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Grand Valley State University: Director, Criminal Justice Training Closing Date: November 14, 2022

Required Qualifications and Education:

Applicants must have earned a Master’s or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree plus a minimum of seven years of Law Enforcement experience required.  Further experience in personnel management and supervision, budget development and control are key competences for the role. A working knowledge of MCOLES policy and procedures and curriculum requirements are also essential. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing and the ability to work with students, faculty, administrators, staff and diverse community groups. Candidates must possess adequate computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. 

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Discipline related training and teaching experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of 21st Century policing practices.
  • Grant writing. 

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

Successful Candidates will be expected to provide leadership in the strategic planning, administration, staffing and program compliance of the Basic Police Academy and Military Police Veteran’s Police Academy. Assure compliance with policies, practices, and procedures of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Serve as the Liaison between, GVSU, MCOLES, West Michigan Criminal Justice Training Consortium and West Michigan law enforcement agencies. Develop, coordinate, schedule and staff grants. Develop, coordinate, schedule and staff in-service training programs. Facilitate the Police Academy Advisory Board. Perform other duties as assigned by the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies Chair.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience. 
Department/Division:  School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies.
Campus: Allendale Campus

How To Apply:

Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Patrick Gerkin, Ph.D., of 616-331-7175. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. 

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin October 10, 2022 and all application materials much be received no later than November 14, 2022. Interviews will be conducted in December for a position to start January 1, 2023.

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000
For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at

Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

Opening Date: October 12, 2022
Closing Date: November 14, 2022

Allendale, Michigan 49401
For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at