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Site Director
  • Requisition ID #: 30466
  • Job Category: Program Coordination
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience Level: Manager
  • City, State: Milwaukee, WI
  • Work Location: Curative Care Network
  • Department: Comprehensive Injury Center
  • Education: Bachelors Degree



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Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of the Division of Violence Prevention, the 414 Program Director will be responsible for managing the expansion and implementation of the 414 LIFE program in the city of Milwaukee. The director will provide support, supervision, and accountability to a team of committed individuals engaged in high-risk violence intervention efforts in a demanding and fast-paced environment. The director will establish and maintain positive working relationships with community groups, residents, government, and system partners. The director will identify and manage collaborative partnerships to advance community mobilization efforts to change social norms around gun violence in partnership with the city of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention.

Program Overview

414LIFE is a community-based gun violence intervention strategy called for by the community in Goal 1 of Milwaukee’s Blueprint for Peace. This strategy calls for the use of an evidence-based approach to interrupt conflict and retaliatory gun violence in Milwaukee. 414 LIFE is a program of the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) implemented in partnership with the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin and local healthcare partners. After extensive research, OVP selected the international Cure Violence Global model for our program implementation.

414 LIFE focuses its efforts in several priority neighborhoods and engages individuals ages 15 to 35 at highest risk for gun violence victimization through community outreach, life-coaching, victim advocacy, conflict mediation, and community mobilization. The program works to prevent gun violence by 1) mediating conflicts that could result in violent death or injury, 2) positively influencing the thinking and behavior of individuals at highest risk of being victims or perpetrators of gun violence, and 3) working closely with a broad network of local partners to elevate violence as a preventable public health issue.

Job Summary

The 414 LIFE Program Director will be responsible for building and managing a high-functioning team of individuals committed to advancing the mission of 414 LIFE in accordance with the goals, policies, and expectations of the Office of Violence Prevention and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Staff Recruitment and Management
  • Manage processes to identify, screen, hire, and train 414 LIFE staff and volunteers
  • Provide daily coaching, supervision, and support to program staff and volunteers
  • Facilitate processes for continuous learning and feedback
  • Coordinate interview panels to screen and hire program staff

Program Management

  • Manage daily operations of 414 LIFE program including implementation, performance management, and impact
  • Ensure daily compliance with program policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Prepare and provide regular and timely reports to program partners including funders, elected officials, community groups, etc.
  • Host and participate in meetings with community partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with program data and evaluation requirements
  • Manage and monitor program budget
  • Fulfill speaking engagements and media events on behalf of the program


Preferred Schedule:


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Required Education: BS/BA in management or relevant field

  • Minimum Required Experience: Proven experience with successful program management and staff supervision, thorough understanding of violence intervention models and violence as a public health issue, significant program management experience (e.g., supervising staff, monitoring budgets, documenting activities and outcomes, meeting program goals, etc.)public speaking, violence prevention efforts, mediation and resolving group conflicts, grant writing and resource development, community development and organizing.

  • Preferred Education:  MS/MA is a plus (High School Diploma or Equivalent will be considered with life experience and careful review of the Hiring Committee)

  • Preferred Experience: Proven experience as a program director or other managerial position

  • Field: Community Organization


MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

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