Project Coordinator: Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Grant
Project Coordinator: Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Grant with the City of Erie
The Project Coordinator will lead collaborative efforts to improve safety and quality of life in the Erie Eastside neighborhood (6th to 26th Street, Wayne to Holland Streets), acting as a liaison between residents, community-based organizations, developers, and law enforcement. The over-arching goal for the position is to integrate the resources of people and institutions which influence crime and perceptions in the neighborhood to uncover more strategic and effective remedies for safety problems.
Specific Responsibilities will include:
- Coordinate the efforts of residents, community organizations, developers and law enforcement to address safety and crime issues, such as by creating/staffing a multi-agency safety task force.
- Oversee the development and implementation of safety work-plans, including collaborative efforts to identify priority crime problems and implement specific interventions by key law enforcement and community stakeholders.
- Mobilize residents and businesses to participate in safety activities through community organizing and other efforts to build more active communication lines between law enforcement, prosecutors and neighborhood stakeholders.
- Cultivate and steward an institutional relationship between the City of Erie and the law enforcement to encourage strategic resource-sharing and creative collaboration.
- Serve as liaison between residents, law enforcement, businesses, churches, service agencies, and City of Erie Departments.
- Advocate for the community and law enforcement on public safety and resource issues.
- Coordinate safety events and activities planned and sponsored by the City of Erie and the United Way such as National Night Out and community clean-ups.
- Create and distribute crime prevention and safety education information.
- Document and publicize neighborhood safety achievements to build confidence and buy-in among program partners.
- Represent the City of Erie and safety partners at appropriate meetings, presentations, and public events.
- Compile and maintain a calendar of events, database of participants, and administrative records and reports for the City of Erie.
- Manage Community Liaison group by setting up meetings.
- Reports to CBCR Steering Committee.
- Manage the program budget, including overseeing funding contracts and required funder reports.
- Research and secure additional grant funding consistent with safety program objectives and manage additional grants as required.
- Liaise with CBCR technical assistance providers as appropriate, to tap into national knowledge-sharing resources and communicate best-practices.
Required Personal Characteristics:
- Group facilitation skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Good analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
- Strong administrative, time and task management skills
- Genuine commitment and sensitivity to residents and community issues
- Ability to work collaboratively with law enforcement officers
- Respect for diversity
- Highly motivated and independent, yet team-oriented
- Must be able to work flexible hours and have reliable transportation
- Computer and other standard professional skills sufficient to prepare written reports, maintain databases, and develop competitive funding applications
- Bachelor’s degree in social science or community development field, or two years of professional experience in community development
- Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Knowledge of the target neighborhood and local institutions
- Grant writing/researching skills
Send Resume to:
- City of Erie
- 626 State Street, Room 404
- Erie, PA 16501
Must be received no later than December 17, 2019 by Close of Business