Sr. Manager, Member Engagement & Special Interest Groups
The American Institute of Architects
Type: Full Time
Salary: Please include desired salary
Project Management/Program Development
Internal Number: AIAKCR06-2022
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA will provide you with the opportunity to advocate for the value of architecture and give architects and design professionals the resources they need to do their best work. The collective voice of architects is essential and our work drives positive change through the power of design.
Each one of us at AIA is a leader committed to demonstrating our mission and values, and designing a better future for our country and planet. Even in times of change, AIA’s values remain constant:
We stand for equity and human rights
We stand for architecture that strengthens our communities
We stand for a sustainable future
We stand for protecting communities from the impacts of climate change
We stand for economic opportunity
We stand for investing in the future
We speak up, and policymakers listen
The American Institute of Architects, as part of the global community, is building a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the profession of architecture to create a better built environment for all. Achieving this vision has a direct impact on the relevance of the profession of architecture and the world's prosperity, health, and future.
Reporting to the Managing Director, Knowledge Communities & Resources and responsible for the program management of multiple AIA Knowledge Communities (KC), special interest groups within the AIA. The Sr. Manager is responsible for volunteer and resource management, strategic and programmatic planning, and budget management for a portfolio of 3 - 5 Knowledge Communities. Daily activities include enforcing AIA policies and guidelines, acting as liaison for KC Volunteer Leadership, and keeping up to date with KC activities for staff resource and budget allocation. This position is also responsible for coordination of collaboration opportunities with AIA chapters, allied organizations, and other KCs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as primary point of contact for KC volunteer leadership regarding AIA policies and governance issues.
Assists volunteer leadership to develop program content ideas for Knowledge Community activities.
Manages budget communication with volunteer leadership; and provides oversight for project implementation within budget.
Develops, monitors, and reports on all projects from a programmatic and budget perspective within the Knowledge Communities.
Coordinates knowledge capture and delivery of all programs working with various internal staff.
Develops and maintains highly effective relationships with volunteer and staff leaders affiliated with their Knowledge Community programs and activities.
Monitors developments within the architecture and non-profit management professions to develop and recommend effective new programs, products and services in support of the AIA’s overall strategic initiatives.
Monitors relationships with outside organizations allied to Knowledge Community areas of specialty, and develops opportunities to enhance strategic partnerships, research, communications, and collaborative programs.
Identifies and facilitates opportunities for cooperation, and optimal cross-function within the Institute, such as collaboration among Knowledge Communities, with local/state components and other Institute program areas and special initiatives.
Develops outreach efforts for programs to serve diversity efforts, and to reach targeted areas of membership, such as emerging professionals, educators, and students.
Leads program evaluation efforts with project teams, and volunteer leaders, and facilitates efforts to improve program delivery.
Identifies opportunities for sponsorship, and manages contacts with sponsors, in collaboration with Strategic Partnership department.
Perform other related duties as assigned and as needed.
Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Architecture or related fields
Minimum Years of Experience: 5 - 7 years of project management experience
Physical Demands: May sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently during working hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: Must have a home office set up as this position is largely virtual/remote. Home internet service with speeds in excess of 3Mb in both directions (upload and download) through a broadband internet service is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Extended periods of screen time and use of mobile devices is anticipated.
Demonstrated belief in equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in marketing and communication materials and content development
Established volunteer engagement and management track record
Ability to work within a collaborative team environment, and influence and engage diverse audiences and stakeholders
Ability to build long-term and trust-based relationships
Strong project management skills with experience of completing projects on time and on budget
Demonstrated organizational, time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Skill in collaborative problem solving, conflict resolution, and systems/process development.
Skill in the use of Microsoft Office, including competence in Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to coordinate a diverse shared resource pool.
What we offer:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our company values and workplace culture, including:
Medical, vision and dental
Paid time off
Flexible spending accounts
Income protection (Life Insurance Coverage up to 2x salary) & disability plans at no cost.
Tuition and membership reimbursements
AIA employees have access to a variety of other programs, including:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their family members
SmartBenefits transportation program, featuring up to $55 monthly in public transportation as well as pretax METRO parking
Computer purchase program
Fitness club discounts
Prepaid legal services program
Identity theft protection
100% Remote from the AIA Approved States : DC, MD, VA, AR, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, NM, NY, NC, OK, PA, SD, TN, UT, VT, WI, WY
Applicants in states not listed above are ineligible.
This position will periodically be required to be on-site at the AIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, in accordance with the applicable law.
The AIA, in existence for more than 150 years, works to advance the value of architects and architecture and increase the living standards of people by improving their built environments. The AIA, with a membership of over 90,000, is the largest voice of the architectural community.
*Educating the public to strengthen the value of architects and the overall role of the profession in the building industry. *Using our influence in legislative and regulatory concerns that affect and potentially govern the professional lives of architects. *Researching new job markets and new career specializations to ensure architects can meet society's needs now, and in the future. *Expanding the architectural knowledge base as changes in the profession occur. *Offering a network for support and information exchange with colleagues and industry professionals across the country and the globe.