The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies—the national member association for pretrial practitioners—is seeking an Executive Director.

The Executive Director executes NAPSA’s bylaws and policies and the directives of the NAPSA Board of Directors. The incumbent oversees the Association’s day-to-day operations and supports NAPSA’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Standing and Ad Hoc Committees, and Membership. The incumbent also manages the work of NAPSA’s contractors and activities under grants and awards. Finally, the incumbent leads NAPSA’s strategic vision and collaborates with Association leadership to implement strategic plans for future development and relationships with stakeholders.

Position qualifications include:

  1. Five (5) years or more experience in managing a member association or nonprofit agency or similar experience.
  2. A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in criminal justice, business management, or related field.
  3. Experience with grants management, fiscal control, and fund raising.
  4. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  5. Ability to collaborate with criminal justice stakeholders.
  6. Strong skills in managing projects, contracts, and committee tasks and schedules.
  7. Experience in conference planning.

Click here to review the position description. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Eric Schmidt at [email protected] by close of business May 6, 2024.


NAPSA’s mission is to promote pretrial justice and public safety through rational pretrial decision making and practices informed by evidence. NAPSA’s core values include: 

  • learning;
  • transparency and open communications;
  • objective standards;
  • collaboration;
  • dignity;
  • respect; and
  • professional integrity.

NAPSA’s core functions include:

  • maintaining standards for the pretrial release and pretrial diversion fields;
  • educating practitioners;
  • hosting an annual conference and training institute;
  • providing individual practitioner certification and pretrial agency accreditation; and
  • providing short-term training and technical assistance to jurisdictions and Association members by request.

 NAPSA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.