Manager, Public Policy – (AIAARPP03-2022)

11 Jul, 2022


Manager, Public Policy – (AIAARPP03-2022)

American Institute of Architects
Washington, D.C.

KSAs and Training and Experience:

Ability to perform research and analysis required

Working knowledge of architecture and the design and construction industry preferred

Ability to learn new and complicated concepts quickly and convey them to others required

Demonstrated success working in a team environment, coordinating, and communicating with colleagues, conveying ideas with tact and diplomacy, and resolving problems collaboratively

Excellent analytical abilities required

Excellent writing and speaking skills

Experience with member services required

Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities and responsibilities

Excellent organization skills

Sound judgment and initiative to work independently is a must

Commitment to produce excellent work and meet required deadlines

Experience writing, editing, and producing blog posts, articles, reports, manuals, correspondence, and other materials

Ability to be pro-active and operate independently with minimal supervision

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, etc.), virtual conferencing platforms, and social media


Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field

4-5 years of professional experience in public policy preferred.

Association experience and architectural background/training is a plus.

Supervisory Requirements:



An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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Job Description

Function of the Position:

This is a mid-level professional position in the Advocacy & Relationships Department, reporting to the Senior Director of Public Policy, and will be responsible for supporting the Institute’s overarching public policy priorities among AIA staff, AIA leadership, and member groups. The manager will assist the Senior Director of Public Policy with policy development and will work with the Advocacy & Relationships Team as well as other AIA departments and constituencies to update and fully examine current and future AIA policy and position statements with all AIA internal stakeholders.

The Manager is responsible for issue-specific research and analysis as well as for helping to develop materials and tools to support the Institute’s public policies. This role will help facilitate and coordinate communications among AIA state components, AIA Knowledge Communities, Strategic Council, and AIA Board level Committees, including but not limited to the Government Advocacy Committee (GAC).



Job Duties:

Research & Analysis

  • Research and analyze policy, regulatory, and business trends at all levels of government on behalf of AIA members.
  • As directed by the Sr. Director, develop reports, briefs, state statutory matrices, position papers, as well as other written or digital materials.
  • Update and maintain a repository of information and resources (e.g., statistics, background on past activity, new research, case studies, articles, etc.) on policy areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Relationship Management

  • Along with the Sr. Director, cultivate and maintain relationships with AIA state components and staff as well as AIA volunteer members and leaders.
  • Manage ad hoc committees as well as task forces put together to address specific issues.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Advocacy and Relationships team with internal stakeholders, AIA components, AIA members, and other groups, as assigned.
  • Other duties, as assigned.



  • Draft and edit articles for AIA blog, newsletters, and other communications.
  • Assist in the creation of presentations for AIA leadership.
  • Ability to facilitate discussion between members on virtual conference calls, webinars, and in small groups.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Assist the Sr. Director with managing the administration of meetings, video conference calls, conference calls, webinars, listening sessions, and other events, as assigned.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Frequent contacts

AIA Advocacy & Relationship team members

AIA National Staff

AIA leaders (elected and employed) and members

AIA component leaders and staff


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Job posted: 2022-07-11