New job Gun Violence Intervention Program in Virginia

Gun Violence Intervention Program
Gun Violence Intervention Program

Gun Violence Intervention Program

Company : Virginia Dept of Criminal Justice Svcs
Salary : $65,000 - $75,000 a year
Location : Virginia

Full Description

Are you looking to make a difference, while supporting agencies, localities, and community groups throughout the Commonwealth as they seek to reduce the impact of gun violence in their communities? If so, the Department of Criminal Justice Services is seeking a self-motivated individual to serve as the Gun Violence Intervention Program (GVIP) Coordinator. As the GVIP Coordinator, you will assist a number of local government agencies and their community-based partners in managing projects associated with gun-violence intervention and prevention efforts.
This position will facilitate discussions between community-based organizations and their local governments, and share findings and recommendations with constituent groups and other stakeholders. By providing technical assistance in intervention and prevention efforts to local and state audiences, this position will help support localities and programs as they address gun violence prevention through a programmatic and/or public health lens. This position will also support DCJS grantees with problem solving, grant review, grant monitoring, and grant management processes.
If you want to be part of an anti-racism agency that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, we would love for you to join our team. This is a full-time position in Richmond, Virginia, with telework options available. The position will require some daytime and overnight travel.
Primary areas of responsibility include:
  • Working independently and collaboratively with key stakeholders and colleagues to develop and coordinate strategic plans to reduce gun violence in Virginia communities.
  • Planning and implementing public and private events, meetings, and other program activities to inform, educate, and communicate with communities and other stakeholders regarding the Gun Violence Intervention Program (GVIP).
  • Drafting reports that include program findings and recommendations for the Governor and General Assembly.
  • Researching and helping secure qualified subject matter experts, consultants or other professionals to perform research and/or training on specific evidence based program models.
  • Providing technical assistance to and grant monitoring for the recipients of related grant awards.

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess at a minimum:
  • Considerable knowledge of gun violence reduction models and programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare reports and make presentations to management, staff, and/or stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work with grassroots criminal justice community organizations.
  • Professional working knowledge of principles related to program planning and development, budgeting, policy evaluation, and analysis.
  • Documented experience and knowledge of program planning, development and implementation.
  • Excellent, effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Documented experience working as an active, contributing team member, as well as an independent and self-motivated employee.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Considerable experience working with and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, and e-mail software to include a high proficiency in excel spreadsheets.
  • A strong work ethic, exceptional customer service skills, and a positive attitude.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred qualifications are:
  • Substantial demonstrated experience working with grassroots community organizations that are dedicated to preventing and/or intervening gun violence.
  • Substantial demonstrated experience working with, implementing, and/or managing gun violence reduction models and programming.
  • Substantial documented experience analyzing gun violence issues as a health endemic or through a public health-lens.
  • Knowledge of the functions and structures of grant administration and monitoring
  • A post-secondary education to include associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or other professional training/certifications in areas related to business administration or criminal justice.

Special Requirements
Interview candidates may be required to demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory performance of work. The candidate selected for the position must successfully complete a criminal background investigation and complete and submit a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) which will be entered into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization. The individual may also be responsible for submitting an annual Statement of Personal Economic Interest. In addition, the selected candidate who begins original employment or re-employment in this position must serve a 12-month probationary period effective from the date of employment. The anticipated starting salary range is $65,000 – $75,000, plus the state’s benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, submit a completed State of Virginia Application for employment at by the end of the day on Monday, September 27, 2021. The application and supplemental questions must be completed in a comprehensive manner and reference any pertinent knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as any previous experience that relates to the position. Fax, email, or mail applications will not be accepted. Résumés and cover letters may be attached to the online application.

In an effort to ensure a safe workplace, all Executive Branch employees who enter the workplace or who have public-facing work duties must disclose their vaccination status to the Human Resources division. Please be prepared to indicate your vaccination status upon hire and provide supporting documentation (Vaccination Card, documentation from your medical practitioner or a print-out from the VDH Vaccination Registry). If you are not vaccinated, you are still required to disclose your status. Executive Branch employees who are not fully vaccinated (regardless of the reason) must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose the results of the weekly tests to the designated personnel. If you are not fully vaccinated and require an accommodation for testing due to a medical condition/disability or sincerely-held religious beliefs, please reach out to Human Resources. Documentation may be required for accommodations for testing. More information will be shared during your orientation. In addition, all employees (regardless of vaccination status) should wear a mask when in the office and anywhere besides your individual workspace.

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is an EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply. The Department also encourages and invites veterans to apply.

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