Executive Director

The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police is recruiting for an Executive Director. The job description is below:

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports to the President and answers to the Board of Directors in accordance with the by-laws, and is responsible for AACOP’s consistent achievement of its mission, goals and objectives.

The Executive Director performs some or all of the following general duties:


1.Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the association.

2.Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect AACOP.

3.Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of AACOP’s activities.

4.Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and members/volunteers.

5.See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the association and all important factors influencing it.

Operational Planning and Management

1.Assure that AACOP has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2.Provide leadership in developing program, associational and financial plans with the Board of Directors, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

3.Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of AACOP’s work.

4.Assist the Secretary in maintaining official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

5.Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

6.Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials


1.Along with the Board President, act as a spokesperson for AACOP

2.Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate

3.Represent AACOP at community activities to enhance the association’s community profile

4.Publicize the association’s activities, its programs and goals through such media as Facebook, AACOP

website, newsletters and other correspondence.

Budget and Finance

1.Assist the Treasurer in developing and maintaining sound financial practices.

2.Work with the Treasurer, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that AACOP operates within budget guidelines.

3.In cooperation with the Treasurer, ensure that adequate funds are available to permit AACOP to carry out its work.

4.Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the association.

5.Plan, organize and participate in fundraising activities as appropriate.

6.Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.

7.Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.

8.Assist the Treasurer in administering the funds of the association according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of AACOP.

9.Jointly, with the President and Secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of AACOP, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

Community relations/advocacy

1.Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of AACOP’s efforts and activities and to identify

changes in the community served by the association.

2.Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders,

politicians, and other associations to help achieve AACOP’s goals.

3.Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and associations.

4.Represent the programs and point of view of the association to agencies, associations, and the general public.

Risk management

1.Identify and evaluate the risks to the AACOP’s people (members, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks.

2.Ensure that the Board of Directors and AACOP carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.

3.Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage.

Actual Job Responsibilities:

1.Planning and operation of annual budget.

  1. Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day- to-day operation of the association.

3.Serving as AACOP’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general


4.Publicizing the association’s activities, its programs and goals through such media as Facebook, AACOP

website, newsletters and other correspondence.

5.Overseeing marketing and other communications efforts.

6.Establishing and maintaining relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance AACOP’s Mission.

  1. Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation throughout the State.

8.Strategic planning and implementation.

9.Overseeing AACOP Board and committee meetings; preparing agendas and supporting information.

10.Reviewing and approving contracts for services.

11.Coordinating, planning, and contracting of Hot Topics Conference.

12.Attending the following conferences and associated meetings as available:

  • IACP Annual Training Conference
  • Annual Executive Development Conference
  • Annual Crime Conference

Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.