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Seeking Grants and Communications Coordinator

The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization contributing to the safety of youth, families, and the communities of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services.

As the Grants and Communications Coordinator, you will be responsible for the development and management of the organization’s grants/contracts, information management systems as well as communication (internal and external).  The Grants and Communications Coordinator will work in partnership with leadership to create sustainability in order to support JAC’s programming as well as developing a communication strategy for the organization.

Primary responsibilities are as follows:

  • Grant Management to include identifying and developing grant proposals as well as donor/grant reporting.
  • Communications (Internal and External) o Maintaining an active social media and web-based presence o Designing and producing agency materials o Assisting with special events
  • Serving as administrator for the agency’s information management system to ensure data quality for reporting purposes.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; including above average oral and written communication skills a must.
  • Prior experience in managing social media platforms and other communication platforms.
  • Prior experience with grant management.
  • Skills in planning, organizing and coordinating a wide variety of activities; implementing and communicating policies and procedures; analyzing data, making sound recommendations and adopting effective causes of action; working persuasively and tactfully with supervisors.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, marketing, communication or relevant field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must pass a Background check. Required background check includes a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
  • Must pass a drug screen.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The starting salary for this position is $45,000. This is a full time, non-exempt position that may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours.

Our benefits package includes life, disability, medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan; 12 holidays and up to 10 hours earned each month in paid time off. Employee medical and dental insurance premiums are paid by the Juvenile Assessment Center.

APPLICATION

Email resume and letter of interest with Grants and Communications Coordinator in the subject line to: Molli Barker, Executive Director at the Juvenile Assessment Center; mbarker@arapahoegov.com. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portal document format (.pdf). Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. Deadline: Submit resume, letter of interest and a marketing or grant writing sample by March 31st, 2018.

This job announcement is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

 Seeking Assessment Specialists for the Law Enforcement Program (LEP)

The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization contributing to the safety of youth, families, and the communities of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services. The JAC’s Law Enforcement Program (LEP) intervenes and addresses factors contributing to concerning behavior; increasing aspects of a young person’s life that keep them at home and out of juvenile justice and human service systems.

As a LEP Assessment Specialist, you can expect to conduct the intake, assessment and release of youth transported by law enforcement to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility for behavior concerns or delinquency matters. Your daily activities include, but are not limited to, screening youth for immediate medical and behavioral health needs; assessing strengths, risks, and needs; creating case plans and coordinating release from the program; and performing follow up phone calls with families. Through the program’s contract with the 18th Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program, you will administer the Juvenile Detention Screening and Assessment Guide (JDSAG) and determine the most appropriate level of detention services for eligible youth. You will place electronic monitoring devices on youth eligible for home detention; coordinate with the Department of Human Services for shelter placements; complete bonds and promise to appear documents when necessary, and facilitate release to the Department of Youth Services. Your obligations as an Assessment Specialist also include database data entry, fingerprinting youth for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, and creating detailed assessment reports for District, County, and Municipal courts.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with community resources preferred
  • Training in motivational interviewing techniques preferred
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices is a plus
  • Experience working within juvenile justice or related fields a plus

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, human development, or a closely related field preferred.
  • Must pass a Background check. Required background check includes a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
  • Must pass a drug screen.
  • Bilingual candidates must be fluent in both Spanish and English and have demonstrated ability to translate written documents from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

 WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The Law Enforcement Program operates within the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility in Centennial, Colorado.
  • This is a full time 40 hour position that may include day, evening, overnight, and/or weekend hours in an assigned schedule, as well as coverage for holiday shifts annually. Requires flexibility to attend monthly meetings and training as needed.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The starting salary for this position is $33,500. Overnight staff receive an annual differential of $2,520. Bilingual staff receive an annual stipend of $650. Staff are paid once a month.

Our benefits package includes life, disability, medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan; 12 holidays and up to 10 hours earned each month in paid time off. Employee medical and dental insurance premiums are paid by the Juvenile Assessment Center.

APPLICATION

Email resume and letter of interest with ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST in the subject line to: Zach Abdelbaki, Program Director at the Juvenile Assessment Center; Zabdelbaki@Arapahoegov.com. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portal document format (.pdf). Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. Deadline: Please have all resumes and cover letters emailed by Friday March 30, 2018.

This job announcement is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

The Juvenile Assessment Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of applicants.

updated 01/02/18

 

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