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Description/Job Summary

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is seeking a Program Manager, Member Communities, Technical Activities, Integration and Outreach who will be responsible for recommending, implementing and managing programs that support the technical committees and interests that engage and build relationships within AIAA and the broader aerospace community. With direction from Managing Director, Community and Partner Engagement, and guidance provided by volunteer leaders, the incumbent will provide strategic oversight and programming, committee logistical planning of meetings, and overall assessment and insight into best practices for the technical committees and technical interests of the Institute. The incumbent will provide support and knowledge-sharing and work with other staff to ensure proper training and alignment to the Institute’s mission and key objectives, and measurable outcomes as articulated in the AIAA Strategic Plan.


  • Serve as the primary point of contact for Technical Activities and Integration and Outreach Divisions of the Council of Directors. Includes supporting the technical committees and technical interest groups of the Institute. May include scheduling, organizing and administering both face-to-face and telecom meetings, preparing agendas and minutes of the meetings.
  • Work across the Institute to develop and implement value-added services for those member communities.
  • Assess the health and activity of the member communities and work with other staff and senior leadership to ensure they have the knowledge and support they need to thrive. 
  • Determine the best and most efficient ways of developing the current and future officers/talent of the member communities via training and the sharing of best practices.
  • Encourage member communities’ members and officers to utilize the resources and tools available to them to ensure dynamic communication and efficient practices
  • Identify the changing demographics in the member communities and strategically work with the them to ensure diverse and robust communities.
  • Engage with the member communities to deliver value-added outcomes that support and the annual objectives as outline in the Strategic Plan’s implementation plan and the aerospace community as a whole.
  • Work as a team player with other staff that manage other member communities to ensure consistent messaging and support.
  • Provide input into the budgets that support the member communities as appropriate.
  • Determine the best approach to recognize and promote successes of the technical committees and technical interest groups via presentations, announcements and social media.
  • Provide guidance to other staff supporting the member communities. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Director and Senior Leadership.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to identify problems and to take appropriate action within AIAA guidelines with minimal direction.
  • Excellent ability to build relationships with all constituent groups.
  • Excellent team player with proven ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and different deadlines concurrently.
  • An energetic self-starter who can quickly adapt and thrive in a multi-tasked environment

Required Experience

  • Five years of progressive experience in a membership organization.
  • Experience with Association Management Systems, preferably Abila’s Netforum Enterprise System.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • Travel at least four to six times per year.
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