Program Manager, Brownsville In, Violence Out (BIVO) Program

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

PROGRAM: CAMBA’s Brownsville In, Violence Out (BIVO) Program is part of the NYC Crisis Management System (CMS). CMS is the city-wide effort coordinated by the Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence (OPGV) within the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) to reduce gun violence and address its impact on communities. BIVO works with 16 – 24-year-old at risk youths who are or may have potentially been involved in street violence, community residents, businesses and community-based organizations to implement the Cure Violence Model. The Cure Violence model is a community-based public health approach to preventing gun violence that is replicated in numerous large cities around the country and internationally.  This program will focus on a defined area identified as a program service area in Brownsville, Brooklyn for shooting violence within the 73rd Precinct. The program works to prevent gun violence by: 1) mediating conflicts that may end in gun violence, 2) changing the mindset of individuals who are most at risk of being victims or perpetrators of violence, and 3) working closely with a broad coalition of local partners to promote a visible community-wide message that shooting is unacceptable behavior 4) helping organize Brownsville Safety Alliance resource fairs with the 73rd precinct to provide additional support to Brownsville residents.

Position: Program Manager Reports To: Prog. Director and Chief Administrative Officer

Location: Brooklyn, NY

What The Site Director Does:

The Program Manager is expected, under general direction, to manage the Brownsville In, Violence Out program and all underlying contracts that require contact with internal and/or external clients and/or the community; understand all aspects of contract requirements and communicate this understanding to staff and participate in program design.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Oversee onsite and organize offsite training opportunities for professional development of staff, including ongoing training and support of Outreach Supervisor, Violence Interrupter Supervisor, Administrative Assistant, Social Worker, Employment Specialist, and indirectly the Outreach workers and Violence Interrupters.
  • Ensure that all field program staff receives the Violence Interruption, and Reduction Training.
  • Reach out to community agencies (including faith-based community leaders, residents, businesses and organizations) and continuously work to establish and strengthen relationships.
  • Take a lead role in organizing responses to all shootings and killings that occur in the targeted catchment area within 72 hours of receipt of notice of the shooting or killing.
  • Cultivate a volunteer base of 2 to 3 core volunteers to be part of the program and participate in responses to shootings via community mobilizing and hosting anti-gun violence events, canvassing, community activities or otherwise support the program.
  • Work with direct reporting staff to set staff performance targets in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Available to respond and work during evenings, overnight, and weekends for shooting responses and events anytime between 9am and 4am.
  • Coordinate and supervise programmatic activities of direct reporting staff, including preparing staff schedules that are responsive to community needs and ensure that 24-hour on-call service is maintained.
  • Maintains supervision of front-line staff with the Outreach Worker Supervisor, and other staff as needed to check in on the week’s plans for program activity, staff performance, needs and challenges.
  • Documents supervision and next steps.
  • Develops and follows a spending plan and maintains detailed spending records

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) and three years of applicable experience in a human services field and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Cure Violence work/model is preferred.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working with NYC Crisis Management System is a plus.
  • Experience supervising formerly incarcerated individuals is a plus.
  • Significant program management experience (i.e., supervising staff, monitoring budgets, documenting activities and outcomes, meeting program goals, etc.); and proven community organizing abilities.
  • Equally at home conversing with alleged gang members, community activists, law enforcement personnel, and public officials.
  • Subject to a criminal background check and random drug testing.
  • No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, or history thereof.
  • Strong knowledge of the Brownsville community.
  • Experience working with court-involved young adults.
  • Experience working with staff with criminal justice histories preferred.
  • Experience and/or training in community-based crisis intervention.
  • Familiarity with Brownsville 73rd Police Precinct community challenges of teens and young adults there; strongly preferred.
  • Available to respond and work during evenings, overnight, and weekends for shooting responses and events anytime between 9am and 4am
  • Must have understanding of sensitivity and commitment to working with families of youth that have experienced gun-related trauma.

Compensation: $70,000 – $77,000 annually
Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021, COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public or they support others who have direct involvement.

All CAMBA Education and Youth Development staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in compliance with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requirements for DYCD-funded programs.

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