Manage, write, edit and publish component communications, including but not limited to E-newsletters, website content, blogs and discussion boards.
Write and produce biweekly communications for component and volunteer leaders, gathering relevant and time-sensitive information from AIA staff and other resources. Work with AIA Content Governance to ensure the E-newsletter complies with AIA editorial standards.
Manage component webinar schedule and develop tools as needed to improve outreach efforts to components. Requires proficiency in online video editing software.
Serve as moderator for multiple leadership discussion forums, curate and publish content on the leadership website, and curate and publish for chapter events on the national member website. This position will be owner of the chapter and chapter staff data in our membership database, and will initiate new staff records in the database during the new staff onboarding process.
Create and execute strategic communication plans aimed at component staff and leadership about new initiatives and resources designed to optimize their effectiveness.
Ghostwrite or edit articles, memos and emails to support national component staff communiqués to CACE.
Manage distribution lists for component communications and supervise maintenance of the CACE and Presidents’ discussion boards.
Suggest ideas to improve component communications and develop new opportunities.
Monitor component websites and social media as it pertains to components.
Work with AIA Media Relations to develop media strategies that assist components. (Example: USA Today)
Maintain and distribute Component Calendar of Events and checklist of key dates and deadlines.
Distribute calendar of key dates and events to relevant AIA departments including the Call Center.
Information Resource Management
Provide support for the development and analysis of department surveys, such as the Component Profile Survey and the All-Volunteer Component Presidents Survey.
Develop and manage internal information resources and processes to support component communications.
Manage web content for Component Connect so it is current and accurate including On Demand access to resources. Update, revise or remove content in a timely manner. Track and analyze website metrics as they relate to component communications.
Track and analyze website metrics as they relate to component communications.
Actively solicit feedback and input on the quality of the content, the usefulness and accessibility of the information platform, and the breadth of the information resources.
Assist with communications and information resources for Centers for Architecture.
Develop component/corporate partnerships as they pertain to outreach.
Manage the annual Component Excellence Awards program.
Assist on special projects as assigned and with other communications and information resources for other programs on the tea.
CACE Executive Committee
AIA Meetings and Events
AIA Marketing & Promotion
AIA Content Governance
Considerable skill in written/oral communications, negotiation, diplomacy, team building, collaborative problem solving, conflict resolution, volunteer management, and systems/process development. Outstanding interpersonal communication skills a must. Strong writing and editorial background a plus. Ability to interact with individuals with a diverse background at all levels of the organization (volunteer leaders, members, staff, and visitors). Project management experience a plus. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and time management skills. Success in prioritizing duties, retrieving information, tracking projects and maintaining schedules. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. Skill with Microsoft Office. Knowledge of HTML and website content management system is required. Skill in video editing preferred. Knowledge of Higher Logic platform is strongly preferred.
This position may require you to participate in social media to support the department goals which may require you to create a profile on social media sites that includes your name and personal image as an avatar and identifies you as an employee of the American Institute of Architects. Because you are participating in an official capacity, the profile should include your work email address and/or link to the AIA website. When using social media, remember to use the same decorum and professionalism that you would use if you were speaking on the AIA’s behalf at a conference or public meeting. Your official activities online are subject to the policies and regulations of the AIA Staff handbook including the Policy on Staff Use of Social Media.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications/Marketing or related fields and three to five years of association management or related professional work experience.
Some travel required.
Supervisory Requirements: None.
Additional Salary Information: Please include desired salary with resume submission
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 80,000, 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 build...ing 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.