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Job Posting: Senior Program Manager (Testing and Executive Search)

04/19/2016 3:10 PM | Anonymous

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Location: Alexandria, VA

Position Number: EDU-SPM-2016-003

About the Job

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Education, the Manager for Testing and Executive Search, markets, designs, develops, and manages consulting services to agencies on a contract basis for personnel testing, assessment centers, and executive search services.  Provides organizationally effective, job-related, and legally defensible solutions to client challenges.  Manages all aspects of the service including, onsite work, marketing, proposal development, negotiation of contract for services, design and development of deliverables, development and maintenance of budget, records retention and management, and supervision of staff and consultants.  Maintains client relationships and facilitates communication with all stakeholders from project initiation to conclusion.  Performs other associated duties.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides fee-based consulting services to local, state, federal, and tribal police agencies, in the areas of testing, assessment centers, and executive search.
  • Prepares proposals, including work plans, staffing plans, and budgets.
  • Leads and manages service efforts, employing IACP staff and contract consultants.  The Senior Program Manager is required to conduct major portions of the projects and to work with teams in the field.
  • Remains sensitive and responsive to client needs during project periods.
  • Exercises quality control during project periods, including problem correction and cost accountability.
  • Presents, explains, and justifies findings and recommendations in public settings.
  • Conducts survey design, data analysis, and statistical analyses.
  • Recruits and trains law enforcement subject matter experts (associate consultants).
  • Drafts, edits, and produces complex and extensive technical reports.
  • Responsible for the development of the cost center budget (subject to supervisory and governing body approval).  Responsible for maintaining cost center activities within established budget and generating excess revenue over cost center expenditures.
  • Serves as staff liaison to IACP committees or sections as assigned.
  • Engages skills and capacities within the Programs, Advocacy, and Outreach teams at IACP, and within other areas of the Education team, as assigned.
  • Collaborates and provides support for other association activities.
  • Other duties assigned by the Assistant Director of Education, Director of Education, and IACP Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in relevant discipline required. Master degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is preferred.
  • Requires ten years’ experience in industrial/organizational psychology.  Such experience should be directly relevant to the duties and skills described herein and include marketing, project management, deliverable development, and supervision of staff and consultants.  Experience in the public sector and with policing is desirable but not required. 
  • Equivalent combinations of advanced education and experience will be considered.

Skill Requirements

Core knowledge and skills requirements include:

  • Command of testing, selection, and employment law best practices and standards to include test validation, construction of multiple-choice examinations, construction and administration of assessment centers, and executive search methodology.
  • Skill in providing consulting services to clients.
  • Ability to balance demands of a multi-project portfolio.
  • Conversant with social, criminal justice, and policing trends and issues.
  • Ability to organize, direct, motivate, and function productively with work teams.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, and synthesize volumes of information and data reports.
  • Consummate writing/editing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and public presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct statistical analyses of numerical data and skill in associated software.
  • Demonstrable success functioning in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability and willingness to function productively in the collaborative headquarters environment

Note: Travel will be required. 

How to Apply

All applications must be received by April 29, 2016.

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history. All documents should be submitted as one document. All cover letters must contain the name of the position being applied for as well as the position announcement number.

Please note that applications received without all the requested information will not be forwarded for review.

To apply, please visit https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15212731 or apply through our website at  WWW.THEIACP.ORG.  

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