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Program and Event Coordinator

[Updated January 8, 2019]

ORGANIZATION: AIA New York
DEPARTMENT: Member Services
SUPERVISOR: Assistant Director, Member Services
CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, non-exempt
RATE OF PAY: $24-$26/hour

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Program and Event Coordinator has significant responsibility for the execution of member focused programs, lectures, and classes provided by AIA New York. These programs include those developed by AIA New York’s 27 member committees, and chapter-wide programs including ARE Prep.

The Program and Events Coordinator is supervised by the Assistant Director, Member Services and works in tandem with the Member Services Assistant, who is responsible for the registration, ticketing, and continuing education requirements of events. The Program and Event Coordinator, serves as the primary point-of-contact for committee members and co-chairs. The base weekly schedule for this position is 11:30am-8:00pm, some mornings and weekends may occasionally be required. Responsibilities include:

• Coordinate scheduling and logistics (i.e. program content needs, guest speaker support, A/V, catering, and room set up) for all program committee meetings, events, and initiatives;
• Provide on-site staff support at most committee programs and events, and attend member committee meetings when necessary;
• Ensure the administrative needs of committee events are being met. Administrative needs include submission of program content for Continuing Education credits, credit conferral process for event attendees, and event ticketing/registration;
• Serve as the organization’s main point-of-contact for Continuing Education, including the submission of course objectives to AIA National’s CES system for credit approval;
• Create promotional content for events, and coordinate with Communications team around scheduling and publishing of content;
• Competitions and Awards Programs – Oversee the programmatic elements of AIANY Design Awards, committee awards programs, and other AIANY competitions and Honors applications. Program elements include promotion of competitions and awards, jury coordination, customer support for applicants, and competition announcement events and related programming;
• Oversee scheduling and logistics coordination for AIANY chapter-wide programs, including ARE Prep courses and info sessions, and other special programs as required; and
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree;
• 1-2 years relevant experience in a non-profit, design, and/or architecture setting;
• Strong computer skills; in particular with the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• A talent for guiding and motivating teams of volunteers;
• Well organized and detail oriented; and
• Experience with Salesforce and WordPress CMS systems a strong preference;
• Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is preferred.

BENEFITS: All full-time employees of AIA New York and the Center for Architecture receive, after a 60-day evaluation period, a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 15 days of paid vacation and 10 paid sick days. Employees with 1 year of service are eligible for a 401(k) plan that includes a 3% employer contribution.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Qualified applicants should send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to info@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line; include the cover letter in the body of the email; and attach your resume as a PDF.

For further Information, download the Program and Event Coordinator job description.

Membership Services Assistant

[Updated January 8, 2019]

ORGANIZATION: AIA New York
DEPARTMENT: Member Services
SUPERVISOR: Assistant Director, Member Services
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, non-exempt
RATE OF PAY: $24-$26/hour, 20 hours per week base schedule

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Membership Services Assistant has responsibility for the core administrative support of AIA New York’s member services, which include member tracking, member billing, programs, competitions, and more.

The Membership Services Assistant is supervised by the Assistant Director, Member Services, and works in support of the Program and Events Coordinator, who is responsible for the programmatic execution of the Chapters wide range of member programming. The Membership Services Assistant is the primary contact for member enrollment, renewal and technical support. The base weekly schedule for this position is Monday-Thursday, 10:00am- 3:30pm with a ½ hour lunch break, though some early mornings, evenings, and weekends may occasionally be required. Responsibilities include:
• Field questions and concerns from Architects and Design Professionals related to AIA Membership and benefits;
• Maintain accuracy of data on members in the Membership Database;
• Update the web-based AIA New York Member and Firm Directories;
• Coordinate member recruitment efforts and annual membership renewal drive, including fee invoicing and collection;
• Provide technical support to event registrants and support the Program and Event Coordinator on ticketing and event registration services for AIA New York programs and events;
• Support the administrative needs of committee members and their programs;
• Manage data transfers to/from database;
• Serve as the secondary point of contact for Continuing Education services, administer the processing of credit and certificates, and customer service for event attendees with credit issues;
• Set up and administer submission platform for all chapter competition and awards programs; and
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred;
• 1-2 years relevant experience in a non-profit, design, and/or architecture setting;
• Outstanding computer skills; in particular with the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products, especially Excel;
• Experience managing data sets;
• Experience with Salesforce Classic strongly preferred;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• A balanced ability to conduct detail-intensive independent work, and be a strong team player; and
• Well organized and detail oriented.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Qualified applicants should send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to info@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line; include the cover letter in the body of the email; and attach your resume as a PDF.

For further Information, download the Membership Services Assistant job description.

Freelance Design Educator

[Last updated August 7, 2018] The Center for Architecture is seeking freelance Design Educators to teach in our K–8th grade architecture and design education school programs. Programs include in-school, multi-session residencies and/or after-school programs in schools and community sites throughout the city. Our programs use hands-on, project-based design activities to enrich classroom studies, build students’ understanding and appreciation of architecture and the built environment, and develop their design skills and sensibilities.

Design Educators are hired and paid on a per program basis. Programs typically run weekly for 6–10 weeks. Candidates must be willing to travel to program sites throughout the city and to collaborate with partner teachers to develop age-appropriate, sequential lessons that integrate architecture and design into classroom studies.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture, design, engineering and/or arts education;
• Minimum two years’ experience leading hands-on art/design projects with youth groups in a school, museum or community setting;
• Excellent classroom management skills and ability to work with students of varying abilities;
• Familiarity with NY State Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and core curriculum standards.

Design Educators accepted for employment must attend an orientation session at the Center for Architecture on September 5th, 2018 and be fingerprinted by the Department of Education before taking on a program in a New York City public school. CFA will reimburse the fingerprinting fee. Additional training sessions on CFA curricula and pedagogy may also be required.

Design Educators are paid on a per program basis as independent contractors at a rate of $125/90-minute classroom session with students. This is inclusive of prep time needed for each session. 1-hour planning meetings with participating teachers are paid at the rate of $50. Mandatory CFA training sessions are paid at $20/hour.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates should submit two lesson plans they have developed and taught on an architecture/design topic with examples of related student work, their resumé and a thoughtful cover letter to info@aiany.org. Your cover letter should be within the body of the email, and your resumé and additional materials should be attached as PDFs. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of the email.

For further Information, download the Freelance Design Educator job description.

Volunteers

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture often seek volunteers to support a wide variety of programming. Check back here for updates.

K-12 Volunteers

Volunteering at the Center for Architecture is a great way to contribute to the community, learn new skills, and have fun! We often need volunteers for the following:

Family Day Programs: Weekend public programs for children ages 5-13 and their parents.
Vacation Programs: 3-day thematic programs for children ages 5-18.
Summer Programs: Week-long thematic programs for children ages 5-18.

For further Information, download the K-12 Volunteers job description.

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K-12 Summer Volunteers

Looking to share your interest in architecture and design with young people this summer? Volunteer for a week-long summer program at the Center for Architecture!

For further Information, download the K-12 Summer Volunteers job description.

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