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The Institute for Justice Education Reform:
The Institute for Justice Education Reform is the nation’s only nonprofit advocacy and reform organization solely dedicated to increased, reformed, and regulated training for U.S. law enforcement and criminal justice employees.
What are the problems with police training?
- In every state, minimum training requirements for police officers are less than what is mandated for other regulated professions such as contractors, electricians, plumbers and cosmetologists. As an example, states require an average of 667 hours of training for police officers yet, cosmetologists are required to receive about 1,500 hours.
- Police kill more than 3 people per day, over 1,000 humans a year on average. At least 25% of the people that police killed are in mental health crisis or suicidal but police receive on average, only 8 hours of basic training, learning to deal with these emergencies.
- Indigenous People, African Americans, and Latinos are more than twice as likely as white Americans to be killed by police. However, law enforcement receives, on average, less than 20 hours of training dedicated to culture, diversity or human bias.
- Police are often trained on an unscientific, archaic and debunked theories. One, known as the "21-Foot-Rule", teaches police to kill someone if they are with 21 feet of an officer by merely holding a knife or any other object an officer deems a weapon. This training has been used to defend deadly force with other objects such as a spoon, stapler, and yard stick. Despite wide recognition of this flawed and fatal philosophy, officers continue to be trained in this junk science and subsequently killed numerous needlessly.
- Police training dedicates about 1/3rd of their instruction to firearms and tactical scenarios. However, police officers are twice as likely to die due to an accident but receive only a fraction of training in preventing these deaths.
IFJER seeks to provide advocacy, research, analysis, training, and policy and curricula recommendations supported by a legislative action for positions employed within the judicial system such as police and sheriffs, corrections, probation and parole, alcohol enforcement, park rangers, coroners and special jurisdiction police.
The Administrative Assistant provides office support by implementing administrative systems, policies, and monitoring administrative projects. This position supports the Executive Directors and other members/ volunteers by appropriately representing the organization as serving as the liaison between the Institute, board of directors, the board of advisors, volunteers, managers, and staff.
Responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant
- This position's primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by assisting the Institute’s in managing the organization's function, including fundraising activities, program expansion, and promotion.
- Content creation, proofing/ editing correspondence.
- Create, edit and publish charts, graphs, memes
- Assist with the Institute’s calendar, schedule appointments and arrange meetings and conferences
- Supporting the work of the Institute and Board with timely distribution of the minutes and other relevant materials
- Support the work of senior managers which includes meeting set up, scheduling and materials preparation as directed by the Institute.
- Coordinate the activities of various support staff to ensure adequate staffing for answering phones, entering data, copying and mailing of documents, etc.
- Assist with and update all required postings of employment law notices, employee notices, and certificates of insurance
- Strong computer literacy, OFFICE 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Strong internet, research and resource proficiencies.
- Strong Outlook calendaring management skills.
- Must be efficient, organized, and assertive.
- High degree of professionalism/ confidentiality
- Familiarity of Salesforce, Microsoft Teams, and Sharepoint a plus.
The Institute for Justice Education Reform is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
- Data Entry
- Office Management
- Program Management
- Executive Admin
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Evenings and weekends ok. Min 4-6 hours per week.