Director – Criminal Justice Programs

Job Description and Responsibilities

The Director – Criminal Justice Programs is responsible for the overall oversight of all criminal justice programs, which includes the Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program (SMCP), Courthouse Security Program, Traumatic Incident Response Program, Statewide Disaster Assistance Network, and Criminal Justice Scholarships. The position also involves grant management, policy research, project management, and training classes. The position reports to the Deputy Executive Vice President and assists the Association’s other team members as needed.

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the team responsible for the Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program.
  • Develop policy recommendations for the Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program and ensure the effective operation of the Program.
  • Provide leadership, professional expertise, and direction to management in the research and development of a comprehensive curriculum for all Association Leadership Institutes developed.
  • Monitor progress against program goals and ensure timely completion of tasks.
  • Proactively monitor boards, commissions and government agencies to ensure the continual development of the Statewide Misdemeanant Confinement Program.
  • Manage grant opportunities and resources that support Association projects.
  • Supervise the development of grant proposals in support of Association programs or special projects.
  • Manage and coordinate all facets of assigned programs to ensure objectives are met.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate training class evaluation feedback regarding training instructors.
  • Assists the Deputy Executive Vice President with special projects.
  • Assists co-workers as necessary and performs any additional duties as assigned.

Education: Minimum of a four-year college degree

Requirements Include:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in Criminal Justice
  • Prior leadership experience required
  • 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
  • Ability to Manage and adhere to deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, database, email, and internet for research purposes
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to deliver effective and engaging presentations to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to adhere to our Association’s professional standards and core values
Additional Information: 


Our Association offers a strong working environment and competitive salary and benefits, based on education and experience.  Our workplace environment is well-equipped, professional, friendly, supportive, and very busy. The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is located in downtown Raleigh, with free on-site parking.

All full-time employees are provided Association-paid health insurance.  All full-time employees also receive specified paid time off (PTO) annually, as well as paid State holidays.  Other benefits are provided including life insurance, disability insurance and retirement – details of which will be discussed during the interview process.

Supplemental Information:

The work is typically performed in an office while sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, weighing up to 20 pounds.

For immediate consideration: Please email your cover letter, resume, and references to  – No telephone calls please!

Your email MUST specify that you are applying for the Director – Criminal Justice Programs position, as we are currently advertising for other positions as well.

Upon request, inquiries will be kept confidential.

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