Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Closing Date: February 22, 2024 


The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) has more than 1,200 members and represents the RCMP, the OPP, First Nations and Municipal Police Services. Members are divided into six categories: Active, Honorary, Life, Associate, Associate Retired and Affiliate. The Association's members maintain a global perspective by going beyond provincial issues to address national and international concerns. 


The Association has had a significant influence on policing issues including the establishment of the Ontario Police College in 1963. In 1998, the OACP was licensed to deliver the Constable Selection System (CSS) in partnership with the Ministry of Solicitor General, a selection tool now widely used to improve the quality of candidates for the position of constable in Ontario's Police Services. Recognizing the need for Executive Training, the OACP in cooperation with the Ontario Police College, conducted a police executive 'Training Needs Assessment' in 2000. This was followed by the launch of a competency-based executive development "Police Leadership Program" (PLP) with the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) in April 2001. 


The OACP is looking to continue to build upon its achievements and is currently conducting a search for an individual to take on the leadership role of Executive Director. 


The Role 

Under the direction of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for the efficient and effective business operations of the organization and for developing, recommending and implementing, upon Board approval, strategies, business plans and policies for the organization. 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 OACP President and Board of Directors with a current budget of $4.3 Million ($2.2 Revenue / $2.1 Expenditure) and a total of 5 staff and contract support as needed. Additionally, the OACP is a membership based organization with more than 1,200 members. 


Your Qualifications 

As the ideal candidate, you have demonstrated progressive experience in a senior role in a not-for-profit, provincial association, police sector or private sector. You have proven skills in financial management, building and supporting high functioning teams, developing and sustaining strategic partnerships, sponsorship and program management. You are a results oriented leader who is highly valued for your business orientation, governance knowledge, proficiency in planning and organizing, program development and evaluation, relationship building and collaboration, and policy development. You must be an excellent communicator and have the ability to work well with a Board comprised of senior leaders to provide sound advice on issues of relevance to policing. You are able to effectively represent the OACP at all levels of government, with politicians, external stakeholders, outside agencies and companies and to other provincial and/or national police organizations and to the media. An understanding of current issues facing the policing community is an important asset. 


To Apply

For further details on the role, please visit the OACP website, at www.oacp.on.ca/ 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: OACP, c/o Christine Roy, Human Resources Consultant at christine@hrsolutionsottawa.com. Your application and personal information will be kept in the strictest confidence. Closing time/date for applications is 16:00 on February 22, 2024.


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


OACP endeavours to create a work environment where we capitalize on the diversity of ideas, experiences, skills and talents of our employees, thereby making us better able to serve our many diverse communities. We will provide equal opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment for meeting bona fide occupational qualifications, regardless of race, colour ancestry, creed, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, disability, receipt of Public Assistance, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.


The OACP thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. OACP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.