Director, Office Of Violence Prevention (Appointed)

City Of Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago

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As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The Director will oversee the Office of Violence Prevention, which addresses violence as a public health concern and other specified violence related functions of the Minneapolis Health Department, and coordinate violence prevention efforts across the City Enterprise. Provide leadership in establishing and maintaining community and intergovernmental relationships, as well as communication with the media, and provide services necessary to addressing system level issues that emerge.

The City of Minneapolis will accept applications for this position until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those who submit an application by Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and strategic direction for the Office of Violence Prevention, including Staff supervision.

  • Staff the Violence Prevention Steering Committee

  • Coordinate violence prevention efforts across the Enterprise

  • Lead the development of innovative strategies or modify existing programs based on community needs and best and/or emerging practices.

  • Establish collaborative, effective, and professional relationships with all levels of representatives from other city departments and external agencies such as the Minnesota Department of Health, Hennepin County, and local public health agencies.

  • Build collaborations and partnerships with the public and private sectors to seek funding and support for community health interests.

  • Oversee the preparation of grant applications to initiate or support innovative community-based programs. In addition, seek out funding partnerships for large scale Department initiatives.

  • Establish work priorities and procedures which respond to community needs.

  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness, and accountability of program functions and reporting.

  • Ensure that program work is conducted in accordance with grant and city requirements.

  • Oversee the development of program budgets and spending plans and monitor expenditures so that projects are completed on schedule and within budget limitations.

  • Oversee the development of written and oral reports for policy makers and community members.

  • Keep current with emerging public health findings and best practice approaches.

  • Responsible for preparing and managing the Division budget.

  • Develop policies and procedures pertaining to the Division's functions.

  • Manage the personnel transactions, including hiring new employees; create and update performance standards and provide on-going feedback for all direct reports; provide training opportunities; perform corrective actions; and terminate employment as needed.

  • Work with the Department's Contract Administrator, regarding contract compliance for the division, including contract negotiation, preparation, processing, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.

  • Assist in the research, preparation, and submission of requests for grant funding; assess the need for new initiatives; adjust current strategies to meet the changing needs of city residents within available resources; and assume administrative oversight of new initiates as appropriate.

  • Work with the Commissioner to help set direction, provide leadership and lead business process improvement for the department.

  • Provide input to department public policy, legislative agendas related to the areas of responsibility, and general allocation of available funds.

  • Assess the need for new initiatives and to adjust current strategies to meet the changing needs of City residents within available resources.

  • Work with the management team, in the development and subsequent communication of the department mission and vision both internally and externally.

  • Motivate and lead the staff to successfully accomplish the established goals and objectives.

  • Report to the Commissioner and other directors on any issues or situations which would impact clients, other team members, or the Department. Provide director level leadership related to Public Health Emergency Preparedness planning, training, and response.

  • Develop and test incident management skills, training and exercising various department emergency management leadership roles.

  • Perform proper budgeting of time and resources is central as both are scarce. Focus and service must be realigned as priorities change. The Director is responsible for planning projects by resources and is accountable for measuring results against budget or plan.

  • Responsible for developing and delivering presentations to internal and external agencies, City committees, community organizations, and with the media, on key violence prevention efforts.

Working Conditions: Office Environment

Required Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Policy, Criminal Justice, Social Work or a related field. An advanced Degree is preferred.

Experience: Five or more years of experience which includes management experience of increasing responsibility in health and/or human service positions with an emphasis in administration, planning, personnel management, program development and evaluation, and budgeting and financial management.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Cover letter and Resume: You must attach a cover letter and updated resume to your application. Without these documents, the application may be deemed as incomplete and will not be considered further.

Background Check: The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated blend of strong management and leadership experience including ability to foster a supportive, creative and innovative environment that develops staff capacity.

  • Solid communicator with the ability to forge partnerships and collaborations with diverse groups and teams of people at all levels in both the public and private sectors with an emphasis on working collaboratively with City departments to forward department interests.

  • Past successful experience working with racially and culturally diverse residents on a variety of community health initiatives and ability to work effectively with citizen advisory committees.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead large scale projects consisting of implementing multiple programs and interventions in a collaborative, urban environment, particularly with health care organizations, community agencies, schools, health and social service providers, worksites and federal, state, county and local levels of government.

  • Demonstrated ability to advance organizational and governmental policy at all levels.

  • Working knowledge in violence and violence prevention, social determinants of health status, and disparities among subpopulations defined by socioeconomic status or racial or ethnic group.

  • Proven abilities to manage and complete projects on schedule and within budget.

  • Knowledge of grant and contract management requirements. Proven ability to successfully obtain in-kind and financial support and sponsorships for a variety of large scale initiatives.

  • Ability to coordinate many simultaneous activities to meet department goals and objectives.

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