Chief of Staff

Job Description and Responsibilities


This position reports directly to the Deputy Executive Vice President.

The following positions report directly to the Chief of Staff:

  • Deputy General Counsel
  • Director – Business Development
  • Director – Criminal Justice Programs
  • Government Relations Counsel
  • Controller
  • Manager – Operations & Support Services

This position is similar to the role of the Chief Deputy in a sheriff’s office and directs the work throughout the Association including:

  • Has day-to-day overall responsibility for the operation of the Association and is in the office most of the time
  • Serves in the role similar to a Chief Operating Officer – organizes and manages critical daily operations of the Association and leads a team of full and part-time staff
  • Communicates regularly and openly with entire staff to ensure free flow of ideas and information
  • Oversees and manages the execution of key functions in Accounting and Operations & Support Services
  • Serves as a resource to Directors of Business Development, Criminal Justice Programs, Legal, and Government Relations
  • Monitors the financial position of the Association and works closely with the Controller to prepare and maintain all Association financial records, documents, and reports
  • Works closely with the Controller and Association management to prepare and monitor the Association’s annual budget
  • Accompanies the Executive Vice President and/or the Deputy Executive Vice President to select events outside the office to assist in building relationships with select high-level government officials, key business executives, and others related to the operation of the Association
  • Assumes various responsibilities and duties as requested by the Executive Vice President or Deputy Executive Vice President
  • Is routinely available to provide guidance and answer any questions so that decisions can be made promptly to enable projects and other assignments to keep moving in a timely manner
  • Works with directors to monitor work and ensure projects stay on track and on schedule
  • Fosters and embraces the mission and objectives of the Association as established by the Association’s Executive Committee

Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, schedules, and leads Association Management Team meetings
  • Participates in monthly meetings with each individual Director, the Executive Vice President, and Deputy Executive Vice President regarding the status of projects and ongoing tasks
  • Schedules, convenes, and leads periodic staff meetings, as needed
  • Implements Association policies
  • Leads long-term strategic planning for the Association
  • Ensures the successful and timely completion by Association staff of assigned tasks, projects, and programs
  • Ensures the timely completion of materials and preparations for meetings of the Association’s Executive Committee
  • Assists the Executive Vice President or Deputy Executive Vice President with special projects
  • Ensures maintenance of a clean and professional work environment for Association staff
  • Assists co-workers as necessary and performs any additional duties as assigned


Education: Minimum of a four-year college degree

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 7 years of management and supervisory experience
  • Fiscal and human resources experience is desirable
  • Experience in management of a non-profit entity is desirable
  • Proven experience with leadership for effective organizational change
  • Financial management and budgeting experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and candidly
  • Leadership style conducive to orchestrating a broad variety of Association initiatives
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and possess the ability to accurately proofread documents
  • Ability to prioritize, actively seek input, and problem solve
  • Ability to successfully multi-task with significant interruptions throughout the day
  • Ability to manage deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, database, email, and Internet savvy for research purposes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to adhere to our Association’s high professional standards and core values

Supplemental Information:

The work is typically performed in an office while sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, weighing up to 20 pounds.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit your resume to

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