Program Coordinator, Denver FIRST Juvenile Justice Project

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Instructional Support, Community Engagement

The University of Denver (DU) is a top-ranked university in a thriving city at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The ethnic and cultural diversity of the Denver Metro area includes a Latino/Hispanic population that represents about a third of the population, a strong and visible African American community, a diverse array of Southeast Asian refugees and immigrants, and a similarly diverse population of refugees and immigrants from East Africa. The Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at DU was created in 1976 to house one of the first Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) programs in the country, under the Vail training model (practitioner-scholar). The PsyD program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1979.

The School also has a partially affiliated, APA-accredited internship consortium and several in house and satellite psychology training clinics that serve Denver and the surrounding communities. As a professional school, GSPP promotes and utilizes high-level pedagogy that integrates applied practice, theory, research, and scholarship. Our strategic plan Innovation and Impact: Psychology for a Complex World outlines how we are building on our academic strengths in order to expand our community reach.

The School has been awarded a Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) federal grant to launch the Denver FIRST Juvenile Justice Project. The Denver FIRST Juvenile Justice Project aims to provide gender sensitive and culturally competent evidence-based intervention and prevention services to juvenile justice involved girls in the Denver metro area. Implementation of services and care delivery will occur in three phases: 1) screening, intake, and assessment; 2) treatment and recovery supports; and 3) case management and discharge planning. Additionally, the proposed project will provide trauma-informed care trainings to key community stakeholders who work with juvenile justice involved girls. Finally, the project will entail program evaluations of proximal and distal outcomes, such as a reduction in behavioral problems and mental health symptoms and recidivism.

All GSPP academic and clinical programs promote comprehensive academic and applied training within an environment that values cooperation and collaboration and fosters critical thinking and self-determined functioning. The School is committed to educating students to provide culturally competent services to clients and the community. Knowledge of multiculturalism and inclusive excellence guides GSPP in the mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible to all students, staff, and faculty. GSPP has developed a collegial atmosphere with significant opportunities for creativity, teamwork and innovation. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and encourage applications from individuals with marginalized identities.

Position Summary

This position will support all aspects of the Denver FIRST Juvenile Justice project to ensure that the grant deliverables are fulfilled. This will include project management, financial management, and community outreach and engagement. The Program Coordinator will collect, analyze, and report on data related to the Program, including assisting with program evaluation and quality improvement activities. In addition, the Project Coordinator will help develop workshops for professional development related to trauma-informed care for juvenile justice involved youth.

This is an hourly, benefited staff position with a typical work schedule of 37.5 hours/week. The position will report to Dr. Apryl Alexander, Denver FIRST Juvenile Justice Project Director; collaborator Dr. Tracy Vozar, Director of the Caring 4 You and Baby (CUB) Clinic; financial and budget support will be supervised by GSPPs Grant Administrator. The position is funded by a grant; funding is available through September 30, 2023.

Essential Functions

  • Assist Project Director with operation of the project.
  • Coordinate with community stakeholders regarding referrals to the program.
  • Track progress toward grant deliverables and regularly report to Project Director and Grant Administrator.
  • Coordinate with Grant Administrator and central DU grant office on financial duties including payroll, invoicing, and ordering.
  • Collaborate with Grant Administrator regarding financial reporting and budget management.
  • Assist with the onboarding and training of student clinicians.
  • Provide onsite supervision at the Professional Psychology Clinic (PPC).
  • Assist with stakeholder trainings and workshops.
  • Assist with data collection, reporting, and evaluation activities.
  • Work with GSPP student clinicians to ensure all paperwork, clinical hours, and other requirements are met and recorded.
  • Complete other duties as requested/assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organization, communication, and administration skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Financial management skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Data analysis and reporting skills.
  • Ability to adapt to manage and embrace new tasks and evolving job duties.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • Licensed in the State of Colorado (i.e., licensed professional counselor, licensed social worker, or licensed psychologist).
  • Experience with data collection, data analysis, and/or project management.
  • Experience with financial management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on and managing a federal grant.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) or parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT).
  • Experience with clinical supervision and telehealth services.

Work Schedule
Typically Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Some evening hours may be required to provide on-site clinic supervision.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, December 4, 2020

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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