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Executive Director

The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Executive Director. 

After many years of unprecedented organizational growth, our current Executive Director Jake Whisnant, has announced plans to retire by February 2021.  

Salary: $36,000.00 yearly

Hours: 1,040 annually 

The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC) was formed to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of the fire service through information, education, communication and action, which will best protect the firefighters and citizens of North Carolina.  The vision of the NCAFC is to be a highly visible organization, dedicated to providing leadership and direction through a cooperative, informed, and progressive manner by providing education and training for executive development and management, collecting and disseminating information and establishing formal positions on relevant issues, administering mechanisms for networking, and providing a process to address legislative issues.

The Executive Director reports to an eight-member Board made up of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Immediate Past President, elected Treasurer, and three regional directors.  The position plans, organizes, and directs the operations of the Association

Candidates for the position must have strong leadership and managerial skills combined with excellent interpersonal and communications skills. In addition, a proven, successful record of experience in supervisory and administrative assignments while demonstrated skill within the following critical areas:  strategic planning, operations management, event management, marketing, communications, and financial management. 

Minimum qualifications for this position include: A Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Business, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited university or college is required.  Additionally, ten (10) years of organizational management experience including at least 5 years in a supervisory, command, or executive officer position with significant administrative responsibilities.

To apply, please complete the online interest form below, attaching a cover letter and resume, including three professional references. 


Applications will be accepted until close of business on November 16, 2020. Interviews for the position are scheduled to be held during the week of December 7, 2020 with an effective hire date of January 4, 2021. 


The NCAFC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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