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Job Title: Chief of Violence Prevention
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Organization: The Hawkins Company
Posted: 2/4/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Community Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Los Angeles,  CA    USA
Position Description: City of Oakland, CA Chief of Violence Prevention

The City of Oakland, California is seeking an innovative, and impactful leader, with an explicit commitment to an intersectional and community-driven approach to violence reduction and prevention to serve as the City’s first Chief of Violence Prevention. The Department of Violence Prevention was created to emphasize and elevate community voices and needs within the City’s violence prevention efforts with a deliberate focus on the dramatic reduction in violence with specific emphasis on domestic violence; commercial sexual exploitation of children; and gun related violence and homicides. This is a unique and bold opportunity to operationalize a newly created department charged with using a public health approach to transform the City’s violence prevention efforts into a citywide strategy for non- law enforcement driven approaches to reduce and sustain violence reduction.

Appointed by and reporting to the City Administrator, the Chief is the expert technical advisor using a public health and community-driven approach to eliminate violence in healing, and transformational ways. The Chief will closely collaborate with City, County, nonprofit partners and community members to align efforts and sustain a citywide network of violence prevention and intervention services while also identifying and engaging individuals at the highest risk of participating in or being victims of violent crime and connecting them to comprehensive support services.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have direct and effective experience crafting and implementing, violence prevention strategies and models. Five (5) years of progressive management experience, including two (2) years of supervisory experience, in human services, violence prevention, and/or intervention/reentry program administration is ideal. Experience in public health, trauma informed, restorative, and harm-reducing approaches to violence reduction and behavior transformation is desirable To receive first consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter electronically to by 2/22/19. The position is open until filled. Confidential inquires should be directed to Ms. Brett Byers at 323-403- 8279, For additional information, view the full profile at

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Closing Date: 5/4/2019
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Contact Name: Tisa Jones,  Chief of Violence Prevention
Contact Location: 8939 S Sepulveda Bl
Unit 110-216
San Ramon   CA  94582
United States
Contact Location: 8939 S Sepulveda Bl
  Unit 110-216
  San Ramon   CA  94582
  United States
Contact Phone: 323-403- 8279 
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