COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR

Community Safety, Health, and Wellness Program

Recruitment #2211-0073-001

Introduction

The City of Tucson is seeking a highly professional individual to join the Community Safety, Health, and Wellness Office as a Community Enrichment Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals who work to advance community safety, health, and wellness initiatives throughout the City of Tucson.

Tucson has been continuously inhabited for over 12,000 years and celebrates a unique diversity of cultures, architecture, and peoples.  One of the oldest towns in the United States, Tucson officially became part of the United States with the Gadsden Purchase of 1854 and served as the capital of the Arizona Territory from 1867 to 1877.  Now the 33rd largest city in the nation, Tucson maintains a strong connection to our cultural heritage as we look towards the future.

Surrounded by five mountain ranges, Tucson’s 220-plus square miles boast the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert and an unsurpassed climate of more than 350 sunny days a year – yet is just a short drive from the cool sub-alpine meadows on Mount Lemmon.  Tucson is home to world-class outdoor recreation, a vibrant, growing city center, renowned museums, and the University of Arizona. 

The City of Tucson is dedicated to ensuring team members are from backgrounds as diverse as the community we serve, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The city is committed to engaging in cultural awareness, fighting implicit bias, and ensuring equity.

 

 

City-Wide Benefits

  • Medical: Choice between a high deductible plan (HSA or HRA), or Network plan.
  • Dental: Choice between a national dental PPO and a local dental HMO.
  • Vision: Coverage for annual eye exam and glasses or contacts, plus LASIK.
  • Life: City-paid coverage for you & dependents, plus option to buy more.
  • Long-Term Disability: Income replacement of up to 60% of your base salary in the event of a qualifying disability.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Enhance your wellbeing when life doesn’t go as planned.
  • Flexible Spending: Pay for qualified health and dependent care expenses using pretax dollars.
  • Colonial Voluntary Benefits: Financial help in the event of cancer, hospitalization, accident, more.

 

Your Security and Future

  • Pension: Generous pension plans that help both civilian and public safety employees retire more comfortably.
  • Deferred Compensation: Save more toward a comfortable retirement with a 457(b) plan.
  • Training & Tuition Assistance: Pursue your dream through internal training or financial help toward a degree.
  • Education Assistance, Reimbursement, and Qualified Loan Repayment Assistance Program: Get assistance paying off your student loan debt.
  • Back-Up Care: Care for your loved ones when your regular care is unavailable.

 

Your Peace of Mind

  • Paid Parental Leave: Six (6) weeks paid leave when you welcome a child, plus other generous leave policies for FML, Medical and USERRA.
  • Paid Time Away: New hires enjoy 37 days of paid time off in the first year, with time increasing steadily thereafter (In year one: 13 accrued days of vacation, 13 accrued days of sick leave, and 11 paid holidays).
  • Employee Discounts: Generous discounts, ranging from car rentals to computers, gifts to groceries, electronics to entertainment.
  • Social Connectedness: Forge connections with the community we serve through paid volunteerism and payroll-deducted charitable giving.

General Description

This position works in areas of the city where historic disinvestment and poverty have produced higher rates of violent crime. Their efforts, along with their colleagues in the Community Safety, Health & Wellness program, support crisis and violence interruption efforts in the City of Tucson to promote safety, health and wellness. 

Community Enrichment Coordinators facilitate community-based connections with an eye toward building neighbor-to-neighbor networks, amplifying existing community assets and working with neighbors to leverage or create new resources to meet their needs and vision for a thriving community.

This position reports to the Community, Safety, Health, and Wellness Program Director.  

About the Community Safety, Health & Wellness Program  

The Community Safety Pilot Program was created unanimously by the Mayor and Council on June 30, 2020. The Community Safety Pilot Program was charged with establishing a community safety continuum across City departments and non-profit partners that is grounded in the needs and vision of community safety identified through community engagement.  

In April 2021, the program became permanent. At that time, various forums and surveys were launched to expand community voice in the program design, and the Program Director was hired in January 2022. The program is housed in the City Manager’s office and aims to:  

  • Provide non-enforcement responses to calls coming into our 9-1-1 call center, including non-emergent calls, related to mental health, substance use, or homelessness, and 
  • Coordinate across city departments, non-profit and community-led organizations to prevent crises related to mental health, substance use and homelessness. 

Community Safety is an approach that reflects the broad range of factors that promote an environment where residents not only feel safe but thrive. With awareness that our community is safest when we have the tools to reduce and prevent crises, we are working to ensure that the City of Tucson has the appropriate responses to crises related to substance use, mental illness, and extreme poverty/homelessness.  

Essential Functions

Represents the City of Tucson with cultural competency and familiarity with trauma-informed community building and engagement.


Manages and coordinates all aspects of community-based work with support from the program director. Engages in direct community networking through a range of methods including canvassing, promoting, and hosting community events and cultural celebrations, connecting with existing organizations and networks, phone calls/texts and social media. Maintains on-going communication with community partners, keeping them informed and being responsive to them in a timely manner.  

Participates in City of Tucson Violence Intervention efforts and provides mediation, service navigation and mentoring support to interrupt neighbor-to-neighbor disputes, interfamily disputes, issues concerning disenfranchised youth, and high rates of crime.  

Identifies, recruits, hires, and supervises paid community leaders and ambassadors, interns, and other volunteers to support with implementation of community-led community safety strategies.  

Leads or facilitates community trainings, strategic planning, and visioning sessions, and attends trainings and participates in continuous quality improvement.  

Coordinates and supports community partners, city departments, and other direct service teams to advance the vision for short, medium, and long-term change identified by and for community members. Participates in inter-departmental meetings, neighborhood meetings, public meetings, and team meetings to promote community safety in priority areas.  

Facilitates neighbors’ ability and knowledge of how to access city resources, leverage their collective voice and functions as an advocate, when needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level & Type: Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Public Health, Human Relation or closely related field or equivalent


Experience: At least 3 years of paid or voluntary community advocacy or community organizing work. 

An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training related to the essential duties which provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position may be considered.

Special Job Requirements

Valid Arizona Driver's License
 
This position works non-traditional hours.

Preferred Qualifications

- Fluency in Spanish, Arabic or French
- One or more years of grassroots, relationship-based organizing work
- Experience navigating the criminal justice system and social services
- Certification or training in mediation, de-escalation, or mentoring 

Selection Plan

**You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.**

All applicants will be required to submit a resume AND cover letter (single attachment) under the "Resume" tab as part of the online application, Your resume will be reviewed and scored as a testing process.  Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission. 

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profiles and the responses to their supplemental questions.  The highest scoring applicants, but no more than the top 30 will proceed to the resume review evaluation. 

Following the resume review evaluation process, the highest scoring applicants, but no more than the top 10 will be invited to an oral board panel panel interview.

  • Oral Board Panel Interviews will be held the week of December 12, 2022

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant’s ranking on the Civil Service Employment List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:

  • 10% of the rating for education and work experience 
  • 10% of the rating for the Resume Review
  • 80% rating for the Oral Board Interview

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that may be utilized to fill vacancies occurring in this classification within the next 6 months. Post list hiring interviews may be conducted prior to final selection.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to Randall.Moehr@tucsonaz.gov. The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please contact Randall Moehr at Randall.Moehr@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Conclusion

Communication during this process will be sent via email to the email address on file, so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly; this may include your junk box/spam filter.  Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.



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