University of Colorado Community Site Representative - Professional Research Asst in Boulder, Colorado

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

University of Colorado Boulder

Position Description

Community Site Representative – 50%(contingent on funding)

Youth Violence Prevention Center-Denver


The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at CU-Boulder invites applicants for a Professional Research Assistant (PRA)-Community Site Representative for the Youth Violence Prevention Center- Denver (YVPC-D) Project. The YVPC-D project is grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016-2021). This project focuses on reducing violence among 10-24 year olds in 2 Denver communities using aCommunities That Care®(CTC) approach. We will partner with the Montbello and Northeast Park Hill communities to implement and evaluate a community-level prevention system that delivers community-and policy-level youth violence prevention strategies matched to the identified local need.

The project will hire a half-time (50%) Community Site Representative to support the Montbello community’s implementation of CTC. The Community Site Representative will be responsible for interfacing directly with community members and support the day-to-day operations of all CTC activities at the Montbello site. These activities will include, but not be limited to community mobilization and development of a comprehensive strategic prevention plan that includes the selection and implementation of community-level prevention strategies to reduce youth violence. S/he will support communication and evaluation activities between the community and the CU research team. The position will be based in Montbello and will report to the Project Director. The Site Representatives will coordinate activities with the community, CU, Key Leaders, Community Board members and other stakeholders, and preferably will be hired from the community.


The Community Site Representatives will:

  • Work with the CU Project Director and Training Director to enhance the community prevention board in Montbello and facilitate recruitment of community prevention board members that includes appropriate community agencies, entities and individuals.

  • Arrange CTC training workshops for community prevention board members in concert with the CU Project Director.

  • In cooperation with community board members, members of the larger community and CU research team, support the implementation of a comprehensive community violence prevention plan that includes community-level prevention strategies.

  • Together with the CU Project Director and Implementation Manager, establish systems for the community prevention boards to monitor the implementation of selected interventions.

  • Coordinate the implementation of the preventive interventions selected by the community board.

  • Support the evaluation activities at the community level as needed by the CU research team.

  • Disseminate CTC information to key leaders, schools and other youth service providers and the public.

  • Represent CTC to the larger community, serving as the primary community contact for CTC activities.

  • Make presentations to appropriate community groups, members, and investment members.

  • Together with the CU Training Director, train community board members for community outreach.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least three years’ project or community-focused work or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to form relationships with strategic partners, e.g., government agencies, non-profit agencies, schools, and business and faith-based communities.

  • Demonstrated ability to speak effectively and professionally in public to a variety of audiences. Must possess professional demeanor. Must be able to write clear, concise and grammatically correct letters, reports and other forms of communications.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop solutions and take the lead insolving problems.

  • Must be able to conceptually understand and articulate the project’s theory of change

  • Must possess strong group facilitation skills and experience.

  • Must be self-directed, as well as a team player.

  • Must have excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.

  • Local travel required.

  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and ability to work with database programs such as Access.

  • Experience in project management and/or strategic planning such as program development, developing and evaluating outcomes, conducting data analysis and evaluation, developing operations and marketing plans and developing timelines.

  • Job site is in Montbello, with 2-3 meetings per month at CU Boulder.


  • Demonstrated bilingual ability.

  • Ability to also present written ideas in ways that are visually appealing

  • Familiarity with local community and community outreach and organizing; experience with prevention efforts in this community/./

  • Understanding/working knowledge of youth-serving systems and agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth boards and representatives.

  • Familiarity with and ability to use different social media accounts.

HOURS: 50% FTE - Twenty hours per week. Some evenings and weekends required.

SALARY:$25,000 at 50% time (20 hours/week)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *B0001 -- Boulder Campus

Title: Community Site Representative - Professional Research Asst

Location: Boulder

Requisition ID: 13879