Director, Component Leadership Development Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Location: Washington, DC
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: AIACLP-2023
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, Component Engagement, the Director, Component Leadership Development Programs will serve as the lead developer and executor of all leadership and association management content for component staff and volunteers. The Director will work closely with the AIA team and components to identify and understand unique needs. Using a multi-channel engagement approach, the Director will meet those needs by developing and delivering content to improve organizational effectiveness to elevate their capacity to lead their organization, grow membership, engage stakeholders, and deliver consistent programs and events for AIA members.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as project manager and co-leader of all content at the annual AIA Leadership Summit, an in-person event focused on advocacy and leadership development for leaders at the national, state, and local levels.
Develop all content and events in conjunction with the annual CACE (Council of Architectural Component Executives) Annual Meeting, an in-person event focused on association management and professional development for component staff.
Utilize new ideas, technology and creativity to enhance attendees’ experiences at in-person and virtual events.
Work with AIA staff to create a content calendar to improve awareness of AIA programs at the component level.
Develop and manage program budgets for component and leadership events.
Assist in the onboarding of new component staff by developing video content and other virtual learning opportunities.
Develop a component recognition program to celebrate successes amongst the network and increase best practice sharing.
Serve as the liaison to the CACE Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Work Group. Develop and execute plans to increase Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) efforts within components and coordinate activities, practices, and outcomes to help components become better advocates of diversity and inclusion.
Works to infuse AIA goals and strategies through the programs and services offered to the component network.
Develops and draws upon an understanding of the needs of AIA components to contribute to strategic discussions to meet their unique needs.
Develops and fosters effective partnership relationships and communication with component leadership through proactive relationship management.
Develops content in the areas of strategy and business planning, ensuring they are current, valued, and meet the needs and expectations of components.
Maintains in-depth knowledge of industry trends and drives the process of identifying new and emerging work to support the collective growth and development of components.
Leverage data from surveys, benchmarking reports, and component accreditation to identify and address gaps in alignment between all tiers of the Institute.
Conduct onboarding of new component leaders and deliver resources that connect them to AIA centralized support services.
Serve as an engaged and collaborative representative of AIA with members, prospects, and other relevant connections; strengthen relationships with individuals and institutions on behalf of AIA's strategic goals and priorities.
Component Volunteer Leaders
Outside consultants, contractors
Experience working with components and delivering content that improves organizational excellence.
Proficient organizational skills, attention to detail, and project management skills.
Experience with consensus building, negotiation, budget management, interpersonal, decision-making, and verbal/written communication skills essential.
Demonstrated skills as a strategic and innovative thinker with the ability to solve problems and execute initiatives; synthesize data and transfer into actionable outcomes; and serve as an effective liaison between or among various groups, including the ability to engage in successful negotiation, collaboration, and conflict resolution.
Bachelor's degree in business, communications, marketing, or related discipline preferred. Certified Association Executive (CAE) a plus. At least seven years of professional experience in non-profit association management, including chapter relations, marketing, engagement initiatives, and developing and implementing strategic planning initiatives.
Strong analytical skills and demonstrated understanding of individual member serving organization trends.
Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) software.
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
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
Work Location: 100% Remote from the AIA Approved States : 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
This position will periodically be required to be on-site at the AIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Travel Requirements: Up to 20% travel required.
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.