THE ILLINOIS SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION Invites Resumes for the Position Of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association was originally founded in 1928. The Association is a non-profit organization comprised of the 102 county Sheriffs along with thousands of citizen/members throughout the state. ISA's primary goal is to support the role of Sheriff as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in each Illinois county and to speak as a collective voice on matters of public safety. ISA was formed for the purpose of sharing information and providing assistance to Sheriffs and departmental personnel to improve the delivery of law enforcement services to the citizens of the state. A nearly 30,000 strong associate membership secures ISA's ability to meet these goals. The Executive Board, appointed from among the Sheriffs, equally represented from across the state, have overall responsibility for meeting the goals and objectives of the Association. Typical responsibilities of the Executive Director include: •Lead by example to maintain the highest degree of personal integrity and professional ethics, •Hold regularly scheduled office hours Monday through Friday in the ISA office located at 401 E. Washington, Springfield, IL 62701 •Manage the overall activities of the ISA office consisting of 3-5employees and a budget of approximately 1.0 million dollars, •Serve as liaison with the Executive Board to achieve the Association's goals, •Identify and coordinate available resources to further the operations and goals of ISA, •Identify and use appropriate technology to disseminate information, •Under the direction of the Executive Board and in consultation with legal counsel, enter into contracts and partnerships on behalf of the organization, •Develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws, •Recommend and implement the financial directives of the Executive Board, •Manage the day-to-day expenditure of funds and revenue receipts, •Supervise the development and implementation of various projects using principles of project management, •Provide ISA committees with information about internal resources, analyses of the activities and recommendations for action, •Under the direction of the Executive Board, develop, implement and evaluate personnel policies and procedures covering salaries, selection, evaluation, training, discipline and general supervision of employees,
•Assist the Executive Board and others in arranging corporation meetings, training sessions and annual conferences and •Ensure, in conjunction with counsel, that the Association meets all legal requirements.
At a minimum, the successful candidate will have: •Demonstrated the ability to work with managers, administrators and issues experts, •Demonstrated ability to clearly and accurately summarize the work of diverse committees and work groups into deliverable products, •Excellent oral and written communication skills, •A comprehensive knowledge of budgets, budget planning and accounting principles, •Excellent project management and planning skills, •An appreciation of current computer technology and its role in association management, •The demonstrated ability to work with others in a cooperative and positive manner, •The demonstrated ability to persuade others to a point of view, •The demonstrated ability to make sound decisions, •A demonstrated ability to manage others in a positive and goal-oriented manner, and •A high level of integrity supported by sound ethics.
Desirable skills, knowledge and abilities include: •A working knowledge of law enforcement and the law enforcement culture, •A working knowledge of local and state government as it relates to counties and Sheriffs offices, •A working knowledge of the legislative process and lobbying abilities, •A working knowledge of recent legal and fiscal developments related to law enforcement and corrections, •A working knowledge of association law, •Ability to work with an Executive Board that changes yearly, and •Demonstrated ability to design and implement office systems and practices.
A typical means of acquiring the skills, knowledge and abilities described above would be: College degree preferred And At least three years of experience in the criminal justice system at a level comparable to an Association Director Or Any combination of documented experience or education that provides evidence of the required skills, knowledge or experience requirements listed above.
Salary and Benefits: Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience Excellent benefit package
The selection Process: •Resumes must be completed and received by the ISA office no later than December 4, 2017 via email: Teri@ilsheriff.org Or Via U.S. mail at: The Illinois Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Search 401 E. Washington, Suite 1000 Springfield, IL 62701
•Those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications may receive a request for further information, to be returned to the ISA office by a stated date. •Those persons presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to an interview in Springfield. •The final candidates for the Executive Director position will be required to undergo a reference and background check. •Preferred start date for the successful candidate is February 1, 2018.
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association was originally founded in 1928. The Association is a non-profit organization comprised of the 102 county Sheriffs along with thousands of citizen/members throughout the state. ISA's primary goal is to support the role of Sheriff as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in each Illinois county and to speak as a collective voice on matters of public safety. ISA was f...ormed for the purpose of sharing information and providing assistance to Sheriffs and departmental personnel to improve the delivery of law enforcement services to the citizens of the state. A nearly 30,000 strong associate membership secures ISA's ability to meet these goals.