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General Counsel, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the architecture profession's voice and delivers resources for its members in service to society. Its more than 95,000 members include licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AIA has more than 200 chapters in the U.S. and around the world, 200+ staff, and a $60 million budget.
This year, AIA embarked on a bold and visionary Strategic Plan 2021-2025 through which AIA will deliver profound change for its members, the profession, their communities, and the planet.
AIA seeks a General Counsel (GC) who will provide credible legal and ethical leadership, serve as a situational leader, and a savvy business partner. The ideal GC candidate has built a strong legal portfolio and brings a proactive and visionary approach that meets today’s business needs and shapes the architecture profession and AIA’s future. Reporting to the CEO, the GC will serve on and partner with the executive team, aligning legal and business strategies. The GC will lead and manage three full-time staff.
The GC will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to practice law in the District of Columbia Bar. Candidates eligible for admission to the District of Columbia Bar without examination will be considered. The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of broad-based legal experience. A career history that reflects high integrity and a strong ethical reputation is required. Proven GC experience at a senior level in a professional association or society, or nonprofit organization is helpful but not required. As a staff team leader, the GC will enjoy mentoring and developing a talented team.
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