Applications Are Open for EVP Position

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Applications are now open for the position of Executive Vice President of The American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC).  The EVP Transition Task Force released national recruiting announcements today (June 1), and 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.

The Task Force also launched a website dedicated to the recruiting process – 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 here.

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



The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the National AIA organization.

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