Across the country, the criminal justice system in working to test Sexual Assault Kits (SAK’s) that were never submitted for testing, each one of which represents a sexual assault case that has gone cold. The critical information coming from these kits is being submitted to the national CODIS database, oftentimes connecting offenders to multiple crimes/cases and providing information and justice to survivors.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is a sub-grantee to Research Triangle International (RTI) to undertake the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, Training and Technical Assistance initiative. Through this work, IACP together with several multi-disciplinary partners, is assisting forty-one (41) identified sexual assault kit initiative sites to implement evidence-based practices to address the challenges related to unsubmitted sexual assault kits.
IACP is searching for a Project Manager who understands how to engage with survivors and conduct victim-centered, trauma-informed investigations. The Project Manager will work to identify and disseminate successful strategies, policies and practices for investigating cold case sexual assault, advance strong community and criminal justice system partnerships, and provide training and support to the SAKI sites.
Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager, the Project Manager will:
- Manage all programmatic, administrative and financial activities for the project
- Develop resources such as trainings (in-person and virtual), cold case investigative checklists, practices for reviewing old cases with fresh eyes, and tactics for engaging the media and to support the response to/and investigation of sexual assault as well as unsubmitted sexual assault kits
- Provide tailored on-site support, training, and technical assistance to the identified SAKI sites
- Coordinate with other project partners to assist sites develop effective, sustainable partnerships wit criminal justice partners, victim advocates, medical staff as well as other key leaders and stakeholders
- Attend grantees meetings as needed, develop materials and facilitate discussions with grantees and project partners
- Aid in the organization of planning meetings consisting of staff, consultants, and law enforcement and community partners
- Create and support project outreach and information dissemination including blog posts, tweets, and Facebook posts
- Assist with maintaining and submitting information for project databases
- Support budget and finance tracking according to IACP and federal guidelines
- Build and sustain relationships with IACP staff, IACP members and other senior law enforcement leaders, project advisors, consultants, and granting agencies
- Develop periodic progress reports for funding agency
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in a subject-relevant field. Minimum of five (5) years of job-relevant experience
- Strong understanding of the crimes of sexual assault/violence including law enforcement response and investigation and unsubmitted sexual assault kits and backlog
- Experience working with and/or developing multi-disciplinary collaborative efforts to address sexual assault such as the Sexual Assault Team Response (SART) model
- Experience in project management/planning
- Excellent writing, editing and communication skills
- Analytical skills and ability to think through and troubleshoot problems from multiple perspectives
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook (computer graphics and design skills a plus)
- Understanding to Social Media platforms
- Report and document preparation experience and ability to account for and preserve project resources
- Experience working collaboratively and productively with a team including law enforcement professional and consultants within federal guidelines
- Demonstrated law enforcement experience in a sworn capacity
- Strong presentation, training, and facilitation skills with law enforcement as well as other criminal justice partners, victim advocates, and medical professionals on sexual assault response (including the effects of trauma), investigation, and conducting cold case investigations
- Experience developing and implementing law enforcement policy and procedures that address:
- Sexual violence/assault response and investigations
- Forensic evidence collection and processing
- Trauma-informed investigations
- Collaborative community efforts such as Sexual Assault Response Teams
- Experience creating and developing training curriculum (on-line and in-person training material delivery)
- Occasional travel may be required
- This is a grant funded position for which continuation funding will be sought
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary history.
All cover letters must contain the name of the position being applied for as well as the requisition number. Please note that applications received without all the requested information will not be forwarded for review.
All applications must be received by FEBRUARY 7, 2018.
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The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) offers a generous benefits package to its core staff to include: Competitive Salary; Paid Annual & Sick Leave; 10 paid holidays per year; Health/Vision/Dental Coverage (premiums mostly paid by IACP); Life Insurance/AD&D, 2x salary (100% of premiums paid by IACP); Short & Long Term Disability Coverage (100% of premiums paid by IACP); Parking/Transportation Subsidy; 403 (B) Retirement Savings Plan; Flexible Spending Account – Medical & Dependent Care; Direct Deposit; Free Gym Access
The IACP is an equal opportunity employer. Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national origin, sex, age, or disability. No information requested on this application will be used for the purpose of excluding any applicant’s consideration for employment because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.