Injury & Violence Prevention Program Coordinator

Community Violence Prevention Coordinator

Recruitment #2209-4469-002


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.  


Under the direction of the Violence Prevention Manager, the Community Violence Prevention Coordinator advances the Office of Violence Prevention’s mission to prevent and reduce violence through partnerships that strengthen youth, families, and neighborhoods.

Essential Functions

Programmatic Planning and Engagement

  • Track and report on partnership engagement and the impact of youth violence prevention activities in Milwaukee.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of activities and engage youth for participation in the planning process.
  • Provide, review, and evaluate youth development and violence prevention programming in communities across the United States and the world, including evaluation of best practices.
  • Plan and facilitate meetings and events with system and community partners.
  • Develop innovative approaches for implementing violence prevention efforts in Milwaukee.
  • Communicate progress of the Blueprint for Peace ( alignment and implementation.
  • Assist in developing the youth violence prevention policy agenda by preparing background and talking points for City leaders regarding youth development and violence prevention. 

Community Collaboration, Education, and Legislation

  • Provide regular updates to the Mayor, Common Council, and other key interest parties through community presentations and events and social or broadcast media.
  • Represent the City of Milwaukee and MHD in meetings with community partners.
  • Respond to constituent requests pertaining to youth development and violence prevention resources. 
  • Coordinate with internal city partners to align efforts and build capacity to improve opportunity and reduce risk for youth.
  • Educate youth serving agency leaders on the Blueprint for Peace and provide support for aligning activities and services with the strategies in the Blueprint.
  • Participate in community health fairs.
  • Facilitate workshops and training for youth, adults, and other community members on various topics relevant to youth development and violence prevention. 

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.

  • Position requires working variable hours as dictated by departmental needs, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Position requires travel to various sites throughout the City of Milwaukee.
  • The Community Violence Prevention Coordinator is required to file a statement of economic interests in accordance with the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances Chapter 303-Code of Ethics.

Minimum Requirements

  1.  Bachelor’s degree in human service field such as public health, social work, education, health education, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Two year of experience coordinating or providing administrative support to youth or community programs. 
  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.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.


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

  • Ability to provide interpretation for clients who speak Spanish, Hmong, or another language.
  • Knowledge of best practices related to social media messaging.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of services and resources related to youth and teen mentorship, social development, and violence prevention.
  • Ability to create and build upon relationships with other violence prevention organization.
  • Knowledge of public safety and violence prevention strategies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of public health approaches to violence prevention.
  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively use social media messaging.
  • Knowledge of grant funding through public and private sources.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents such as policies, procedures, ordinances, statutes, and administrative rules.
  • Ability to use spreadsheet, database, project management, and word processing software to develop reports, business correspondence, and summary data.
  • Ability to gather and interpret data and respond to data requests.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Written communication skills to be able to create error-free reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various audiences (i.e., the public, news media, residents, community partners, co‑workers, and elected officials).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, elected officials, representatives of City departments, community organizations and other stakeholders in public health.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with diverse groups of people and at all levels of the organization. · Ability to work independently and as a member of highly supportive team.
  • Ability to be diplomatic and to operate with tact and professionalism.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work with diverse cultural and ethnic groups.

Judgment and Analytical Skills

  • Ability to solve complex problems and make sound decisions.
  • Honesty, integrity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and accomplish work.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and manage time to meet deadlines.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 2GX) for City of Milwaukee is $52,498-$73,504** annually and the resident incentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $54,073-$75,709**. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.  


** Salary rate is pending common council final 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 leaves

· 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: an evaluation of related education, experience, and accomplishments, a written test, an interview, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and Milwaukee Health Department reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral exams, performance tests, or personal interviews. Information from the selection process will be used to make a hiring decision. Selected candidates will be transferred and/or promoted to the position.


INITIAL FILING DATE – The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline date 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. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the selection process at the time and place designated by the Department of Employee Relations and/or the hiring authority.

Additional Information

  • Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • 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