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Program Manager at IACP in Alexandria, Virginia

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Salary: Up to $86,000, Commensurate with Experience

Cover Letter Required: Yes

Type: Non-Profit 501(c)(3)

Closing Date: Monday September 11, 2023


Are you looking to make a difference? When you work for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), you don’t just make a living, you make a difference by shaping the future of the policing profession. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 33,000 members in over 170 countries, the IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership. Since 1893, the association has been serving communities by speaking out on behalf of law enforcement and advancing leadership and professionalism in policing worldwide.

As a leadership association, the IACP starts with our members’ needs. We think strategically and assess constantly; cultivate good judgement and drive change.

IACP seeks to hire a Program Manager to broadly support IACP efforts, and specifically support:

  • Community Trust Initiative (CTI): The IACP and partners provide training and technical assistance to identified law enforcement agencies and their community partners to build sustainable change that can further establish and maintain trust between police and the communities they serve.

  • The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Training and Technical Assistance Program: The IACP and partners provide training and technical assistance to support grantee sites in developing and implementing community-based crime and violence reduction strategies.

Job Functions

Program Managers support and advance organization strategies set by the IACP’s leadership. Working with IACP staff, project partners, and stakeholders, the Program Manager will lead a team to:

  • Supervise several projects and project-related staff members

  • Oversee the Association’s initiatives and agreements

  • Oversee and monitor multiple budgets

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with funding guidelines and agency policies

  • Oversee the ongoing development and implementation of project scope, tasks, and deliverables by IACP project staff, while also ensuring concurrence with grant contracting staff

  • Establish, cultivate and maintain relationships with state, local, and tribal agencies, federal entities, law enforcement associations, Association Committees, Sections, Divisions and other key stakeholders

  • Oversee meetings, training sessions, group discussions, and other events hosted by the IACP to include law enforcement, subject matter experts, and criminal justice partners

  • Oversee educational presentations about programmatic efforts and initiatives, while also representing the Association, at national forums, working groups, and other events

  • Maintain ongoing and effective communication with project team, staff members, partners, and  funding agencies Monitor contract/consultant performance

  • Assess the effectiveness of project activities and resources

  • Lead and develop staff members

  • Identify emerging topics for IACP publications, model policies, and conferences

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in subject-relevant field required + six (6) years of job-related experience OR Master's degree in subject-relevant field + five (5) years of job-related experience required. 

Relevant Experience/Skills

  • Relevant experience in the following preferred:

    • Program/project management

    • Creating and delivering training or technical assistance, tools, resources, and policies related to the policing

    • Developing, managing, and evaluating staff members

  • Minimum of four (4) years of staff and/or consultant supervisory experience

  • Experience managing comprehensive multi-year projects

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

  • Superior verbal and writing proficiency; capacity to work collaboratively and productively with the project team, law enforcement professionals, data providers, and federal grant agency liaisons

  • Demonstrated ability to implement programs and products that positively affect the field

  • Ability to multi-task; must be organized and have attention to detail

  • Experience in accounting for project resources

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical skills to include ability to troubleshoot problems from multiple perspectives

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills

  • Strong penchant for collaboration and teamwork

  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills

  • Superior task prioritization, organization, and time management skills, attention to detail and long-term project planning

  • Exceptional skill in coaching, developing, training, supervising, and evaluating employees

  • Ability to effectively task and oversee subject matter expert consultants and negotiate partnership and consultant contracts

  • Experience and demonstrated excellence in designing and delivering publicly and/or privately funded projects

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong familiarity with and understanding of policing

  • Experience with and knowledge of publicly and/or privately funded projects

  • Extensive experience in a non-profit organization, association, or criminal justice environment

 Special Conditions and Work Environment

  • Travel will be required based on job responsibilities.

  • Work takes place primarily in an office environment

  • Light lifting, bending, and reaching may be required

  • This is a grant-funded position for which continuation funding will be sought

Highlights of Employee Benefits

  •  Medical HMO: Free for Employee and Family (Local Employees)

  •  Vision: Free for Employee

  •  Dental: Offered at a reasonable rate for Employee and Family

  •  403B: IACP Match - up to 6% - after one year of employment

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume

  • The IACP only requires you to fill out the skills section and screening questions in the application, along with your resume and cover letter.

  • Cover letters must contain the name of the position being applied for as well as the requisition number

  • The IACP may consider applicants for positions other than those indicated

  • Please note that applications received without the requested information will not be forwarded for review

The IACP is an equal opportunity employer. Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  No information requested on this application will be used for the purpose of excluding any applicant’s consideration for employment because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.

Public Health Compliance: IACP requires all employees, regardless of remote work status, to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or new employee at the IACP, you will be required to comply with our vaccination policy, report your vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination. Compliance with the policy does allow for exceptions, but those exceptions will only be granted in circumstances related to medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs.


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