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Executive Director – Western Australia

Advertiser: Australian Institute of ArchitectsMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
28 Aug 2018
Location
Perth, CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
CEO & General Management, General/Business Unit Manager

Executive Director – Western Australia

The Australian Institute of Architects is a peak professional and national membership-based organisation representing over 11,000 architects across Australia. It exists to enhance the cultural, environmental and economic well-being of the community by advancing contemporary practice and the professional capability of members and advocating the value of architecture and architects.

Through its State and Territory Chapters, the Institute offers a wide range of high quality, member-focused services, programs, education and advocacy to support architects to remain at the cutting edge of their profession and to promote the value of architecture more broadly.

Role overview:

The Executive Director role has a strong focus of advocacy for Architects within Western Australia. The main accountabilities for this key role are advocacy, commercial, operational and resource management of the Western Australian Chapter and its member programs. The role reports to the General Manager, Chapter Operations.

Ideal candidate:

To be successful in this role, you will have operational and team management experience in a membership-based or similar organisation with a multi-faceted stakeholder engagement focus.  You will have strong written and oral communications skills, well-developed negotiation, liaison and interpersonal skills, a collaborative relationship management approach and demonstrated commercial and financial acumen. Proven experience in government relations, policy or advocacy work is considered essential.

You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification in business management, public policy or political science, architecture, public relations and/or a related field, is essential 
  • Demonstrated experience in an advocacy, policy and or relationship management role(s)
  • A minimum of five years’ management experience in a similar role with an industry or professional association or stakeholder engagement focused organisation
  • Proven experience in developing programs and services for a large and diverse stakeholder base
  • Proven commercial and strategic acumen including strategy planning, implementation, and fiscal management
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage relationships including experience managing volunteer committees and advisory/task groups
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, leadership, team building and motivational skills and a commitment to nurturing a positive and collaborative team culture
  • High-level of initiative and self-management skills and a proven ability to provide clear direction and task delegation to staff, as and when required.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Business and operational planning and management of the Chapter and its delivery of high quality services and programs in response to the changing needs of members and architecture practice/business priorities
  • Implementing policy and programs to achieve the Institute’s Strategic Plan and financial targets
  • Advocating for and promotion of architects and the importance of architecture to State and Local Governments, the building, property, construction and allied industry sectors as well as to the broader community
  • Facilitating the work of Chapter Council, committees and task groups
  • Developing and implementing strategies to recruit and retain members
  • Representing the Institute and engaging effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including government, education, allied industry and professional organisations, national and local sponsors and partners and the public
  • Delivering strong leadership of Chapter staff and building of a high performing collaborative team environment.

Why AIA?

As an organisation, we are committed to providing a diverse and interesting environment, steeped in history we have been supporting the careers of Architects and the industry since 1930. We are committed to our new strategy to drive change and innovation internally and for our members. The successful candidate will also be supported by a strong management and leadership team as well as a wider network of state-based peers.

For a confidential discussion please contact Tabitha West

Phone: 0400482884

Tabitha@hrhqconsulting.com.au

 

The Australian Institute of Architects is a peak professional and national membership-based organisation representing over 11,000 architects across Australia. It exists to enhance the cultural, environmental and economic well-being of the community by advancing contemporary practice and the professional capability of members and advocating the value of architecture and architects.

Through its State and Territory Chapters, the Institute offers a wide range of high quality, member-focused services, programs, education and advocacy to support architects to remain at the cutting edge of their profession and to promote the value of architecture more broadly.

Role overview:

The Executive Director role has a strong focus of advocacy for Architects within Western Australia. The main accountabilities for this key role are advocacy, commercial, operational and resource management of the Western Australian Chapter and its member programs. The role reports to the General Manager, Chapter Operations.

Ideal candidate:

To be successful in this role, you will have operational and team management experience in a membership-based or similar organisation with a multi-faceted stakeholder engagement focus.  You will have strong written and oral communications skills, well-developed negotiation, liaison and interpersonal skills, a collaborative relationship management approach and demonstrated commercial and financial acumen. Proven experience in government relations, policy or advocacy work is considered essential.

You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification in business management, public policy or political science, architecture, public relations and/or a related field, is essential 
  • Demonstrated experience in an advocacy, policy and or relationship management role(s)
  • A minimum of five years’ management experience in a similar role with an industry or professional association or stakeholder engagement focused organisation
  • Proven experience in developing programs and services for a large and diverse stakeholder base
  • Proven commercial and strategic acumen including strategy planning, implementation, and fiscal management
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage relationships including experience managing volunteer committees and advisory/task groups
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, leadership, team building and motivational skills and a commitment to nurturing a positive and collaborative team culture
  • High-level of initiative and self-management skills and a proven ability to provide clear direction and task delegation to staff, as and when required.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Business and operational planning and management of the Chapter and its delivery of high quality services and programs in response to the changing needs of members and architecture practice/business priorities
  • Implementing policy and programs to achieve the Institute’s Strategic Plan and financial targets
  • Advocating for and promotion of architects and the importance of architecture to State and Local Governments, the building, property, construction and allied industry sectors as well as to the broader community
  • Facilitating the work of Chapter Council, committees and task groups
  • Developing and implementing strategies to recruit and retain members
  • Representing the Institute and engaging effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including government, education, allied industry and professional organisations, national and local sponsors and partners and the public
  • Delivering strong leadership of Chapter staff and building of a high performing collaborative team environment.

Why AIA?

As an organisation, we are committed to providing a diverse and interesting environment, steeped in history we have been supporting the careers of Architects and the industry since 1930. We are committed to our new strategy to drive change and innovation internally and for our members. The successful candidate will also be supported by a strong management and leadership team as well as a wider network of state-based peers.

For a confidential discussion please contact Tabitha West

Phone: 0400482884

Tabitha@hrhqconsulting.com.au

 

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