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The NOLA FOR LIFE Mentoring Initiative partners with mentoring organizations to positively impact the lives of young men in New Orleans. This initiative, as a component of Invest in Prevention, allows us to work with other mentoring organizations to change the lives of young men in New Orleans.

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The Strategy

Launched in May 2012, NOLA FOR LIFE is Mayor Landrieu’s cutting edge murder reduction strategy for the City of New Orleans. It’s smart, holistic and it hits the streets.

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NOLA FOR LIFE Symposium

On December 8-9, 2014, over 300 participants came together for the NOLA FOR LIFE Symposium- a two- day dialogue designed to explore the broader issues contributing to the homicide rate in New Orleans. Leaders from neighborhood organizations, social service agencies, the local business community, philanthropic, education and faith-based institutions joined local and national experts to take on the hard-hitting issues that contribute to violence in our community. Read about the solutions here.

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By the Numbers

100

individuals from 10 gangs have been indicted as part of a coordinated multi-jurisdictional effort to focus on group and gang activity. 

1,000

young people between the ages of 16-30 competed for over 300 available jobs and participated in on-site job readiness boots camps.

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Administrative Secretary Full Time

Salary
Employer Will Discuss
Duties

The Administrative Secretary supports the department(s) assigned by performing a variety of clerical tasks such as typing, sorting, filing, photocopying, maintaining calendars, booking travel, submitting expense reports and ordering supplies; creates documents such as memos and other correspondence and generates reports using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other software as needed

Experience required

2-3 years experience in a clerical role performing similar functions.  Proficient in Microsoft Office or similar software.   Experience working with confidential information. Verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills, managing a variety of tasks at once with frequent interruptions and minimal supervision

Education required
High school or equivalent education required.

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Job #515182

Commercial Maintenance Technician

Salary
$15-$24/hour
Duties

Repairs structures; builds and installs cabinets, partitions, blackboards, and shelves; repairs furniture and equipment; installs floor coverings, acoustical ceilings, and window glass; floors, doors, locks, and related items.Performs electrical repairs such as replacing switches, ballasts and wiring; repairs equipment and water lines; repairs faucets, toilets, urinals, sewers, plumbing, boiler room equipment, pumps, check valves, boiler lines, heating and ventilating systems and related equipment. Trouble shooting and project scope development and estimating.

Experience required

24 months (2 years)

Education required
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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Job #515409

Development Director

Salary
$40,000.00 - $60,000.00/Year
Duties

Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects by assessing philanthropic intent, interest in support Boys Town Louisiana's Mission and propensity to give.  Communicate and meet regularly with donors and prospects to ensure adequate levels of engagement.  Write compelling proposals and reports to secure new commitments and upgrade existing donor commitments.  Work within a team environment, the candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues within Boys Town Louisiana and the National Office.  The Development Director/Major Gifts will be responsible for managing the cultivating, soliciting and stewarding up to 150 prospects capable of making a gift of $10k or greater.  Develop an annual development plan for the qualification, cultivation and solicitation of assigned prospects: A minimum of 100 personal visits or significant personal contacts each year as either a participant or facilitator.  Cultivates relations with various corporations to support Boys Town Louisiana 

Experience required

4 Years

Education required
Bachelor’s Degree

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Job #512519