Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and Training and Experience:
Demonstrated and comprehensive understanding of government relations and the political system, grassroots organizing, the profession of architecture, the role and value of design in practice and in society, and the impact that architects and architecture can have on a creating a well-designed community.
Demonstrated skill in leading an innovative, responsive and effective government advocacy team. Clear understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the practice of architecture and policy implementation.
Skill in strategic and tactical direction of project management teams to correctly identify and define on-target objectives, and develop plans to accomplish programmatic and fiscal goals.
Outstanding interpersonal skills.
Considerable skill in written/oral communication, negotiation and active listening
Experience in speaking and presenting before large audiences.
Considerable skill in leadership, facilitation, high performance team building, collaborative problem solving, conflict resolution, volunteer management, and systems/process development.
Leadership strength and demonstrated ability to coordinate diverse resources.
Ability to interact effectively in an individual membership environment, recognize and identify member concerns, analyze issues and concepts to correctly state a problem and develop recommended solutions.
Skill in the use of Microsoft Office and other supporting technologies.
Bachelors Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Architecture, Engineering, or a related field, with a minimum of 12 years related experience, of which a preferred minimum of 7 must be in a government agency/legislative office, and 10 years in association/non-profit government relations. Political campaign experience and experience/education in architecture preferred. Proven management skills. Advanced degree and association background strongly preferred. Some travel required.
Directly supervises a staff of approximately 10 full time employees; coordinates the efforts of specialty consultants and pooled resources of editors, writers, meeting planners and administrative support on specific projects.
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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.