Essential Functions: POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESAssume responsibility for planning and executing supervision and coordination of duties for AmeriCorps members involved in the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project (AMUS).Take and route messages from participating community partners; communicate and monitor member completion of a broad range of tasks emerging from member efforts.Supervise AmeriCorps volunteers for all community organizing initiatives, including determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.Maintain workplans, task lists, and project timelines on a regular basis; and track members/participants and progress towards achieving logic models success indicators.Communicate reliably, clearly and effectively with the Center's community partners.Retrieve or produce deliverable documents and presentations for law enforcement agencies, public safety organizations, and funding organizations.Represent AMUS at local AMUS events, community gatherings, workshops, trainings and to community leaders, local politicians, and community based organizations (must be available nights and weekends).
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in relevant area of social science (including economics, political science, criminal justice, education, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, and urban studies) is required. Demonstrated ability to work in an academic research environment.Must be skilled in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Basic statistical analysis and mapping skills, and a willingness to take courses and pursue training to improve skills in these areas. Advanced skills and practical experience in ESRI ArcGIS is an advantage. Computer programming and/or database management experience is an advantage.Strong problem resolution, organizational, analytical, and communication (oral, written, and advanced note-taking) skills; strong capacity to collaborate and work as a team member.Ability to present effectively to groups of diverse stakeholders.Familiarity with Detroit areas and neighborhoods required.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is d...edicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.