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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.
This is a senior manager position on the AIA Finance & Administration team reporting to the CFAO. This team focuses on developing and maintaining relationships through AIA’s business focused committees and the AIA Contract Documents partnership. Additionally, this role will support the development of business and investment opportunities that further AIA’s position in the architecture, engineering and construction industries as well as generate non-dues revenue. This role supports potential future relationships as well as current partnerships in which AIA is an equity partner.
The Sr. Manager supports the logistics and operations for 1735 NY Avenue Investments, LLC, a wholly owned $150 million investment fund subsidiary of the AIA. Including coordination and planning of quarterly Board meetings, outside investment firm updates, digital technology platform and communications.
Working with AIA’s commercial business partners and multiple groups of volunteers, the senior manager utilizes skills in logistics, operations, project management, organization and coordination to manage the work of the AIA Documents Committee and ACD Brand Review Committee; including, when needed, supporting new AIA initiatives with these key business partners. This role handles all needed operational transition items as a result of the sale of the business, as well as on-going matters throughout various AIA departments that surface as a result of or have been affected by the sale.
The senior manager will support the logistics of the AIA Documents Committee and the ACD Brand Review Committee, staff leadership and the plan for the development and future content of documents, member products and services, specifications and other work products meets the standards as set forth by the AIA.
This position might require travel to attend committee and other meetings outside of the DC area.
Writing, editing, coordinating and facilitating member engagement including, but not limited to, the following:
Support of the the business relationships with ACD Operations, resulting in internal satisfaction and perceived progress with both partnerships. Includes functional planning, managing conflict/risk, and escalating concerns.
Support business relationships to the benefit of AIA. Leverage resources, apprise leadership, promote awareness, prioritize initiatives as necessary.
Define and manage success milestones and metrics, working with finance, business development, and other teams to drive success.
Support alignment of partners, committees and internal teams to support ACD partnership.
Deliver regular detailed performance reporting to internal staff.
Coordinate events & meetings with ACD that directly contribute to the committees’ work and business.
Oversee the solicitation and incorporate feedback from stakeholders on committee issues to ensure that product development policies and procedures meet their needs.
Recommend operational changes to improve the effectiveness of committee based on program results, member feedback, and changes in requirements.
Faciliate internal AIA cross-functional team consisting of the Chief Finance and Administration Officer, SVP Finance and Administration, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis to ensure effective management, governance, and financial stewardship of the entity by AIA.
Contribute to, draft, and/or edit formal documentation such as the Investment Policy Statement, Board of Director appointment letters, and informational briefs for 1735 Investments.
Arrange 1735 Investments board meetings, and draft board meeting agendas and minutes.
Manage all Board related matters in-person and in the online board management platform.
- Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
- ACD Operations, LLC – content development team and senior leadership team
- 1735 Investment Board members and investment firm
- AIA Documents Committee
- AIA General Counsel’s Office
- AIA Corporate Partnerships Team
- AIA Meetings Team
- AIA Manufacturers Council
Demonstrated ability to track and nurture relationships with committee members, business partners and volunteers.
Experience with a mid-size to large design or construction entity or owner is beneficial.
Skill in the use of Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, and Zoom
Strong attention to detail. Skill in organizing and prioritizing tasks
Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred with a minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience in Business, Finance, Product Development, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Construction Management, Project Management.
Supervisory - N/A
What we offer
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our company values and workplace culture, including:
Medical 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
Travel Requirements: Minimum
Work Location: Washington, DC. Hybrid. 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.