This position is responsible for managing the publication process, electronic maintenance and distribution of National Aerospace Standards (NAS). Oversees the execution of the mandatory 5-year review process for the NAS library that requires a production rate of 300 standards per year. Manages the detailed transactions with the National Aerospace Standards Committee (NASC) and the Engineering Management Committee (EMC) throughout the various steps of the standards process from project initiation through final publication. Supports standardization activities of AIA.
This position reports directly to the AVP, Technical Operations & Standards.
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Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Typical Duties include but are not limited to:
Managing the review, approval and publication process for standards developed by AIA committees
Registering NAS Standards with the Library of Congress for copyright
Maintaining NAS Master Archive and Standards Database (SharePoint environment)
Fielding standards related inquiries to AIA
Writing articles for AIA monthly newsletter on NAS standards activities as needed
Supporting standards development activities and outreach with other organizations
Support of the National Aerospace Standards Program Activities as follows:
Serve as the Executive Secretary of the National Aerospace Standards Committee (NASC) in accordance with NASC Handbook requirements.
Support NASC Steering Committee workload via teleconference; prepare agendas, meeting notes, and follow-up action items.
Provide guidance to the committee on NASC Handbook and other AIA policies
Manage NASC Technical Advisor approval process and annual invoicing
Maintain balloting schedule for 5-year reviews; provide oversight for admin staff
Manage project approval process and provide working files to sponsors
Attend and support at least 3 off-site meetings per year (travel required); record meeting minutes
Support standards development activities and outreach with AIA Member Companies, government liaisons and technical advisors
Generate management reports on all NAS Standards activities
Manage NASC meeting budget approval process, site selection, contract negotiation, meeting announcement/RSVPs, on-site hotel coordination, review of hotel bills
Maintain multiple software systems (for balloting, on-line collaboration, document posting, and roster maintenance)
Coordinate with AIA Standards Engineer on 5-year review of all NAS standards
Collaborate with AIA staff members on development/maintenance of standards throughout AIA
Develop marketing collateral to promote program at meetings and events
Qualifications and Experience:
Excellent interpersonal, research, and communications (verbal and written) skills.
Experience in project management and meeting planning/hotel coordination required.
Ability to work within large groups with divergent views to build consensus and unity.
Capable of making tactical decisions related to the above duties independently.
Knowledge of standardization policy issues standards development standards publishing, highly desired.
College and/or Associates degree or equivalent work experience
Three (3) References [Name, Title, Contact information]
AIA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity/expression or Veteran status.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with background and experience
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