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Community Outreach & Training Coordinator

companyTippecanoe County Government
locationLafayette, IN, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

POSITION: Community Outreach & Training Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Community Corrections

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

SALARY: $2,165.58 Biweekly

Incumbent serves as Community Outreach & Training Coordinator, responsible for directing new personnel, coordinating department training operations, and serving as community liaison.


Maintains a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities.

Prepares annual budget for community outreach and training activities.

Schedules regular outreach exhibitions in the community and educates employees on community responsibilities.

Maintain up to date AED, first aid and medical materials. Also maintaining usage and maintenance logs. Maintains all social media outlets and websites.

Research and develop training criteria by consulting with coordinators and conducting needs assessments to develop trainings for performance improvement measures, policy changes and new curriculum.

Gather feedback from trainers and trainees after each session and make adjustments as needed.

Maintains training procedures for all internal departments. Updates policy manuals as needed. Tracks annual requirements for each employee, reports compliance and relays issues to proper administration.

Serves as Onboarding Coordinator for all new hires. Initiates all new hire paperwork, background checks, explains departmental procedures, policies and registers staff for required training.

Maintains all department issued equipment, logging issued/returned, expiration, replace as needed. Serves on Administrative Team.

Ability to work extended, weekend, and evening hours and travel out of town, sometimes overnight.

Serves as back up to other administrative personnel including but not limited to, Executive Director and Deputy Director in his/her absence.

Performs other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED with Associates Degree in related area or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Possession of or ability to obtain possession of required certifications, such as First Aid/CPR, Taser, OC Spray, and/or Firearms.

Ability to meet all employer and departmental hiring requirements, including passage of a drug test, background check and polygraph examination.

Ability to complete 40-hour ILEA pre-basic certification

Ability to obtain a license to carry a firearm from the Indiana State Police.

Ability to maintain minimum standards on the Handgun Qualification Course of Fire determined by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.

Ability to physically train in defensive tactics up to 4 hours at a time.

Working knowledge, but not limited to, the ability to properly use all assigned Departmental uniforms and/or equipment, including computer, printer, calculator, metal detector, body scanner, mechanical hand restraints, breathalyzer, cameras, radio, telephone, video surveillance cameras and electronic locking devices.

Working knowledge of policy and procedures and basic understanding of Community Corrections Programs.

Working knowledge of standard policies and practices of legal process, with ability to effectively apply and enforce applicable policies and procedures, complete required case reports, make recommendations to court, and apply and adapt procedures as cases demand.

Working knowledge of and ability to utilize Evidence Based Practices and remain current on best practices in the correctional field.

Knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to communicate with incensed participants and deal with situations that arise using motivational interviewing and de- escalation techniques

Ability to effectively prepare and complete all required forms and reports within established department deadlines.

Knowledge of radio frequencies, codes, procedures and limitations; ability to properly operate and maintain all assigned vehicles, equipment and supplies.

Ability to supervise staff, including providing orientation to new employees, delegating work assignments, providing training and corrective instruction, evaluation work performance, and maintaining discipline.

Ability to deal swiftly, rationally, and decisively with potentially violent individuals in precarious situations, and take authoritative action applying appropriate discretion and common sense.

Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to State requirements.

Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.

Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form.

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment. Often working under pressure and on several tasks at the same time.

Ability to work extended, weekend, and/or irregular hours and travel out of town, sometimes overnight. Possession of a valid driver's license and a demonstrated safe driving record.


Incumbent performs standard, recurring duties according to established department policies and legal procedures, making independent decisions and taking authoritative action in response to situational demands. Errors in decisions or work may result delays in other departments/agencies and/or endangerment to self and/or members of the public.


Incumbent maintains frequent communication orally and in writing with co-workers, other County departments, various law enforcement agencies, attorneys, program participants and their families, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.

Incumbent reports directly to the Executive Director or authorized designee.


Ability to effectively physically perform essential duties of the position, including, but not limited to, sitting or walking at will, walking/standing and/or sitting for long periods, lifting objects weighing more than 50 pounds, crouching/kneeling, bending at waist, close/far vision, reaching, handling/grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication and physically restraining participants during emergency situations.

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