Family Violence Prevention Program Coord & ReCAST Program Coord

Recruitment #2305-5164-001


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 Division

Fourteen staff positions and a $5.5 million budget support the Office of Violence Prevention’s (OVP) mission, which is to prevent violence through partnerships that strengthen youth, families, and neighborhoods. For more information about the OVP, please visit:

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) is hiring three Program Coordinators; each position is described below. Applicants may indicate interest in more than one position.

Community Violence Prevention Program Coordinator

The Community Violence Prevention Coordinator facilitates the OVP’s partnerships and activities that focus upon youth violence prevention and implements engagement strategies that strengthen youth, families, and neighborhoods.

Family Violence Prevention Program Coordinator

The Family Injury and Violence Prevention Coordinator facilitates the activities of the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault by monitoring grants, budgeting, reporting and performing strategic planning and project development.

ReCAST Program Coordinator

The ReCAST Program Coordinator provides administrative and programmatic support for the ReCAST Milwaukee Initiative. ReCAST Milwaukee is a program funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), focused on preventing trauma and promoting healing among youth ages 12-24.

Essential Functions

Community Violence Prevention Program Coordinator

Programmatic Planning and Engagement

  • Track and report on partnership engagement and the impact of youth violence prevention activities in Milwaukee.
  • Participate in the planning, development and implementation of innovative approaches to violence prevention efforts and activities and engage youth to participate in the process.
  • Provide, review, and evaluate youth development and violence prevention programming in communities across the United States and the world, including evaluation of best practices.
  • Plan and facilitate meetings and events with system and community partners.
  • Track progress relative to the Blueprint for Peace alignment and implementation (
  • Assist in developing the youth violence prevention policy agenda; prepare programmatic background and highlights for City leaders. 
Collaboration, Education, and Legislation

  • Assist the Community Violence Prevention Manager in preparing materials for regular updates to the Mayor, Common Council, and other key interest parties.
  • Represent the City of Milwaukee and MHD in meetings with community partners. Participate in community health fairs.
  • Respond to requests pertaining to youth development and violence prevention resources. 
  • Coordinate with internal City partners to align efforts in reducing risks for youth.
  • Educate youth-serving agency leaders on the Blueprint for Peace and provide support for aligning activities and services with the strategies in the Blueprint.
  • Facilitate workshops and training for youth, adults, and other community members on various topics relevant to youth development and violence prevention. 

Family Violence Prevention Program Coordinator

Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault  

  • Staff the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, including scheduling and facilitating meetings and disseminating meeting minutes.
  • Provide coordination for local, state and national campaign activities such as Denim Day and Domestic Violence Awareness month.
  • Link victims with community services and resources.
  • Attend and participate in related committees and community meetings. 
Program Coordination

  • Provide daily programmatic coordination for the Family Violence Prevention Program, including budget management, planning, monitoring, report writing, evaluation, grant writing, community liaison work, collaboration building, and research.
  • Provide programmatic coordination for the Milwaukee Visitation Center and the Milwaukee Safer Communities for Youth Project.   

Community Collaboration and Education

  • Facilitate a community effort to assure continuation of care in the area of domestic violence, sexual assault and intentional injury.
  • Represent the OVP in the community by providing presentations and attending workshops or local information sessions.
  • Provide research and evaluation regarding pending legislation and policies relevant to domestic violence, sexual assault and intentional injury.
ReCAST Program Coordinator

  • Perform tasks related to programmatic implementation, including documentation, event planning, logistics, and monitoring.
  • Coordinate processes for project management across multiple partners, using project management software.
  • Document meeting and event notes and outcomes electronically and on flip chart paper. Transcribe notes and other pertinent information for planning and distribution.
  • Support fiscal management and contracting; report to the funding source. 

Program Support and Community Engagement

  • Facilitate a community coordinated effort to assure continuation of care in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault and intentional injury including treatment, referral, follow-up, education and outreach.
  • Represent the OVP at community coalition meetings and staff informational tables to promote the OVP and ReCAST-related resources at community events.
  • Build on existing programmatic efforts to identify, classify, and assess behavioral health and other culturally competent, trauma informed resources for youth and their families.
  • Develop an easy interface for youth serving professionals to access information about programmatic resources and develop learning experiences to increase their capacity for appropriate referrals of at-risk youth and families.
  • Engage community and institutional partners to participate in departmental coalitions and strategy meetings.
  • Assist in the coordination of a professional development calendar and of department sponsored community events.
  • Coordinate with all ReCAST Milwaukee project staff to support project goals, monitoring, and reporting and conduct regular site visits to department funded organizations to monitor implementation of project requirements. 

Communication Support

  • Manage OVP and ReCast Milwaukee social media and other digital communication platforms, in coordination with MHD Communications Officer. Manage the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) website in coordination with the City of Milwaukee Information and Technology Management Division (ITMD).
  • Produce digital updates, using communication software such as Constant Contact and Spark Post.

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, including evening and weekends hours, to meet the departmental needs.
  • These positions require traveling to various sites throughout the City of Milwaukee.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a human services field such as public health, social work or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  2. One year of experience in program facilitation in any of the following areas: human services, community violence prevention, crisis response and trauma support, focused youth violence prevention, or with matters related to intimate partner violence or sexual assault.
  3. Valid driver’s license and access to a properly insured vehicle at time of appointment and throughout employment; mileage reimbursement is provided pursuant to Section 350-183 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered. 

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

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Hmong, Russian or other language.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics



  • Knowledge and understanding of the public health approach to human services and violence prevention.
  • Knowledge of public relations and community outreach best practices.
  • Knowledge of grant funding through public and private sources.
  • Skill in public health or health related advocacy and outreach.
  • 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.
  • Ability to effectively use social media messaging.
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents.

Communication, Interpersonal, and Customer Service

  • Written communication skills to create reports and business correspondence.
  • Verbal communication and presentation skills to represent the program effectively and the ability to effectively communicate to various audiences (i.e., the public, news media, residents, community partners, coworkers, and elected officials).
  • Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with the public, elected officials, community groups, co-workers and management.  
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with diverse groups of people and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to engage effectively with a diverse group of high-level community stakeholders in achieving desired outcomes.
  • Ability to exhibit an exemplary level of cultural competence.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers and clients whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Strong public relations skills.

Judgment, Responsibility and Problem Solving

  • Ability to approach projects with energy, creativity, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized to meet varying deadlines regularly.
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
  • Ability to contribute at both strategic and tactical levels.
  • Ability to exhibit sound judgment and to maintain composure during stressful situations.
  • Honesty, integrity, and the ability to appropriately handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 2GX) is $53,548-$74,974 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $55,154-$77,223 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 leave 
  • 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

  • APPLICATION 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 located at 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.