Saturday, December 10, 2011

AIA-Northwest & Pacific Region Associate Director

Our illustrious AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Directors (Greg Kessler, AIA and Bill Seider, AIA) have issued a call for nominations to the position of Northwest & Pacific Region Associate Director (RAD). The outgoing RAD is AIA-Southwestern Oregon’s own Shawn Jenkins, Associate AIA. Shawn is completing his two-year term of service at the end of this year.

If you’re an Associate member of the AIA assigned to one of the components (chapters) within the Region, you are eligible for this appointment. It is an excellent opportunity to become involved with the American Institute of Architects while representing the interests of your fellow emerging professionals.

The main job of the RAD is to carry the flag for the Northwest & Pacific Region as a member of the National AssociatesCommittee (NAC). In this role, the RAD provides information and leadership to AIA Associate members throughout the Region. The RAD addresses local, regional and national issues and contributes to the shaping of new governance policies.

The RAD serves as a resource to AIA National regarding issues that affect Associate members, by providing regional feedback and comment. He or she maintains regular contact with the NAC Chair, NAC ExCom, and other RADs. The RAD also fosters expanded interest in the program, encourages growth of the profession, acts as a mentor, builds relationships, creates goals for the Region, and disseminates knowledge.

The RAD receives some financial support from the Northwest & Pacific Region and AIA National. Additional funding for attending meetings needs to come from other sources such as the RAD’s place of employment. The selected candidate is required to attend the NAC Conference, Grassroots Leadership Conference, AIA Convention, and the NWPR Region Conference.

This is great opportunity for anyone who enjoys traveling and meeting new people. The chance to get to know one’s peers from around the country and make lasting friendships is a tangible reward for serving as the RAD.

For more information about all the responsibilities of the RAD please click here.

Greg and Bill encourage all Associate members to review the application materials and consider applying for this important position. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Executive Director Stan Bowman for further information.

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