Position Title: Correctional Health Coordinator


Company: American Correctional Association


Position Location: Alexandria, Virginia


Employment Status: Full-time


Position Description:

The coordinator provides overall support to the Office of Correctional Health (OCH) in the areas of health and treatment programs charged with improving the conditions of correctional health issues that include: medical, dental, mental health, and substance use disorders. Works closely with OCH Health Specialists and Director to advance correctional health issues through collaboration and partnership with corrections professionals and correctional agencies. The coordinator works closely with other ACA department staff members to advance communication and information dissemination through conference calls, webinars, newsletters, and websites or social media. Participates in relevant programmatic meetings, coalition, and networking activities.



Essential Job Functions:

The coordinator supports the following functions of the Office of Correctional Health in the areas of behavioral health and treatment programs such as:

  • Provides standards interpretation on treatment-related topics,
  • Maintains accurate records of treatment expected practices,
  • Provides support to the whole correctional health certification program by maintaining health certification records and responding to inquiries about the certification process,
  • Provide logistical assistance to correctional professionals in obtaining and maintaining correctional health-related certifications and updating certification records,
  • Provides support for OCH technical assistance activities across Health Care programming, including data analysis related to correctional health projects,
  • Edits drafts of health-related documents before publication,
  • Reviews and updates website to ensure that the correctional health webpage is accurate with the leading edge in correctional healthcare information and topics,
  • Provides support to ACA’s members through responsive and innovative messaging of current successes and challenges,
  • Provides meeting and conference support including tracking registrations, following-up on travel logistic support, ensuring materials dissemination, etc.
  • Proposes ideas regarding health issues training and assists with the development of curriculum and coordination of the sessions,
  • Coordinates dissemination of healthcare information to members,
  • Researches correctional health-related companies that do not advertise or exhibit with ACA and provides company names and contact information for direct marketing and selling.
  • Provides standards interpretations and develops and maintains records relating to standards and accreditation business.
  • Researches funding opportunities for the Association including federal, state, and local government grants, private companies, foundations, and other entities.
  • Plans and contributes through research, writing, or other means to grant/funding proposals for the Association.
  • Other duties as assigned



Required Qualifications

  • Be legally able to work in the U.S.
  • An undergraduate degree in a healthcare-related field
  • Minimum of one years of work experience in related to Correctional or Public Health

·         Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential job functions

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • Must be able to multi-task and set priorities
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision


Preferred Qualifications

·         Excellent written, communication, and presentation skills,

·         Strong problem solving and analytical skills,

·         Strong organizational and work ethics,

·         Ability to multitask several projects while maintaining sharp attention to detail,

·         Knowledgeable of correctional health issues,

·         Ability to work independently and in teams, and

·         Capacity to complete projects promptly.


Pay and Benefits

$48,000 - $52,000 per year

Salary is negotiable and based on education and experience.


Benefits: 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible schedule, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Health savings account, Life insurance, Paid time off, Retirement plan, Vision insurance

Supplemental Pay: Bonus pay


Application Instructions

Please reply via this advertisement with a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and salary requirements.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.  No telephone calls will be accepted. Email resumes and a letter of interest to Michael Miskell at [email protected].


About ACA

The American Correctional Association has been in the forefront of setting standards that have a positive influence on national correctional policies.  Founded in 1870, ACA is a professional membership association dedicated to the improvement of corrections system in the United States.  Our commitment to excellence in corrections has reached beyond the U.S. border with extensive training and consultations as well as membership across the globe.

Based in Old Town, Alexandria, VA, the American Correctional Association is the oldest and largest national and international correctional association in the world.  ACA serves all disciplines within the corrections profession and is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the field.


ACA represents everyone from wardens and superintendents to social workers and correctional healthcare professionals.  All across the corrections spectrum, ACA is there bringing together the corrections’ best.  Our members represent federal, states and local entities including jails, prisons, halfway houses, and juvenile detention centers.