The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Triangle chapter of the American Institute of Architects is seeking a highly engaged, dynamic individual with an interest in architecture to help AIA Triangle pursue its mission of driving positive change through the power of design. The Executive Director (ED) serves as the hands-on leader for the chapter and works with the AIA Triangle Board to execute strategic initiatives for the organization. The ED ensures the chapter’s role as a source of education, information, community involvement, business support, and development.
In fulfilling this role, the Executive Director shall:
Actively target and pursue growth – through new memberships and relationships with annual partners, potential sponsors, and allied organizations
Organize and assemble continuing education programs for member groups to build support and engagement in AIA Triangle
Manage a diverse communication strategy plan for both members and external stakeholders, including but not limited to newsletters, website, social media, etc.
Build upon current revenue sources and identify new value-added services/products and sources of revenue. Ensures a robust sponsorship program to support the mission of AIA Triangle, while developing innovative programming to drive value for members
Effectively manage the organization from fiscal, administrative, and infrastructure perspectives
Foster the next generation, specifically in leadership development, values and personal growth
Inspire staff and members to participate in this great organization
Maintain a strong relationship with the AIA Triangle Board of Directors, AIA North Carolina and AIA National
Supervise Membership Services Coordinator
HOURS AND LOCATION:
This is a full-time position with flexible hours that includes some evening and weekend hours. There is no physical office space provided for this position and requires that the Executive Director and Membership Services Coordinator work remotely.
Send cover letter, salary requirements, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line ’AIAT Executive Director Search’. Save documents in the following manner: . No phone calls please. All candidates will be notified via email as to the status of their application.
DEADLINE TO APPLY AUGUST 26th
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of five (5) years in upper management positions within an association
Relevant Bachelor’s Degree, CAE designation, or other related higher education is preferred
Sufficient diversity of knowledge and skills to effectively manage the organization including personnel management, fiscal management, membership management and growth, advocacy, event management, communications strategies, technology savvy, and building of partnerships and coalitions
Ability to set priorities, delegate responsibilities, mentor, motivate, and develop others
Strong ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
Strong creative and entrepreneurial spirit that enables the organization to grow and expand its influence within its vision and mission
Either currently living in or willing to relocate to the Raleigh-Durham/Triangle area (relocation costs are not included)
Knowledge of the architectural profession, the design and construction industry and the AIA. The ED must have particular empathy for the profession of architecture, its value, and the role of architects in society and the environment
Understanding of the unique attributes of a volunteer organization with a board that changes annually
To achieve organizational goals, the Executive Director will work flexible hours to include occasional weekends and evenings in order to participate in events, committee meetings, board retreats, and other AIA related functions. In addition, the Executive Director will travel out of the Triangle from time to time to attend the meetings, events, and conferences of AIA North Carolina, AIA National, and Council of Architectural Component Executives (CACE). Travel expenditures are covered or reimbursed per AIA Triangle policy.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive with industry standards and commensurate with experience.
Benefits include access to healthcare, cell phone, personal time off and holidays.
An annual review process will be performed and led by the Officers of the Board and is tied to compensation.
Internal Number: ED2019
About American Institute of Architects Triangle Chapter
The American Institute of Architects Triangle Chapter is the voice of the local architecture profession dedicated to serving its 800+ members by expressing their commitment to excellence in design and improving the quality and livability of our built environment.
The AIA Triangle Chapter encompasses a ten-county area engaging members in Wake, Durham, Orange, Lee, Chatham, Franklin, Warren, Vance, Granville, and Person counties.