Resiliency In Communities After Stress & Trauma

(ReCast) Program Coordinator

Recruitment #2209-2000-002


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old-world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, vibrant neighborhoods, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.



The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Position 

Under the direction of the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) Program Manager, the ReCAST Program Coordinator provides administrative and programming support for the ReCAST Milwaukee Initiative. ReCAST Milwaukee is a program funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) focused on preventing trauma and promoting healing among youth ages 12-24.


Essential Functions


  • Perform administrative tasks related to program implementation, including documentation, logistics, and program monitoring.
  • Coordinate processes for project management across multiple partners using project management software. Document meeting and event notes and outcomes electronically and on flip chart paper.
  • Transcribe notes and other pertinent information for planning and distribution.
  • Coordinate event planning, logistics, and activities.
  • Support fiscal management and contracting and report to the funding source. 

Program Support and Community Engagement

  • Staff information and resource tables to promote the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) and ReCAST-related resources.
  • Build on existing efforts to identify, classify, and assess behavioral health and other culturally competent, trauma‑informed resources for youth and their families.
  • Develop an easy interface for other youth‑serving professionals to access information about these resources.
  • Engage community and institutional partners to participate in departmental coalitions and strategy meetings.
  • Develop a series of learning experiences for youth‑serving professionals that increases their capacity to appropriately refer high-risk youth and their families to resources, including referrals to culturally competent, trauma‑informed behavioral health services.
  • Assist in the coordination of a professional development calendar (i.e., training programs, workshops, shadowing, coaching).
  • Assist in the coordination of department‑sponsored community events.
  • Represent the department at community coalition and other program‑related meetings.
  • Conduct regular site visits to department‑funded organizations to monitor implementation of project requirements.
  • Coordinate with all ReCAST Milwaukee project staff to support project goals, monitoring, and reporting. 

Communications Support

  • Manage OVP and ReCast Milwaukee social media and other digital communication platforms, in coordination with MHD Communications Officer.
  • Produce digital updates using communication software such as Constant Contact and Spark Post.
  • Manage the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP)website in coordination with the City of Milwaukee Information and Technology Management Division (ITMD).

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here.
  • The ReCAST Program Coordinator must be willing to work beyond standard business hours including evening and weekends hours to meet the departmental needs.
  • This position requires traveling to various sites throughout the City of Milwaukee.

Minimum Requirements

1.    Bachelor’s degree in a human services field such as public health, social work, education, health education, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

2.    One year of experience coordinating or providing administrative support to youth or community programs.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.


3.    Valid driver’s license and access to a properly insured vehicle at time of appointment and throughout employment; mileage reimbursement is provided pursuant to Section 350-183 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances.

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

· Bilingual in Spanish, Hmong, Russian or other language.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures and office management practices.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles and the ability to expertly use social media to brand and market the ReCAST program and the Office of Violence Prevention.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and project management applications.
  • Ability to operate office equipment such as copier, facsimile and calculator.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to create and interpret bar graphs. 

Communication, Interpersonal, and Customer Service

  • Effective written communication skills to compose error-free reports, business correspondence and procedural manuals.
  • Verbal communication and presentation skills to convey information clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary staff, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to engage effectively with a diverse group of high-level community stakeholders in achieving desired outcomes.
  • Ability to exhibit an exemplary level of cultural competence.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and customers whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Strong public relations skills 

Judgment, Responsibility and Problem Solving

  • Ability to approach projects with energy, creativity, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
  • Ability to exhibit sound judgment.
  • Honesty, integrity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to plan and complete work assignments in a timely manner.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work to achieve objectives within deadlines.
  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify problems and make sound decisions, including situations where only limited information is available.
  • Ability to effectively analyze and resolve issues.
  • Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 2GX) is $52,498-$73,504 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $54,073-$75,709 annually. 


**Salary rate is pending common council approval.


Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval. 


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following: 

· Defined Benefit Pension Plan

· 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

· Health and Dental Insurance

· Paid Parental Leave

· Comprehensive Wellness Program

· Onsite Clinic Services

· Onsite Employee Assistance Program

· Alternative Work Schedules

· Long Term Disability Insurance 

· Group Life Insurance

· Tuition Benefits

· Paid Vacation

· 11 Paid Holidays

· Paid Sick Leave and other paid leave 

· Flexible Spending Arrangement

· Commuter Value Pass  

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and The Milwaukee Health Department reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.


INITIAL FILING DATE- The examination will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATION and further information may be accessed by visiting
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.