Executive Director Position Posted
Position: Executive Director - American Institute of Architects Arizona Component
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Chartered on June 30, 1937, AIA Arizona is the statewide component of the American Institute of Architects. Our overall mission is to promote the architectural profession through the strength and participation of our members.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona Component of the American Institute of Architects is seeking a visionary, highly engaged, dynamic individual with an interest in architecture and design to inspire AIA Arizona in pursuing its mission of promoting the architectural profession through the strength and participation of its members. The Executive Director (ED) serves as the hands-on leader for the component and works with the AIA Arizona Board to execute the strategic initiatives of Advocacy, Communication and Education for the organization. The ED ensures the organization’s role as a source of education, information, community involvement, business support, and development. The ED often serves as the first contact with the public for the profession and should represent the organization with professionalism and enthusiasm. The ED should be a consensus builder with a passion for design who can advocate for the profession across the State of Arizona.
- Establish and maintain a close working relationship with the members of the AIA in Arizona, the AIA Arizona Board of Directors and Boards of Directors of the local Arizona Chapters and leaders in local Arizona Sections to execute the organizations’ Strategic Plan.
- Actively target and pursue growth – through new memberships and relationships with annual partners, potential sponsors, and allied organizations.
- 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 Arizona, while developing innovative programming to drive value for members.
- Lead the organization and planning of the State Conference, Awards Gala and Associates Conference.
- Work closely with administrative agencies, members of the Arizona Legislature, the Government Affairs Committee and the AIA Arizona contract lobbyist. Knowledge and experience in legislative and regulatory processes and working with local and state agencies is highly desirable.
- Manage a diverse communication strategy plan for both members and external stakeholders, including but not limited to newsletters, website, social media, etc.
- 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.
- Support organization staff and work well within a team.
- Be the primary resource to the board and staff for best practices, new ideas, and strong execution of shared goals.
- Maintain a strong relationship with the AIA Arizona Board of Directors, AIA Western Mountain Region and National
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in upper management positions within an association is preferred.
- Relevant Bachelor’s Degree, CAE designation, or other related higher education is preferred.
- A 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 Phoenix area (relocation costs are not included).
- Knowledge of the architectural profession, the design and construction industry and the AIA. The ED must have 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 need to 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 Arizona from time to time to attend the meetings, events, and conferences of AIA Arizona, AIA Western Mountain Region, AIA National, Council of Architectural Component Executives (CACE) and American Society of Association Executives. Travel expenditures are covered or reimbursed per AIA Arizona policy.
HOURS AND LOCATION:
This is a full-time position with the requirement of flexible hours that includes some evening and weekend hours. There is physical office space provided for this position located at 30 N. Third Avenue, #200 Phoenix, AZ 85003. The position also requires regular travel across the state to serve AIA Southern Arizona Chapter and the Grand Canyon Section.
- 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.
HOW TO APPLY / CONTACT
Send cover letter, resume detailing measurable success in the key qualifications for the positions and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line ’AIAAZ Executive Director Search’. No phone calls please. All candidates will be notified via email as to the status of their application.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 12, 2020 or until position is closed
AIA Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AIA Arizona affords equal employment opportunity regardless of age, race gender, creed national origin, disability, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected categories.
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