Project Management Institute - Washington DC

Senior Project Manager

Alexandria, Virginia, United States (hybrid)
14 days ago


Salary Up to $75,000, Commensurate with Experience

Cover Letter Required: Yes

Type: Non-Profit 501(c)(3)

Closing Date: December 16, 2022


Are you looking to make a difference? When you work for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), you don’t just make a living, you make a difference by shaping the future of the policing profession. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

The IACP is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 32,000 members in over 168 countries, the IACP is a recognized global leader in policing and is dedicated to enhancing the policing profession through new programmatic initiatives, advocacy, and excellent member services.

As a leadership association, the IACP starts with our members’ needs. We think strategically and assess constantly; cultivate good judgement and drive change.

Job Functions

The IACP seeks to hire a Senior Project Manager to broadly support IACP efforts, and specifically support the following grant-funded initiatives:


Senior Project Managers support, and advance organizational strategies set by the IACP’s leadership and manage projects to build capacity of law enforcement to enhance community-police relations. The job functions of a Senior Project Manager include:

  • Supervise several projects and staff members
  • Oversee the Association’s initiatives and agreements
  • Develop, manage, and track multiple grant-related budgets; monitor invoicing in accordance with IACP and federal guidelines
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with grant activities, federal guidelines, and agency policies
  • Manage contracting and reimbursement processes for sub-recipient organizations, vendors, and consultants
  • Manage project scope, tasks, and deliverables, and timelines, while also ensuring concurrence with funding agency staff
  • Develop, evaluate, revise, and update project materials such as publications, magazine content, online resources, curricula, training materials, guidebooks, educational handouts, tools, timelines, membership/attendee acquisition pieces and fliers
  • Develop and deliver in-person and/or online training and technical assistance
  • Coordinate and conduct outreach to law enforcement agencies and criminal justice partners to promote participation in projects and events, gather information, and identify promising practices
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with state, local, and tribal agencies, federal entities, law enforcement associations, IACP’s Committees, Sections, and Divisions and other key stakeholders
  • Plan, facilitate, and deliver virtual and in-person meetings, training sessions, group discussions, and other events attended by law enforcement, subject matter experts, and criminal justice partners
  • Coordinate and conduct educational presentations about programmatic efforts and initiatives, while also representing the Association, at national forums, working groups, and other events
  • Work in conjunction with the IACP’s committees to coordinate the planning of working groups, midyear, and annual meeting, and to collaborate on the development of grant deliverables
  • Maintain ongoing and effective communication with project team, staff members, partners, and funding agencies Monitor contract/consultant performance.
  • Assess the effectiveness of project activities and resources
  • Manage, lead, and grow staff members
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in subject-related field + four (4) years of job-related experience OR Master’s degree in subject-related field + three (3) years of job-related experience required. 

Relevant Experience/Skills

  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience with a public, private, or non-profit organization
  • Minimum of two (2) years of staff and/or consultant supervisory experience
  • Experience managing comprehensive multi-year projects with multiple contracted partners
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Superior verbal and writing proficiency; capacity to work collaboratively and productively with the project team, law enforcement professionals, multidisciplinary partners, and funding agency personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to implement programs and products that positively affect the field.
  • Ability to multi-task; must be organized and have attention to detail.
  • Experience in accounting for project resources.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with and understanding of policing
  • Familiarity with crisis response (police response to individuals with behavioral health conditions or intellectual/development disabilities)
  • Experience with and knowledge of grant-funded efforts, especially those that are national in scope
  • 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 6% - after one year of employment

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume

  • The IACP only requires you to fill out the skills section and screening questions in the application, along with your resume and cover letter.

  • Cover letters must contain the name of the position being applied for as well as the requisition number
  • 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.

Public Health Compliance: IACP requires all employees, regardless of remote work status, to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or new employee at the IACP, you will be required to comply with our vaccination policy, report your vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination. Compliance with the policy does allow for exceptions, but those exceptions will only be granted in circumstances related to medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66040200
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: IACP
  • Position Title: Senior Project Manager
  • Industry: IACP Headquarters Jobs
  • Job Function: Civilian-Administrative/Professional/Managerial
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