Police Instructor Senior/Class Coordinator **INTERNAL ONLY**

Position Overview

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Hutchinson Campus

The Hutchinson Campus, a part of the University of Kansas, consists of 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). KLETC serves as the central agency for all law enforcement training in the State of Kansas. KLETC manages an $12 million annual budget, 62 authorized FTE staff (augmented by more than 400 contract/adjunct staff annually), and trains nearly 10,000 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.

In addition to a competitive salary, the University of Kansas 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 class coordinator in the basic training program leads a basic training class. The class coordinator is responsible for delivery of curriculum and competencies for instruction of basic training at KLETC. They manage the day to day operations of the class for attendance, instruction, evaluation, mentoring, agency notifications, absence/remedial make-up schedules, medial issues or minor disciplinary issues. They will supervise assigned instructor(s).

Job Description

75% Manages the effective operations, projects, function and/or process of a basic training class. To accomplish this function, the incumbent works with instructors, support staff, other departments, and law enforcement agencies across the state. The incumbent participates in a group of class coordinators to research and establish best practices for a facilitated mentoring model for their assigned class. The incumbent will interact with students outside of the traditional business day. Class coordinators work within the group to ensure consistency in class coordination. They use complex software to generate reports used to track the basic training data for students and campus records. Presents orientation to the students of a basic class and coordinates graduation ceremonies as Master of Ceremony. Schedules other KLETC instructional staff to conduct basic training programs.

10% The class coordinator has supervisory duties of other instructional staff. Utilizes and monitors diverse instructional methodologies based on proven adult learning principles incorporating participate-based learning, competency-based performance outcome training classes. Provides support to the Curriculum and Testing Administrator by reviewing new law enforcement curriculum for dissemination to Kansas law enforcement academy programs. Reviews curriculum content for changes based on law statute changes, court decisions or research.

5% Under the statutory authority of the Vice Provost/Director of Police Training to promulgate policies and procedures for the effective operation of the campus (including a student code of conduct), the class coordinator implements operating policies and procedures related to basic training and affecting 24 staff members, 150 residential students and law enforcement agencies statewide.

5% Acts on behalf of the Vice Provost/Director of Police Training with regard to immediate concerns of illness, injury, safety or minor discipline.

5% Interacts regularly with law enforcement administrators statewide, other unit directors and KU administrators.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission;
  2. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience as a full-time certified law enforcement officer;
  3. Effective written communication skills as evident in application materials;
  4. A valid Kansas driver's license or ability to obtain one within 90 days.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in a law enforcement agency or training program setting;
  2. A graduate of the FBI National Academy; Southern Police Institute; Northwestern University School of Staff and Command; KU LELA Command School or other nationally recognized command college program;
  3. Experience working with diverse groups of people and organizations;
  4. Masters' degree from an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
  1. Cover letter addressing how the required and preferred qualifications are met;
  2. Resume;
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
Application deadline has been extended to May 28, 2024; apply prior to this date for consideration.

Contact Information to Applicants

Barbara Harrison

Advertised Salary Range

Starting at $75,000, increases commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

M-F/8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KLETC Hutchinson Campus

Application Review Begins

Tuesday April 30, 2024

Anticipated Start Date

Monday June 3, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27667BR
  • 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:  30-Apr-2024

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