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Presidential Fellowships in Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

Descriptions of positions for 2019-20:

 The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers two Presidential Fellowship Positions:

Advising & Warriors At Work

The major tasks, duties, and essential responsibilities of the graduate fellow include:

The graduate fellow in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice has three primary responsibilities: (1) conduct research on, as well as maintain a comprehensive database on internship placements and employment opportunities in criminal justice; (2) identify and coordinate workshops, volunteer/community service, and professional development opportunities for undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice students through the Warriors at Work program; and (3) assist the program manager and faculty with student advising. The fellow will be required to work 25 hours per week.

The graduate fellows’ research responsibilities include the maintenance of a comprehensive database of internship placements and site contact information. The graduate fellow will also be responsible for tracking alumni employment data and posting employment opportunities to the Careers and Internships for Criminology and Criminal Justice Majors page on Blackboard.

Additionally, the graduate fellows’ administrative responsibilities include working with the faculty in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice to identify and coordinate professional development opportunities for undergraduate students through the Warriors at Work program, including the police employment seminar series, civil service prep courses, and employers-in-residence workshops each semester. The graduate fellow will email information to students, track attendance at all events, and create follow-up surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of experiential learning opportunities. The fellow will also act as a liaison between the Warriors at Work program staff and the members of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice faculty.

The graduate fellows’ advising responsibilities include updating and preparing student files for both fall and spring advising time, scheduling student-faculty advising appointments, as well as tracking and following up with students who miss advising appointments.

 

MPTC Police Academy

The major tasks, duties, and essential responsibilities of the graduate fellow include:

The graduate fellow in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice has three primary responsibilities: (1) conduct research on and assist in the development of the new Massachusetts Police Training Committee (MPTC) Reserve Police Academy at Merrimack College; (2) prepare materials for and take minutes in all meetings with the faculty, Merrimack College administration, and MPTC executive director and staff; and (3) assist co-directors with curriculum development, recruitment, scheduling, the hiring of instructors, orientation, and ordering uniforms and standard academy equipment. The fellow will be required to work 25 hours per week.

The graduate fellow will be responsible for researching and assisting in the development of the MPTC Reserve Police Academy in collaboration with the graduate program co-directors in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He/she will conduct an environmental scan of all police academies, both full-time and reserve, currently offered in Massachusetts, including all academies offered by colleges and universities in the state. He/she will contact these academies directly to gather information about recruitment, requirements, enrollments, cost, and implementation. The graduate fellow will gather additional information about career opportunities for those with academy certification. He/she will create and administer online surveys to both Merrimack College students and local police chiefs to gauge interest in the new CCJ initiative. He/she will summarize the results of the surveys and prepare the results for written and oral presentation.

The graduate fellow be responsible for assisting the graduate program co-directors in the development of the program proposal, including the program description, enrollment goals, program budget, admissions process, curriculum development and mapping, program learning objectives and assessments, as well as graduation requirements and career opportunities for graduates.

The graduate fellow will be responsible for preparing all materials for meetings, including information packets for all attendees and presentation slides. He/she will attend and participate in all meetings with the co-directors, faculty, MC administration, MC chief of police, and MPTC executive director. The graduate fellow will take the minutes of the meetings and share the minutes with all attendees.

The graduate fellow be responsible for assisting the graduate program co-directors with curriculum development, marketing of new program, recruitment of students, scheduling, hiring of instructors, academy orientation, and ordering uniforms and standard academy equipment. He/she will keep detailed records of all of the above correspondences and transactions and meet with the co-directors regularly to provide updates.