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AIA Illinois is Hiring!

We are looking for our new Communications & Outreach Manager!

The Communications & Outreach Manager will manage the digital and traditional communications and messaging for AIA Illinois. Working to develop effective outreach strategies through targeted communications and expand our online presence and greater visibility among primary stakeholders, including AIA members; prospective members; legislators; the media and allied organizations.

Working with key staff and member leaders, the manager will be responsible for developing an effective communication strategy, budget recommendations and overseeing the primary activities to achieve the strategic objectives.

AIA Illinois offers compensation commensurate with experience and responsibilities including an outstanding benefit package. The manager will handle the administrative duties related to communications and be the primary resource to the board and staff for best practices, new ideas and strong execution of shared goals.  

Some of the requirements for this positions include:

Roles and Responsibilities

Manage AIA Illinois website to keep vibrant and current

-Oversee content as needed of the Illinois Great Places website

-Generate engaging content through publications, website and social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

-Curate content for twice monthly e-news via Constant Contact.

-Grow relationships with key influencers ensuring they receive relevant, timely updates

-Develop relationships with the media, engage with the press, and any key influencers

-Provide communications support for any policy or informational handouts and briefs

-Engage membership in opportunities for involvement on advocacy-based campaigns

-Assist with member engagement events such as Grassroots Lobby Day and/or CANstructionManage outreach to potential partners, build an organizational network

-Some travel and occasional nights/weekends may be required

-Coordinate with other AIA Offices to share and extend communication efforts

-Gather insight from subject matter experts on design trends and practice innovations

-Monitor regulations that affect the architecture profession

-Maintain the Illinois Architects Political Action Committee

Personal Characteristics

4-year Bachelor’s degree required. Relevant 5 to 7 years related work experience preferred

Experience crafting and implementing communications and messaging strategy

Exceptional verbal communication skills

Strong writing and editing skills

Adept at networking and relationship building

Ability to manage projects independently

An eye for compelling visuals and graphics

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