@AIAYAF and AIA National Associates Committee Seek Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) and the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) would like to formally open the call for applications for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director position for each of these committees.

Jump to the 2017 – 2019 YAF Mid-Atlantic Regional Director position. Jump to the National Associates Committee 2017-2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Associate Director Position

Each of these positions is a 2-year appointment and will commence January 2017 and terminate December 2018. Applicants applying for the YAF must be an architect within their first 10 years of licensure. Applicants applying for the NAC should not be licensed architects at the time of submission. All Applicants must be AIA or Assoc. AIA members. Further information about each of these positions can be found on the following pages. Deadline to submit is October 31, 2017; 11:59pm.

2017 – 2019 YAF Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

Overview:
The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) is the voice of recently licensed architects, and the catalist for progress within the Institute. As the future of architecture, we are the professionals who use 21st century design skills to respond to both today and tomorrow’s issues and change the way people work, live, and play. In 2017, the YAF is celebrating its 25th year as a Committee within AIA National and has the following three overriding values:

  • LEADERSHIP is the practice of actively engaging recently licensed Architects to affect positive change for the betterment of other members, their firms, their communities, and the Institute overall.
  • MENTORSHIP is the developmental partnership through which a seasoned Architect (mentor) shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective with an Intern Architect or a recently licensed Architect (mentee) in order to develop specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the mentee’s professional and personal growth.
  • FELLOWSHIP is the condition of sharing similar interests, ideals, or experiences with other recently licensed Architects or more experienced Architects in a congenial, collegial atmosphere on equal terms.

The Young Architect Regional Director (YARD) is the primary connection between local AIA chapters and the national YAF Advisory Committee (AdCom). The YAF Regional Director will keep communication flowing between these groups by:

  • Maintaining quarterly communication with all YAF chapters/EP Committees within his or her designated region.
  • Serve as a conduit between local YAF chapters and the AdCom.
  • Disseminating information to and collecting information from local chapters as requested.
  • Submitting a regional report as requested.
  • Participating in YAF Focus Group led by AdCom.

As the regional director, AIA National covers your costs for travel, food, and lodging for the YAF/NAC Annual Meeting. Additionally, you are provided a stipend by AIA Mid-Atlantic to cover registration, travel, food, and lodging costs associated with AIA Grassroots, and AIA Convention. Any other costs associated with travel or other conferences are to be covered by the delegate.

This is a tremendous opportunity to take on a larger leadership role within the AIA. You will grow your network with the YAF, AIA, and the College of Fellows both regionally and nationally. Through national committee appointments, this rewarding experience will allow you to be actively engaged in shaping the future of the profession.

Mandatory Attendance Each Year:

  • YAF/NAC Transition Meeting, Location TBD (2 days) – February
  • AIA Grassroots, Washington, DC – March 8 – 10, 2017
  • AIA Convention, Orlando, FL – April 27 – 29, 2017
  • Design DC Regional Conference, Washington, DC – September (encouraged)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting – October (1/2 day)
  • YAF Monthly Conference Calls (1 hour each)
  • Attending regional YAF Chapter and EP Committee Meetings and Programs (encouraged)

Required Application Material:

  • Licensed Architect – Applicants must be a licensed architect with no more than 10 years of registration. Provide date/state of first registration.
  • AIA Membership – Applicants must be a member in good standing within the AIA Mid-Atlantic Region (AIA|DC, AIA Delaware, AIA Maryland, AIA Baltimore, AIA Potomac Valley, AIA Chesapeake Bay). Provide AIA member number.
  • Letter of Nomination/Letter of Interest – Applicants may be nominated by others or be self-nominated. The author of the nomination letter should ideally be familiar with the YAF and understands the leadership qualities of the applicant. Limit one-page.
  • Letter of Recommendation – Each application must include one letter of recommendation. Limit one-page.
  • Personal Resume – Including applicant’s education, employment history, organizations or activity involvement, and honors and awards. Resumes are preferred to be no more than two pages. (It is NOT in the best interest of the applicant to simply submit a 1-page firm resume with project experience)

Deadline:
Complete Applications must be submitted as a single PDF to Ryan McEnroe
(ryan.t.mcenroe[at]gmail[dot]com) by 11:59pm on Monday, October 31, 2016.

National Associates Committee 2017-2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Associate Director Position
The National Associates Committee (NAC) is dedicated to serving Associate members of the AIA in the advancement of their careers.

Vision Statement
By promoting excellence, providing information and leadership, fostering inclusiveness, and encouraging individual, community, and professional development, the NAC will integrate the growing Associates community of the profession into a strong voice within the Institute.

The NAC aspires to be the catalyst for progress within the Institute and the profession:

  • We ENGAGE by becoming agents of change
  • We INNOVATE by challenging the status quo
  • We CONNECT by representing our diverse membership
  • We LEAD by example, promoting mentorship, fellowship, licensure, advocacy, and service

The NAC believes its work serves to make AIA membership meaningful to Associates through services that effectively anticipate, meet, and exceed their needs.

Overview
The Regional Associate Director (RAD) works with their counterparts, the YARDs, AIAS Quad Directors, Architect Licensing Advisors, and AIA Regional Directors across their Regions. RADs are responsible for gathering information about issues facing Associates within their Regions and disseminating information about national/regional activities and resources for use at the local level. Of equal importance, RADs serve as a vital link between Associates and the national organization.

While RADs roles and responsibilities vary Region to Region widely, NAC-related roles and responsibilities are expanded in the Appendix of this Handbook. RADs are the key to vertical communication, connecting Associate leaders at all levels of the Institute. RADs are also encouraged to work on various issues important to them and their regions through the NAC work groups.

As the regional director, AIA National will cover your costs for travel, food, and lodging for the YAF/NAC Annual Meeting. Additionally, you are provided with up to a $1,000 stipend by AIA Mid-Atlantic Regional Council to cover registration, travel, food, and lodging costs associated with AIA Grassroots and the AIA Convention. Any other costs associated with travel or other conferences are to be covered by the delegate.

This is a tremendous opportunity to take on a larger leadership role within the AIA. You will grow your network with the NAC, YAF, and the AIA both regionally and nationally. Through national committee appointments, this rewarding experience will allow you to be actively engaged in shaping the future of the profession.

Event Attendance Each Year

  • YAF/NAC Annual Meeting, Location TBD – 2 days – February (Mandatory)
  • AIA Grassroots, Washington, DC – March 8 – 10, 2017
  • AIA Convention, Orlando, FL – April 27 – 29, 2017
  • Design DC Regional Conference, Washington, DC – 3 days
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Location TBD – Fall – Half day
  • NAC Full Committee Quarterly Conference Calls – 1 hour each
  • NAC Taskforce Conference Calls – 1 hour each/frequency TBD
  • Attending regional Emerging Professional Committee Meetings and Programs Is highly encouraged

Required Application Material

  • AIA Membership – Applicant must be an Associate AIA member in good standing within the AIA Mid-Atlantic Region (AIA|DC, AIA Delaware, AIA Maryland, AIA Baltimore, AIA Potomac Valley, AIA Chesapeake Bay) and not be licensed at the time of submission.
  • Letter of Nomination/Letter of Interest – Applicant may be nominated by others or be self-nominated. The author of the nomination letter should ideally be familiar with the NAC and understand the leadership qualities of the applicant. Limit one-page.
  • Letter of Recommendation – Each application must include one letter of recommendation. The author of the recommendation letter is encouraged to be an AIA Leader. Limit one-page.
  • Personal Resume – Applicant should education, employment history, organizations or activity involvement, honors, and awards. Resumes are preferred to be no more than two pages. (It is NOT in the best interest of the applicant to simply submit a 1-page firm resume with project experience)

Deadline
Completed applications must be submitted as a single PDF to Yiselle Santos, Assoc. AIA (yiselle.santos[at]gmail[dot]com) by 11:59pm on Monday, October 31, 2016.

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