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Executive Director, Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police

05/10/2019 3:46 PM | Grover Piper (Administrator)

The Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police is seeking a dynamic and energetic Executive Director to assume responsibility for managing all activities of the association while developing the resources and programs necessary to grow the association and better serve its membership.  The Executive Director reports directly to the board of directors of the association.

Background

In 1964, nineteen chiefs of police from across the state met to discuss and, ultimately, lay the groundwork for establishing a professional association "dedicated to the advancement of law enforcement". As a result of this meeting and subsequent efforts over the following few months, official Articles of Incorporation were drafted and filed with the Kansas Secretary of State on May 21, 1965.

The KACP Articles of Incorporation provide that KACP is a non-profit corporation organized "to secure a closer official relationship amongst police officials throughout the state, to secure unity of action in police matters; to elevate the standard of police institutions and the police profession generally; to pursue humane efforts in the enforcement of laws; to encourage the advancement and perfection of a uniform police system within the State of Kansas: to advance along all lines pertaining to the prevention and detection of crime and the identity and treatment of prisoners; and to encourage cooperation with any other professional police organization who supports the above aims and purposes, to solicit and receive funds for the accomplishment of the above aims, if necessary, and to buy, own or sell property, real or personal, for the accomplishment of the above aims, if necessary."

In the 40 plus years since its birth, KACP has grown from its original 19 to over 400 members.  Numerous worthy programs and valuable services have been developed, implemented, improved and expanded as reflected elsewhere in this web site. What has not changed is the drive and dedication of Kansas law enforcement leaders to improve effectiveness and ensure professionalism.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the general direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overall financial health, management and operation of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police.

The Executive Director is responsible for the administrative functions associated with operating a professional association, including maintaining records, preparing documents and reports, sending membership communications, acting as a central point of contact for members and the public, planning meetings, and maintaining a current membership roster.

The Executive Director is responsible for membership solicitation, recruiting and tracking, including the development and maintenance of a membership database and timely performing renewal efforts.

One of the principal responsibilities of the Executive Director is fundraising. The director will develop and execute an annual fundraising plan to ensure the ongoing viability of the association.

The Executive Director will plan and execute the many events of the association including association conferences, the annual awards banquet, and chiefs round table discussions.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience working with non-profit or government organizations;

direct experience with fundraising activities;

demonstrated ability to negotiate and manage contracts;

knowledge of basic budgets and accounting;

excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to the position;

experience with Facebook, Twitter or other social media and basic internet website maintenance.

SALARY: $45,000 plus annual incentive bonus

TO APPLY: email cover letter and resume to Michael A. Keller, President, Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police at KACP@KSACP.net

To be considered for this position, resume and cover letter must be received no later than June 1, 2019.


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