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AIA Northern Virginia
Executive Director
Posted: July 1

AIA Northern Virginia seeks a visionary, highly engaged, dynamic individual with an interest in architecture and design to inspire AIA Northern Virginia in promoting the architectural profession through the strength and participation of its members. This is a significant leadership position requiring the services of an individual with extensive and successful experience working with volunteer organizations and various personality types.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director of AIA Northern Virginia exhibits strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, ethical conduct, and thoroughness in directing strategic initiatives and managing operations for the professional society. The individual is a resource for volunteer leaders and association staff regarding the implementation of best practices, generation of new ideas, and effective execution of shared goals. The AIA Northern Virginia Executive Director is a strong advocate to the broader public for members, the American Institute of Architects, and the profession of architecture.

To view the complete Position Profile, visit the AIA Career Center posting.

AIA Northern Virginia has engaged an organizational management consultancy, The Three Aspens, Ltd., to assist with this executive search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed (confidentially) to Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA via e-mail at No phone calls, please. All candidates will be notified via e-mail as to the status of their application.

To be considered, applicants must submit a customized letter of interest and resume/curriculum vitae to Ms. Dreiling at by 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 31, 2021.