Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) Coordinator

Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) Coordinator

Portland, Oregon

About Portland OIC

At Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., we are committed to the future success of underserved youth through the age of 25, providing the highest quality services in education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training and placement.

Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) is an accredited high school with four campuses in North Portland, East Portland/Gresham, New Columbia and SE Portland.

We believe all people have value, all people can grow, and all people can build and contribute to thriving communities.

Position Summary

Position: Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) Coordinator

Location: City of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention located at the North Precinct

Benefits: Full benefits package including 100% employer paid insurance premiums

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Reports to: Gang Outreach Manager

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Status: Exempt

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (POIC) is looking for a highly motivated individual who has experience in coordinating services, can work independently and is self-directed.  The candidate selected for this position must work with and coordinate information alongside several governmental agencies and community-based organizations.

The focus of the GIFT program is to provide services to individuals who are the most entrenched in the gang life style and pose high risk to the community and to provide services to their family members in an effort to break the intergenerational cycles associated with the gang life style.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Assist in the coordination and administration of the GIFT program, which is a coordinated effort with the City of Portland, Multnomah County, law enforcement, and community based organizations.  The GIFT Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and facilitating bi-monthly multi-disciplinary meetings, developing procedures, systems, collects and analyzes data, maintains records, client files, and prepares monthly and quarterly reports.  Responsibilities also include coordinating a variety of services for gang impacted families, as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Work with GIFT stakeholders to create a formally aligned system to ensure that GIFT clients receive appropriate service.
  • Facilitate meetings with GIFT stakeholders to develop and improve policies or procedures.
  • Serve as the single point of contact to provide quick response to GIFT clients, setting appropriate service schedules and conducting service assessments.
  • Assist in connecting gang impacted youth and families with assistance.
  • Coordinate the development of agreements between community agencies and law enforcement which support comprehensive anti-gang strategies.
  • Coordinate the development of program materials designed to assist in prevention and or the reduction of gang related activity.
  • Submit weekly schedule to direct supervisor and Portland Police Bureau.
  • Provide Quarterly reports to Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division/ Gang Enforcement Team.

Qualifications

  • A passion for POIC + RAHS mission and serving at-risk youth and young adults
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and reporting skills to manage multiple projects, set priorities, collaborate with stakeholders, and meet deadlines
  • Responsible and professional conduct that serves as role model to all participants
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Education/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent, plus 2+ years administrative experience
  • Experience working with young adults and families
  • Experience working with communities of color, in particular African-American
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth and accountability
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and adhere to high ethical and professional standards

Licensing/ Certifications/ Requirments

Successful completion of initial and on-going employment screens, including, but not limited to criminal background, sex offender, drug, abuse and neglect, reference, and vehicle record checks as required.

The GIFT Coordinator is mandated to attend the following meetings and to be present for complete sessions, unless prior notification is received:

  1. GIFT stakeholder meetings
  2. Gang Service Coordination Team meetings
  3. Gang Violence Task Force meetings
  4. LPSCC
  5. Other planning or training meetings as required

How to Apply

  • Email a cover letter, 3 professional references,  and  a resume to: jobs@portlandoic.org
  • Reference "GIFT Coordinator" in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter.
  • NO PHONE CALLS, please

POIC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.