Communications/Editorial, Development and Foundation, Executive Director/CEO
4 Year Degree
The AOBA Educational Foundation (AEF) is a 501 C 3 organization focused on promoting careers in building engineering. For the past two years, the AEF has operated with an Interim Executive Director (ED) and currently seeks to hire a full time, permanent ED. The Executive Director, under the direction of the Board of Directors, provides organizational leadership and ensures alignment with the strategic direction of the Foundation. The ED will focus primarily on outreach efforts to promote commercial building engineering and multi-family maintenance careers. In order to execute the Foundation’s mission, the ED will:
Maintain existing relationships with career partners, such as area high schools, trade schools, community colleges, workforce development entities, etc.
Establish new relationships with potential career partners such as Military employment centers.
Manage website content, including career information, links to education partners in the field, and a job board where both industry jobs and internship opportunities can be posted.
Provide information for “model internships” to company sponsors.
Promote educational opportunities provided by strategic partners.
Manage social media presence and strategies, including regular blog posts.
Maintain multiple lists and message compliance, segmentation, and data integrity.
In addition, the Executive Director, at the direction of and with support from the Board of Directors will:
Oversee a scholarship fund.
Solicit contributions to the Foundation.
Work with accounting to ensure financial oversight and compliance.
Work with legal to ensure administrative oversight and compliance.
The successful candidate will:
Present effectively and can engage various audiences.
Possess outstanding writing skills, with inherent editing/proofreading acumen.
Understand SEO best practices and landing page optimization.
Be able to use analytics to measure results of marketing strategies.
Have experience with Brand Messaging and Storytelling.
Be familiar with design and collateral development.
Be able to develop and implement a social media strategy.
Possess strategic planning skills and ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects.
Can work across a range of platforms and tools while applying multiple disciplines.
Provide staff support for Board functions, including Board meetings and Governance matters.
Be self-motivated and be able to work independently at the direction of a Board of Directors.
Be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
BS or BA Degree and at least five years’ experience in Communications, Marketing or as Senior staff for a non-profit organization.
AOBA (www.aoba-metro.org) is a regional trade association headquartered in DC and the leading membership organization representing commercial office building and multi-family residential real estate in the Washington, DC area. Serving members for more than 44 years since its establishment in 1974, AOBA works to protect and enhance the value of its members’ investments through effective leadership and advocacy, information exchange, and professional development.AOBA members are owners or managers of commercial and multi-family residential properties, as well as companies that provide products and services to the real estate industry. Currently, the combined portfolio of AOBA’s membership is approximately 200 million square feet of office space and more than 328,000 residential units in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.AOBA is the local federated member of the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) and the National Apartment Association (NAA). Through these affiliations, AOBA members are represented on Capitol Hill and before federal agencies, and have access to certification programs, research, and networking forums.