The IACP is known for its commitment to shaping the future of the police profession. Through timely research, programming, and unparalleled training opportunities, the IACP is preparing current and emerging police leaders—and the agencies and communities they serve—to succeed in addressing the most pressing issues, threats, and challenges of the day.
The IACP’s Programs Team develops training, technical assistance, tools and resources on a variety of topics important for law enforcement today. Through these initiatives, IACP delivers resources including published documents such as guidebooks and fact sheets, customized on-site technical assistance, and virtual consultation, online and in-person training, and interactive tools.
The IACP is seeking a Program Manager I to serve within the Programs Team to manage a variety of initiatives on topics that may include community/police relations, violent crime reduction, collaborative reform, officer safety and wellness, safety and justice, victim services, and traffic safety. This current Program Manager I position would initially be responsible for the Innovations in Community-based Crime Reduction (“CBCR”) initiative and, in the future, take on additional projects to possibly include:
Law Enforcement and the Communities They Serve: Collective Healing in the Wake of Harm (“Collective Healing”)
National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative to Improve Law Enforcement-Based Responses to People with Mental Health Disorders and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Public Safety/Public Health Initiatives such as the National Violent Death Reporting System
Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager, and in collaboration with other project team members, the Program Manager I will:
Provide leadership and promote the organizational strategy set by the IACP’s Executive Board, Board of Directors, and Executive Office Leaders;
Develop strategies, programs, and policies that move the field of law enforcement forward
Coach staff members to build new skills and gain valuable experience;
Cultivate and maintain relationships with stakeholders to include new, existing, and potential IACP members, law enforcement and criminal justice leaders and practitioners, public and private funding agency personnel, and new, established, and potential partner organization staff;
Oversee cooperative agreements and contracts with public and private funding agencies and subject matter expert consultants for related projects and initiatives;
Create and provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to increase skills and enhance practices for law enforcement and their community as well as their multidisciplinary stakeholders;
Create, maintain, and resolve budgets for the IACP fiscal year and for funding agencies from the proposal through closeout for multiple projects;
Monitor and ensure compliance with grant activities, federal guidelines, and agency policies; to include tracking program contract deliverables and expenditure tracking;
Provide vision and guidance for the ongoing development and implementation of project scope, tasks, and deliverables by IACP project staff;
Establish and maintain productive relationships with state, local, and tribal agencies, federal entities, law enforcement associations, Association Committees and Sections, and other key stakeholders;
Prepare and conduct educational presentations about programmatic efforts and initiatives and represent the Association, at national forums, federally-sponsored working groups, and other events;
Oversee the updates and revisions of law enforcement curriculum, standards and procedures;
Identify current and relevant topics for IACP publications, model policies, and conferences;
Support IACP staff with programming needs and operations; and
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in subject-relevant field required. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum of six years relevant experience in:
Developing and delivering training and/or technical assistance, tools, resources and policies related to the law enforcement field; and
Developing, managing, and evaluating staff members.
Required Core Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The required core knowledge, skills, and abilities for the Program Manager I include:
Strategic thinking and implementation of organizational vision
Developing products and implementing programs that positively affect the law enforcement and criminal justice field;
Hiring, coaching, developing, training, supervising and evaluating employees;
Tasking and overseeing subject matter expert consultants;
Negotiating partnership and consultant contracts;
Strong familiarity, understanding and ability to provide training and/or technical assistance to law enforcement and their community partners;
Knowledge and experience working with law enforcement;
Developing and delivering training and technical assistance to law enforcement;
Designing and delivering large federal/private grant projects and budgets;
Excellent verbal and writing proficiency, critical thinking and decision-making skills;
Superior task prioritization, organization, and time management skills, attention to detail and long-term project planning.
Effective collaboration and teamwork with diverse colleagues, law enforcement professionals and funding partners;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and
Experience writing funding proposals and supporting federally or privately funded efforts.
Travel may be required (up to 25% travel).
This position is located at IACP’s Alexandria, Virginia location and is not available for full time remote working.
This is a grant funded position for which continuation funding will be sought.
The IACP offers an environment that encourages learning and open communication, and we often work in team (matrixed environment).
The workspace includes comfortable cubicle seating and standing desks.
Some travel may be required based on job responsibilities.
Light lifting, bending and reaching is required to include laptops, small boxes and luggage-if traveling.
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary history.
Please note that applications received without all 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.