Education Program Coordinator

Position Overview

Hutchinson Campus
The Hutchinson Campus is on 173 acres with fifteen buildings, including two multi-story residential student dormitories.

The Hutchinson Campus is home to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). A unit of The University of Kansas (KU), KLETC serves as the central agency for all law enforcement training in the State of Kansas. KLETC manages an $8.1 million annual budget, 62 authorized FTE staff (augmented by more than 400 contract/adjunct staff annually), and trains nearly 15,000 students annually in residential, online, and outreach programs. KLETC serves 437 recognized law enforcement and police agencies in Kansas, providing basic training and continuing education programs throughout each fiscal year. Many KLETC basic training and continuing education programs are conducted in a high-risk and high-liability environment (firearms, use of force, emergency vehicle operations driver training, defense tactics, and search and seizure).

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees such as paid vacation, sick leave, ten paid holidays, plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees education and professional development opportunities.

Position Overview
The position is a crucial member of the professional development unit at KLETC. The Program Coordinator provides support for program development and delivery, implementation of new programs and direct interaction with stakeholders.

Job Description

45% Coordination of Training Events:
  • Coordinate the development, marketing and delivery of law enforcement continuing education and specialized law enforcement seminars, courses, classes, workshops, schools and other training-related events being held at regional training sites across Kansas.
  • Executes the KLETC’s business strategy by offering seminars, workshops, schools, courses and classes on a variety of law enforcement related topics. This includes coordinating and overseeing other law enforcement-related training events as identified by the management team.
  • Researches, and develops law enforcement continuing education training classes and seminars for local, state and federal law enforcement officers.
  • Determines audio-visual equipment needs, instructional supplies, participant supplies and various staff/instructional needs for training events.
  • Recruits subject matter experts as instructors and negotiates terms of contracts.
  • Directs and manages logistics at the training program event. Activities include but are not limited to registrations, classroom set-up, instructional needs and primary contact with regard to participant concerns.
  • Manages program assessment by conducting, interpreting and reporting evaluations from training events.
  • Responsible for making independent decisions regarding unanticipated contingencies associated with the program.
  • Develop marketing strategies for promoting continuing education and specialized training programs.
  • Distribute a monthly e-mail of upcoming KLETC courses to Kansas' law enforcement agencies within their region.
  • Ensures regional training site is maintained and prepared for training. Prepare reports, correspondence, charts, graphs and other documents related to assigned responsibilities and duties.

20% Representation in Law Enforcement Community with focus on Northeast Region:
  • Perform administrative duties in support of the KLETC mission.
  • Establish short- and long-term goals relative to assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Represent KLETC at conferences; serve on commissions, committees or boards.
  • Actively participate in partnerships with the Kansas law enforcement community and professional law enforcement associations as directed by the management team
  • Regularly schedule and facilitate regional training council meetings.
  • Working with event planning committees to develop and implement law enforcement association conference programs that occur within regions;
  • Coordinate distance learning programs, classes, courses, etc. with other law enforcement agencies or organizations to ensure maximum customer service.

15% - Education Technology Management:
  • Serve as SME for all KLETC Information Technology used in classroom or remote settings
  • Understanding of systems and network operations, and applications.
  • Understand educational and classroom technology.
  • Understand simulator technology.
  • Develop and implement technological initiatives to support training.
  • Periodically review the KLETC continuing education web site training calendar for accuracy, and ensuring that it is up-to-date.
  • Enter training class information on the KLETC continuing education web site training calendar.

10% - Registrar:
  • Enrolls students in continuing and professional education classes.
  • Reviews registrations to ensure accuracy and contacts enrollees if additional information is needed.
  • Communicates with students, agency heads, etc. to answer questions or provide needed assistance regarding continuing and professional development classes.
  • Handles sensitive and confidential information.
  • Schedules classes in coordination with other KLETC training sites.
  • Notifies staff of all upcoming classes.
  • Sets up classrooms as needed.

10% - Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree plus three years related experience;
  2. Three years’ experience in the management, coordination or delivery of education and/or training programs;
  3. Two years of experience with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software applications/technology;
  4. Two years of experience organizing and managing multiple and varied tasks and projects as demonstrated by education, work history and application materials;
  5. Excellent communication skills as evidenced by work history and application materials;
  6. Valid Kansas driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 90 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in the management of the training process or in the training and/or education of adults
  2. Knowledge of and/or experience in distance learning delivery mediums;
  3. A demonstrated ability to work with members of the law enforcement community and/or professional law enforcement associations;
  4. Demonstrated experience in coordinating remote training and/or events;
  5. Experience working independently to achieve goals with minimal supervision;
  6. Experiences working with diverse individuals, such as adult learners, faculty, administrators or professional groups;
  7. Experience working effectively in a team environment and with deadlines and multiple, rapidly evolving priorities.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
3. Contact information for three professional references.

Application review will begin Monday, June 5, 2023 and will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Barbara Harrison

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

Regular Work Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
11009 S. Hornet Road
Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 694-1400

Application Review Begins

Monday June 5, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday July 10, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25265BR
  • Department:  Law Enforcement Training Ctr
  • Primary Campus:  Kansas Law Enforcement Trn Ctr
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  05-Jun-2023

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