April 18, 2022 / Job Postings

Job Postings: AIA Baltimore | Baltimore Architecture Foundation

AIA Baltimore has two opportunities to join the team! We are looking to add a Communications Manger, responsible for AIA Baltimore, Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Maryland Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (MDASLA) communications, and an Education & Outreach Associate for AIA Baltimore and MDASLA.

Please see the job descriptions below.

Education + Outreach Associate

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(for best consideration, apply by May 5, 2022)

The Education + Outreach Associate supports the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Baltimore), the Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF), and the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MDASLA). Primary responsibilities include managing Continuing Education Services for AIA Baltimore and MDASLA, liaising with schools and architecture and landscape architecture programs in Maryland, and coordinating exhibitions and programs that bring the mission of the Center for Architecture and Design to life.

The ideal candidate has knowledge of architecture or landscape architecture education, or experience with managing continuing education programs, and a passion for Baltimore’s built and natural environment, culture, and communities. They are also highly organized and detail oriented, able to work individually and as part of a team, and able to diplomatically deal with challenging situations while exhibiting professionalism.

This is an Exempt position reporting to the Executive Director, and working with a collaborative professional team. The Education + Outreach Associate will be an employee of AIA Baltimore, a 501(c)6 nonprofit membership organization. AIA Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity employer. Please submit cover letter and resume to lhill@aiabalt.com.

Responsibilities include:

Continuing Education and Professional Development

  • AIA Continuing Education Services (CES) and ASLA Continuing Education services (LACES) – assist with learning objectives for events and programs, credit submittal, and reporting, as well as maintenance and organization of records.
  • Facilitate continuing education and professional development opportunities for AIA Baltimore and MDASLA membership. In particular, study programs for Emerging Professionals and members seeking to prepare for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE)
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of professional development by reviewing professional publications and reviews; (USGBC, Registration Boards, Accreditation Boards, etc.); establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Education Program Coordination

  • Coordinate outreach and liaise with community-based organizations and the public for AIA Baltimore, BAF, and MDASLA educational programs and events.
  • Liaise with all three organizations’ committees related to education for youth as well as career education for Emerging Professionals.
  • Coordinate and prepare for committee meetings, set-up meeting materials and refreshments as needed.
  • Liaise with Maryland college and university architecture and landscape architecture programs to facilitate connection between academia and practice.
  • Assist with annual sponsored AIA Baltimore, BAF, and MDASLA program planning and outreach
  • Provide support and attendance for meetings, events, and programs as needed.

Center for Architecture and Design, Facilities and Administrative Services Support

  • Assist with event and gallery exhibition scheduling at the Center for Architecture and Design, as well as coordination of programs to include event planning, marketing, communications, logistics and registration.
  • Assist with retail inventory and merchandising.
  • Assist with communication with Building Property Manager, including facility repairs and systems.
  • Other duties as assigned

Shared staff responsibilities:

  • Provide outstanding service to members of all organizations and visitors of the Center for Architecture and Design.
  • Answer basic questions about benefits and value of membership and services of the organizations.
  • Promote a positive culture of mutual respect and collaboration among staff and other organizations at the Center.

Required Skills:

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from managers, staff, members, and the general public.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite

 

Communications Manager

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(for best consideration, apply by May 5, 2022)

The Communications Manager supports the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA Baltimore), Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF), and the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MDASLA). Primary responsibilities include management of electronic and print communications, website, and social media, promoting the value of architecture to the public, and communication with members and the public. The Communications manager will also assist with coordinating events and all aspects of administration of a professional association, including assistance with marketing, grant writing, and membership outreach. This position requires an individual capable of managing multiple priorities and deadlines in a gracious, precise, and professional manner. Accuracy, attention to detail, independent and team work abilities necessary in a fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate has an interest in architecture, design, and related fields, a passion for Baltimore’s built and natural environment, culture, and communities, as well as experience in managing special events in a nonprofit organization setting. They are also highly organized and detail oriented, able to work individually and as part of a team, and able to diplomatically deal with challenging situations while exhibiting professionalism.

This is an Exempt position reporting to the Executive Director, and working with a collaborative professional team. The Communications Manager will be an employee of AIA Baltimore, a 501(c)6 nonprofit membership organization. AIA Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity employer. Please submit cover letter and resume to lhill@aiabalt.com.

Responsibilities include:

Communications and Marketing Coordination

  • Plan, coordinate, and send AIA Baltimore, BAF, and MDASLA e-newsletters.
  • Update and maintain AIA Baltimore and BAF websites.
  • Create promotional materials for social media and website, ensuring that materials meet all organizations’ branding guidelines.
  • Develop marketing strategies for major programs, and conduct outreach and promotion through social media for all organizations.
  • Write and send press releases, and maintain and build relationships with local media.
  • Update and coordinate program information on website, and via online registration portals, and social media event pages.
  • Maintain editorial calendars.
  • Process analytics for social media, e-newsletter, and events.

Member Services Support and Communications

  • Respond to member and public queries about events, programs, and services, and direct inquiries to other staff as appropriate.
  • Provide support and attendance for meetings, events, and programs as needed.
  • Provide electronic member services such as publishing member news and job announcements.
  • Provide sponsor services including logo placement and editorial publishing.
  • Manage communications and public relations with allied organizations.

Program and Event Support

  • Create print graphics for events.
  • Attend and provide staff technical support for programs, meetings and events as required, including videoconferencing, live streaming setup, and video sharing.
  • Conduct public outreach and develop public outreach programs through the BAF.
  • Assist with event scheduling at the Center for Architecture and Design, as well as coordination of programs to include event planning, marketing, communications, logistics and registration.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Shared staff responsibilities:

  • Provide outstanding service to members of all organizations and visitors of the Center for Architecture and Design.
  • Answer basic questions about benefits and value of membership and services of the organizations.
  • Promote a positive culture of mutual respect and collaboration among staff and other organizations at the Center.

Required Skills:

  • Strong visual design sense and experience in graphic design
  • A working knowledge of audiovisual systems
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from managers, staff, members, and the general public.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey, HTML, Zoom, YouTube, and working knowledge of database systems