The Division Director of Community Health and Violence Prevention (CHVP) is responsible for the direction and assessment of agency-wide violence prevention and education at Harris County Public Health. Ensures multi-disciplinary violence awareness and risk reduction programming is executed and sustained. Serves as the liaison with county departments, academic institutions, and community-based organizations.
This position also serves as a member of the Harris County Public Health (HCPH) leadership team and provides support to all programmatic, administrative, and budget functions of the department. Assists with the recruitment, selection, training and managing of violence prevention staff, student workers, and interns. Participates in the strategic planning initiatives including program budget.
- Use evidence-based practices to provide strategic direction to the program's prevention focus
- Maintain collaborative relationships with Community Partners who support violence prevention work
- Design, implement, and conduct ongoing process and outcome evaluation for prevention strategies and projects implemented.
- Maintain continuous quality improvement plan and evaluation plan
- Develop and conduct community education on public safety issues.
- Actively engage in relevant research within the fields of juvenile justice, criminal justice, violence prevention, and youth development
- Writes grants to ensure continuity of programs in addition to strategic expansion
- Engage with different university partners and research institutions involved in the work of youth violence prevention
- Participate in organizational strategies/structural activities.
- Other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event
- Bachelor's Degree in public health, education, sociology, social work, social science, or other field of study
- Requires a minimum of three (3) year of directly job-related experience.
- Experience in education, training, or public speaking with both youth and adult audiences
- Knowledge of community systems and community agencies that are working to prevent youth violence, experience collaborating with multiple systems (schools, law enforcement, juvenile justice system, community-based agencies, etc)
- Experience in partnership development and maintenance
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Writing sample may be requested
- Strong research orientation, previous experience in community data collection preferred
- Proven skills in data collection and analysis, experience with grant reporting
- Experience developing and implementing community-based violence prevention programming drawing from evidence-based practices
- Excellent organizational skills
- Flexibility, ability to prioritize, and experience working on multiple tasks efficiently and effectively Knowledge of roots causes of youth violence, gangs, and the juvenile justice system
- Knowledge and proven experience in community-based work
- Experience working with diverse populations
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite