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Forum Program Executive (Remote)

Company: AIAA
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (www.aiaa.org) in Reston, VA has an exciting career opportunity for a Forum Program Executive to guide the development and integration of aeronautics and related content into programming for its AVIATION Forum, and to lead the execution of the event and its long-term vision as an AIAA content platform.AIAA has a Flexible Workplace, where staff work primarily remote, but are required to attend meetings in the office and collaborate in person as needed. Reporting to the Senior Director, Forum Content Strategy, the incumbent will work closely with an aeronautics subject matter expert; a Guiding Coalition comprised of aviation thought-leaders; AIAA volunteers, members, and staff; outside partners and consultants to ensure that the content and format of the event and its associated outcomes are aligned with customer expectations and AIAA strategic goals.--- Lead the execution of AVIATION and the long-term vision of the event as a content platform and AIAA product--- Guide the development and integration of Aeronautics Domain and appropriate adjacent content into programming for and in support of AVIATION--- Lead the execution of AVIATION and the long-term vision of the event as a content platform and AIAA product--- Organize and lead the internal cross-functional staff team to implement these responsibilities and ensure that attendee, partner, and organizational expectations are met ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Provide strategic, operational, and financial decision-making authority for the AVIATION Forum in close consultation and collaboration with an aeronautics subject matter expert (Domain Lead) acting as the AVIATION Executive Producer and other stakeholders
  • Assume full project ownership to ensure deadlines, schedules, and budgets are met through the leadership of internal and external resources
  • Research important industry topics and keep up to date with industry trends to ensure AVIATION content is relevant to the intended audience and will be well-served by the event format and programming
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key professionals, industry leaders, C-level executives throughout the year
  • Develop the content strategy for AVIATION based upon AIAA's Aeronautics vision, Guiding Coalition input, market analysis, customer feedback, and crowd-sourced input
  • Coordinate delivery of AVIATION content strategy and program components on schedule to optimize marketability of the product
  • Develop operational requirements including the types of activities/events required to fulfill the AVIATION content strategy
  • Collaborate with Events staff to create a compelling user experience and customer value and to achieve overall financial objectives
  • Assemble and coordinate multiple cross-functional teams to ensure clear communication and program and budget accountability
  • Facilitate recruitment and appointment of members of AVIATION guiding coalition at the direction of the Aeronautics Domain Lead and Executive Director
  • Work closely with the Aeronautics Domain Lead, acting as the AVIATION Executive Producer, and Guiding Coalition to identify themes, focus areas, and high-level content to be addressed across the AVIATION program on an annual basis, and to secure the participation of high level, industry-leading speakers
  • Work closely with the AIAA Publications team and volunteer committees to review, select, and organize community-contributions, including technical publications and collaborative sessions aligned to the Aeronautics Domain multiyear roadmap
  • Assess and recommend steps to balance the distribution of community submitted content
  • Collaborate with the AIAA Marketing and the combined internal and external Sales team to set key indicators, revenue targets and event pricing for registration, sponsorship and exhibits
  • Collaborate in the definition and refinement of sales and engagement opportunities particularly for nonendemic markets and customers
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications teams to inform the direction of marketing, and communications strategy, including social media channels and website development, to enable successful execution by responsible team members
  • Work closely with AIAA Project Manager to facilitate the planning and execution of all AVIATION-related events throughout the event cycle, including virtual and onsiteREQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:--- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required, preferably in a science or engineering related field or in science and technology policy.--- A minimum of five to ten (5-10) years relevant and progressively responsible work experience required--- Association or non-profit product management experience highly desired--- Incumbent should be creative, ambitious, passionate, and intellectually curious about the development of aerospace and complementary industries.--- Strong interest in aerospace, science, technology, defense policy, and global cooperation highly desired.--- Entrepreneurial mindset to take new product innovations from concept to execution in a short period of time.ADDITIONAL SKILLS:--- Ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks--- Analytical and critical thinking skills to enable flexible and agile decision making--- Demonstrated ability to use and apply data and data/market analysis--- Ability to manage complex revenue and expense budgets--- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail--- Ability to coordinate/integrate aerospace-related content with internal teams as necessary to facilitate product and program development--- Customer focused with demonstrated ability to be responsive to internal team members, volunteers, and external stakeholders--- Strong leadership and team management skills--- Proven track record of delivering projects on schedule and within budget while working under pressure--- Strong communications skills - written, oral, and presentation--- Ability to engage with very senior management in the aerospace and adjacent industry--- Enthusiastic with a strong desire to succeed--- Ability to speak in public with confidence before large live audiences--- Strong command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)ABOUT AIAA:AIAA's purpose is to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life. AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. We are comprised of individual and corporate members from around the world. AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.WORKING AT AIAA:AIAA offers a strong compensation package for this position, which includes base salary and a discretionary bonus. Our benefits are highly competitive and include medical, dental and vision insurance with dependent coverage; 403(b) plan with an employer contribution and match; generous paid leave and holiday schedule. AIAA has a Flexible Workplace, where staff work primarily remote, but are required to attend meetings in the office and collaborate in person as needed. Candidates should reside in the Washington, DC metro area.

Keywords: AIAA, Portland , Forum Program Executive (Remote), Other , Portland, Maine

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