Site Coordinator – Family Justice Complex
The Brownsville Police Department, in conjunction with Mayor William Rawls and Aldermen and other project partners involved in the strategic development of a Family Justice Center, is seeking a qualified person to a grant funded position as Site Coordinator. The potential Site Coordinator chosen will be paid by the City of Brownsville under this grant to the Brownsville Police Department by the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP).This position will be with the City of Brownsville, with all benefits as a city employee (health insurance, retirement, vision….etc.)
• Must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.
• Must have experience in Project and/or program management.
• Being able to see a project from beginning to end.
• Familiarity with local community and its culture
• Ability to work with diverse personalities and viewpoints
• Ability to work within deadlines
• Multi-tasking skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Experience working closely with elected officials and C-level executives
• Ability to form coalitions and consensus among different groups of people
• Excellent communication skills—Oral, Written and Electric
• Demonstrated record of successful project management
• Technical writing experience
• Excellent group facilitation skills
• Good public relations skills
What are the Site Coordinator’s responsibilities?
The project funded under this program will follow the best practice model identified on the Family Justice Center Alliance (familyjusticecenter.org) and must obtain technical assistance from OCJP indentified technical assistance providers for the planning, development and establishment of a Family Justice Center.
The Onsite Coordinator will be responsible for fulfilling the obligations of the activities of the grant, including but not limited to:
• Submitting MOUs to OCJP.
• Reporting how much additional money has been acquired from other sources to aid in this project. Funds can be in-kind and in cash.
• Establishing a timeline that includes action steps, person(s) responsible for the activity and projected dates for completion;
• Obtaining technical assistance from the OCJP designated statewide technical assistance provider;
• Contacting assessments of the community’s domestic violence and sexual assault problem as well as the services available to address the problem;
• Coordinating and conducting planning meetings with relevant partners and local agencies monthly;
• Strengthening existing collaborative partnerships;
• Developing a strategic plan that includes sustainability;
• Establishing a Family Justice Center and each its unique, innovative components with resources already in the community, (ex. Advocacy, building, victim servicesetc.);
• Developing an evacuation plan;
• Developing and implementing a case management information system that will provide for data integration across systems and among participating agencies
• Participating in community meetings, webinars and/or facilitating communityon the concept and benefits of Family Justice Center;
• Participating in community meetings, webinars and/or facilitating community forums for the purpose of promoting and education the community on the concept and benefits of the Family Justice Center;
• Conducting survivor focus groups and incorporating the information in the planning for the FJC; and
• Providing services from a Family Justice Center by the third year of the project;
• Updating activities timeline and submitting reports quarterly;
• Contacting/meeting with Statewide TA coordinator;
• Attending/providing presentations at community meetings and forums to promote and educate on the concept and benefits of establishing a Family Justice Center;
• Conducting/facilitating survivor focus groups;
• Completing community assessment;
• Establishing Community Planning Team. To include but not limited to: domestic violence shelter(s), county/City officials, law enforcement, prosecution, community based advocates, and legal service agencies;
• Holding meetings with the community planning team members and other community stakeholders involved in the establishment and sustainability of the project;
• Attending local community forums;
• Participating in on-site tour(s) conducted at FJCs;
• Participating in meetings hosted by OCJP and/or the Statewide Coordinator;
• Attending training sessions on topics required to assist with planning, establishing, running and sustaining FJC, hosted by the Statewide TA Coordinator; and
• Facilitating process of partners signing MOUs, indication commitment to participate in the project.