GSPIA-Office of the Dean - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20000017)
The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT), a part of the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, is hiring a LEAD Program Community Engagement Coordinator.
LEAD is an innovative, widely replicated alternative to jail and prosecution for people who commit law violations or engage in problematic behavior related to behavioral health conditions and/or extreme poverty. For more information regarding this program, please refer to leadbureau.org.
Reporting to the LEAD Program Director, the Community Engagement Coordinator will conduct outreach and education on the innovative Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. In collaboration with the LEAD Program Director, the incumbent will develop, implement and monitor a community engagement plan as part of CONNECT's LEAD effort. The incumbent will develop education and engagement materials for dissemination and presentation to the community as well as develop and implement a schedule of presentations to educate local government officials, municipal staff, police, community members and other stakeholders about LEAD.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will also provide administrative and general program support including:
Serving as a liaison between the community and LEAD, through meetings, phone calls, and online correspondence
Attending Allegheny County LEAD Policy Coordinating Group meetings and LEAD Operational Workgroup meetings as needed
Assisting the CONNECT team with administrative and outreach responsibilities as needed
Assisting the Program Director with maintaining LEAD program data and with preparing reports on the program's effectiveness
This position is 100% funded by sponsored projects. For more information about CONNECT, please visit: www.gspia.pitt.edu/CentersandInstitutes/Initiatives/CONNECT
At least 2 - 3 years demonstrated success in criminal justice, behavioral health, public safety, harm reduction or related field; demonstrated ability to perform all of the Community Engagement Coordinator responsibilities. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
Internal Number: 20000017
About University of Pittsburgh
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