Recruitment #2112-5062-001


*This position is exempt from civil service; the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Health. * 

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, professional sports, 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. 


The Position 
Under the direction of the Violence Reduction & Prevention Program Director, the Violence Prevention Research Coordinator leads the collection, analysis, interpretation and visual implementation of data for the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP). This position is responsible for the data management and routine statistical analysis used in program evaluation and public health research, both internal to the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) and designated community and academic partners. The Coordinator is responsible for presenting data to internal and external stakeholders using interactive data visualization solutions including GIS mapping, Tableau and other state of the art tools. The incumbent in this title plays a key role in understanding and approaching violence from a public health prospective which requires consistent and reliable information to inform strategies, policy, and program evaluation.

The Department
Since 1867, the City of Milwaukee Health Department has served the residents of the City of Milwaukee, seeking to improve and protect the health of all who live, work and play within the City. One hundred and fifty years later, the MHD remains steadfast in this mission. As the largest local health department in the state of Wisconsin, the MHD now serves nearly 600,000 citizens through direct services, evidence-based programs, partnerships, and policy development. The MHD is committed to ensuring that every Milwaukeean is able to live life to the fullest. The MHD has an annual budget of approximately $14 million and a multidisciplinary team of over 250 public health employees across four branches: Community Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Services, and Policy, Innovation and Engagement.

The OVP was created in 2008 by Mayor Tom Barrett and was expanded in 2016 after a rise in violence in 2015.  OVP exists within the Milwaukee Health Department, has 10 staff positions and a $3.7 million budget. OVP’s mission is to prevent violence through partnerships that strengthen youth, families, and neighborhoods.  In 2017, the Blueprint for Peace – A Community-Driven Solutions Plan - was launched and currently serves as a strategic guide for the work of the OVP.  For more information about the OVP and the Blueprint for Peace, please visit

 For more information about the Milwaukee Health Department, please visit

Essential Functions

Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation

  • Provide oversight, directions and assistance to the MHD OVP Staff involved in data collection, and analysis.
  • Translate data into visual presentation using GIS mapping, Tableau and other data visualization tools.
  • Create presentations for communicating data content and interpretation.
  • Develop and manage data sharing agreements and processes to improve data set transfer and analysis.

Research and Policy Preparation

  • Review existing research and relevant policy in the areas of criminal justice, violence, violence prevention, including trauma-related and healing-centered violence prevention.
  • Respond to intergovernmental inquiries regarding violence prevention policy priorities.
  • Participate in the preparation of reports related to homicide and non-fatal shooting reviews.

Program Evaluation and Reporting    

  • Develop metrics for goals and strategies supported by the MHD OVP.
  • Develop and monitor dashboards for activities facilitated by the MHD OVP and designated partners.
  • Implement evaluation tools across MHD OVP program areas and manage data collection from external partners for evaluation purposes.
  • Serve as convener for data and evaluation partners relevant to MHD OVP activities including the Blueprint for Peace.

Grant Preparation and Management

  • Prepare grant applications to support the review process and related data and evaluation activities of MHD OVP.
  • Provide support of scientific, managerial, and fiscal aspects of the grant review process.
  • Serve as lead of grant reporting for the MHD OVP.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in epidemiology, criminal justice, psychology, social work, public health or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. Three years of project management experience performing duties closely related to the essential functions as listed above.   
    Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience may also be considered.
  3. Valid driver's license and availability of a properly insured vehicle at time of appointment and throughout employment*. (*Automobile allowance is provided.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: College transcripts are required and must be emailed as an attachment to by the closing date and time. Student/unofficial copies are acceptable; however, your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed and the date completed.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in a related field.
  • Ability to provide interpretation for clients who speak Spanish, Hmong or another language.
  • Supervisory or leadership experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

Policy Research and Analysis

  • Knowledge of and positive relationships with high-level stakeholders in agencies, nonprofits, and philanthropies pertinent to public safety and criminal justice.
  • Experience in grant writing, management, and communications regarding sensitive policy issues.
  • Experience using record management systems.
  • Experience conducting and disseminating policy research and analysis.
  • Creation and management of Microsoft Access databases.
  • Ability to learn software and procedures quickly and thoroughly.
  • Ability to create and use data visualization tools for creating user-friendly dashboards and other presentations of complex information.
  • Ability to translate and convey complex concepts and findings in oral and written communications required.
  • 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.  

Judgment and Analytical Skills  

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills in order to review and analyze date and provide informed decisions and conclusions.             
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
  • Ability to demonstrate judgment and discretion in the handling of sensitive information.

 Community Relationships, Program Development and Communication Skills

  • Knowledge of and positive relationships with high-level stakeholders in agencies, nonprofits, and philanthropies pertinent to public safety and criminal justice.
  • Knowledge of the substantive areas of public safety and violence prevention is essential.
  • Written communications skills to create reports and business correspondence.
  • Demonstrates a strong interest and talent for engaging effectively with a diverse group of high level community stakeholders in achieving desired outcomes.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to contribute at both strategic and tactical levels.
  • Ability to work in a diverse, collaborative, time-sensitive environment, managing multiple tasks that are deadline-driven.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.

Current Salary

The current salary range (2HX) is $62,338-$87,270 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $64,209-$89,889. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to 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       
  • 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


  • Screening for this position will be based on an evaluation of each applicant’s education, experience, and professional accomplishments, which should be detailed in a cover letter, resume and transcripts (if applicable).
  • Cover letter, resume, and college transcripts must be sent via email to Sarah Wangerin, Human Resources Analyst Sr. at: by 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
  • Please indicate VIOLENCE PREVENTION RESEARCH COORDINATOR in the subject line of the email.
  • Questions relative to the selection process may be directed to Sarah Wangerin, Human Resources Analyst, Sr. by email at
  • The City of Milwaukee reserves the right to invite only the most qualified applicants to participate in the selection process. 


  • The selection process will be conducted as soon as practical after Wednesday, December 22, 2021. 
  • Receipt of application materials 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 job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • Interested parties will be contacted to schedule an interview with the department.  Final approval of the appointment is subject to a review by the Department of Employee Relations.
  • If you have additional questions about this posting, please contact Sarah Wangerin, Human Resources Analyst, Sr. via email at:


The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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