The Training and Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and coordinating a robust community engagement strategy for police training recruits, newly appointed officers, existing and tenured staff. The incumbent works closely with Academy staff and Police Training Officers to collectively serve community partners, service providers and newly appointed officers to cultivate relationships across diverse communities. With a particular focus on building relationships, the Training and Community Engagement Coordinator assists in the overall coordination of service, and building of equitable community practices that promote and strengthen inclusion, racial equity and diversity. Facilitates regular community meetings and events to foster collaboration and promote equitable services for young people; identifies and addresses improvements towards working together to authentically support police interactions with minority communities; and best practices for continued communication strategies.
Must have 10 years of experience serving as an OPOTA certified law enforcement officer AND meet one of the following requirements:
Master’s degree in the Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field AND 2 years of experience working with public relations or community affairs; OR
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, Human Services, Public Administration or a closely related field; OR
A total of 20 years serving as an OPOTA law enforcement officer
Four years of experience working within a public or community advocacy program is preferred. Highly desired skill sets include leadership, strategic thinking and execution, team and relationship building, communication and presentation, change management with proven ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with competing priorities.
Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.
Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment.
Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.
Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation including polygraph examination. Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity.
Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment.
The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09.