Executive Vice President Application Period Closes 7/31/17

A reminder that there is still time to apply for the Executive Vice President position at The American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC). The application period will end on July 31.

“This is a very exciting time for the organization,” said Jana Itzen, AIACC president. “Paul Welch has been an incredibly strong leader and friend of the profession for nearly 40 years. With his upcoming retirement, we are now looking for the next great leader of our organization.”

“We are seeking creative, thought leaders with a wide diversity of managerial and professional experience, so I encourage AIACC members to forward this announcement to those they know who might be interested,” said Itzen.

The EVP Transition Task Force will interview and recommend candidates for Executive Committee review and selection later in the year. The Executive Committee’s selection will be ratified by the Board of Directors in November. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017.

See the Transition’s microsite for more detailed information about the position, at The site contains details about the position and links to the recruiting schedule, AIACC background information, and related announcements.

The position advertisement is as follows:

The American Institute of Architects, California Council, is seeking a highly motivated leader to serve as its next Executive Vice President. The person must have awareness and appreciation for the power of design and the role architects play in shaping the future. Experience working with volunteers, committees, and especially with a Board of Directors, is critical. Strong organizational, fiscal, and staff management experience is required, along with a working knowledge and understanding of public policy and community engagement at the local, state, and national levels.

The position requires considerable public outreach, strategic planning and collaboration, as well as establishing and maintaining coalitions and partnerships with allied individuals, industry, and professional organizations. Knowledge and experience in the nonprofit sector is desirable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The online application can be found at this link on Workable.

Recruiting Timeline:

• June 1-July 31: Position advertisement posted and application period open
• September and October: Candidate reviews and interviews
• October and November: Final selection by the AIACC Executive Committee
• November 3: Ratification by the AIACC Board of Directors
• January 2018: New EVP begins, with a three-month overlap
• End of March 2018: Current EVP Paul Welch, Jr., retires.

Related Announcements:

March 7, 2017 – Paul W. Welch, Jr., Retiring After 37 Years

April 25, 2017 – EVP Transition – Timeline Overview

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