Session Director - Alfred State Police Academy

Location
Alfred, NY
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Professional

Department: Human Resources & CCET

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Feb 16, '18

Type: Part-time


Job Description:


The Session Director will serve as the administrative lead and provide operational oversight for the Alfred State Police Academy. The Director coordinates the Basic Course for Police and is responsible for a variety of associated duties. The Director leads development of applicable applications, regulations, and the day to day management of an annual police academy. At the state level, the Director works with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to obtain necessary approvals to offer the course and to ensure recruits receive all certifications from completed coursework. Locally, the Director works with the Center for Continuing Education and Training (CCET) who oversees the offering of the course at Alfred State. The Director is responsible for budgeting/fiscal oversight of the academy budget, planning and scheduling of instructors and facilities, and ensuring compliance/adherence to all DCJS requirements. The Director is charged with consistently assessing the effectiveness of the academy and making continuous improvements.

The Director is a part-time position with varying, cyclical hours. The Director has a dual-reporting structure: (1) the Vice President for Student Affairs and (2) the Senior Director for Human Resources and CCET. The position is classified as a Staff Assistant (SL-2) and is represented by UUP.

Responsibilities:

The Session Director for the Alfred State Police Academy has the following responsibilities:
  • Networking and active/direct recruitment: Will serve as the point of contact for Alfred State in representing the police academy; contact with the school is commonly conducted through session director. The session director is expected to communicate to prospective recruits, instructors, and New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (hereafter "DCJS") staff. The session director will communicate with local law enforcement executives (e.g. chiefs) and regional connections to build continued interest and enrollment in the academy.
  • Application and liaison to state entities: Liaison with DCJS handling academy work; will coordinate application and all approval requirements with DCJS to ensure that the academy is formally approved (annually) and ready for successful launch, and operation - this includes submitting updated academy curriculums to DCJS for approval.
  • Fiscal planning and budget: refine an annual budget assigned to the academy to ensure all needed costs are requested and allocated.
  • Application and payment processes: work with the Center for Continuing Education and Training (CCET) to operate admissions and payment processes for recruits and instructors. Work with the Center for Continuing Education and Training to implement application processes, including forms (online or paper-based) and processes for background checks, as appropriate.
  • Oversight of Admin. Assistance: provide oversight and direction to assigned part-time clerical assistance by Alfred State to execute some of the tasks outlined herein. Will coordinate and delegate tasks as appropriate to fully utilize the clerical assistance.
  • Store and supply arrangements: Work with the director of the Alfred State Campus Store or other vendors to establish supply/equipment lists and/or "packs" that allow recruits to obtain needed supplies. Establish lists of needed equipment and supplies (including firearms, uniforms, required ammunition and supplies) that will be shared with recruits based on their classification (pre-employment, fully hired/sponsored, etc.)
  • Marketing and passive recruitment: coordinate academy marketing with Alfred State's Marketing and Communications Office to ensure attractive materials/brochures and desired web recruitment pages. Disseminate mailings and other advertisements that attract interest to initiate contact.
  • Curriculum and scheduling development: annually, complete a full and detailed academy schedule/calendar for the summer; the calendar/schedule will lay out the course sequence and specific courses/dates
  • Build, schedule, and assign instructor roster to ensure qualified / certified instructors are in place to instruct the prescribed course content as scheduled.
  • Coordinate assistance with approvals for individuals with advanced teaching credentials to obtain eligibility for approval from DCJS to teach academy courses. They need to provide all their credentials, need to complete a personal history form, and be scheduled to be evaluated while they teach their 1st class
  • Coordinate special instructors for specialized courses (EMS, EVOC, SFST, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, PT)
  • Identify and request campus space and space reservations for both academy office use, student use, and classroom or lab spaces.
  • Take into account the multiple cadet types (pre-employment vs. full-time hired) to develop logical course sequences, scheduling accordingly
  • Instructor certifications: obtain and maintain Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) instructor certification through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYSDCJS) and verify all planned instructors' credentials as required by DCJS.
  • Collaboration with faculty/Alfred State criminal justice programs: collaborate with the Alfred State faculty in Criminal Justice AS and BS programs, Alfred State's Social and Behavioral Sciences department. Further develop agreements and communication lines to assist students enrolled in the criminal justice curriculum (who may seek to transfer credits from academy to their elective requirements).
  • Housing options: work with the Senior Director of Residential Services to annually finalize plans for campus housing.
  • Day to day operational oversight: coordinate the daily operation of the police academy. This includes overseeing that instructors and staff are successfully executing the daily goals and mission in relationship with the curriculum and schedule. When/if an instructor is absent or cannot make the assigned instruction, be able to identify a replacement or fill-in to keep the training progressing on schedule. When necessary, reschedule modules and use available time constructively.




Requirements:


Minimum Qualifications:

At least five years as a police officer in New York State
Presently or formerly hold a rank higher than patrol (e.g. Sergeant, Lieutenant, Investigator, Captain, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Undersheriff, Sheriff, Chief)
Associate's degree from an accredited institution
New York State Certified (if expired, eligible for renewal) by DCJS as an instructor (IDC)
Experience administrating a program; organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

More than ten years as a police officer in New York State
Advanced degrees in relevant field(s) from accredited institution
Previous experience coordinating police academy training
Demonstrated experience as an educator
Proven administrative and organizational experience



Additional Information:


Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/university-police/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report . Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.



Application Instructions:


All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume.Minimum Qualifications:

At least five years as a police officer in New York State
Presently or formerly hold a rank higher than patrol (e.g. Sergeant, Lieutenant, Investigator, Captain, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Undersheriff, Sheriff, Chief)
Associate's degree from an accredited institution
New York State Certified (if expired, eligible for renewal) by DCJS as an instructor (IDC)
Experience administrating a program; organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

More than ten years as a police officer in New York State
Advanced degrees in relevant field(s) from accredited institution
Previous experience coordinating police academy training
Demonstrated experience as an educator
Proven administrative and organizational experience

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