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Job Posting: RAIC Manager, Practice Support


May 12, 2016
by Canadian Architect

By Jody Ciufo, Executive Director RAIC

The RAIC’s strategic plan focuses on key result areas such as advocacy and outreach, membership, national coordination, practice support, excellence and international partnerships. As we move forward, we’re searching for someone to complement the existing staff and help improve our impact on the built environment and professional issues.

This creates an exciting job opportunity for an architect. In the position of Manager, Practice Support you’ll be able to use your architectural expertise to enhance day-to-day practice for architects, support architectural education, influence public safety and raise the profile of architects nationally and internationally

We’re looking for someone with strong project management, interpersonal and communication skills to join our dynamic team in the national office in Ottawa.

For the first time in 10 years, we’re revising the Canadian Handbook of Practice, the definitive reference for architectural practice in Canada, to make it accessible, immediate and current. The new manager will be responsible for improving the content and the handbook’s delivery systems.

The Practice Support Manager will also oversee the RAIC Syllabus Program, which is picking up steam with a successful partnership with Athabasca University.

The election of a new federal government last October has marked a significant change in engagement and consultation around issues in the built environment. President Allan Teramura’s meetings with the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, and Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, demonstrate that the RAIC has a voice on Parliament Hill. In this positive climate, the new Practice Support Manager will advance the RAIC’s policy agenda by working with expert volunteers on key committees such as Sustainable Indigenous Communities and Responsible Environments.

A well as the Canadian Handbook of Practice, the RAIC is consulting on an updated Document Six, and has an aggressive work plan set out that requires architectural support to the practice committee.

If you’ve been considering an alternative path in architecture, one that can be personally rewarding and contributes to the profession, do take a close look at this job. It’s an opportunity to make a real difference in the advancement of Canadian architecture.

To learn more, please see the job posting at www.raic.org or contact me at jciufo@raic.org