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CACP National Office, c/o Christine Roy

Executive Director



Company Information

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Job Description



Location:  Ottawa, Ontario

Closing Date:  December 16, 2016

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) was founded in Toronto on September 6, 1905. The Association is national in character and is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada.  Much of the work in pursuit of its new mandate, developed in 2013, “safety and security for all Canadians through innovative police leadership”, is done through the activities and special projects of a number of committees and through active liaison with various levels of government and departmental ministries having legislative and executive responsibility in law and policing.

Our Board of Directors includes Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Commissioners and Directeurs of Police Services who are representative of the widespread regions of Canada and who are elected by the membership.  This group of executive officers is assisted in the management of the organization’s affairs by an Executive Director located at the national office in Ottawa, which serves as the central coordinating bureau for the Association’s various activities.  

The CACP is currently conducting a search for an individual to take on the leadership role of Executive Director.

The Role

Under the direction of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Board of Directors, and within the framework of the constitution, the Executive Director is responsible for the general administration of the Association, for managing the CACP office, for developing, advising and making recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to programs, projects, priorities and events. The Executive Director serves as primary liaison for the Association with members, external partners, and stakeholders. The Executive Director makes operating decisions and develops procedures within the parameters of the by-laws and policy guidelines set by the Board.

The Executive Director reports to and is accountable to the CACP President and Board of Directors with a current budget of $3 Million and a total of 7 direct reports

As the ideal candidate, you bring leadership experience and understanding of the not-for-profit/Association sector.  Ideally you have a solid understanding of the issues of relevance to police at all levels including municipal, regional, provincial and federal.  You are experienced leader who can effectively build relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and areas.  You are knowledgeable about all facets of running an organization including excellent management expertise with a solid track record in financial management, communications, team development, program development, fundraising and strategic partnerships. You are a valued advisor to the Board of Directors and able to effectively represent the CACP at all levels of government, politicians, external organizations, corporations, agencies, and other provincial and/or international police organizations and to the media

Your Qualifications

The ideal candidate has a university degree in a relevant field of study such as business, finance, administration or equivalent experience.  You will have demonstrated progressively responsible senior experience in working in any one of the following:  the police sector, not-for-profit or national association and/or senior experience in private sector with responsibility for financial management, revenue generation and internal operations.  You have proven leadership abilities and the ability to inspire, build relationships with all levels of government, partners, staff and members.  You are familiar with organizational structures, roles and responsibilities of police services in Canada and have demonstrated financial acumen including budget development and monitoring of expenditures. 

You have strong communication and presentation skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to build relationships with all stakeholders.  You are a strategic thinker who has the ability in partnership with the Board of Directors to define the future direction and guide the efforts of the Association in achieving its objectives.   As an effective leader, you are able to inspire and motivate your team and are able to bring people and ideas together in order to achieve outcomes.  

To Apply

For further details on the role, please visit the CACP website, at where you can download a complete candidate briefing package.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward a cover letter along with your resume to:  CACP National Office, c/o Christine Roy, Human Resources Consultant at  Your application and personal information will be kept in the strictest confidence.  Closing time/date for applications is 16:00 on December 16, 2016.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

CACP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.  Please let us know. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.




Contact Information

CACP National Office, c/o Christine RoyChristine
Posting Date: 28-Nov-2016Executive Permanent, Full-Time $131,500 - $157,800/yr 104-Jul-2017
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