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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $58,214 - $101,738
  • Organization Type: Community Development

Office of Violence Prevention (OVP)

City of St. Louis
Office of Violence Prevention
Grants Manager 

About the Office

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) is a division of the City of St. Louis created in July 2022 whose purpose is to act as a coordinating body for the City’s efforts to create safe and healthy neighborhoods free of violence. OVP oversees violence prevention strategies and initiatives that use a public health approach to prevent, reduce, and end violence – particularly gun violence – in the City of St. Louis. The initiatives include but are not limited to the following:

1.     Violence Interruption programs that utilize credible messengers to prevent and disrupt cycles of violence and retaliation in communities.

2.     Crisis Response programs that promote the early diversion of individuals in crisis or who are seeking crisis support using an in person and targeted outreach. The goal is to prioritize the use of non-law enforcement responses and interventions when appropriate to address the social, health, and mental health needs of individuals and communities.

3.     Supportive Re-entry programs that support individuals who are returning to the community from incarceration with what they need to lead successful lives and avoid reincarceration. They assist individuals in identifying their goals tailored to their specific needs and interests while incarcerated, or soon after incarceration, and work with them to make progress on those goals.

4.     Youth Diversion programs that prevent deeper involvement of youth in violence and the juvenile justice system through coordinated interventions that help them transition back to school and community after arrest or confinement. Programs use restorative justice or other approaches that promote accountability and healing between young people and the victim or community.

About the Role

The Grants will be responsible for developing and maintaining the Office of Violence Prevention’s grants lifecycle. Duties include planning, organizing, establishing, and supervising work priorities for subordinate staff to achieve the department’s goals; analyzing and reporting data pertaining to grant funds requirements, and meeting target dates and deadlines; assisting in the development of proposals by providing project nature, objectives, desirable outcomes, and implementation. The Grants Manager will supervise Contract Compliance Officers and a Government Services Analyst.

Minimum Qualifications

·       A Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field; plus five years of grants administration experience, including at least two years in a management capacity. Qualifying experience must include one year working with federal grants and one year managing contracts. OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·       A Master’s degree is highly preferred.

Key Responsibilities

·       Oversee management of contracts and data reporting for all programs funded by OVP to assess performance, resolve complex problems, and ensure the delivery of quality services.

·       Manage all aspect of grant management and reporting.

·       Plan, organize, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work activities of subordinate staff to realize the OVP’s goals.

·       Work closely with a Contract Compliance Officer to ensure city and program staff compliance with funders, regulations, and guidelines.

·       Oversee public reporting and support program evaluation efforts, as needed.

·       Conduct site visit to ensure compliance.

·       Represent OVP at meetings and events.

·       Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

·       Strong organization and project management skills, as well as strong attention to detail

·       A self-starter who is accountable to complete tasks and drive performance with minimal oversight.

·       Strong leadership and problem-solving skills

·       Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment

·       Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

·       Knowledge of data analysis, data reporting and budgeting.

·       Experience with Salesforce

·       Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace suites (including Gmail, Drive, and Sheets) is preferred.

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