Requisition Number: 2022-03-001
City: Reston
State: VA


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Description/Job Summary

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (, located in Reston, VA is seeking a Content Developer to guide the development and integration of content adjacent to traditional aerospace, such as cybersecurity, autonomy, and sustainability, into all AIAA products in proper alignment with the Institute’s content domains and Strategic Plan priorities.  AIAA offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.  This position is primarily remote, requiring occasional in-person meetings, off-site events, and office days. 

Reporting to the Senior Director, Adjacent Content and Product Development, the Content Developer will align adjacent content with the AIAA Aeronautics, Space, and Research and Development Content Domain roadmaps, producing a long-term vision for products based upon the specific adjacent content.  Will collaborate within the organization of cross-functional internal AIAA staff team(s) to ensure the successful execution of products and programs, achievement of expectations, and delivery of customer value in assigned adjacent content areas


  • Develop content strategy and operational requirements for assigned adjacent content area(s) in close collaboration with staff team(s) based upon the Domain roadmaps, guiding coalition input (for forums), market analysis, customer feedback, and crowd-sourced input.
  • Support recruitment of members of relevant forum guiding coalitions of stakeholders and thought leaders at the direction of the Domain Lead and Executive Director
  • Collaborate with Senior Directors, Adjacent Content and Product Development, and Forum Content Strategy, and Forum Program Executives to ensure representation of target audience constituencies
  • Contribute and collaborate with Forum Program Executives via staff teams to develop the adjacent content vision for the forums on an ongoing basis
  • Collaborate with Event staff on operational requirements for adjacent content programming including the types of activities/events required to fulfill the adjacent content strategy, create a compelling user experience and customer value, and achieve revenue objectives
  • Collaborate with Marketing and other Product Operations stakeholders to set key indicators, revenue targets and pricing for adjacent content products
  • Collaborate with staff liaisons to volunteer committees and coordinate with volunteer leaders and committees to identify themes, focus areas, and high-level topics to be addressed by adjacent content products on an annual basis.
  • Deliver key content strategy and content components on schedule to ensure optimal marketability of the product
  • Research important industry topics and keep up to date with industry trends to ensure content is relevant to the intended audience and will be served by the product.
  • Represent the Institute and its membership in interactions and events with peer organizations and stakeholders in adjacent science and technology sectors.
  • Cultivate, enhance, and sustain relationships with key representatives among peer organizations and stakeholders in adjacent science and technology sectors
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key professionals, industry leaders, C-level executives throughout the year.
  • Work with Domain Leads, sponsors/partners, volunteer committees, AIAA staff, and outside resources to source, select, and secure the participation of high-level, industry-leading speakers through research, networking, and existing contacts.
  • Support development, refinement, and execution of the marketing and sales strategies to enable successful execution by responsible team members and external partners.
    • Collaborate with combined internal and external Sales team to set revenue targets and outline and refine sponsorship and exhibit (where appropriate) opportunities for adjacent content products
    • Collaborate in the definition and refinement of sales and engagement opportunities particularly for nonendemic markets and customers

Required 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 industries
  • 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, Outlook, Teams)
  • Familiarity with web-based business applications such as customer relationship management and accounting tools

Required Experience

  • At least five to ten (5-10) years of relevant experience working in a technical, project management, or science and technology policy position
  • Management or technology consulting experience highly desired
  • Incumbent should be creative, ambitious, passionate, and intellectually curious about the aerospace and adjacent industries.
  • Strong knowledge of or interest in aerospace, defense, and adjacent issues (cybersecurity, digital transformation, autonomy, mobility, or green/sustainable).
  • Familiarity with association or non-profit product management and/operations, preferred
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to take a product from concept to execution in a short period of time.
  • Moderate travel required

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent combination of education and experience; preference for a degree in a science or engineering related field, or in science and technology policy.



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.   


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.  

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