Job Details

University of Pennsylvania
  • Position Number: 3172425
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology


Community Violence Program Manager (Epidemiology Division)


University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Community Violence Program Manager (Epidemiology Division)

Job Profile Title
Manager C

Job Description Summary
The Program Manager will provide supervision, coordination, and support for a team of community- and hospital-based outreach workers. Violence interruption is a strategic evidence-based public health approach to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in areas with a high prevalence of gun violence. The Program Manager will work closely with the Program Director and Medical Director to manage day-to-day operations of the gun violence prevention program including supervision of a team of Outreach Workers and hospital-based Violence Intervention Specialists. They will oversee case management schedules of outreach teams and specialists and provide ongoing training, support, clinical supervision based on real-time data. The program manager will collaborate with the outreach workers to help them be as effective as possible and feel as supported as possible, as they work to detect and interrupt violence, mentor at-risk individuals towards prosocial paths and away from street violence and anti-social networks and change attitudes and social norms that promote violence in vulnerable communities in West Philadelphia. The Program Manager will collaborate with local health, social services, and community organizations locally to build strong connections and provide program participants with needed support. They will also support the management, organizational database, and partner communications through newly established PHIGHT Network of organizations working to reduce gun violence in Philadelphia. This is a 2-year grant-funded position. Individuals with lived experience of violence and its consequences are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

This is a full-time position with the Penn Injury Science Center's new violence interruption and violence intervention initiative. Violence interruption is a strategic evidence-based public health approach to reduce and prevent shootings and killings in areas with a high prevalence of gun violence. The Program Manager will work closely with the Program Director to Manage day-to-day operations of the gun violence prevention program including supervision of a team of community-based Outreach Workers and hospital-based Violence Intervention Specialists. They will oversee case management schedules of outreach teams and specialists based on real-time data and will provide clinical supervision and support to a team of Community-based and Hospital-based outreach workers and specialists for them to be as effective as possible and feel as supported as possible, as they work to detect and interrupt violence, mentor at-risk individuals towards prosocial paths and away from street violence and anti-social networks, and change attitudes and social norms that promote violence in vulnerable communities. The program manager will collaboratively build relationships with local health, social services, and community organizations to help meet the needs of program participants. They will also support the management, organizational database, and partner communications through newly established PHIGHT Network of organizations working to reduce gun violence in Philadelphia. This is a 2-year grant-funded position. Individuals with lived experience of violence and its consequences are encouraged to apply.

DUTIES:
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the gun violence prevention program including supervision of a team of Outreach Workers and Violence Interrupters
  • Supervise and coach a team of hospital-based and community-based outreach workers and specialists using a trauma informed lens
  • Build community support for the program (including faith-based community leaders, residents, businesses, and community organizations that provide services needed by program participants)
  • Coordinate, lead, and support regular mobilization and public education activities and organize a minimum of one anti-violence community event in the service area per month that brings residents together and discourages the acceptance of violence as a normal part of life
  • Assure systematic record keeping on program performance indicators, participant caseload and program highlights
  • Maintain data integrity and accuracy, submitting timely and complete monthly program reports via prescribed tool/mechanism


Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Master's Degree in Social Work preferred. Candidate must have two to three years' experience working in community violence prevention and/or project management with content knowledge of community violence intervention. Must have training and skills to provide trauma informed support for outreach workers. Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), organizational skills, and ability to navigate relationships with people of diverse faiths, gender identities, etc. Extensive knowledge of West/Southwest Philadelphia and other high-risk neighborhoods a plus. Proven ability to document programmatic activities and operate data/program management software. No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for domestic violence (within 10 years) or prior convictions for sexual assault or child abuse. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Working knowledge of all applicable computer software.

Position contingent upon funding.

Working Condition

Office, library, computer room; Outdoor exposure to weather

Physical Effort

Occasional lifting 25-50 lbs; Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $78,096.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



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