May 08, 2024

Program Director II, Police Academy, Police Studies, & Criminal Justice

$73,368 - $77,036 yearly
  • Aims Community College
  • Windsor, CO, USA
Full-Time Education Law Enforcement & Security

Job Description

Minimum Hiring Annual Salary:


Maximum Hiring Annual Salary:


Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

  • Benefits are effective immediately
  • 100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option)
  • 85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family
  • Voluntary vision insurance
  • Staff Annual Leave (minimum accrual of 15 days) & Sick (minimum accrual of 12 days)
  • 17 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year
  • Summer schedule: 4 day work week - Fridays Off
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums  
  • Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees
  • Tuition waiver for dependents
  • PERA employer (see for comprehensive benefits) 
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Free parking on all campuses

Job Description:

Aims Community College actively supports an environment that embraces the College’s Mission, Vision, Values, BaJEDI (belonging, justice, equity, diversity, inclusion), and Innovation. The College embraces and seeks to hire individuals who want to be a part of this environment and has the skillsets necessary to be successful in this position

The Police Academy/Police Studies/Criminal Justice Program Director oversees the state-regulated Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic Peace Officer Academy which confers the following certificates: Basic Peace Officer Academy; Standard Field Sobriety Test; Tactical Casualty Care for Law Enforcement Skills; Arrest Control, Driving, and Firearms. Primary focus is on POST compliance and ensuring all objectives are met for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office Basic Peace Officer Academy. The Program Director also oversees the Police Studies and Criminal Justice Associate Degree programs.

The Program Director performs management duties including, but not limited to, developing and implementing short/long term planning, budget responsibility, program leadership and supervision. This role interviews, recommends for hire, trains, & supervises full-time and part-time Faculty and Assistant Instructors working in the police academy/ police studies and criminal justice degree and certificate programs. This role serves as an initial point of contact for employee and student grievances or complaints for the degree and certificate programs, and responds appropriately or moves the issue up the chain of command.


  • Oversees, prepares, and maintains POA records and files as required by state agencies, internal policies, and internal and external reviews.

Police Academy, Police Studies, & Criminal Justice Direction, Oversight, & Compliance:

  • Provides direction & oversight of the police academy to ensure compliance with POST requirements as per Rule 21 of the POST P&P.
  • Schedules classes and instructors, places book orders, facilitates the POA selection process.
  • Provides direction & oversight of Police Studies program.
  • Provides direction & oversight of Criminal Justice program.
  • Provides observation, orientation, training, support, and evaluation to program faculty/staff and students; forwards up-to-date information (e.g., e-mails, phone calls, etc.) on changes in the law, policies and procedures, officer survival, and so on as it relates to the CRJ, Police Studies and POA programs.
  • Develops and implements short/long term planning for respective program areas.


  • Hires & supervises full-time and part-time faculty as well as assistant instructors to teach or assist with teaching in POA, Police Studies, and Criminal Justice.
  • Oversees curriculum being taught and day-to-day activities of staff/faculty.


  • Provides student advising for the POA certificate program, the Police Studies, and Criminal Justice degree programs.

Recruitment, Retention, & Marketing:

  • Creates, prepares, reviews and disperses promotional materials; participates in recruiting for the CRJ/ Police Studies/Police Academy department and retention activities, contacts prospective students and alumni.

   Internal & External Collaboration:

  • Attend and participate in meetings, committees, taskforces, etc., as program liaison, both internally and externally to the college (national, state & local levels) to provide and receive program input on such things as curriculum standards; mandated policies and procedures (e.g., POST Board); techniques to enhance students’ learning, retention and recruitment; maintain required accreditation for the CRJ/Police Studies/POA; meet the needs of the community/agencies/workforce.


  • Monitors and makes development recommendations regarding Police Academy, Police Studies, & Criminal Justice budgets.
  • Provides recommendations for off-campus training sites/contracts and articulation agreements.

Other Duties as Assigned


Other, Program Management, Police-Law Enforcement




Minimum Starting Salary is $73.368.00 per year

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety, Business Administration, or other related field; Plus,
  • Four (4) years of related work experience in public safety or another related area or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience. Of the four (4) years of required work experience, three (3) years must be supervisory experience.
  • Colorado Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate of Completion or federal equivalent (does not need to be current).
  • This position requires the use of a company vehicle and/or personal vehicle for business travel. The selected candidate must successfully pass an MVR and be insurable under Aims insurance.

Required License and/or Certifications:

  • Colorado Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate of Completion or federal equivalent (does not need to be current).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice or related area.
  • Previous experience as a Police Academy Director in an interim or permanent role.

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Diversity Statement
  • Colorado Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate of Completion or federal equivalent (does not need to be current).

All Applicants:

  • Compare your previous work experience to the job duties listed on the job positing under job description. Enter the job duties you have preformed under the "Work Experience" section on your job application. We evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Please make sure you state whether work experience (aka work history) is part time or full time employment by listing the average number of hours worked per week. This information is used to determine your new annual salary.
  • Be sure to upload all the required documents listed at the above in "Additional Job Description" section. This can be uploaded as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section.  If there are missing documents, your incomplete application will not be considered.

Diversity Statement Instructions

Aims Community College recognizes and celebrates diversity within our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to equity and inclusion to improve the learning experiences of all students and the working conditions of all employees.

  • In your diversity statement, please provide your interpretation of what it means to serve a diverse community and work in an inclusive environment.

  • Please include specific examples for how your background, education, and/or professional experience have prepared you to fulfill those responsibilities in this position.

  • As you consider what to put in your statement, please note Aims Community College is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, or any other protected class.

Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or veteran's status.  All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted and become the property of Aims Community College. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews. The goal of Aims Community College is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired, you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.


In order to be considered please provide a thorough and complete application.
Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.

Employees in these positions may be asked to participate in temporary assignments lasting less than 6 months (such as curriculum development, short term projects, meetings and substitute duties) which could amount to additional temporary pay.

Upon hire, all positions at Aims Community College require a criminal background check, and may require industry specific screenings such as an MVR, physical and/or drug screen. Keep in mind, a conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being employed. The nature of a conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources at 970-378-3720.

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