Friday, January 25, 2013

Manager, Federal & International Programs The American Institute of Architects

Manager, Federal & International Programs The American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Washington D.C. Metro Area To Apply: Job Description This is a two year term position on the Government and Community Relations team in which the incumbent is responsible for advancing the Institute’s goals by implementing comprehensive initiatives focusing on international market development and federal regulatory advocacy . The Manager, Federal Agency Relations and International Programs will report to the Director Federal Relations and Counsel while working closely with the Managing Director, Government Relations & Outreach. Job Duties: Manage the AIA’s international trade mission program with the U.S Department of Commerce including member mobilization efforts, grant management, program development, and content development. Work with AIA components and federal agencies, including Commerce, the Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Small Business Administration and other applicable agencies, to develop educational programs that educate AIA members about business and practice issues and opportunities. Tracks federal regulations derived from a variety of sources (print and electronic media, publications, telephone contact and attendance at meetings, hearings, conferences, and other events) for international work. Analyzes, researches, and presents pros/cons of impact of federal regulations related to international trade on the architectural profession. Writes reports/documents on issues of importance to the AIA surrounding international trade issues for India, Sri Lanka and other including issue briefs, talking points, strategy memos, articles, etc. Oversee content development, editorial process and publication of the stories from AIA members on International trade and international opportunities. Develop tool kits, presentations and other resources to support AIA ‘s international efforts. Manage other related duties as assigned. Frequent Contacts: Executive Branch officials and staff Officers of related organizations and trade associations AIA Government and Community Relations Team AIA National staff AIA Leaders and Members AIA Meeting Planners AIA website team members Desired Skills & Experience Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Skill and experience in writing and editing of print and electronic materials, including website content. Skill in collaborative problem solving, conflict resolution, negotiation and active listening. Skill in analyzing complex subjects in a timely manner, researching and providing logical presentations. Ability to successfully coordinate multiple priorities and responsibilities in a deadline driven environment. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including intermediate/advanced competency in PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, Excel, and Outlook.. Knowledge of HTML preferred. Skilled in using Internet browser/internet research-based methods and Web content software applications, particularly related to and experience with graphic design layout, pod and video casting, social media, etc. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs, Political Science or related degree required with 3-5 years of political, public affairs, or government relations preferred; law degree with 1-3 years of experience in executive, legislative, corporate, and or private sector a plus. Association related experience preferred. Supervisory Requirements: None Company Description The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the leading professional membership organization for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners. Its headquarters is in Washington, DC, with approximately 200 employees and 300 local chapters. The AIA serves its members through advocacy, information, and community. Each year the AIA * Sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure * Sets the industry standard in contract documents with more than 100 forms and contracts * Provides countless Web-based resources for emerging architecture professionals * Conducts market research on the economic factors that affect the business of architecture * Hosts the annual AIA National Convention and Design Exposition * Serves as an advocate of the architecture profession * Champions architects’ future by enhancing public belief in the value of design * Promotes design excellence through an awards program

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