Gang Reduction and Youth Development - Regional Program Coordinator

Exempt

contact information

Akeala Johnson
(213) 473-7796
akeala.johnson@lacity.org

job description

Department: Mayor’s Office of Public Safety/Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development
Position: Regional Program Coordinator - Exempt Position

Duties and Responsibilities: The Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth
Development aims to reduce gang violence in specific geographic areas through the application of gang prevention, intervention, violence interruption and community engagement strategies. The GRYD Regional Program Coordinator oversees all program management functions including program implementation and oversight, community engagement, and technical assistance to providers on the GRYD comprehensive strategy. Specific duties of the Regional Program Coordinator include:

• Serve as a public representative for the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and
Youth Development (GRYD);
• Administer the comprehensive Gang Reduction and Youth Development strategy  and all of its components for the identified GRYD Zone(s);
• Provide technical assistance to GRYD contractors (prevention, intervention, juvenile reentry, and juvenile diversion) who provide direct services in the GRYD Zone(s);
• Assist with the oversight and monitoring of GRYD contractor’s programmatic and fiscal performance. Monitoring and reconcile monthly agency invoice submission coordinating with GRYD fiscal accounts and agency personnel;
• Serve as a facilitator of communication between GRYD intervention contractors and law enforcement in response to gang related incidents of violence (requires being on call 24/7 includes deployment to crime scenes, hospitals, and other locations in the community);
• Serve as lead or support on Mayor’s Office/GRYD initiatives as assigned;
• Assist with the writing, editing and review of internal documents related to program development and implementation;
• Ensure participation and collaboration from local stakeholders including law
enforcement, schools, community organizations, juvenile justice agencies, and faith- based institutions;
• Oversee GRYD’s data collection efforts (data tracking in assigned zone; submitting data and reports on timely basis, etc.) with GRYD ETO system;
• Actively participate and lead agency trainings for contract compliance and program adherence;
• Implement Community Education Campaign presentations in coordination with gang prevention and intervention providers and educational institutions;
• Coordinate and implement the Mayor’s Summer Night Lights and Fall Friday Nights programs at designated parks and recreation centers;
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• Oversee a portfolio of projects to advance the program goals, including work to research and share best practices.
• Respond to requests for information and assistance, troubleshoot, problem solve, and connect people to resources;
• Participate in and present at local, state, and national meetings and conferences; and
• Support GRYD activities including but not limited to Gun Buyback and training (e.g. GRYD intervention and prevention model of practice, Los Angeles Violence Intervention Training Academy, case management, intentional youth development, Law Enforcement Gang Intervention Awareness).
• Assist with the implementation of special programs (i.e. diversion, re-entry, trauma, youth development and preventions and intervention programming.

Position Requirements:
We are seeking applicants who meet the following requirements:
A degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, public policy, sociology, psychology, social work or a related field; minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in the administration of contracts and programs in one or more of the following subject areas: juvenile justice, gang prevention, gang intervention, violence prevention, diversion, and reentry. 

Applicants must also possess a passion for violence prevention; knowledge of widely accepted practices related to delinquency prevention, crisis intervention, intentional youth development, and trauma-informed care and the ability to recognize connections between violence and its impact across/within all races, cultures, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds; the ability to work with diverse populations; the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with staff members at all levels of partner organizations; the
ability to work on-call 24/7 as needed to deploy to crime scenes, hospitals, etc. and to work in the field throughout the City; a proven record of exercising good judgement and professionalism; experience with effectively facilitating meetings and developing consensus; excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to deliver professional presentations both locally and nationally; ability to understand and interpret complex
policies/procedures and to develop plans to address identified issues, strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail; ability to multitask and adapt quickly to change; possess a strong appetite for complexity and tolerance for uncertainty; and proficiency with traditional office software programs.

Bilingual in English and Spanish desired but not required. 

Start Date and Salary: Anticipated start date for this position is immediate. Compensation will be negotiated within an established annual salary range commensurate with demonstrated skills and work experience.


This Program Coordinator position is an exempt, at-will position. The incumbent will not accrue any civil service tenure or contractual employment rights in such position. This Coordinator may be removed, without any finding of cause, by the hiring authority.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to:
Akeala Johnson, Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office
of Mayor Eric Garcetti at akeala.johnson@lacity.org 

If you have any questions related to this position description, you may call our office at (213) 473-7796.