Working closely across several departments, the Manager, Technical Initiatives (Manager, TI) is responsible for the work done within the Industrial Hygiene space, acts as a grass-roots organizer, and proactively oversees work within the IH arena.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Implements Strategic Initiatives
Work closely with the Managing Director, Education & Technical Initiatives and Volunteer Groups to recognize trends and opportunities and translate them into products and services for the profession and association
Constant and frequent communication with technical committees and evaluate opportunities for more engagement and/or streamlining of initiatives
Interact with local sections and subject matter experts (SMEs) to help guide and advance priorities
Provide technical writing through the State of Research and a variety of other technical documents on behalf of AIHA
Administer Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG)
Ensure existing content is being reviewed and updated, coordinate with members and SMEs to efficiently manage the update process
Advance work on new emerging priorities through cultivating a community of SMEs and engaging our membership on an exchange of ideas
Regularly update content priority dashboards
Moderate all technical and CPAG communities on Catalyst, AIHA’s online community
Post to social media channels on technical and related matters
Run the annual face-to-face CPAG committee meeting
Manage the Guideline Foundation
Oversee Emergency Response Planning Guideline committee (ERPG) so it is run smoothly and efficiently with a focus towards the future of the industry
Stay abreast of Standards updates (ISO and ANSI) and communicate regularly internally and externally as new updates are on the horizon and during implementation, when necessary
Education & Experience
A CIH or someone in the IH profession is strongly preferred
Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree required in a STEM area, specifically in Chemistry
At least 5 years of previous experience in a non-profit or association, preferably managing in a scientific area
At minimum, basic knowledge of the Industrial Hygiene profession
Strong technical writing skills
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft products (primarily Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
At least 3 years of grassroots organizing experience
Able to work with an Association Management System (AMS)
Experience with technical committees and volunteer management
To Truly Excel, You Will:
Have a focus on organizing people and getting membership involved on a technical level
Have strong customer service and interpersonal skills
Be a doer that is great at energizing people and getting them focused and involved
Have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and the ability to multi-task
Have excellent technical writing skills
Be a quick learner who isn’t afraid of technology
Be able to work independently, manage groups of volunteers, and establish/meet deadlines
Travel will be required for this position. Attendance at our annual conference and possibly travel to Local Sections to provide presentations.
If this job sounds interesting and you have the experience needed, please submit a cover letterand resume via our Career’s Page (https://theapplicantmanager.com/careers?co=ah).
AIHA offers eligible employees comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits partially funded by the organization. We also offer all eligible employees a 401(k) match, FSA, Life & AD&D, STD, LTD, flexible scheduling, telecommute options, and paid: holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave. AIHA believes in developing our employees, as such, we provide professional development opportunities (internally and externally) and tuition reimbursement.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About American Industrial Hygiene Association
Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization devoted to achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards for its members. More than half of the nearly 8,500 members are certified industrial hygienists (CIHs), and many hold other professional designations. AIHA administers comprehensive education programs that keep occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals current in the field of industrial hygiene.
AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving OEHS professionals practicing industrial hygiene and is a resource for those in large corporations, small businesses and who work independently as consultants.