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The Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects seeks an experienced, self-motivated candidate for the position of Executive Director.
The Executive Director candidate shall be responsible for management of the Chapter member services, business operations, fundraising initiatives, membership growth and retention, and coordinating continuing education activities. The Executive Director shall aid and support Chapter members and the architectural community in their professional development. In addition, the Executive Director is also responsible for Chapter communication platforms, events, an honors & awards program, annual and program specific sponsorship attainment, and strategic partnerships. The Executive Director works with AIA National to ensure all activities of the Chapter are in compliance with specific accreditation requirements for Core Member Services, ensuring that strategic communications and Chapter programs are aligned with the priorities and values of AIA.
The Executive Director’s position requires leadership skills in the areas of future visioning, strategic thinking, collaboration, communication, public speaking, writing, and event/program planning and implementation. Past experience with nonprofit organizations is preferred and desirable. Knowledge of architecture, art, related architectural design & urban design issues, and/or the built environment is ideal.
About the Organization
The Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, headquartered in downtown Annapolis, is a local component of the American Institute of Architects and was founded in 1965 to serve architects in eleven counties bordering Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The Chapter currently includes over 200 Architect and Associate members, as well as numerous industry and community partners as Allied Members. Additional information can be found on our website: www.aia.org/Chesapeake Bay.
Education and Experience
• A (minimum of a 4 year) college degree with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred. • Experience in business development, recruitment, and fundraising with non-profit organizations. • Prior management-level experience with a non-profit organization a plus. • Experience developing and implementing strategic initiatives, developing and working within set budgets, and grant research and applications. • Experience leading teams, implementing programs & special events, and managing partnerships.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Position requires strategic thinking, collaboration, and strong communications skills. • Confidence in public speaking, communication, and messaging. • The applicant shall be self-motivated and excel in an independent work environment. • Able to interact effectively, efficiently, and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization and the public. • Must be supportive and an advocate for the values and ethics of The American Institute of Architects (www.aia.org/about) • Strong accounting skills and/or understanding of bookkeeping and financial management software preferred. • Ability to learn and utilize software and database platforms to help manage information and communications. • Knowledge and familiarity with various forms of social media is desirable.
• Anticipated start date of September 1, 2020 • Part time, independent contract position, approximately 24 hours per week. • This position offers the ability to work remotely. • Some evenings and weekends required for meetings and events. • Travel may be required to Chapter meetings, events, and association conferences. The Executive Director may be reimbursed for approved related travel expenses.
The Executive Director’s salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and employment history.
Candidate Submission Requirements
Interested applicants must submit a customized letter of interest and resumé/curriculum vitae to AIA Chesapeake Bay - Executive Director Search Committee via e-mail at infoAIAChesapeakeBay@gmail.com. If there are questions, they should be forwarded to the e-mail above. Questions will be responded to in a timely manner.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About AIA Chesapeake Bay
We advocate for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Our work drives positive change through the power of design.
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