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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Volunteer Position Description:
Volunteer Manager

At:
The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform

Position Description:
We’ve had an amazing response for calls of volunteerism. The position for Volunteer Manager will be responsible for all the elements of volunteering within the organization and providing ongoing support to the volunteers. The Volunteer Manager supervises volunteer processes and provides direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions. Roles as a Volunteer Manager may include: managing the onboarding process, managing feedback/help processes, volunteer recruitment, working with volunteer teams on how to best manage volunteers, and more.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Previous experience at a nonprofit, especially those settings that cater to advocacy, social service, or criminal justice setting, is highly desired.
● Familiarity with Salesforce Volunteer Pack and/ or Microsoft 365 helpful.
● Flexible time commitment, with ability to commit to regular digital/phone calls.

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About The Institute.
The Institute for Criminal Justice Training Reform is the nation’s only nonprofit advocacy 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, of which at least 25% are exhibiting a mental health crisis or suicidal but police receive on average, only 8 hours of basic training, learning to deal non-violently, 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 could 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 as likely to die due to an traffic accident but receive only a fraction of training in preventing these deaths. More alarmingly, police officers are twice as likely to die because of suicide than homicide.

The Institute 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.

Skills

  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Recruiting
  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Organization Design
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10 hours per week

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