Career Openings

Position: Director Criminal Justice Programs

The Director Criminal Justice Programs organizes, manages and monitors programs to ensure overall goals, schedules and objectives are achieved. The Director Criminal Justice Programs communicates regularly and openly with the entire staff to ensure a free flow of ideas and information fosters and embraces the mission and objectives of the Association as established by the Association’s leadership.

The Director is responsible for the overall oversight of program operations, which Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program (SMCP), Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute (SLI), Civil Unrest, Grant Research, Courthouse Security, Traumatic Incident Program, Statewide Disaster Assistance Network, Criminal Justice Scholarships, Policy Research, Project Management and Training Projects. The position reports to the Deputy EVP and assists the Association’s other team members as needed.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervises the Records Management team responsible for daily entry of the for the Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program.
  • Develops policy recommendations for SMCP program.
  • Liaise with the Executive Committee as needed on behalf of Deputy EVP.
  • Provides leadership, professional expertise, and direction in the research, development, implementation and execution of a comprehensive curriculum for the Sheriff’s Leadership Institute.
  • Provide thought leadership to programs and lead continuous improvement efforts to improve program effectiveness.
  • Monitors the progression against project goals and ensure timely completion.
  • Coordinates the delivery of training at the Sheriffs Leadership Institute.
  • Evaluates the overall effectiveness and learning that occurs at the Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute.
  • Researches and identifies federal, state, and private grant funding opportunities and resources to support Association projects.
  • Supervises the development of grant proposals in support of Association programs or special projects.
  • Manages and coordinates all facets of assigned programs to ensure objectives are met.
  • Reviews, analyzes and evaluates training class evaluation feedback and recommends changes to impact identified deficiencies.
  • Assists the Deputy Executive Vice President with ensuring the successful and timely completion of assigned tasks by Association staff.
  • Supports the Deputy Executive Vice President in the preparation and execution of meetings for the Association’s Executive Committee.
  • Assists the Deputy Executive Vice President with special projects.

Education: Minimum of a four-year college degree

Requirements Include:

  • 5 years Criminal Justice Experience
  • Prior experience managing staff a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and candidly
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, actively seek input, and problem solve
  • Manage deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, database, email, and Internet savvy for research purposes
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to adhere to our Association’s professional standards and core values


If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit your resume to

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