Communications/Editorial, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
This is a professional position in the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals department on the Member & Component Services team. The Center for Emerging Professionals was established to organize, advocate for, provide resources to, and represent the interests of emerging professionals; a diverse group of students, recent graduates, young professionals on the path to licensure, and architects licensed less than ten years. The Center for Emerging Professionals is the authoritative voice and resource for individuals at many points in their careers from education through licensure and beyond.
The manager is primarily responsible for developing and coordinating educational programs, directing data collection, and developing, promoting, and distributing knowledge resources for Emerging Professionals (EPs). In addition, the manager will develop content focused on Emerging Professionals for AIA communications channels and maintain records and archives of Emerging Professionals activities.
The manager works with other organizations including the American Institute of Architecture Students, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. The position reports to the Senior Director, Center for Emerging Professionals.
Manage and develop knowledge resources including, but not limited to:
Best practices and strategies to support Emerging Professionals
Programs of interest to students, primarily at AIAS and NOMAS events
AXP and ARE support
Support and promote annual, nationwide programs (ARE Scholarship, Emerging Professionals Exhibit, Henry Adams Award)
Develop video content for emerging professionals.
Manage video production from concept generation through post-production.
Plan and develop product or event based promotional segments as needed.
Research and identify potential collaborators and on-camera talent for future videos.
Manage and create content and graphics for AIA website, Facebook, Twitter, print media, and email blasts.
Lead communications effort for Emerging Professionals and Academic Engagement teams.
Pitch, develop, and contribute content to AIA.org and AIA Architect newsletter.
Manage marketing requests and develop marketing plans for EP programs as needed. Design prototypes per brand standards as needed.
Maintain team sponsorship prospectus.
Research trends within the path to licensure and associated Emerging Professionals issues and integrate this knowledge into programs, initiatives, and advocacy efforts.
Gather information through surveys and other tools.
Analyze data gathered and develop recommendations.
Develop proposals to expand new tools and resources for emerging professionals.
Support Emerging Professionals advocacy efforts, specifically career development, AXP, and ARE.
Evaluate opportunities for mentorship within the Institute.
Maintain historical records of Emerging Professionals initiatives, programs, and advocacy efforts.
Support the development of session and event submittals for Emerging Professionals programs at AIA and collateral events.
Develop new programming for Emerging Professionals at AIA Conference on Architecture.
Assist with content development and on-site logistics.
Coordinate the Emerging Professionals party with the meetings team.
Research and propose new ideas to engage EPs.
Assist committee communications work group from ideation through development and publication on all national communication channels. Track development and statistics of all content created.
Support event planning for all team events. This may include webinar set-up, room reservations, travel research and arrangements, reimbursement processing, event registration, and on-site support.
Manage and respond to customer service inquiries and messages via AIA Info Central, voicemail, and email.
Contribute and represent the AIA at 1-2 conferences, 1-2 large meetings, and 1-2 small meetings annually.
Other duties as assigned.
All Internal AIA teams
All Collateral organizations
Volunteer committee members from the NAC and YAF
Emerging Professionals – students, recent graduates, professionals on the path to licensure, and young architects
Demonstrated writing and research skills and detail-oriented. Knowledge of architectural licensure processes, policies, and regulations in the United States, especially Architectural Experience Program (AXP, formerly IDP) and the Architect Registration Examination preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint are essential. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software; including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is preferred. Capability to effectively use social media platforms and virtual networks and knowledge of HTML are benefits.
A bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of 4-5 years of experience in an office/administrative/project support position. Architecture degree and some AXP and ARE experience preferred. Up to 15% travel required, primarily on weekends.
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.