Lowell Police Seeking Outreach Coordinator – Lowell’s Safe & Successful Youth Initiative

CITY OF LOWELL

 Outreach Coordinator – Lowell’s Safe and Successful Youth Initiative
Deadline ~ January 25, 2012
Police Department
Grant Funded
Department: Lowell Police Department
Reports To: Director of Research and Development
Union: Ordinance/ Non-Union
Salary: (min) $35,189.61 to (max) $41,321.02/ annual (40 hours per week)
SUMMARY
The Outreach Coordinator will be directly responsible for ensuring the timely completion of all Safe and Successful
Youth Initiative (SSYI) components. This individual will play a key role in identifying proven risk youth and their
families to participate in the program. The Outreach Coordinator will spend a significant portion of their time working
with each identified proven risk youth in order to promote consistent participation in each aspect of the SSYI program,
which will include education attainment, employment and trauma counseling. Proven risk youth are identified as males
that have been criminally or gang-involved between the ages of 14-24
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Attend and facilitate monthly meetings with SSYI project partners;
Attend all meetings held by grant funders;
Attend and prepare agendas for all Lowell Youth Development Collaborative (LYDC) meetings;
Attend monthly meetings with members of the Research and Development Unit to provide timely updates on the
status of the SSYI project;
Work with project partners and members of the LPD to identify proven risk youth and their families to participate
in the project;
Develop a comprehensive database which will anonymously track each participant in the SSYI program and
utilize this data to consistently improve upon the program;
Coordinate data collection efforts between project partners and the LPD’s Crime Analysis and Intelligence Unit to
monitor SSYI participants;
Maintain relationships with each of the project partners, act as a liaison and communicate with them on a weekly
basis to ensure that the project is progressing as planned;
Review goals and objectives of the SSYI program on a bi-weekly basis and make changes as needed;
Meet with all proven risk youth enrolled in the program to ensure that they are accessing all the services that are
needed on a consistent basis;
Provide training and education on the Lowell SSYI project to the community, including police officer, civic
groups, businesses and others;
Coordinate and annual Citywide Anti-gang, Gun and Youth Violence Summit, including securing expert speakers to participate on the panel;
Design and implement a series of events aimed at best enhancing relations between youth and police officers in Lowell;
Enhance the projects’ media outreach strategies;
Complete all programmatic reports as required by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services;
Assist the LPD’s Finance Department with billing and financial expenditure reports from project partners.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Criminal Justice preferred.
Strong leadership, organization, facilitation, presentation and interpersonal skills required.
Strong writing skills required.
Experience working with diverse communities, non-profit organizations and young disadvantaged males preferred,
Bi-lingual abilities (Spanish, Portuguese and Khmer) a plus.
Computer experience in the following software is required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
Experience with Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) software preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations
Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of supervisors, partners and the general public.
Ability to read and interpret documents and financial reports.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to create databases and conduct statistical evaluations.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen and CORI, post offer.
Qualified applicants send resume to the Human Relations Office, Room 19, City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 PM:
Deadline ~ January 25, 2012
EOE/AA/504 Employer

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