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Program Coordinator (Trauma)

Program Coordinator (Trauma):
This position is located in the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG), Victim Services Division. The mission of the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is to develop, fund, and coordinate programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. OVSJG supports and coordinates the development and implementation of a comprehensive system of care for crime victims, justice-involved individuals, and youth at risk for truancy or juvenile delinquency within the District of Columbia. 

This position will function as Program Coordinator, responsible for program planning, outreach and community engagement, research, data collection, analysis and evaluation, and training for OVSJG’s grants and activities focused on enhancing the District’s response to trauma and increasing access to trauma-informed services. This position will build new and strengthen existing partnerships with other District agencies and community-based organizations and serve as a member of community coalitions and committees.

Major Duties:
Develops or assists in the development of all program policies, procedures, forms, and other materials. Provides guidance and advice in the interpretation of unclear or vague policies and procedures relating to the program. Identifies and builds ongoing partnerships with community-based organizations, consultants and other professionals to further program goals and objectives. Plans, implements, and evaluates community outreach events and engagement opportunities, independently or in collaboration with community and other District agency partners. Identifies and collects performance metrics and tracks program costs. Identifies problems and specific issues in a particular area, and advises the supervisor of existing problems, and recommends solutions or alternatives. Analyzes facts and circumstances involved in making recommendations for solving problem/issues within the limits of standards, or acceptable practices. Represents OVSJG at community events. Meets with individuals, community-based organizations, DC government agencies, etc., and reports back to senior staff upon conclusion of the meeting. Incorporates community interests, financial considerations, media interest, and political consideration in the development of strategic planning, as well as project planning and implementation. Tracks activities, data, and other required information to provide periodic reports. Participates in related conferences, meetings, and training seminars.

Specialized Experience:
Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position in the normal line of progression.  The applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 12 level. 

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include but not limited to Comprehensive knowledge of trauma and trauma-informed services. Comprehensive knowledge in program development and human services administrative processes and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of community culture, dynamics, and leadership in Wards 7 and 8. Comprehensive knowledge of community development, organizing, outreach and engagement principles and best practices. Demonstrated skills and ability to plan, organize, implement, facilitate, and coordinate multiple or major projects and initiatives. Comprehensive knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods. Excellent skill in fact-finding analysis and problem solving to gather facts, identify problems, and recommend solutions. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in developing and executing successful training programs. Excellent communication skills in writing, oral presentation, public speaking, and meetings. Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and skill in personal relations in dealing with persons at various levels, and groups, especially in public forum. Knowledge in the use of microcomputer operations and software applications for word processing, database management, and presentation delivery.

Graduation from an accredited four year-college or university in public administration, public policy, business administration or related field, plus a minimum of five (5) years of work-related experience preferred.

Position closes on August 19, 2022

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