Position Title:Correctional Health Specialist


Company: American Correctional Association


Position Location: Alexandria, Virginia


Employment Status: Full-time


Position Description:

The Correctional Health Specialist leads treatment programs for the American Correctional Association’s Office of Correctional Health.  The Correctional Health Specialist develops, promotes, and disseminates information for corrections professionals through the provisions of training, workshops, webinars, discussion forums, professional certification, grant deliverables, committee work, and other continuing education opportunities. The Correctional Health Specialist facilitates these programs by collaborating with colleagues and relevant agencies.


The Correctional Health Specialist is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; develops and maintains positive relationships with clients, directors, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and works respectfully with colleagues. The Correctional Health Specialist must be able to reconcile budgets using spreadsheets and prepare written reports. The Correctional Health Specialist has excellent written and verbal skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility; ability to work independently and effectively in groups; and strong interpersonal & organizational skills. A Correctional Health Specialist must have knowledge or background of healthcare in the criminal justice system or corrections. Completes other tasks as assigned.


We are looking for an enthusiastic professional who has a career commitment in the field of corrections, thrives in a challenging environment, takes the initiative, resolves issues timely, performs tasks with minimum supervision, and has an excellent skill in prioritizing tasks.


Required Qualifications

  • Be legally able to work in the U.S.
  • An undergraduate degree in a healthcare-related field
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in Correctional Health
  • 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 travel to two annual conferences
  • Must be able to travel to offsite locations (around 15%)
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Must have excellent communication skills (speaking, listening, and writing)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensure or Certification in a healthcare related field
  • Minimum of one year working on grant funded initiatives
  • Experience with continuing education programs
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential job functions
  • Proven customer service skills


Pay and Benefits

$55,000 - $85,000 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.