Program Director SJS

Job Locations US-NY-Albany


At CRJ we change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion.


The Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a residential program, including supervision of annual budget.  Plans, directs, monitors, and evaluates all program components.


Duties and Responsibilities:      

  • Supervises administrative systems, contract compliance, reporting, and other data collection, plus ensures compliance with all standards, laws, and ordinances.
  • Develops and maintains community, governmental, and other public and private resources and relationships related to particular program.
  • Serves as primary liaison with contracting agency.
  • Monitors and evaluates personnel training needs and develops, implements in-service training as needed, works in cooperation with all outside agencies.
  • Recruits, assigns, and supervises program staff and develops volunteer resources.
  • Handles budget preparation, monitoring and any required changes, plus handles petty cash, and ensures resident subsistence is collected and processed.
  • Is familiar with Operations Manual, policies and procedures, and all contracting agency standards and policies.
  • Conducts resident disciplinary hearings and makes decision regarding the possibility of return to higher custody, or other decisions regarding individuals in program, in collaboration with contracting agency.
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as required.
  • Attends necessary training within CRJ and with outside providers. 
  • Performs other job related projects and activities as requested or directed.


  • Knowledge/experience with policies and procedures, local, state, and federal requirements of ADA, ACA accreditation, EEOC, and other laws and regulations applicable to the program
  • Good judgment, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and ability to set limits with clear boundaries
  • Ability to work as a team player, as well as independently
  • Ability to lead team as Program Director.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Human Service, or related field.  Masters degree preferred. 
  • Two years relevant work experience, and a minimum of two years in a supervisory position, preferably in a residential, correctional setting.(Four years of work experience may be substituted in lieu of education requirement.  Total experience required is six years, with two in a supervisory position)


CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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