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Deputy Director of Community Outreach

Department: Police Training Institute
Location: Washington, DC

Police Training Institute

Deputy Director of Community Outreach 


Reports to: Director, Police Training Institute 

Team: Council for a Strong America - Police Training Institute 

Classification: ExemptRevised date: Oct  2019 

Job Overview

The Police Training Institute’s (PTI) Deputy Director of Community Outreach is a direct service position, responsible for Community Outreach day-to-day operations, logistics, and implementation of PTI’s “Connecting Youth & Communities with Law Enforcement” (CYCLE) program, with the overall goal of working to create safe, positive interactions between law enforcement and communities, especially at-risk youth.  This position is the primary instructor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the community and youth engagement portion of the program; it is not a supervisory position.  This position supports, as needed, the Deputy Director of the Police Training Institute.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Conducts research, builds relationships, solicits and encourages nonprofit Community Based Organizations (CBOs) with active 501c3 status to provide PTI personnel access to youth between the ages of 15-24 for its “Connecting Youth and Communities with Law Enforcement” (CYCLE) training program and other PTI training programs as developed.

  • Coordinates with selected CBOs to ensure good communication is established and CBOs understand the principles and logistics of the training program.

  • Prepares and facilitates the execution of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between each participating CBO and PTI.

  • Ensures that the MOU receives periodic review by the PTI Director and COO to ensure it meets legal requirements and continues to protect the Council for a Strong America (CSA) and the CBO. 

  • Works closely with CBO leaders to coordinate youth listening session locations and logistics. 

  • Is primary PTI Staff person facilitating listening sessions with youth. 

  • Works closely with the PTI Deputy Director and CBOs to select a location and host PTI’s Town Hall Meetings focusing on youth & law enforcement relations. 

  • Serves as the primary moderator of PTI’s  Town Hall Meetings. 

  • Ensures that liability waivers for underaged youth participants are signed and stored in Google Drive.

  • Collaborates with CBO points-of-contact to ensure PTI needs are being met (e.g. requests for PTI team member Listening Sessions, etc.) to gather relevant information prior to implementing the Town Hall Meeting and subsequent training.

  • Delivers training to CBO youth and supports all aspects of training as needed.

  • Prepares detailed written reports, in collaboration with the PTI Deputy Director, of each PTI trip including but not limited to location, individuals involved, and narratives of discussions. 

  • Maintains the PTI Master Files that relate to youth engagement and CBOs as well as related folders within the Google Drive.

  • In the absence of the Deputy Director  or as requested, schedules and sends reminders for PTI Team meetings, prepares and provides meeting agendas prior to the meeting.

  • Conducts periodic curriculum review (at least every six months) and revises (as needed) to include: instructor and participant guides, presentation information, videos and exercises, participant feedback instruments, etc. 

  • Supports the Director of PTI as training programs evolve and assists in the implementation of new programs.

  • Supports the Deputy Director to establish and maintain relationships with police agencies and assists in logistics of involving such agencies in training.

  • Evaluates current trends and initiatives that support the PTI mission of building healthy relationships between law enforcement and communities, especially youth. 

  • Maintains established relationships with Community Based Organizations locally and nationally such as (BGC, NAACP, BBBS, etc.)

  • Ensures that all administrative tasks are completed in a timely manner, i.e., timesheet submissions, cash and credit card expenditures, etc. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 


Qualifications

  • Law enforcement, school safety, and/or juvenile justice experience and previous experience with youth and/or youth groups is required; experience with at-risk youth, in particular, is preferred. Duties as a school resources officer, crisis intervention officer, D.A.R.E., or G.R.E.A.T. officer is very beneficial in this role. 

  • Previous hands-on experience as a youth leader/trainer and/or youth classroom instructor. 

  • Experience in curriculum development, instructional systems development, developing learning objectives, test and measurements and evaluation of training is preferred. 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, especially with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to plan strategically for different components of PTI program to be implemented in different locations in condensed periods of time.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in written formats. 

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.  

  • Must be able to work effectively and responsibly from a “home office” environment. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written correspondence with external partners and internally with colleagues. 

  • Ability to present as an unbiased and impartial contributor committed to improving relationships that benefit both the law enforcement officers, youth, and the communities that they serve. 

  • Ability to be proactive, anticipate the team’s needs and exceed them.

  • Ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse group of colleagues.

  • Demonstrate commitment to our mission and strategic vision.

  • Ability to give oral presentations, think critically, handle stress, solve unanticipated problems, and communicate effectively in a respectful manner.

Education

High School Diploma Required

College Degree Required; experience may be combined with education 

Post Graduate  Preferred; experience may serve as a substitute 


Travel  

Up to 60 - 75% as required by training schedule.  (On average travel is up to two weeks per month, could be as much as three weeks) 


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