Director of Accreditation, PReP and Consulting Services

Employer
IACLEA
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Salary
Up to $80,000 per year
Posted
May 30, 2018
Closes
Jul 04, 2018
Hours
Full Time

Director of Accreditation, PReP and Consulting Services  

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The position will work with the Executive Director and as a team member with every staff member to implement the mission of IACLEA and ensure goals, objectives, and deliverables are professionally completed on time and within budget. 

The Director of Accreditation, Peer Review Program (PReP) and Consulting Services shall conduct the business of the Accreditation Program in accordance with the policies, regulations and guidelines of the IACLEA Accreditation Commission and the Board of Directors.  The position will also coordinate and provide staff support for the IACLEA Peer Review Program and Consulting Services.

The Director of Accreditation, PReP and Consulting Services is under the direct supervision of the IACLEA Executive Director.  The position will take guidance from the Accreditation Commission Chair.  This position requires the individual to staff committees, task forces, meetings, to take notes, and coordinate schedules.  Employees are expected to work in partnership, to provide leadership to the profession and the Association’s members.  

Work is accomplished with a high degree of independent judgment, the ability to manage multiple tasks, comprehensive attention to detail, advanced problem solving and is characterized by non-reoccurring and reoccurring projects.  It is vital that the person in this position think ahead, anticipate, and develop schedules and systems to meet the needs of the Accreditation Commission, the broader Association, Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and staff. 

PERCENT GOALS AND ACTIVITIES:

A.  Accreditation Program (50%):

  1. Respond to all inquiries about accreditation.  Effectively respond to requests for information and technical assistance from the field and media.
  2. Receive applications from website, prepare orientation letters, and distribute applicant materials (e.g., contract, Process Manual)
  3. Establish contracts with client agencies for initial accreditation, reaccreditation and joint accreditation
  4. Request the issuance of initial invoices and monitor continuing billing of client agencies
  5. Update website as necessary; list agencies, CEOs, and accreditation managers; post notices and manuals; update map of agency locations
  6. Provide training and technical support to accreditation managers,
  7. Select and train assessors
  8. Coordinate on-site assessment activities, including scheduling dates, assigning assessors, and facilitating travel
  9. Edit, format, print, bind, and distribute final reports
  10. Receive, authorize, and process expense reports from assessors and consultants; submit check requests for expenses and honoraria
  11. Perform file review for agencies in joint accreditation, prepare reports
  12. Announce awards to successful agencies; draft correspondence, prepare certificates
  13. Develop and engage in marketing plans and campaigns to encourage program participation
  14. Author articles/bulletins for IACLEA publications to inform and advise membership
  15. Stay abreast of new or changing trends, procedures and policies in the field of campus public safety. 
  16. Serve as staff to Accreditation Commission; prepare and distribute materials for their review, including assessment reports, extension requests, and program modifications; oversee review/revision of program procedures (e.g. Assessor Manual, Process Manual); develop and edit standards.
  17. Recommend to the Commission and the Board of Directors possible candidates to serve on the Commission.
  18. Actively market the accreditation program.  Work with other staff to promote the program and expand the number of agencies involved. 
  19. Coordinate annual recognition ceremony for accredited agencies, including notifying departments, confirming attendance, and preparing presentation
  20. Attend scheduled meetings and events

B.  Peer Review Program (25%):

  1. Respond to all inquiries about review program.   Effectively respond to requests for information from the field
  2. Establish contracts with client institutions/agencies for reviews; modify assessment activities to meet client needs
  3. Request the issuance of initial, and final invoices, including all assessor expenses to client institutions
  4. Coordinate on-site assessment activities, including scheduling dates, assigning assessors, and facilitating travel
  5. Edit, format, print, bind, and distribute final reports
  6. Receive, authorize, and process expense reports from assessors; submit check requests for expenses and honoraria
  7. Train assessors and provide technicalsupport
  8. Actively market PReP.  Work with other staff to promote the program and expand the number of agencies involved.
  9. Consult with subject matter experts to ensure program materials (e.g., Process Manual and Workbook) are contemporary and appropriate
  10. Develop and engage in marketing plans and campaigns to encourage program participation.

 

 

C.  Consulting Services (20%)

  1. Respond to all inquiries from client or potential clients about their needs and our services.   Effectively respond to requests for information from the field
  2. Monitors professional publications and correspondence for Requests for Proposals (RFPS) and RFIS.  Respond to RFPS and RFIS as necessary and appropriate.  These proposals often have short deadlines for completion which may require occasional non-traditional hours.
  3. Establish contracts with client institutions/agencies for services; modify assessment and consulting activities to meet client needs
  4. Request the issuance of initial and final invoices including all consultants’ expenses to client institutions.
  5. Coordinate on-site services and consulting activities, including scheduling dates, assigning consultants, and facilitating travel.
  6. Edit, format, print, bind, and distribute final reports
  7. Receive, authorize, and process expense reports from consultants; submit requests for expenses and payment.
  8. Ensure consultants are briefed and receive a job orientation, create materials as needed for the program.
  9. Actively market IACLEA’s Consulting Services.  Work with other staff to promote the program and expand the number of agencies involved.
  10. Consult with subject matter experts to ensure program materials (e.g., Manuals and Workbooks) are contemporary and appropriate
  11. Develop and engage in marketing plans and campaigns to encourage program participation.

D.  Other tasks as assigned, including, but not limited to (5%):

  1. Support IACLEA’s mission and goals with a team-oriented approach
  2. Consult with Executive Director on a regular basis on upcoming issues/matters.  Use independent judgment in assessing urgency of problems and questions from Board Members, Members, staff and the media. 
  3. Provide back-up during employee vacations and emergencies
  4. Staff the Awards and Recognition Committee and produce the annual award presentations. Coordinate annual recognition ceremony for award winners, including notifying departments, confirming attendance, and preparing presentation.
  5. Work special events as needed, including Annual Conference and regional meetings.
  6. Assist team members, as needed, in project implementation and completion.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:         

 

 

  1. Knowledge of office operations and procedures, including record-keeping and filing techniques
  2. Knowledge of office equipment and computers, including proficiency in multiple software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets and databases, presentations, and on-line research (e.g. Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  3. Knowledge of the law enforcement operations and administration, including contemporary best practice standards
  4. Ability to maintain a high level of integrity, including professional and ethical standards
  5. Ability to maintain highly confidential information and materials
  6. Ability to work well as a team member and independently
  7. Ability to work with minimal supervision and consistently complete both complex and routine tasks
  8. Ability to make decisions in accordance with Association rules, regulations and guidelines, as well as exercise judgment about when to consult with others
  9. Ability to complete and maintain complex records and to prepare reports from such records
  10. Ability to understand, prepare and carry out complex oral and written instructions
  11. Ability to control emotions and work under stress
  12. Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

 

 

 

 

DESIRABLE EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

The following education, training, and experience is strongly desired:

  1. Possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  2. Experience as an accreditation manager, accreditation assessor, and/or working for an accredited police agency (e.g., IACLEA, CALEA, or state program) OR
  3. Possess five (5) years of law enforcement experience preferably in a supervisory, command or administrative capacity.
  4. Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures necessary to operate a law enforcement and/or campus public safety agency.
  5. Experience in the delivery of training materials and public speaking.

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Persons in this position must possess a valid Driver’s License. Persons in this position are expected to dress in appropriate business or business casual attire or casual attire based on the job assignment of the day.

SCHEDULE COMMENTS:

This full-time position is the blend of a previously part-time position and an hourly position.  The schedule for the position will be business hours Monday-Friday and they will need to meet the needs of the Association.  Occasional work beyond or outside hours agreed upon may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned.  Some travel may be required periodically and with plenty of notice.     

LOCATION OF EMPLOYMENT:

This position is expected to work at IACLEA Headquarters located at 1110 Bonifant Street Suite 220, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.  The headquarters is located directly next to the Silver Spring Metro station on the Red Line.   Parking within the headquarters building is available for a monthly fee or in the public garage across the street for a fee. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

This position is entitled to paid leave that can be used for vacation, sick and personal needs in addition to 9 paid holidays.  The position is entitled to a tax deferred retirement program with employer/employee contributions, health benefits, workers compensation and unemployment benefits as well.  The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $80,000. 

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