmatic team. Examples include:
o Periodic memos and assessments for the site partners, as needed;
o Progress; quantitative, and qualitative performance; annual; and/or final reporting, if required by grant or contract;
o Proposals for prospective partners and to support ongoing work with a site;
o Cross-team practitioner materials;
• Report outcomes, challenges, and innovation opportunities to team, senior management, and participate in ongoing development and refinement of various NNSC models as part of the programmatic team;
• Maintain up-to-date, accurate site-specific information (contact information for key partners, high-level implementation summary, call and meeting notes, etc.) in NNSC’s project management system; and,
• Additional duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements:
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, strategic advising, consulting, program development, or related fields;
• One year of relevant subject matter experience (e.g. law enforcement, advocate, violence interrupter, activist) in a professional or volunteer capacity, and/or lived experience as someone who has been directly impacted by violence and/or the criminal justice system; preferred;
• Experience managing and implementing multiple complex projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team; and with an understanding of program design and evaluation;
• Experience facilitating meetings, providing feedback, and developing consensus among a complex network of partners. Experience working in a programmatic and advisory capacity preferred;
• Strong knowledge of criminal justice issues, actors, and trends, and deep commitment to addressing injustices thereof: e.g. the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, the police-community trust deficit, and disproportionate state and community violence;
• Proven track record of innovation and commit to violence reduction.
• Knowledge about policy review, data collection, statistical evaluation of data, and strategies for conveying results to practitioners;
• Experience and ability to work with law enforcement (police, military, correction/probation staff, etc.) agencies, communities, government officials, and service agencies to implement multi-disciplinary initiatives;
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion; and,
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, detailed orientated, and experience working with interdisciplinary teams.

Education Requirements:
You must meet one of the items listed below:

• Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Human Services, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, or directly related field or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Advanced degree preferred;
• Possess a combination of education and experience that provide you with the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field; or,
• Possess five years of appropriate experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. Seven years preferred.
•

Travel and Work Requirements:
• 25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position.
• Flexibility to work early or late as needed up to 10% for this position

Supervisory Responsibilities:
No
Qualifications & Requirements
Education Requirements:
You must meet one of the items listed below:

• Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Human Services, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, or directly related field or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Advanced degree preferred;
• Possess a combination of education and experience that provide you with the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field; or,
• Possess five years of appropriate experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. Seven years preferred.
Contact Information
Company Name: The National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC)
Website: http://bit.ly/nnsc-apply...
Company Description:
At NNSC, we are committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. We believe that great ideas and practices come from a mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences. Our work originated over twenty-five years ago. We aim to improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, enhance police legitimacy, and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves. With the help of our staff, external partners, and people from communities domestic and International, we can continue the work to prevent violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, and increase trust between law enforcement and the public. NNSC works with communities to reduce violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, and increase trust between law enforcement and the public. For over 20 years, we’ve invented and implemented original solutions to important public safety problems; made those solutions available for evaluation, replication, and advocacy; and shaped the public discourse based on new facts on the ground.
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