Communications/Editorial, Project Management/Program Development, Research and Information
4 Year Degree
This is a professional position in which the incumbent ensures the incorporation of architectural research embedded into various AIA programs into the organization's Research Agenda and knowledge portfolio. The position also advances the architectural goals of the AIA: increase research literacy of the profession; enable and support research; and gather, translate, disseminate, and celebrate research findings. This position will report to the Managing Director, Research and Practice.
Help coordinate the research work of AIA knowledge communities and other member groups in order to ensure it aligns and is incorporated into AIA's overarching architectural research goals.
Help provide tools and guidance for member groups to get engaged in AIA's research programs.
Coordinate architectural research and practice relevant-research educational content and event programming to increase research literacy.
Ensure that architectural research content is delivered appropriately by subject matter experts and alternative sources.
Work collaboratively with internal AIA content, marketing, and communications teams to expand AIA's support and dissemination of research findings.
Manage AIA's contribution to the AIAS (American Institute of Architectural Students) Crit Scholar research mentorship program, including communicating with mentors and working with AIAS on the day-to-day aspects of the program.
Help manage, provide logistics, and offer support for AIA's convenings around research, including Research Summits.
Help support AIA's research-related initiatives with ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture).
Coordinate with the Director, Sustainable Metrics & Operations and the Director, Higher Education to advance AIA's research goals through collaboration and avoid duplication.
Help Manager, Research and Archives to engage staff, members, and stakeholders to create long-term knowledge products.
Promote emerging research agendas in architecture and their related knowledge products through online channels, AIA's communications, and/or educational vehicles.
Support maximizing the impact of AIA's research investments in relevant topics (e.g., architectural practice, architectural space and building typologies, materials and methods of construction).
Help coordinate AIA's Foresight Initiative, working with the Director of Firm Engagement and other members of the Research and Practice team, members, and other AIA staff.
Maintain AIA's list of research disruptions and future trends impacting architectural practice, profession, and industry at large.
Help maintain and update AIA's Research Agenda and track progress of AIA's architectural research goals.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Manager, Research and Archives
Members of the Knowledge Community team
Director, Market and Economic Research
Director, Firm Engagement
Director, Sustainable Metrics & Operations
Director, Higher Education
Director, Archives and Records
Other members of the Research and Practice team
Other members of the Knowledge and Practice team (sustainability, continuing education)
Other members of the staff within the AIA: National and components
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Experience working across teams, both within the organization and with outside volunteers. Self-starter with the ability to interact effectively in an individual membership environment, work effectively with vendors, manage multiple projects, set priorities, and recognize the importance of deadlines. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to convene and facilitate group discussions and meetings. Experience or interest in tracking societal trends. Industry experience preferred, but not required.
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology), Architecture, Communication, Engineering, or equivalent discipline with a minimum of four years relevant experience. Master's degree preferred, not required.
Internal Number: AIAMGRARCHRES032219
About The American Institute of Architects
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 90,000, 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 building 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.