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Scholastic TIPS Program Coordinator

Posted: 07/31/2022

Position Description
Scholastic TIPS Program Coordinator
Greater KC Crime Stoppers 474-TIPS Hotline-Scholastic TIPS Program
Nonprofit Business/Employer
Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, a 501C3 public safety organization
Reports to
President or Vice President
July 24, 2022


Organization Mission
As a nationally recognized nonprofit, we advocate, develop strategies and operate innovative programs that bring people and public safety agencies together to power a safe and better Greater Kansas City community.
$50,000 plus 70% of health care benefits with our carrier, United Healthcare, including $25,000 Life Insurance policy with AD&D, vacation leave, sick leave, holidays paid, cell phone service costs, vehicle mileage reimbursement.
Application Period:
July 24, 2022-August 13, 2022, via email to Barry Mayer, Vice President, @ Provide a letter of interest in the position along with a resume with 3 personal reference’s contact information.
Coordinate the Scholastic TIPS Program services with metropolitan area school districts, police departments, Greater KC Crime Stoppers 474-TIPS Hotline Program staff and the Greater KC Crime Stoppers Advisory Board.  The top 3 responsibilities of the Coordinator will be to:
  1. Refresh program awareness and expand usage inside the approximate 70 current schools/districts participating.
  2. Expand adoption and usage to at least 70 additional schools/districts inside the 9-county bi-state region.
  3. Build relationships and trust with education and community leadership who will make decisions to continue and/or adopt the program.
Program Description/Background:
The Scholastic TIPS program, which began in 2014, is being credited with saving the lives of 19 students, in local schools, through the Scholastic TIPS initiative. Since its inception, there have been over 760 TIPS received.  The Scholastic TIPS system is modeled after the TIPS Hotline and allows students to anonymously & safely share information without fear of retribution.  Students have utilized this resource (principally available through a free mobile app. and now a QR code) to save lives of their classmates by submitting anonymous TIPS which facilitated emergency intervention in the above mentioned 19 suicide attempts.  Students are also reporting information about suspicious possible dangerous activity of fellow students, pending fights after school, guns in school lockers, felony crimes and fugitive locations in their respective neighborhoods. 
The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission has received funding to provide for one (1) additional staff person including some operational and marketing annual costs to support the need for a Scholastic TIPS Program Coordinator. The immediate focus of the coordinator position will be to increase the implementation of the Scholastic TIPS Program from its current 70 schools to 140 schools by December 31, 2023. The Crime Commission can now with this additional funding expand the Scholastic TIPS program through coordination services and enrollments of additional Kansas City metropolitan schools within the program’s 9-county coverage area.
The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission has been a Missouri nonprofit organization since 1949. Our programs help prevent crime and directly serve Kansas Citians.
Today, KCMCC still uses the format of a board of directors drawn from representatives of businesses and community leadership from the metropolitan area to help develop and guide strategies that help prevent crime. The four (4) base programs are the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers 816-474-TIPS Hotline program; the Metropolitan Community Service Program- MCSP; the Surviving Spouse & Family Endowment Fund-SAFE; and the Second Chance Risk Reduction Center Program for returning citizens to Kansas City from incarceration.
The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers 816-474-TIPS Hotline program, established in 1982, is our longest standing program.  The “TIPS” program provides local law enforcement with a means to develop investigative leads through the program's operation of an anonymous hotline. Now, citizens are also invited to use a free Crime Stoppers P3 mobile phone app., email tips anonymously or use the new QR code. Anonymous rewards are made available to anonymous callers whenever an arrest results from their respective tips.  In fact, in Kansas City, Missouri, tips leading to an arrest in a homicide case can result in up to a $25,000 anonymous reward.
Over 660 homicides have been solved because of lead information received over the TIPS hotline, and since 1982:
  • Over 25,550cases have been cleared
  • Over 11,500 arrests made
  • Over $9 million in property has been recovered
  • Over $27 million of illegal narcotics confiscated
  • Over 2,000 firearms have been taken off the streets
  • Over 162,780 anonymous TIPS received
  • Over $1,648,680 in cash rewards paid
  • Over 591 arrests have been made from callers reading the KC MOST WANTED Newspaper published every month or two by the Hotline 
  • In 2019, KCMO increased the amount of rewards paid for KC homicides to $25,000. Since that time 25 homicides have been solved, 15 of which have been solved over this past year
  • In a typical calendar year, Crime Stoppers receives nearly 5,000 calls with information that is passed on to the jurisdiction investigating the crime or searching for the fugitive.  Over 100 arrests a year are occurring with over 150 cases cleared on average.
Essential Functions of the Scholastic TIPS Coordinator
Assist the Law Enforcement Greater KC Crime Stoppers Program Coordinator to energetically facilitate and maintain positive relationships with everyone necessary to implement the Greater KC Crime Stoppers “Scholastic TIPS Program” into all middle and high schools located in our 9-county area that the Crime Commission programs currently are serving.
  • Prepare and maintain up to date power point presentations.
  • Attend meetings, conduct presentations, Via zoom and/or in-person.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Law Enforcement Crime Stoppers Program Coordinator.
  • Create and maintain up to date documented lists and/or spreadsheets of schools, their primary contacts and contact information, and their email distribution lists/purging old documents, material both in office and on the computer/ utilize social media platforms.
  •  Share with the Law Enforcement Crime Stoppers Program Coordinator all documented lists/spreadsheets/presentations/ideas to ensure open communication and teamwork. 
  • Prepare and submit an overview of updates including stats when needed.
  •  Assist with interaction with local Media when needed. 
  • Conduct daily tasks including checking/returning emails, voice messages, etc.
  •  Distribute Scholastic TIPS (S-TIPS) program promotional material when necessary.  
  • Attend school and/or community functions to promote the S-TIPS program. (These are sometimes held during evenings and weekends.)
  • Assist in coordinating annual fundraising events.
  • Attend monthly Crime Stoppers advisory board meetings.
  • Assist when needed answering CS tips hotline in the call center.
  • Assist in the dissemination of Tips coming in through the P3 software system when needed.
  • Provide scheduling appointments and meetings, preparing outgoing correspondence, directing incoming correspondence and phone calls.
  • Other Duties-Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a listing of all duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job who are expected to adhere to written Employee Office Policies and Guidelines. Essential functions, duties, responsibilities, tasks and activities may change as the program progresses and grows.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Work hours are typically Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. However, the Crime Commission has flex time available that can be approved and scheduled in advance to accommodate evening/weekend meeting/event times and avoid overtime.
Please submit a letter of interest in the position along with a resume with 3 personal references contact information to Barry Mayer, KCMCC Vice President via email @ by August 13, 2022. 
The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer                           

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999