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Program Manager

Glen Ellyn, Illinois



College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137




Application Deadline: NA




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It Takes a Community to SUSTAIN Success.

At College of DuPage, we believe that a community college should offer the advantages of an actual community. Ours is composed of highly diverse students, administrators, and professionals who are dedicated to furthering the future of our neighborhood and our world. We are the second-largest higher education institution in Illinois, dedicated to creating a positive influence on everyone whose life we touch. Our team strives to support and sustain the educational resources we offer with extensive knowledge, impressive service, and unparalleled expertise from individuals representing every culture imaginable.

Become a new member of our inclusive community in the following role:


Program Manager


Manage and supervise the Continuing Education Program that includes both for-credit and non-credit courses of instruction funded through tuition or grants and delivered to law enforcement personnel on a national basis. Also manage the grant funded Anti-terrorism Training Programs statewide. Functions performed include direct supervision of personnel, instructional course development, marketing, strategic and budget planning, fiscal oversight, internal and external mandated reporting, investigation and supervision of application for federal and state grants and the development and maintenance of relationships within the local and national law enforcement community.


  • Supervise the development and delivery of law enforcement oriented programs in conjunction with the COD's Continuing Education Department.

  • Supervise and direct the design, development, delivery and evaluation of continuing education courses to meet the requirements of law enforcement and the certification standards of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB).

  • Recruit, recommend for hire, manage, supervise and if necessary, recommend termination of all program personnel, including full and part-time staff, adjunct faculty, and teaching assistants.

  • Supervise the planning, acquisition, and scheduling of instructional resources required for delivery of the courses of instruction.

  • With input from the ILETSB and police executives, develop program-related strategic plans based on the training needs of the law enforcement community and the requirements of the College.

  • Direct the budget planning, development, and execution, to meet the program's instructional needs and goals.

  • Investigate and supervise the application for Federal and State grants to fund the delivery of federally accredited anti-terrorism/homeland security training courses and State supervision and leadership programs.

  • Manage the design, development, delivery and evaluation of law enforcement grant funded programs, i.e. federally funded anti-terrorism and homeland security training courses.

  • Respond to Requests for Proposals and submit grant proposals to funding entities.

  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the ILETSB, IDOC, the various Federal law enforcement agencies, and law enforcement agencies in Illinois and other states.

  • Develop, implement, and enforce internal security policies and procedures to meet Federal and ILETSB mandated requirements.

  • Supervise the preparation and submission of all documentation to meet the College requirements and those of the ILETSB and Federal law enforcement agencies.

  • In the absence of the Program Manager for the Basic Police Training Program, or as workload requires, assume that position's managerial responsibilities, including the supervision of employees, Academy Firearms, Defense and Arrest Tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operation programs and all other elements of the program.

  • Design and implement program marketing strategies to maximize program participation and revenue.

  • In collaboration with COD's Homeland Security Training Institute/Associate Dean, facilitate the development, marketing and delivery of private sector training and regional and national emergency response training along with a broad spectrum of Homeland Security training.

  • Manage program portfolio, meet annual revenue goals, grow HSTI/SLEA membership program, support growth and utilization of both HEC and HTC facilities as well as trainings at other sites in Illinois and beyond.

  • Direct and manage, supervise the standards of conduct, and supervise investigation of allegations of student misconduct and the administration of discipline up to and including dismissal from the program.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Credentials:



BA or BS degree in Criminal Justice or related field.


10 years as Law Enforcement or Homeland Security officer including 5 years as a supervisor.



MS in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security or related field.


Previous Command Officer status. Advanced Law Enforcement training, i.e. FBI National Academy, Northwestern School of Command and Staff, Southern Police Institute.

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The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. College of DuPage is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.











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