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Development Manager [Updated 05/14/24]

Department: Development
Reports to: Deputy Director
 
Role Overview: 
The Development Manager is a member of the Development team, responsible for management of AIA New York and the Center for Architecture’s fundraising events and campaigns . The position manages all aspects of four large scale annual events: Guess-A-Sketch (March), the Honors and Awards Luncheon (April), the Annual Golf Classic (June/July), and the Common Bond Gala (October). The Development Manager also oversees a series of smaller donor cultivation events and fundraising campaigns throughout the year, including but not limited to the CFA’s Major Gifts Program, Annual Education Fund, Patron Circle programs, and more.  
 
Job Duties/Responsibilities: 
• Acting as primary point-of-contact for all fundraising, cultivation, and acknowledgement events 
• Collaborating closely with senior leadership on development planning and all event-related processes  
• Overseeing the delivery of sponsorship benefits for events 
• Directing the Center for Architecture’s Patrons Circle, a specialized member group, by fostering member relationships, identifying potential patrons, and organizing monthly events 
• Coordinating various fundraising initiatives such as the CFA Major Gifts Program, Annual Education Fund, individual donor solicitations, and end of year giving programs amongst others 
• Spearheading cultivation activities, including committee meetings, mailings, outreach to potential donors, and follow-up communications.  
• Managing event invitation mailings, sponsor outreach, and other donor communications related to events 
• Liaising with venues and vendors to ensure seamless event production and logistics  
• Coordinating the design of invitations, programs and managing the production of printed and digital materials  
• Tracking event budgets on all event-related expenses, revenue projections and reporting 
• Serving as the development representative in external and interpersonal processes  
• Supervising the Development Coordinator’s work processing all event-related data, including list development, payments, development of invoices, and donor/sponsor acknowledgements 
• Collaborating with Communications and Marketing staff to support fundraising outreach campaigns 
 
Education and Experience: 
• BA plus at least 3 years’ experience with non-profit management and fundraising 
• Proven track record of successful fundraising for organizations – preferred knowledge related to architecture, design, and/or arts education 
• Self-confident individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, diplomacy, and good judgment 
• Excellent organizational and staff management skills 
• Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and balance priorities, while working in a collaborative setting that involves shared decision-making and program responsibility 
• Excellent financial management skills – experience with developing and managing budgets as well as financial projections including monthly reports  
• Excellent writing and verbal skills 
• Strong computer skills including WordPress, Adobe Acrobat, Salesforce, Microsoft Office, and various event management systems 

Additional Information 
Location: This is a predominantly in person role, with some remote work possible (approx. 2 days per week, depending on event and programmatic needs on site) 
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, Exempt 
Salary Range: $78,000 - $88,000

Benefits:
We offer a competitive benefits package including low or zero cost health, dental and vision insurance options, 3% 401k match, 15 days PTO per year in your first five years, 10 paid holidays, Summer Fridays, and the last week of the year off. 

Physical Demands:
Some lifting (up to 30 lbs.). Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking. 
 
AIANY and the Center for Architecture is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. 
 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name on the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. 

Membership and Administrative Coordinator (Part Time) [Updated 5/21/24]

Department: Membership
Reports to: Managing Director AIANY

Role Overview
A consummate detail-oriented worker, the Membership and Committee Programs Associate provides core administrative support for AIA New York’s membership department. They will support national member services, which includes member tracking, billing, programs, and events; serving as the primary entry point for individuals seeking to join, renew, change member categories, or update contact information. Furthermore, the Associate assists in logistics for relevant member programs, continuing education processing, and chapter program committees.

This role will also be the administrative backbone of the AIANY Tours program which interfaces with tourists, design enthusiast, and architect clients as well as the stakeholders who develop and deliver the program content—guides, our boat company partners, and internal communications and financial staff.

Membership
• Keep national member records up to date with the Chapter’s database
• Transmit recruitment and renewal letters
• Helping maintain and grow current members through invoicing, calls, email, and social media placements.
• Support credit processing for continuing education programs
• Support Member Engagement Manager as necessary for Member services events
• Support Subscriptions and Mailings of Quarterly Magazine, Oculus

Program Committees Administration
• Tracking and communicating about program committees with interested cohorts (Internal: meeting reminders, agendas, calendar and web updating)
• On occasion assisting with starting hybrid/in-person committee meetings
• Organizing and keeping 2024 Events excel sheet up to date
• Sending blasts for events that need to be promoted
• Following up with Committee members that have not submitted event materials with-in the 1-month submission window
• Creating Opening Slides for events when necessary
• On occasion day of event Committee Program Event Support
• Uploading committee event videos to the website

Tours Administration
• Primary point of contact between AIA New York and its contracted Walking Tour guides, Boat Tour guides, tour partners, and general public.
• Liaising with tour guides, customers, and contract partners
• Manage boat and walking tour schedules
• Handle invoicing and monthly project reporting
• Update tour descriptions as necessary
• Update tours menu
• Handle attendance and continuing education records
• Respond to questions and inquiries from the public and potential tours customers

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree preferred
• 2 years of relevant work experience
• Demonstrated interest in the arts and cultural and/or architecture and design world
• Experience with the creation and management of financial documents (MS Office, MS Excel)
• Knowledge of fundraising software and databases (Salesforce)
• Superior attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
• Professional demeanor with great customer service and phone etiquette
• Ability to liaise with high-level donors and build relationships with stakeholders
• Upbeat, outgoing, motivated self-starter

Additional Information
Location: This is a hybrid, Part-Time role (25-30 hours pers week) with some evenings, mornings, and weekends required. An expectation of 2 days onsite – our center is located at 536 LaGuardia Place, NY, NY
Pay Rate: $29.00 per hour
Position Reports to: Membership- Managing Director
Physical Demands: Some lifting (up to 30 lbs.). Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

AIANY and the Center for Architecture is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Audio-Visual Technology Coordinator (Part Time) [Updated 05/01/24]

Department: Operations  
Reports to: AV/IT Manager

About Us:   
Established in 1857, AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, boasting over 5,500 members including architects, allied professionals, students, and design enthusiasts. The chapter is committed to design excellence, public outreach, and professional development. The Center for Architecture, inaugurated in 2003 as the first cultural institution within the AIA network, aims to be the premier hub for learning about architecture and urbanism in New York City. Through various programs and events, it fosters engagement among architects, professionals, and the public. Both AIA New York and the Center for Architecture advocate for the importance of design in enhancing urban life. They prioritize values such as civic engagement, equity, environmental sustainability, resiliency, technological innovation, and inspiring design.  
 
Role Overview: 
The A/V Technology Coordinator and is responsible for the setup, strike, and operation of audio, and video equipment used for a wide range of programs and events and meetings that take place at the Center for Architecture. This position reports to the Technology Manager. The A/V Technology Coordinator works closely with AIANY, CFA Programs and Facilities staff, as well as rental clients and AIANY members to ensure that all events and meetings at the venue are executed smoothly.  

Successful candidates will have excellent social skills when working with clients and committees and demonstrate a working knowledge of audio video equipment and signal flow.  
 
Duties and Responsibilities:  
• Interacting and responding to staff and client requests  
• Preparing computers and content for use during events  
• Instructing presenters on proper usage of microphones and computers  
• Setting up equipment like microphones, projectors, panel tables to the specifications for each event  
• Monitoring presentations and troubleshooting A/V equipment during events  
• Assisting staff and rental clients with audio/video elements of meetings in conference room  
• Recording events using ceiling mounted cameras and the HD camera  
• Edit event footage and promotional material  
• Stream and record webinars of special events  
• Proper cleaning and storing equipment after each event 
• Assisting Audio-Visual Manager with various tasks such as testing/ installation of equipment and inventory  
• Compress event footage and transfer to RAID units for storage and future edits  
  

Education and Experience: 
• Professional experience in A/V, technology, live events, or other related fields  
• Understanding of signal flow in audio and video systems  
• Basic understanding of common audio and video connectors, cables, and formats  
• Expert knowledge of PowerPoint, Keynote, Adobe Acrobat and other Apple, PC, or online-based presentation programs  
• Ability to work graciously under pressure; ability to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks  
• Excellent customer service skills with very high-level clientele  
• Ability to communicate highly technical information to clientele with little to no previous experience  
• Proactive attitude  
• Creative and quick problem solving with ability to troubleshoot   
• Excellent communication skills  
• Experience with Crestron systems preferred  
• Experience mixing live sound  
• Video recording experience highly preferred  
• Experience using Adobe Premiere to edit and export video highly preferred  
• Schedule flexibility 
 

Additional Information 

Location and Schedule:
June through August, 25-38 weekly hours  
September through May, 5 to 15 hours per month  
During the summer, regular schedule Monday-Friday  
evenings with some Saturdays. 

Work to be done On-site 

Hourly Rate: $25.50 per hour 
 
Physical Demands: Some lifting (up to 30 lbs). Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking.  
 
AIANY and the Center for Architecture is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.  
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name on the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. 

Public Information Assistant (Part Time) [Updated 05/21/24]

Department: Membership
Reports to: Managing Director AIANY

Role Overview
The Public Information Assistant is a part-time position that provides support for the Center for Architecture’s front desk. You are the first face that will greet and provide basic information to the visitors and callers of AIANY/Center for Architecture. In addition to staffing the front desk and directing phone calls, the Public Information Assistant conducts event check-in procedures, provides miscellaneous administrative support and occasionally works on special projects.

If you’re also a friendly, courteous customer service-oriented individual who is solution-oriented and self-motivated, then this job is for you! This role will be based out of our West Village, NY location and will be on site. Please see additional information for schedule and hourly rate.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Greeting and directing visitors
• Conducting event check-in/on-site registration, and receiving admission payments
• Using Salesforce to track event attendance and produce attendee reports
• Providing information about programs, events, and exhibitions to visitors and callers
• Organizing and restocking exhibition & other office materials
• Monitoring multi-media exhibition installment devices
• Processing sales for book purchases, when applicable
• Monitoring mail & package delivery, with Events & Admin Coordinator & Security/Facilities team
• Providing administrative assistance for various projects

Preferred skills:
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Salesforce
• Administrative or other similar experience preferred
• Interest in architecture, education, development, gallery/museum fields

Qualifications
• A friendly, customer service attitude
• Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong communication and listening skills
• Ability to resourceful and proactive when issues arise
• Excellent organizational skills
• Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks/projects

Additional Information
Location: 536 LaGuardia Place, this role is on site Monday through Wednesday from 2:00pm – 8:15pm
Pay Rate: $19.00 per hour
Position Reports to: Events & Admin Coordinator
Physical Demands: Some lifting (up to 30 lbs.). Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

AIANY and the Center for Architecture is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Deputy Director [Updated 03/07/24]

About Us:
Established in 1857, AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects, boasting over 5,500 members including architects, allied professionals, students, and design enthusiasts. The chapter is committed to design excellence, public outreach, and professional development. The Center for Architecture, inaugurated in 2003 as the first cultural institution within the AIA network, aims to be the premier hub for learning about architecture and urbanism in New York City. Through various programs and events, it fosters engagement among architects, professionals, and the public. Both AIA New York and the Center for Architecture advocate for the importance of design in enhancing urban life. They prioritize values such as civic engagement, equity, environmental sustainability, resiliency, technological innovation, and inspiring design.

Role Overview:
As a crucial member of the senior team working alongside the Managing and Executive Director, the Deputy Director (DD) position at AIANY and the Center for Architecture provides strategic leadership and direct management across three pivotal areas: Programs, Development, and Communications. We are actively seeking a dynamic individual with a deep passion for architecture, strong leadership acumen, and a proven track record in program management, fundraising initiatives, and communication strategies to be successful in this role.

The ideal candidate for this role will bring extensive experience in assembling and guiding high-performing teams spanning various organizational functions. Proficiency in steering diverse teams, collaborating with a broad spectrum of communities and stakeholders, and exemplifying best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership is paramount. Moreover, candidates with a background in Board relations and development are especially encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions

Programs
• Advise on and execute the vision for the integrated programming presented by both the Center for Architecture and its professional partner, AIA New York.
• Key liaison between the Center for Architecture and the global architecture and design community, maintaining and expanding relationships with curators, academics, notable practitioners, peer organizations, and other thought leaders in the field.
• Manage the Center for Architecture exhibitions & programs team, which produces approximately 10 exhibitions and 15-20 programs per year.
• Collaborate closely with the AIANY Membership team, which manages both special AIANY programs and projects, and works with a network of volunteer AIANY committees.
• Oversee partnerships and other public programs of the AIANY and Center for Architecture, including a growing tours program.

Professional Programming
• Collaborate with AIANY Member Programs team (1 full-time, 1 part-time), focusing on major member-driven, professionally oriented programming.
• Drive programmatic collaborations with academic architecture programs.
• Develop and deepen program offerings targeting AIANY member success via skill-building, mentorship, civic engagement and more.
• Assist with partnerships with city and state agencies that focus on architectural issues, particularly related to sustainability and other public and civic priorities.
• Assist Programs team with refining volunteer-driven programming, seek synergies between AIANY committees and other programming.

Development and Fundraising
• Manage AIANY/CFA Development team, consisting of a Development Manager, Development Coordinator, and Grants Manager
• Ensure success of existing events, campaigns, and grants in partnership with the Development team.
• Develop and drive new and innovative fundraising programs and campaigns.
• Identify and pursue, with the Executive Director, new funding sources to increase contributed revenue and diversify income.
• Grow corporate funding streams for major programs, particularly Archtober, Education and exhibitions.
• Collaborate with Executive Director on board development, identifying and cultivating new Board members for the Center for Architecture and other individuals to serve in key volunteer capacities across other institutional initiatives and groups.

Exhibitions and Related Programs
• Manage CFA Exhibitions & Programs team (one Director, one Coordinator)
• Work with team to solicit and evaluate exhibition and program content from outside curators and institutions.
• With Exhibitions team, manage the work of the Exhibitions Committee (org’s curatorial review body).
• Devise, develop and direct CFA’s own exhibition content in concert with Exhibitions Committee, Executive Director, and other relevant leaders and stakeholders.
• Build and maintain relationships with outside curators, institutions, designers and exhibition-related vendors.

Communications and Marketing
• Oversee the activities of the AIANY/CFA Communications team, managing the Director of Communication and Communication coordinator.
• Partner with Communications Director on developing and executing digital and brand strategies and partnerships.
• Collaborate with Communications team to ensure excellence in internal written communications, external speeches, member outreach and exhibition-related text.
• Work with Oculus Committee on the development of content and strategy for AIANY’s in-house quarterly magazine.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university; graduate degree preferred. Architectural or design education is preferred but not required.
• At least 8-10 years of work experience with a minimum of 5 years in a management-level position
• Demonstrated knowledge of architecture and design, with a broad network in the field
• Experience developing and executing programs and/or exhibitions.
• Experience building and managing diverse, high-performing teams.
• Proven ability to develop and scale project-based programs with tangible and measurable impact.
• Strong fundraising background with experience in cultivating relationships with various donors and stakeholders
• Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
• Experience executing successful programs and partnerships with and for a broad and diverse range of communities and stakeholders.
• Comfort and skill with budget management.
• Strong communication and presentation skills, and knowledge of social media and technology tools

Additional Information
Location: This is a predominantly in person role, with some remote work possible (approx. 2 days per week, depending on event and programmatic needs on site)
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary Range: $120,000, $135,000
Position Reports to: Executive Director

Benefits: We offer a competitive benefits package including low or zero cost health, dental and vision insurance options, 3% 401k match, 15 days PTO per year in your first five years, 10 paid holidays, Summer Fridays, and the last week of the year off.

Physical Demands: Some lifting (up to 30 lbs.). Prolonged periods of standing and/or walking.

AIANY and the Center for Architecture is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.
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 Summer Program Volunteers [Updated 04/18/24]

About our Summer Programs:
Summer Programs give curious kids the opportunity to dive into specific interests in architecture and test out their own ideas. Each program explores a different theme through art and building activities, design challenges, guided investigations of architectural examples, and site visits. Programs are taught by CFA Design Educators and are grouped by age: elementary school (grades 3–5), middle school (grades 6–8) and high school (grades 9–12). Each program culminates with students presenting their week’s design work to family and friends. Programs are held at the Center for Architecture and at an offsite location on Bryant Park and will run July 8–August 23, 2024.

Responsibilities/Requirements:
Volunteers are asked to commit to full program weeks, so they can see the project from start to finish and be fully integrated into the program as assistants. Volunteers work directly with our Design Educators in the classroom and assist with all program activities and field trips. Typical tasks include working one-on-one with a student to help them finalize their ideas or figure out how to get their drawing to the right scale; cutting cardboard for younger students; providing encouragement to a student who is having difficulties; and assisting with class management on a field trip. You will not only develop your teaching skills, but also learn more about architecture and design in the process.

The hours are 8:30 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday, with an hour break for lunch. Candidates should have experience or interest in working with children, and have knowledge of and interest in architecture, design, and hands-on art making.

How to Apply:
Please complete our Summer Volunteer Application and send that along with your resume to k12education@centerforarchitecture.org. Please visit our website centerforarchitecture.org/summer for further information about the programs being offered this summer.

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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 Programs: Weekend public programs for children ages 5-13 and their parents.
Vacation Programs: 3-day thematic programs for children grades 3-8.
Summer Programs: 5-day thematic programs for children grades 3-12.
Reviewers: Architectural reviewers for middle school and high school students.

For more information, download the volunteer application form below!

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