Senior Manager, Community Violence Intervention Ecosystem

Brief Overview:

We are seeking a proven project manager to provide leadership and support to assist jurisdictional partners across the US to reduce violence within the Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Ecosystem Department at the HAVI.

Position Description:

To heal communities affected by violence, The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention (www.thehavi.org) fosters hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care for violence intervention/ prevention programs. Our vision is to build a system of healthcare that mobilizes hospitals and communities to end violence, together.

Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) vary in the specifics of their design and scope, but typically include a brief intervention in the emergency department or at the hospital bedside as well as intensive community-based case management services following discharge. HVIP services are provided by culturally competent Violence Prevention Professionals who often also serve in a mentorship capacity. HVIPs are rooted in the philosophy that violence is preventable and that violent injury offers a “teachable moment” and unique opportunity to break cycles of violence.  HVIPs embrace a public health approach to violence prevention as they are grounded in data, which indicate that victims of violence are at elevated risk for re-injury and violence perpetration. This model has been the subject of numerous peer-reviewed studies indicating promising impact on injury recidivism, criminal justice contact, and trauma symptoms. HVIPs are now a recommended practice by the federal government.

The network has grown to hundreds of individuals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, gang interventionists, outreach workers and researchers who are affiliated with 41 member programs in the U.S., Canada, England and El Salvador. Our goal is to support the growth of HVIPs throughout the United States.

HVIPs are one of a handful of evidence-informed practices that support cities reduce violence and scale trauma-informed care. The field has largely been fractured, and recent federal, state and local advocacy efforts have helped encourage collaboration and coordination across various approaches. This shift – from individual programs to integrated strategies – has led to an emergent concept of an community violence intervention ecosystem (CVI ecosystem).

The HAVI’s Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Ecosystem Department will focus on supporting the network of CVI strategies that are critical for the success of city-wide violence reduction efforts. By assisting the development, coordination, and implementation of city-wide violence reduction strategies, the CVI Ecosystem not only helps solidify HVIP’s positioning within the ecosystem, but also helps shape overall outcomes for clients and their families across a range of touchpoints, maximizing impact. The department will focus on galvanizing national partnerships, providing oversight of funded coordination projects, provide thought-leadership on advancements in the field, and spur national conversation about the importance of ecosystem thinking.

The HAVI CVI Ecosystem department is responsive and dynamic and meant to organize and align key stakeholders, including hospital and community organization leadership, community leaders and stakeholders, program managers and supervisors, frontline violence intervention specialists (from HVIPs and other CVI strategies), as well as community-based organizations.

The HAVI is a fiscally sponsored project of Health Resources in Action, Inc. (HRiA). HRiA is a nonprofit public health and medical research funding organization based in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities through prevention, health promotion, policy, and research. HRiA works with a diverse group of clients across the country to address some of the most critical public health issues using innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve population health. Our clients include the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, state and local health departments, hospitals, and private/corporate philanthropic entities.

The Community Violence Intervention (CVI) Ecosystem Department at the HAVI is in search of a proven project manager to provide leadership and support to assist jurisdictional partners across the US to reduce violence.  We seek leaders with a passion for violence intervention work who understand the powerful impact of HVIPs within the violence intervention ecosystem. The ideal candidate should be able to manage clear and achievable goals while also being able to pivot quickly as new opportunities/circumstances arise.

The Senior Manager, CVI Ecosystem will report to the Director, CVI Ecosystem. This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range between $75,000 – $85,000, based on skills and experience. The HAVI is a fully remote organization and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all HRiA staff are currently working remotely as well. All HAVI staff who are fully vaccinated may work in HRiA’s Boston office or at the HAVI’s satellite Philadelphia office as desired and/or conduct in-person work activities as necessary. This position can be fully remote or hybrid, depending on the location of the candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This includes but is not limited to the following:

Management

  • Provide project management to two major, widely publicized projects:
    • The White House Community Violence Intervention Initiative (CVIC), a 16-jurisdiction initiative designed to help build the capacity of local CVI groups. This project ends Dec 2022. Work within this project includes:
      1. Collecting information through interviews, online surveys, site visits, focus groups, etc.;
      2. Helping to achieve goals and workplans for each jurisdiction assigned to the HAVI and support their execution in accordance with the overall strategy of the initiative;
      3. Supporting coordination, networking, and information sharing within each jurisdiction;
      4. Participating in weekly planning meetings and semi-annual planning retreats with lead TTA providers as assigned by the Director.
  • National CVI Initiative, a 12-jurisdiction initiative that focuses on building a national technical assistance infrastructure for the CVI ecosystem. This project ends in 2027. Work within this project includes:
    1. Establishing developmental goals and workplans for each jurisdiction assigned to the HAVI and support their execution in accordance with the overall strategy of the initiative;
    2. Designing collaborative tools that maximize technical assistance support across 6 technical assistance providers
    3. Liaising between national initiatives and other HAVI departments
    4. Collecting information through interviews, online surveys, site visits, focus groups, etc.;
    5. Supporting the coordination, networking, and information sharing within each jurisdiction;
    6. Engaging in weekly planning meetings and semi-annual planning retreats with lead TTA providers.
  • Manage departmental budget and ensure that financial obligations are met
  • Manage the coordination and completion of new projects that stabilize violence prevention, intervention, and reduction efforts. Assure that all project deadlines are met.

Project Work

  • Support the Director, CVI Ecosystem in preparing and disseminating materials about the outcomes and lessons to stakeholders via regular communications (reports, newsletters, curriculum, technical assistance briefs, research papers, etc.)
  • Support the Director of CVI Ecosystem and other senior leaders in helping community-based organizations access federal violence intervention funding
  • Schedule meetings and plan site visits for the CVI Ecosystem Team
  • Generate reports and relevant documentation as the requested
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Thought Leadership

  • Provide support to CVI Ecosystem department leadership
  • Participate in strategic planning for the growth and direction of the network
  • Participate in regional and national conferences and forums on behalf of HAVI
  • Contribute ideas to advance the department’s work and projects
  • Liaise with community leaders and organizations, as assigned

Business Development

  • Assist with grant proposal writing and/or submission

Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience or Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Work, Program Administration, Public Policy, or other)
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of different audiences
  • Ability to telecommute;
  • Ability to travel nationally (15-20%) depending on COVID-19 restrictions;
  • Experience supervising staff.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Ability to telecommute
  • Ability to travel nationally (10-20%) as COVID restrictions permit
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, able to synthesize new information quickly
  • Respectful of cultural differences and values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team–leading when appropriate and open to feedback
  • Ability to adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience
  • High level of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks with accuracy and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to design presentations using professional tools such as PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position.  It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision.  The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.

How to Apply:

HRiA is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. The organization encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the populations we work with and the communities where we work. Diversity is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.

HRiA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Health Resources in Action offers an attractive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, tax-deferred annuity, and generous starting vacation of four weeks.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter online.

Please include in your cover letter experience (paid or unpaid) as it relates to this job description as well as any other relevant or adjacent skill sets. Please note that the interview process will consist of a minimum of two video interviews and the submission of work samples or a written exercise. If accommodations are required, we welcome any request at any point in the application process.



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