The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Arizona Component 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 it's 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.
Minimum of five years' experience in upper management positions within an association is preferred.
Relevant Bachelors 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).
About American Institute of Architects
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.