Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

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Professional Development Program Coordinator

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
Hutchinson, KS Full-time
Posted on February 19, 2019

This position is located in Yoder, Kansas at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Application review begins March 1, 2019. Open until filled.

Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968 as the central law enforcement training facility for the state of Kansas (KSA 74-5603), the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) serves as the headquarters for all law enforcement training in Kansas.  

KLETC, a unit of the University of Kansas Professional and Continuing Education, is located near the community of Yoder Kansas, 12 miles southeast of Hutchinson. KLETC's 173-acre campus facilities consist of 15 buildings, including classrooms; offices; firearm and shotgun ranges; two multi-story residence halls with a sleeping capacity of 233; state of the art emergency vehicle driver training course; 800-seat multi-purpose auditorium separable into three isolated training venues; tactical shooting training building; residential crime scene training house; and other maintenance facilities.  The center's mission, as expressed in the Law Enforcement Training Act, K.S.A. 74-5601 et seq., is the promotion and development of improved law enforcement personnel and procedures throughout the state, and pursuant to Kansas law, the training center shall offer to qualified applicants such programs and courses of instruction designed to fulfill this end.

KLETC directly trains the overwhelming majority of municipal, county and state law enforcement officers in Kansas, and oversees, supervises and monitors the training of the remaining officers at seven authorized and certified academy programs operated by local law enforcement agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

This position is a key member of the Professional Development department of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.  The Professional Development department provides professional training courses, conferences and workshops to local, county, state, tribal, railroad and federal law enforcement agency personnel.  Professional training programs reach audiences in every area of the State of Kansas.  Comprehensive programming develops from collaborations with client organizations representing line and administrative staff.    As a Professional Development Coordinator, one main responsibility is to provide support to the Assistant Director for Professional Development for program development and delivery, implementation of new programs and direct interaction with stakeholders.  Will serve as the contact for assigned continuing education programs and make assignments for training programs in conjunction with the supervisor.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating student/staff services, daily scheduling of facilities and resources, ensuring all necessary material is available when needed, and interaction with law enforcement agencies and other government entities throughout the state.  The Program Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating the expanding use of continuing education technology and management systems, including on-line classes in Blackboard, and Enrole information/registration systems. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States and three years related experience;   
  • Excellent communication skills as evidenced by work history and application materials submitted;   
  • Experience with presentation software applications, especially PowerPoint;   
  • Experience organizing, managing and supervising multiple and varied tasks and projects as demonstrated by education, work history and application material;
  • Valid Kansas Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution;   
  • Experience in the management, coordination or delivery of education or training programs;   
  • Experience in the management of the training process or in the training and/or education of adults;   
  • Knowledge and/or experience in distance learning delivery mediums;   
  • A demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups of people and organizations;
  • A demonstrated ability to work with members of the law enforcement community and/or professional law enforcement associations;   
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate decentralized people and events;   
  • Experience working independently and achieve goals with minimal supervision;   
  • Experience working effectively in a team environment and with deadlines and multiple, rapidly evolving priorities. 


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