Recruitment #2305-5099-001


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 historic charm with a breathtaking art museum, top-flight 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 Community Violence Prevention Manager leads a public health approach for the development, implementation and management of comprehensive strategies to reduce youth violence and to promote healthy youth development throughout the City of Milwaukee. 

Essential Functions

Programmatic Oversight/Staff Management

  • Guide data analysis efforts, including related research review, data collection and analysis, asset and resource inventory. Establish key metrics, including evaluation of the plan, objectives and activities.
  • Supervise and direct activities including delegating assignments, providing guidance and evaluating performance.
  • Adjust staff assignments based on measured program outcomes.
  • Foster a work environment that is adaptive, diverse and inclusive.
  • Facilitate development of long-term data informed, evidence based or evidence informed plan for Milwaukee on youth development and violence prevention. Set expectations and establish accountability for implementation; revise based on results. 
  • Oversee the City’s participation in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the Office of Violence Prevention.


  • Facilitate multi-agency and community collaboration; participate in community educational activities.
  • Lead the design of a community-wide plan to improve youth development and violence prevention.
  • Identify funding opportunities to support youth development and violence prevention activities.
  • Establish and facilitate the Milwaukee Violence Prevention Partnership Steering Committee, including developing the process and action agenda and identifying outcomes.
  • Facilitate training and community organizing related to the implementation of the Blueprint for Peace.
  • Oversee the creation of community stakeholder teams and community planning processes.
  • Lead and support ongoing communication amongst various City leaders and other governmental and community organizations, including regular updates on progress and challenges in youth development and violence reduction.   


  • Advocate for resources and organizational alignment relative to violence prevention.
  • Assist with the development of positions on state and federal policies that impact youth violence prevention.

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.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be willing to work beyond standard business hours to accomplish work and meet departmental needs.
  • Travel outside the City of Milwaukee, including overnight, may be required.

Minimum Requirements

1.    Bachelor’s degree in public health, business administration, sociology, psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university.

2.    Three years of progressively responsible experience working with multi-disciplinary partners on issues related to high-risk youth, injury or violence prevention, or improving social determinants of health, including one year in a lead and/or supervisory capacity.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.


3.    Valid driver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

4.    Use of a properly insured vehicle for us on the job; mileage reimbursement is provided pursuant to Section 350-183 of the Milwaukee Code. 


NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Social Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of public health approach to violence prevention.
  • Knowledge of program management and strategies for improving quality of life for communities.
  • Ability to understand and work within complex systems, including law enforcement, education, social services, public health, community agencies and faith organizations.
  • Ability to develop short and long-term plans related to violence prevention.
  • Knowledge of best practices, trends, and developments in the area of youth development and violence prevention.
  • Knowledge of grant funding through public and private sources.
  • Knowledge of the use of research products.
  • Analytical skills to review information and come to conclusions. 
  • Knowledge of the substantive areas of public safety and violence prevention.
  • 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 development reports, business correspondence and summary data.

Communication and Interpersonal         

  • Written communication skills to create effective briefing materials, reports, policies and procedures, and professional correspondence.                               
  • Ability to build a positive relationship with stakeholders in agencies, elected officials, community groups, the public, nonprofits, and philanthropies pertinent to public safety and criminal justice.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Oral communication and presentation skills to share information effectively, both individually and before groups.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Facilitation and conflict resolution skills.


  • Ability to manage and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to assign duties, set performance standards, provide guidance and training, monitor work in progress, evaluate performance, and make hiring recommendations.
  • Ability to develop processes and strategies for working efficiently.
  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion and respect for all.
  • Ability to develop goals and strategies that meet measurable objectives.
  • Ability to develop short and long-term plans for implementation.
  • Ability to apply time management techniques and prioritize responsibilities to ensure work is accomplished by project deadlines.
  • Ability to set goals and establish strategies to meet objectives.
  • Skill in developing and implementing performance measurement tools to track program outcomes.

Judgment and Analysis

  • Analytical skills to review and make informed decisions.
  • Ability to demonstrate judgment and discretion in the handling of sensitive information; ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to contribute at both strategic and tactical levels.
  • Ability to be creativity and be flexible.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically
  • Skill in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ability to exercising sound judgment.
  • Ability to function well under pressure, including during critical incident events.
  • Ability to perform work duties with professionalism, honesty, and integrity.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 1GX) is $83,418-$96,768 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $85,920-$99,670 annually. 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
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 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

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of education, experience and/or responses to supplemental questions; a written or performance test, a structured interview, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications 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. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. 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


  • Applications and further information may be accessed by visiting
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202


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