Girard School of Business

Presidential Fellowships in Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

Descriptions of positions for 2020-21:

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

Advising

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 and external fellowship opportunities in criminal justice; (2) identify and coordinate workshops, volunteer/community service, and professional development opportunities for undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice students; and (3) assist the program manager and faculty with student advising and other departmental administrative tasks. 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. The graduate fellow will also assist the graduate program director in community outreach and the identification of potential external fellowship sites for graduate students. 

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

 

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 administration of the new Merrimack College Police Academy; (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 administration of the Merrimack College Police Academy in collaboration with the graduate program co-directors in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The graduate fellow will gather information about career opportunities for those with academy certification. He/she will gather survey data from both Merrimack College students and local police chiefs to gauge interest and evaluate the success of 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 handbook, including the program description, , admissions process, curriculum standards, 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 the 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.