City of Long Beach

The City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for one (1) permanent, full-time, unclassified, at-will Community Violence Prevention Manager (Public Health Professional III). Housed in the Collective Impact Bureau and reporting to the Community Impact Division Officer, the Community Violence Prevention Manager (Public Health Professional III) will lead the development, implementation, and management of the City of Long Beach violence prevention plan and implementation of Goal 2 of the Racial Reconciliation Framework.  The City of Long Beach is vested in partnering with residents, community-based organizations, and private sectors to advance peace and increase the quality of life for youth and families in the city. The Violence Prevention Manager will direct the implementation of various violence prevention strategies focused on addressing and preventing community violence and trauma through policy, systems, and community level evidence-based practices. This position is located at the Ron Arias Health Equity Center, 6335 Myrtle Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90805.

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Long Beach requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved by the City of Long Beach’s Human Resources Department. In accordance with the State Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirement, the Department of Health and Human Services also requires you to receive a COVID booster. Proof of vaccination (including booster, if applicable) will be required at the time of your pre-employment physical.


  • Direct the implementation various programs including CalVIP funded efforts for Long Beach Activating Safe Communities (LBASC) in North and Central Long Beach, Long Beach Advancing Peace Collaborative, and Long Beach Recovery Act grant funds to reduce gun violence and promote healing in communities most impacted by violence;
  • Serve as the Health Department’s advisor on violence prevention and peace building;
  • Establish and facilitate relationships with city-wide leadership, organizations, community members, subject matter experts, and funders to strategically implement programs and initiatives that advance public health approaches for violence prevention;
  • Develop reports and presentations that inform programmatic decision-making, funding priorities, and policy development;
  • Supervise staff and interns;
  • Collaborate with the Health Department’s fund development team to ensure the sustainability of violence prevention programming in the City of Long Beach;
  • Collaborate with department fiscal and program staff to manage grant deliverables and contracts, including management of vendor contracts/consultants, and oversight of program budgets;
  • Collaborates with Division Officer and Data Analyst to support violence prevention data collection and dashboard efforts;
  • May assume additional programmatic responsibilities as new funding is identified; and as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Work, Public Health, Social Ecology, Criminology, Anthropology, Ethics, or a closely related field (*proof required, professional experience beyond the minimum qualifications may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis).
  • One (1) year of professional experience in public administration, public health, public policy, youth violence prevention, or health and human services related programs focused on vulnerable populations and racial equity.
  • Valid motor vehicle operator license. (Required to obtain a California motor vehicle operator license within 6 months of employment if license is out of state. DMV K4 driver license information report printout required during onboarding if selected for position).
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Required documents, such as transcripts, degrees and/or certification, must be uploaded to the online application at time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant’s name or other identifying characteristic on the documentation. Degrees must indicate the field of study and conferral date on diploma or transcript. Candidates who possess degrees from college or university from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalency at the time of filing.


  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Ecology, Social Work, Public Health, Social Justice, Business Administration or a closely related field.
  • 4 years of experience in public policy, public administration, public health or human services related programs/ initiatives serving vulnerable populations and addressing racial equity issues.
  • Experience with grant and/or project management.
  • Experience with data analysis and setting up data metric dashboards.
  • Experience facilitating challenging conversations/ stakeholder groups in a collaborative and respectful manner.
  • Experience representing and/or being a public speaker in the areas of violence prevention as a public health issue, gun violence, street outreach and/ or youth violence prevention.
  • Experience supervising staff through reflective supervision, team building methods or similar practices.
  • Bilingual Skills (Khmer, Spanish, and/or Tagalog).


  • Knowledge of and experience with applying a racial equity lens, including organizational assessments, practices, or policies.
  • Ability to facilitate processes for inclusion and meaningful staff and community engagement.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines in a professional manner.
  • Cultural humility and experience working in multi-cultural environments, including the ability to work and communicate with diverse staff and partners from community-based organizations and government staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare both written documents, slide presentation training materials, and conduct training sessions.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise strong judgment in carrying out responsibilities. Ability to be creative and problem solve.
  • Ability to handle confidential issues in a professional manner.
  • Strong attention to details.
  • Ability to negotiate, navigate, and reach consensus of differing views and interests towards advancing equitable processes and outcomes.
  • Ability to keep a sense of humor, empathy, and kindness in difficult times.


This recruitment will close at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, April 24, 2023. To be considered, please apply online under “Current Openings” with your cover letterresume, and proof of education (if qualifying with an academic degree or academic credits) as attachments at:

Applications will be reviewed for depth and breadth of experience, and for level and relatedness of education. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in further selection procedures. The selected candidate will be required to go through a background check and a physical examination prior to appointment. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, including submission of all required attachments, will not be considered.


The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a special accommodation is desired, or if you would like to request this information in an alternative format, please call (562) 570-4102.

In support of the City’s Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public.

The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

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