Director of Criminal Justice Programs
North Carolina Sheriffs' Association - Raleigh, NC

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The Director of Criminal Justice Programs is responsible for the development, implementation, management and evaluation of the association’s criminal justice programs and projects. The Director of Criminal Justice Programs is responsible for providing management, leadership and oversight for each program and project assigned. The Director of Criminal Justice Programs reports to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of assigned projects and programs
  • Conducts research that may lead to reports, recommendations for changes or revisions to General Statutes, or proposals for new association programs and projects
  • Assign, review and manage work completed by subject matter experts assigned to programs and projects
  • Manage regional representatives and coordinate routine visits by regional representatives at sheriffs’ offices across the state; review reports from regional representatives, and provide recommendations to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • Responsible for the successful completion of project goals and objectives
  • Responsible for adhering to policy, contractual, and budgetary requirements relevant to all assigned projects and programs
  • Supervises Program Manager, and provides support with assigned responsibilities that include but are not limited to review of project and program updates, data collection from statewide criminal justice agencies, program and project related research, and scheduling meetings with criminal justice officials from county, city and state criminal justice agencies
  • Assists in the planning, execution and evaluation of training classes
  • Provides guidance to Program Manager, subject matter experts, field representatives, and project specialists which may include the review of completed assignments, editing documents, or developing a research plan on new projects and programs
  • Serves as an “on-call” point of contact to assist sheriffs’ offices during traumatic incidents and disasters
  • Maintains a professional working relationship with all NCSA staff and works with local, county, state, and federal criminal justice partners on issues regarding law enforcement, public safety, and the Office of Sheriff
  • Assists co-workers as necessary and performs any additional duties as assigned

Qualifications: BA/BS degree with a minimum of 5 to 7 years of applicable work experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Demonstrated leadership skills required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.

Requirements Include:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Professional and polite demeanor in dealing with others, both outside and inside the organization
  • Detail-oriented and possess ability to accurately analyze potential criminal justice programs and projects of interest to the Association
  • Ability to independently initiate, manage and complete projects and activities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures
  • Ability to adhere to our Association’s professional standards and core values
  • Ability to perform other related duties as assigned

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.