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Director for the Police Recertification Program

Post University is seeking a Director for the Police Recertification Program to join our growing team.

POST’S STORY:

Post University is a world class, non-traditional learning institution with over 100 years’ rich tradition in making career goals and aspirations become a reality for countless students from across the United States and over 40 different countries.  Our growth history is based on retaining passionate professionals who treat students and each other with amazing service.  Our business model is simple – “We Make It Personal!”, “We CARE!”

The Post success story is based on our daily journey wherein each associate lives, thinks, and behaves “outside the box” of traditional solutions or cultures.  Post University is a family of the best and brightest trail blazers, inspired by our routine way of life – bold, disruptive, and fun!  We are singularly focused difference-makers in the classroom, in the communities we serve, and the non-profit charities we support!         

JOB SUMMARY:   

The Director for the Police Recertification Program (Program) has several areas of responsibility, but the primary focus is Sales Management. Other responsibilities include Program and Course Development, Leadership, SCE Operations and Programs, and general duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Continuing Education (SCE). There is a dotted-line connection to the Dean of the Burke School of Public Service and Education for curriculum development and with the Vice President of Partner Engagement for sales activities. Additionally, the Director will work closely with the Dean of the SCE to provide coordination of programmatic and operational activities within the SCE for non-Police Recertification Programs, as needed. This is a full-time, on-campus position. Some remote work may be required as determined by the Dean of the SCE. Travel will be required for promoting and selling the Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Sales Management

  • Develops and implements a sales strategy for selling the Program to police departments throughout Connecticut (and later, in other states) – creates contacts, develops relationships, discusses the needs of each department, demonstrates the courses and technical system capabilities, plans the priority of activities, etc.
  • Creates processes for tracking the sales cycle for all police departments and maintains accurate up to date records
  • Attends events and conferences as an active participant, speaker, or vendor to build brand, demonstrate the Program, and develop sales leads; Invites other Post Associates to support sales activities at events, as needed
  • Prepares and maintains weekly reports regarding sales activities and signings
  • Discusses pricing with police departments that follows the set pricing; Determines customized pricing in conjunction with and by approval of the Dean of the SCE
  • Keeps abreast of the courses and activities of competitors in order to ensure the Program remains competitive in the market
  • Develops agreements and memorandum of understandings with municipal and state police agencies and law enforcement professional organizations to grow the Program
  • Meets or exceeds sales targets developed in collaboration with the Dean of the SCE

Program and Course Development:   

  • Continues to develop online courses that meet the training needs of police departments, within POST-C standards
  • Oversees the creation of interesting and attractive elective courses to maintain interest based on societal issues, new laws, and police needs, in addition to maintaining required courses for police officers
  • Ensures all courses are up to date with current laws
  • Hires Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who are POST-C certified instructors to develop courses; Supervises the process of SME interaction with the Instructional Design (ID) team to produce quality courses
  • Explores new and innovative ways to improve the content and quality of the Police Recertification Program courses
  • Coordinates set-up and operational features of course access in Post University systems and website in collaboration with the ID and IT teams, and the Webmaster
  • Coordinates the ongoing process of course and programmatic assessment with the input of police officers enrolled in the Program and their department leadership; Institutes change as needed and continues the cyclical process of assessment and adaptation of change

Leadership: 

  • Hires, manages, supports, develops, and evaluates POST-C certified instructors in the effective creation of high-quality courses, and as they meet related goals and initiatives
  • Develops and maintains the Program’s activities and ensures compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Supports participating police agencies by serving as the program liaison, providing necessary information and reports, and soliciting and receiving feedback on the quality and effectiveness of program delivery
  • Collaborates across departments and externally to innovate and shape the future growth of the Program, the SCE, and Post University
  • Supplies supporting offices at Post University—e.g., Instructional Design, Marketing, Partner Engagement, etc.—with necessary information vital for the maintenance, promotion, and expansion of the Program
  • Participates in University governance activities, as necessary

SCE Operations and Programs:

  • Assists the Dean and other Associates in the SCE with programs and projects as needed during times of high volume, special events, or as priorities change

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST-C) standards are met by the Police Recertification Program
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the SCE 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience as a police training officer or training director preferred
  • Sales experience or an ability to effectively interact and build confidence with police administrators
  • Prior police curriculum and course development experience within the State of Connecticut
  • POST-C police instructor certification in multiple areas, with experience teaching police recertification courses in a traditional classroom and/or online setting
  • Prior or current teaching and/or other work experience that shows at least 5 years of progressively responsible leadership and innovation experience
  • Positive attitude and proven leadership ability
  • Customer-focused approach toward police officers and their leadership
  • Provide an outstanding and creative learning experience for Program participants
  • Work effectively both independently and collaboratively  
  • Experience using assessments to improve teaching and programs is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform scholarly activities appropriate for a teaching institution
  • Proficiency in the use of virtual, web-based communication tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs, especially Excel and Word, and other relevant work productivity programs such as Samepage

As a member of our Post University team, the individual will share in a 130-year tradition of helping people achieve their personal and professional goals. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University has a vibrant campus and an excellent online program. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401(k) and tuition benefits.

Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Post University Associate Experience.

Disclaimer: This opportunity may be withdrawn and/or amended.

POST UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER that employs in compliance with all applicable laws. We do not discriminate because of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, handicap or other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, service and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and job interview process should notify the Director of Associate Experience, Post University.

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Donna, Post Employee for 25 years

You really build a strong relationship with each student, and their success becomes your success."

Caitlin, Academic Success Counselor

The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your employees."

Gina, Post Management