Advisor, Group Violence Intervention

Job Type

Full Time




John Jay College of Criminal Justice
BMW Building, Suite 1140 | West 59th Street
New York
United States


The National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College (NNSC) seeks a full-time Advisor for the Group Violence Intervention team. The Group Violence Intervention team provides hands-on strategic advising to partner cities implementing NNSC’s interventions around the country. The Advisor is responsible for providing this strategic advising to a portfolio of partner jurisdictions, guiding them in implementing the core elements of the Group Violence Intervention effectively, and working with them to innovate in pursuit of effective violence reduction and public safety outcomes.


  • Provide direct day-to-day strategic advising to a portfolio of GVI partner cities in the implementation of the Group Violence Intervention through regular strategic advising calls, semi-regular site visits, training sessions, and ongoing online communication
  • Design portfolio-specific collaborative learning opportunities, taking into consideration local culture, legislation, and priorities, in order to foster peer learning partnerships across sites
  • Continuously review operational data to achieve desired public safety outcomes by incorporating the best available evidence
  • Build and manage strong, functional relationships with high-level government, community and law enforcement leaders; partner organizations; and academics
  • Build the technical capacity of local stakeholders to implement, measure, and sustain interventions
  • Design and execute collaborative learning opportunities including peer exchanges and working sessions to further implementation in GVI sites
  • Report outcomes, challenges, and innovation opportunities to GVI team senior management and participate in ongoing development and refinement of the GVI model as part of the GVI team
  • Collaborate and coordinate with NNSC cross divisions for extended learning within the office and future projects for partnership.
  • Ensure the timely preparation and submission of all required grant reports, including progress, quantitative, and qualitative performance, annual, and final reports
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate site-specific information (contact information for key partners, high-level implementation summary, call and meeting notes, etc.) in NNSC’s project management system.


We are looking for a highly organized, entrepreneurial individual with experience in providing technical assistance, management, and monitoring large-scale projects with an established knowledge of proven strategies that reduce violence and improve public safety.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, strategic advising, consulting, program development, or related fields.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and experience working with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Experience managing and implementing multiple complex projects effectively and efficiently, both independently and collaboratively with a team; and with an understanding of program design and evaluation
  • Strong knowledge of criminal justice issues, actors, and trends, and deep commitment to addressing injustices thereof: e.g. the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, the police-community trust deficit, and disproportionate state and community violence
  • Knowledge about policy review, data collection, statistical evaluation of data, and strategies for conveying results to practitioners
  • Experience and ability to work with law enforcement (police, military, correction/probation staff, etc.) agencies, communities, government officials, and service agencies to implement multi-disciplinary initiatives.
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with demonstrated initiative, persistence, and optimism towards work that can be immensely rewarding and immensely taxing; enthusiasm and humor are advantages
  • Expert level of experience with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; proficiency in Microsoft Excel also required
  • Flexibility to travel and to work early or late as needed for events


  • Benefits: Health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

  • Retirement: 8% employer contribution after 1 year of employment; employees are vested in the employer contribution after 3 years of employment; no employee contribution required.

  • Time Off: 16 paid holidays, 15 days of annual leave, 4 personal days, 20 sick days, Summer Fridays from July 4th through the end of August, and a voluntary one-day-a-week remote work option.

  • Professional Development: $1k per year available to support an employee’s independent pursuit of professional development opportunities.

  • CUNY Tuition Reimbursement: After 1 year of employment, NNSC employees are eligible for a CUNY tuition reimbursement program which can reimbursement course credits for classes taken while employed with NNSC.

  • Misc. Discounts: Free New York Times and Wall Street Journal subscriptions.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to Apply

Visit to apply. Cover letter and resume required. Salary commensurate with experience.

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