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: Assistant Program Manager Reports
To: Prog. Manager
Location: Brooklyn, NY
What The Site Director Does:
The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running, coordination and supervision of all program-related staff and services in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) and two years of applicable experience in a human services field and/or equivalent experience.
- At least 2 additional years of experience with Cure Violence work/model is preferred.
- 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.
- 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.
- Valid NYS Driver’s License, insurance and a good driving record.
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.