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Position: Violence Prevention Coalition Coordinator

Organization: Project Hope CA

Address: 540 Locust St. Pomona, CA, 91766 
Contact: [email protected] 
Reports to: Associate Executive Director

Type: Grant-funded position through June 2024, with a possible extension through June 2025, depending on grant funding.

Pay: $30 per hour, part-time schedule (see below for details)

Schedule:

  • Hybrid position. 2 days in-office, 3 days remote per week.

  • 30 hours per week, not to exceed 60 hours per pay period (bi-monthly)

  • Regular hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, with occasional adjustments for monthly coalition meetings and events, typically 2-4 times per month

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply online at Indeed, LinkedIn, or by visiting www.projecthopeca.org/careers. Please upload a resume and cover letter stating interest in the position, specifically detailing experience with community development, community organizing, and/or coalitions.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About Us:

Project Hope CA (PHCA) is a nonprofit organization in Pomona that serves high-opportunity individuals impacted by violence and incarceration through mentorship, re-entry services, and community engagement. Founded in 2018 as a grassroots initiative by the executive director, co-founder, and a team of volunteers, our mission was to bridge the gap between residents in high-crime, limited-income neighborhoods, and their local community resources.

Today, the organization has grown to several programs and partnerships, with all of our work focusing on two core service areas: Reentry Services and Community Engagement. To learn more, please visit https://www.projecthopeca.org.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and outcomes-oriented Violence Prevention Coalition Coordinator to lead the day-to-day coordination and administration of two Community Action for Peace (CAP) coalitions (Pomona and the Puente Valley). Aligned with our core mission area of Community Engagement, these coalitions address root causes of violence and foster healing from trauma through community-led strategies, education, collaboration, and community empowerment.

For more information, please visit https://www.pomonacap.org.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly coalition meetings for two CAP coalitions, ensuring active participation, constructive dialogue, and collaborative decision-making to address violence

  • Plan and execute 4 capacity-building training sessions per year (2 per coalition) to enhance the skills and knowledge of coalition members and attendees

  • Cultivate and maintain partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including

    community-based organizations, government agencies, policymakers, and residents, to drive collaborative initiatives

  • Develop and implement project timelines to ensure timely completion of activities and milestones

  • Oversee mini-grant process, providing support and technical assistance to grant recipients throughout the cycle

  • Compose monthly reports to track progress and outcomes of coalition activities, fostering accountability and continuous improvement

  • Administer quarterly satisfaction surveys to evaluate coalition practices and drive continuous improvement

  • Coordinate quarterly community initiatives aimed at addressing violence and promoting well-being, partnering with coalition members in the planning and implementation process

  • Responsible for maintaining regular communication with coalition members and participants by sending out newsletters, managing email lists, and overseeing the coalition’s social media presence

  • Conduct key stakeholder interviews to contribute to landscape analysis

  • Uphold values of inclusivity, equity, and community-driven solutions in all endeavors

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., public policy, public administration, public health, social work, human services, or a similar field)

  • Previous experience in community organizing or development, and/or community outreach and engagement

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills

  • Demonstrated ability in program coordination and project management

  • Familiarity with grant management and reporting processes

  • Proficiency in Canva or similar tools for designing promotional / marketing materials

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

  • Passion for social justice, violence prevention, and community development

  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Pomona/Puente Valley regions and resources/service providers

  • Previous experience in coalition-building, training, and capacity building

  • Previous experience working in violence prevention or related fields, such as public safety, social services, or community organizing

  • Experience in leadership or management roles, demonstrating the ability to lead and motivate people

  • Training or certification in conflict resolution, mediation, trauma-informed care, and/or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Requirements:

  • Possession of a current driver’s license, automobile, and auto liability insurance

  • Verification of Employment Eligibility and Background Clearance

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace

Benefits:

  • Hybrid Schedule

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave

  • Professional Development Opportunities

  • Culture of Equity, Care, and Work/Life Balance

Background Check:

Project Hope CA (PHCA) is a Fair Chance employer. Except as otherwise permissible under applicable laws, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a conditional offer of employment. PHCA will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and will also consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Equal Opportunities Employer:

Project Hope CA is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, and twists), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender including gender identity and gender expression (including transgender identity or expression), transitioning (including individuals that have transitioned, are transitioning or are perceived to be transitioning, to live as the gender with which they identify), national origin (including language use restrictions and ancestry, citizenship, sex stereotyping, physical or mental disability, medical condition, reproductive health decision making, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. Our policy reflects and affirms Project Hope CA’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.