FY23 - Instructor Special Assignment - Police Orientation & Preparation Program (POPP)

Los Angeles Community College District

Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Los Angeles, CA
Contract type: Full time
Los Angeles Community College District




Position Announcement

FY23 – Instructor Special Assignment - Police Orientation & Preparation Program (POPP)

(0.6) FTE Limited

Deadline to File: December 16, 2022 Issue Date: November 23, 2022

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is seeking applicants to develop and coordinate ther POPP (Police Orientation & Preparation Program). Under supervision of the dean, the position will be responsible for the development and coordination of a cohort program for students interested in Administration of Justice and a career with the Los Angeles Police Department. This position is for the Winter 2023 semester with the possibility of renewal.

Individuals eligible to apply include any contract or regular faculty member in the district who meets the District Minimum Qualifications. (Applicants load)


  • A degree from an accredited college or university that allows the individual to teach any discipline offered at any college in the Los Angeles Community College District.

  • Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Eligibility Requirement: COVID 19 VACCINATION:

Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated by have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees’ policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Familiarity with LAVC/district resources, programs, services, and culture;

  • Project coordination experience, preferably in a higher education setting, with a demonstrated ability to set goals, think critically, solve problems, prioritize tasks and organize a workload to complete assignments in a timely manner;

  • Strong analytical skills, experience in writing reports and gathering appropriate data with minimal direction;

  • Understanding of how to meet major requirements, general education requirements, and CSU/IGETC requirements;

  • Background in Administration of Justice;

  • Experience in teaching, preferably at community college level;

  • Scheduling experience;

  • Recruitment experience;

  • Understanding of marketing strategies to increase enrollment;

  • Maintain effective cooperative working relationships with administrators, staff, and students;

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to small as well as large groups;

  • Experience working collaboratively with business organizations and community leaders;

  • Demonstrated experience in making contributions to shared governance committees;


  • Coordinate the POPP (Police Orientation & Preparation Program).

  • Conduct needs assessments and labor market analyses to identify training opportunities for incumbent workers at public agencies.

  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing activities to increase program enrollment.

  • Facilitate student recruitment and assist them with the application process.

  • Work with department chair to develop year-round academic course schedule.

  • Facilitate curriculum and pedagogy discussions among instructional departments and POPP instructors.

  • Work with department chair to ensure that all curriculum changes as well as changes to degree requirements, major requirements, and certificate requirements are met and fulfilled for all Los Angeles Valley College students at the satellite site.

  • Work with Admissions and Records to provide support to students regarding the admissions process.

  • Work with Financial Aid to provide support ensuring that students remain eligible to enroll in all courses without interruption caused by errors in financial aid systems.

  • Work with Assessment and Counseling to provide student support.

  • Design and conduct orientation sessions with new POPP instructors and hold regular faculty meetings with POPP instructors to ensure they are up to date regarding program logistics.

  • Provide direct student support beyond existing classroom work to answer questions about processes or pathways, discussion of long-term and career goals, life/work balance, individualized needs, etc.

  • Construct and coordinate co-curricular education activities to support classroom work. This includes planning, implementation, funding, identifying chaperones, etc.

  • Work with Admissions and Records as well as counseling to provide students with assistance in applying for degrees and certificates as well as transfer opportunities.

  • Establish and coordinate partnerships with appropriate four-year institutions that have criminal justice programs.

  • Participate in grant writing and grant related activities.

  • Assist in developing partnership agreements and contracts.

  • Interface with LAPD and LAUSD staff regarding programmatic needs to ensure alignment between these three large organizations.

  • Establish and maintain liaisons with community leaders, business organizations, and public agencies for partnerships.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Please go to: https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/createprofile.aspx to apply for this position. Application materials are not accepted by fax, walk-in, postal mail, or email. A complete online application and related materials must be submitted by the application deadline (even if you have previously applied to or worked for the LACCD).

In order for your application to be completed successfully, please read the job announcement carefully, complete the online application form and upload all required materials. Please edit the application and documents to be uploaded prior to finalizing application submission in the portal, as you will be not allowed to change the application after final submission. Uploaded documents must be 9MB or smaller; if necessary, reduce document size. After review of application materials by the selection committee, applicants will be contacted only if selected for the interview.

For consideration in the selection process, all interested individuals must submit the following:

  • A detailed letter of interest addressing minimum and desirable qualifications

  • A current resume

  • A list of 3 professional references with contact information

  • Copies of transcripts undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview). All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=6.

The completed application package must be submitted no later than December 16, 2022 by 4:30 pm to be considered.

Applications must include all required documents in order to be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received by the deadline. All documents included in the application file become property of the College and will not be returned. Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.

If you have questions regarding the application process or the position, please contact Dr. Laurie Nalepa

[email protected]

Individuals protected by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.


The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of underrepresented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301). Los Angeles Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


As our nation confronts the challenges of systemic racism and the status quo of social injustice, LAVC recognizes that by virtue of our position as an institution of higher education and our role in the community, we have the opportunity and the obligation to be an agent of change in addressing these issues. As such, and in response to the uprising and racial reckoning of summer 2020, LAVC commits to being an anti-racist institution and to working towards equity and social change. We join in the LACCD commitment: "As an organization founded on educational excellence, opportunity and access, and dedicated to the principles of equity, justice and community, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) must lead by example, and make structural and permanent change to root out the ill effects of racism and bias from our classrooms and our workplace." AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:

Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce

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