Communications/Editorial, Information Technology and Web, Meetings/Expositions/Events
4 Year Degree
The Manger, Corporate Events supports AIA’s Corporate Events division and reports to the Assistant Vice President, Corporate Events and the Office of the President. The candidate is responsible for unifying the strategic priorities of AIA’s five policy divisions with the Association’s corporate-level events. This mission is achieved through the implementation and maintenance of management tools such as strategic planning calendars and collaboration WordPress microsites. The position has dual components including the coordination and support of various corporate meetings, operational planning and staff coordination.
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Track member company registration at AIA corporate events
Support and track AIA policy VP outreach to member companies
Manage AIA’s mobile app for corporate events, the “AIA Aerospace Events App”
Ensure successful execution of trade shows, Board of Governors and Supplier Management Council meetings by maintaining staff collaboration resources on WordPress microsites
Manage the Events page of the AIA website and draft recap reports of past events
Manage outsourced designer to draft print program guides for select corporate events
Support onsite logistics
Operations and Staff Coordination
Prepare and present all briefing materials for meetings of AIA’s Executive Committee, Board of Governors, and Washington Representatives
Streamline, standardize and implement procedures and management tools to create consistent and dependable execution of key organization meetings and activities
Support development of policy division action plans and track schedules to ensure progress on key issues
Coordinate AIA’s corporate events calendar and work to de-conflict AIA’s events with internal and external meetings to achieve successful implementation and participation
Qualifications and Preferred Experience:
One to three years of experience as a project manager
Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Strong interpersonal skills, an ability to deconflict competing priorities and personalities
Strong computer skills, specifically experience creating and working with WordPress websites
Additional Salary Information: Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience
The Aerospace Industries Association, founded in 1919 only a few years after the birth of flight, is the premier trade association representing the nation's major aerospace and defense manufacturers.
Based in Arlington, Va., AIA is led by a Board of Governors that meets twice a year and consists of senior representatives (generally chief executive officers) of member companies, and an Executive... Committee that meets more frequently. A hallmark of AIA is that it receives its policy guidance from the direct involvement of CEO-level officers of the country's major aerospace companies. The government frequently seeks advice from AIA on issues, and AIA provides a forum for government and industry representatives to exchange views and resolve problems on non-competitive matters related to the aerospace industry.
Today, more than 100 major aerospace and defense companies are members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufacturing segment of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry from commercial aviation and avionics, to manned and unmanned defense systems, to space technologies and satellite communications.
In addition, the association has more than 175 associate member companies, all of which are leading aerospace and defense suppliers.
Marion C. Blakey is the association's chief executive officer and president. The association concentrates on issues covering civil aviation, space and national security. The National Security Division includes a number of functional areas including defense budget and policy; workforce, industrial base, international affairs, technical operations, and the Team America Rocketry Challenge, a contest for middle and high school students. Acquisition Policy is the focal point for many initiatives associated with federal government acquisition reform activities. Acquisition Policy functional areas also include coordination of industry environmental and safety matters and activities for the supply chain through the Supplier Management Council.
AIA member company representatives sit on various councils and committees in these areas and, supported by AIA staff, formulate industry positions on specific issues for approval by the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors.
In addition the association has offices for Administration, Communications, Legislative Affairs, and Membership Services. Legislative Affairs coordinates legislative advocacy activities on AIA's issues and Membership Services coordinates AIA's relationship with current and prospective members. Communications is the focal point for news media contacts and publishes a monthly newsletter and quarterly Executive Report on the full range of issues handled by the association. Communications also houses the Aerospace Research Center, which publishes a statistical yearbook, Facts & Figures.