Project Manager

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Salary Range: $54,066 - $64,800

Cover Letter Required: Yes

Closing Date: Monday October 25, 2021


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. 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.

The IACP is seeking to hire a Project Manager I for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC). IACP serves as a strategic ally in support of the SJC to promote innovative approaches and strategies that address complex criminal justice challenges, such as reductions in jail populations using alternatives to arrest.  

To achieve these goals, the IACP will:

  • Support law enforcement agencies working in the SJC by providing information, resources, training, and technical assistance; help the sites successfully collaborate with their local law enforcement 
  • Amplify the work of the SJC sites to the broader law enforcement community and contribute to the field by using the voices of law enforcement champions and experiences of the sites to educate and inform agency executives and officers at various   
  • Uplift effective jail and arrest reduction strategies without compromising public safety
  • Create tools and resources that support law enforcement agencies in developing, implementing, and enhancing their alternative to arrest strategies.


Job Responsibilities

Working with IACP staff, project partners, funders and stakeholders, the Project Manager(s) will:

  • Manage all aspects of the project to ensure scope of work, promise deliverables, and time frames are met
  • Develop, evaluate, revise, and update project materials such as publications, magazine content, online resources, curricula, training materials, guidebooks, educational handouts, timelines, membership / attendee acquisition pieces and fliers
  • Develop and deliver in-person and/or online training and technical assistance
  • Identify, prepare, support, evaluate and manage contracting and reimbursement processes for consultants, trainers, sub-recipient organizations, vendors and subject matter experts
  • Identify key partners, agencies, and collaborators in the field; build and manage these partnerships
  • Manage, lead, and grow staff members
  • Build and maintain key relationships across the criminal justice reform field, including police leaders, mental health professionals, and other allied organizations
  • Facilitate cross site information sharing among the law enforcement representatives of the SJC sites
  • Coordinate and conduct outreach to law enforcement agencies and criminal justice partners to promote participation in projects, gather information, and identify promising practices
  • Facilitate meetings, trainings, group discussions, and other events attended by law enforcement, subject matter experts, and criminal justice partners
  • Manage budget creation and development and support budget tracking and invoicing in accordance with IACP and federal grant guidelines
  • Organize and track details of project-related meetings and events including expenditures, logistics, and programmatic information
  • Maintain ongoing and effective communication with project team, staff members, partners, and funding agencies
  • Coordinate and conduct educational presentations about the program and its resources: represent the program at events and before relevant groups
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of job-related experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and other relevant business software
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Analytical skills to include ability to troubleshoot problems from multiple perspectives
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Strong penchant for collaboration and teamwork
  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Solid task prioritization, organization, and time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skill in managing staff and projects
  • Ability to create and manage a budget, accounting for and preserving project resources


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with and understanding of policing
  • Experience with and knowledge of grant-funded efforts
  • Experience in a non-profit organization, association, or criminal justice environment


Special Conditions and Work Environment

  • Travel will be required based on job responsibilities.
  • These are grant funded positions 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 must contain the name of the position being applied for as well as the requisition number. Applicants should indicate in the cover letter which position, or positions interest them and outline their relevant qualifications. 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. 

Salary Range: $54,066 - $64,800

Cover Letter Required: Yes

Closing Date: Monday October 25, 2021


This is a critical time for policing and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is at the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


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