Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Careers at AIA Connecticut

The Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut) is a association that serves as a resource to architects and the public. Our membership of over 1,500 is comprised of architects, architectural designers working towards licensure, students, and professionals in allied fields. Our members share a passion for architecture and a desire to change the world through the power of design.

Director of Programming & Events

The Director of Programming & Events, under the supervision of the Executive Director, assumes the role of guiding and leading the program and events department. Responsibilities also include working with association committees to identify programs, scheduling training, identifying potential instructors, and scheduling facilities. They are accountable for the overall direction of the department, managing a range of programs and events, and offering guidance and development opportunities to Programming Department staff.

The Programming & Events plays a crucial role as the primary external promoter of continuing education for our membership. They take the lead in handling and enhancing our partnerships with allied professions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to and works in close collaboration with the Executive Director, to shape the strategy, operations, and metrics for the program/events team.
  • Provides daily leadership, management, and mentorship for Programming & Events team, ensuring they have clear direction, resources, and support to achieve their individual and team objectives.
  • Plan the delivery of AIA Connecticut educational programs and activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.
  • Develops and cultivates relationships with collaborative partners to create and facilitate innovative programs that address association and community needs.
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs.
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards.
  • Work with the Marketing/Communications Manager to coordinate delivery of marketing services.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills to support continued interaction. between the AIA Connecticut and other organizations, business/industry, community from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong knowledge and experience providing effective member service.
  • Strong organizational skills required, both in the realm of physical and electronic documents.
  • A good eye for detail and excellent presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Performs other duties as apparent or directed by the Executive Director of the Association.

Additional Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a managerial position with a broad range of responsibilities including communications, program development and events.
  • Experience required in CVENT, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Office.
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple
  • Ability to manage project budgets and multiple project timelines simultaneously and effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; strong strategic thinking skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays when applicable.
  • Must have reliable transportation, insurance, and valid driver's
  • Must have the ability to safely lift a minimum of 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time and, when necessary, move frequently. and quickly around large areas.

Full-time/ Salary: $65,000-75,000
Please include a cover letter with your resume. No phone calls please!

If you would like to join us and share our passion for our association, please submit  a cover letter and resume for consideration to Gina Calabro at gcalabro@aiact.org


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • 8 hour shift  - Monday to Friday
  • We are a hybrid office.  For the first 90 days, 4 days in the office, 1 day work from home. After initial 90 days, 3 days in the office 2 days work from home.
  • Driver's License (Required)