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. Your role as a Conference Education Manager will help meet the above goals in a dynamic, thoughtful, and progressive environment.
Each year the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) holds multiple meetings and events including the Annual Conference and Exposition with over 15,000 attendees, a sought after city-wide event for many cities. The Conference Education Manager will be responsible for program development, attendee acquisitions, and operational support for the annual conference and exposition, as well as supervision of one employee and manage contracts and contract employees from time-to-time. This position is integral to the success of the meeting and collaborates regularly with IACP team members.
Annual Conference Program Development and Speaker Management:
Manage all aspects of the Call for Presentations which includes development of the submission website, submission guidelines, and abstract system (currently Cadmium).
Manage external and internal review process, presenter acceptance and notifications, reports, timelines, and responsive support to all individuals submitting abstracts.
Maintain communications with the external and internal Track and Section liaisons to ensure workshop and meeting planning, publicity, and logistical needs are met.
Assign space for workshop and meeting rooms for annual conference and manage and prepare work orders to include room sets, audio-visual equipment, and utilities.
Collaborate with IACP staff on the design and logistics for show management areas.
Assist in the planning of annual banquet to include seating, ticket sales, entertainment.
Manage the workshop certificate process.
Annual Conference Marketing:
Maintain and ensure that the IACP and conference brand is consistently represented throughout all touch points.
Liaise and collaborate with internal staff and external marketing firm to provide specific annual conference related information to include print, digital, e-mail, and social media campaigns.
Develop and manage the production of the printed conference program.
Manage the mobile app for the annual conference.
Maintain the conference website.
Develop speaker resources for the annual conference speakers.
Mid-Size Meeting Oversight:
Manages Meetings Coordinator in their responsibilities which includes, but is not limited to, logistical details of three annually occurring midsize meetings (300-1,000 attendees) such as contract negotiations, speaker management, housing block management, food and beverage, meeting room set-up audio visual, transportation, special events, on-site management, billing, etc.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Five (5) years of job-related experience in a non-profit organization, association, or criminal justice environment
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and other relevant business software such as Cadmium, Core-apps, Informz, Nimble, & Social Tables strongly preferred.
Familiarity with membership organizations such as PCMA, MPI, and IAEE are preferred.
Experience with hybrid meetings a plus.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Solid Analytical skills including the ability to troubleshoot problems from multiple perspective.
Effective task prioritization and time management skills.
Solid writing, editing, and communication skills.
Effective collaboration and teamwork skills.
Experience with, and ability to manage elements of several projects at the same time.
Attention to detail.
Demonstrated skill in managing staff and projects.
Ability to create and manage a budget, accounting for and preserving project resources.
Special Conditions and Work Environment
Approximately 15% travel throughout the year will be required based is required based on job responsibilities.
Position is located at IACP HQ in Alexandria, VA.
Flexible work environment (3-day in-office and 2-day remote).
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.