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Posted: 01/12/2015

American Architectural Foundation

The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) is dedicated to the vibrant social, economic, and environmental future of cities. In the past decade alone, AAF has worked directly with local leaders through more than 500 city engagements. During this time, AAF has served every major metropolitan region and most second-tier cities in the United States. All told, it has provided design leadership training and technical assistance to hundreds of elected officials, public-private partnerships, education leaders, business leaders, and other key local decision makers in the design process. These engagements are based on real-world challenges and opportunities from the participants’ cities, which provide the focus for intensive, collaborative design leadership programs. The overarching goal is to equip these leaders with the knowledge, inspiration, and resources that they need to lead their communities to transformative change through design. To inform its efforts, AAF leverages its extensive network of city leaders and design innovators. Their collective experience and expertise is rich in depth and diversity, spanning such key sectors as building design and construction, urban planning, landscape, transportation, infrastructure, finance, and communications. Underlying all these concerns is a commitment to advancing the cause of sustainability. The impact of AAF’s efforts is visible in the local design leadership behind hundreds of projects across the United States, ranging from brownfield remediation to waterfront redevelopment to downtown corridor revitalization. - See more at: http://www.archfoundation.org/mission/#sthash.lH648ADr.dpuf

Program Manager
Professional Opportunity
Washington, D.C., PA

AAF seeks a Program Manager to assist in the planning and implementation of programs in the Center for Design & the City (CDC) and the Center for Design & Cultural Heritage (CDCH). AAFs Program Manager plans and implements logistical arrangements for executive and leadership education workshops, meetings, and fundraising and alumni events across the country including the Sustainable Cities Design Academy, City Managers Design Academy, the Oculus Award, CDCH Thought Leadership Forums, the Richard Morris Hunt Prize, and the Save Americas Treasures programs. The position is based at AAF offices in Washington, D.C. and is a position co-reporting to the Director of the Center for Design & the City and the Director of the Center for Design &Cultural Heritage.

AAF is a highly collaborative organization that builds strong relationships with other organizations to carry out our programs. We seek candidates who are collaborative in nature with strong organizational and communication skills and highly attentive to building and maintaining both internal and external relationships.

Education and Experience Required

Experience in organizing executive level programs and events with attention to detail, scheduling, follow-through, budget management, and diplomacy.

Experience working with a small team in a collaborative environment.

Knowledge of a broad range of design issues related to Americas urban communities including urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, preservation, cultural heritage, and community development.

Understanding of design policy issues encountered by civic and educational leaders in cities.

Familiarity with contemporary, national city design issues and thought leaders in these areas.

Familiarity with contemporary preservation and cultural heritage issues and thought leaders in these areas.


General responsibilities include:

Support Center directors to plan and implement CDC & CDCH programming;

Develop content for reports, website, social media and press releases;

Write summary reports and conduct post-program follow-up with session participants;

Help coordinate the work of the CDC and CDCH partnerships including regular progress reports, leadership meetings, and follow-up to requests and directives;

Research program-related content, trends and associated leaders in the field; and

Assist the Center directors with the following actions to plan and implement Center programming:

  Develop and manage program content, schedule, contracts, and event logistics including transportation, meeting and hotel facilities, food, and collateral;

  Produce pre-program briefing books, including case study write-ups and graphics;

  Identify and assist in selecting resource team members;

  Manage application and selection processes to identify, select and manage sub-contracted partners;

  Develop and distribute RFPs to interested sub-contractors;

  Assist with the panel review process for all proposals;

Coordinate CDC / CDCH communications, including:

  Developing content for and maintaining AAF social media presence;


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How to apply
Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and a list of three professional references no later than Friday, January 30, to info@archfoundation.org. The subject header shall be “AAF Program Manager.”

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