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Correctional Coordinator

Date Posted:  Jan 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  291981

Madison, IN, US, 47250


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Job:

As a Correctional Coordinator, you will be responsible for the development and coordination of all volunteer services within the facility. You are responsible for developing a working relationship with area resources monitoring the volunteer needs of the facility and seeing that those needs are fulfilled, developing and providing volunteer training, and monitoring the effectiveness of the volunteer programs offered. The Community Involvement Coordinator functions as an advisor to staff and offenders on all matters concerning volunteer services.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Direct the planning, development, recruitment, performance and review of facility volunteer programming to achieve the objectives of the facilities goals.
  • Oversee all volunteer programs utilizing community resources and assuring that programs are developed and implemented commensurate with acceptable standards. Provide information to the public and community agencies regarding general questions about the facility.
  • Coordinate ongoing volunteer programs, volunteer recruitment and volunteer orientation and in-service training as well as coordinating guest speakers and assuring that DOC policies and procedures are followed.
  • Represent the facility at community service organization and religious programming meetings and in contacts with local community service personnel.
  • Conduct tours of the facility, presents informal education programs for local community service agencies, and trains all volunteers.
  • Participate in Department Head meetings and report to the Assistant Superintendent of Re-Entry.
  • Assure that all standards and deadlines relating to community service programming are compliant with policy and procedures.  Reports are submitted on time.
  • Work with the Business Administrator in developing budgets, projects and proposed programs.
  • Maintain a specialized knowledge of community-based programs, agencies and governmental entities that have relevance to community service program areas and goals.  Develop and maintain a positive, productive relationship with these programs, agencies and entities.
  • Formulate, establish, interpret, compile, and disseminate to applicable agencies, groups and employees, all policies and procedures related to community service programming.  
  • Review all incoming policy and procedural information for recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent on distribution and implementation and assures that all changes in policy or procedure are communicated to the proper staff and volunteers for implementation.
  • Act as a consultant to the entire staff, clarifying and interpreting all community service procedures. Evaluate proposed volunteer programs for soundness and compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Investigate all community service/volunteer facility needs in coordination with staff from all facility departments, developing appropriate reports, plans of action, recommendations and following through on implementation until desired results are achieved

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • A specialized knowledge of community services agencies and the ability to plan, develop, recruit and supervise the coordination of community service programs with other related agencies.
  • A working knowledge of adolescent suicidal tendencies and warning signs as well as a working knowledge of suicidal interventions.
  • The ability to display empathy while not compromising objectivity.
  • The ability to recognize crisis situations and react to a crisis situation in a calm, mature manner.
  • The ability to work under emergency conditions.
  • A specialized knowledge of volunteer policy and procedures.
  • A thorough knowledge of performance review.
  • A thorough knowledge of DOC policy and procedure.
  • A thorough knowledge of the facility mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and procedures.
  • The ability to speak effectively in public.
  • The ability to work with a diverse population.
  • The ability to role model positive, mature behavior to offenders and staff at all times.
  • The ability to adhere to the department’s dress code and grooming requirements.
  • The ability to positively interact with external agencies and the public.
  • The ability to develop, implement and adhere to facility procedures and DOC policies.
  • The ability to identify, react to and report security concerns.
  • The ability to accept supervision and constructive feedback. 
  • The ability to assure that facility community service needs is being met.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana
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