Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Program Officer

Mon, 2017-10-23 11:42 -- aelwajgali
Job Description: 

Under the direction of the Director, Practice Support/Director, Syllabus the Program Officer is an architect or person with an architectural background who is responsible for planning and managing the programs, projects, and activities of RAIC task groups, committees, and project teams. The Program Officer will be engaged in key RAIC initiatives including the development of the Canadian Handbook of Practice for Architects, 3rd Edition and Syllabus Program new course development. The Program Officer will support the Director, Practice Support in professional development initiatives including providing technical resources to several RAIC standing committees and task forces. The Program Officer will provide architectural expertise in a variety of applications and situations, and will be responsible for knowledge creation, development and sharing, grant applications, liaison, research, and stakeholder management. S/he must work skillfully and respectfully with the RAIC volunteers providing a wide range of expertise.



  • Support the Director, Practice Support in the management of the next major revision of the Canadian Handbook of Practice, 3rd Edition, the definitive reference for architectural practice in Canada. This entails:

o   Project planning and implementation;

o   Facilitating working group(s), stakeholder engagement, marketing and communications planning;

o   Coordinating content scope and subject matter experts;

o   Analyzing the output of subject matter experts and providing input on required revisions, illustrations and digital application tools;

o   Coordinating production contractors including digitization, translation, website development, etc.;

o   Implementing a process for updates to ensure quality control in the overall document.

  • Provide background research on a wide range of contemporary architectural issues
  • Prepare briefing notes and interpretations of technical materials;
  • With the support of other RAIC staff and key stakeholders, writing grant applications;
  • Support professional development opportunities, and coordinate the development of the RAIC’s continuing education courses and seminars.
  • Coordinate the work of subject matter experts developing courseware for continuing education courses;
  • Research and write reports, communiques, and technical content for communications pieces.
  • Provide input to project budgets.


required qualifications


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in a program of studies in  architecture, architectural technology, or arts, or RAIC Syllabus Diploma. Master degree in architecture preferred.
  • Possess a background in architectural practice. Registration or license as an architect in a Canadian jurisdiction is an asset;
  • Experience in program and course development, and instruction in the adult professional development education setting;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience demonstrating project management skills at a professional level, including a proven ability to facilitate the work of collaborators and volunteers;
  • Strong editing and writing skills;
  • A positive attitude toward knowledge development and sharing, member driven organization, and program centred focus;
  • Strong policy bent towards advocacy with keen analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the exercising of tact, discretion and judgment at all times and with all levels of stakeholders (colleagues, Board of Directors, volunteers, members, etc.);
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality communications;
  • Bilingual (English/French);
  • Experience in national, non-profit organizations would be an asset;
  • Experience in rapid e-learning software and web page development software an asset;

The position is located in the RAIC office in Ottawa, Ontario.

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