A competitive compensation package will be provided. The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The full position description and compensation details can be found on the website at www.ilchiefs.org . The start date will be on or about August 25, 2022, and is negotiable.
The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director of the Association.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the organization of over 1,300 members of executive law enforcement in Illinois. The Director reports to the elected Board of Officers and Executive Board and is responsible for the effective conduct of the affairs of the Association. The Director participates in the mission, goals, objectives and policies of the organization. Within the framework of the Association Constitution and Bylaws, the Director plans, organizes, directs and oversees the ILACP staff, programs and activities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Directs and oversees all activities and programs of the association, including but not limited to government relations, conferences, professional development programs such as training sessions and the ILACP Executive Search functions, and its many communications functions internally, externally, and on social media.
Has regular interaction with the Board of Officers and seeks Board of Officers’ and Executive Board approval when required.
Oversees preparation and filing of all legal documents, such as tax returns, contracts, annual reports of nonprofit associations, etc.
Oversees robust public relations, marketing, and communications channels, including but not limited to a website, social media, quarterly Command magazine and regular email alerts, updates, and bulletins to members
Receives and responds to inquiries from the media.
Establishes administrative policies and procedures for headquarters functions.
Recruits, hires, trains and supervises staff, and administers an effective personnel program which includes position descriptions, performance standards, performance appraisals, and a compensation system.
Supervises and maintains a publications program which is responsive to the needs of the membership.
Organizes and conducts annual and semi-annual conferences which include programs, exhibits, and other events consistent with the objectives of the association.
Coordinates research necessary to the association, and informs the board, elected officials, and membership as appropriate.
Serves as spokesman for the association in conjunction with the Board of Officers.
Oversees and maintains an effective government affairs program to represent the interests of the association membership to legislative bodies, government agencies and other professional associations as appropriate.
As Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Director manages the finances of the association, including the preparation of an annual budget and long-range forecasts of needs. Assists, develops and implements income enhancement programs.
Plans and coordinates meetings of the Board of Officers and Executive Board.
Serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation.
Serves as landlord of the association-owned building in Springfield.
Engages actively with the State Association of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) within the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Regarding Education and Experience, position requires minimum of bachelor’s degree in political science/business /communications, management, or field related to successful implementation of the Job Description. Master’s degree preferred. Association management, including certification, and/or previous public safety/or “Not for Profit” experience preferred.
Requisite Knowledge, Skills, Attributes and Abilities include but are not limited to the following:
Demonstrated support of law enforcement.
Minimum ten years of senior level management experience.
Superior oral and written communications skills.
Working knowledge of variety of modern communications channels such as social media, websites, and other forms of electronic communication, including virtual platforms such as Zoom, Webex or Microsoft Teams.
Experience in interacting with and responding to the news media.
Demonstrated experience in building coalitions and partnerships, including with diverse groups.
Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative, facilitative leader.
Working knowledge of Illinois’ General Assembly and Illinois’ political process.
Working knowledge of computerized data-entry, word processing and financial software programs.
Working knowledge of budgeting, financial record keeping, preparing financial statements, safeguarding and managing financial assets.
Working knowledge of compliance with federal and state reporting requirements.
Working knowledge of state and federal human resources requirements
Ability and flexibility to travel in-state as well as out-of-state.
Ability to perform public speaking at requested functions.
Valid driver’s license.
Willing and able to work occasional weekends and extended hours when needed.
Résumé, cover letter and salary/compensation requirements should be emailed to email@example.com by close of business June 17, 2022.