Program Manager - Global Policing

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Published 13 days ago

Deadline: Friday April 23, 2021

Salary Range: $69,000 - $83,000

Cover Letter Required: Yes


This is a critical time for policing and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is at the forefront, working to engage communities and promote leading policing practices. The IACP is dedicated to enhancing the policing profession through new initiatives, advocacy, and member services that bring innovation, promising practices, and training to the field. The association is seeking individuals with the passion, energy, and commitment to dedicate their professional efforts towards moving the field of policing forward. We offer a learning-oriented, service-focused, and inclusive work environment that encourages open communication and discussion in a team-based, cross team environment.  

The IACP is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 30,000 members in over 160 countries, the IACP is a recognized global leader in policing.

IACP seeks to hire a Program Manager to support IACP efforts within the Global Policing team focused primarily on the Bloomberg Initiative on Global Road Safety. This position will lead a diverse team in a matrixed environment and work with policing professionals around the globe. 

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 I 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

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in subject-relevant field required. Master's degree preferred.

Relevant Experience/Skills

  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience in:
  • 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

  • Some travel may be required based on job responsibilities.
  • This is a grant funded position for which continuation funding will be sought
  • Work takes place primarily in an office environment
  • Light lifting, bending, and reaching may be required

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 4% - after one year of employment

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history.

Cover letters ARE REQUIRED and must contain the name of the position being applied for. Applicants must indicate in the cover letter which position, or positions interest them and outline their relevant qualifications. IACP may consider applicants for positions other than those indicated. 

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. 

Deadline: Friday April 23, 2021

Salary Range: $69,000 - $83,000

Cover Letter Required: Yes


This is a critical time for policing and the International Association of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 23, 2021


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Alexandria, VA
Associated Location
Alexandria, VA

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