Manager, Technical Initiatives

Falls Church, Virginia
Salary is commiserate with experience + benefits
Jan 30, 2019
Mar 01, 2019
Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical, Health & Safety
Job Type
Full time

About the Role

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
  • Required:
    • 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)
  • Preferred:
    • 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.

To Apply

If this job sounds interesting and you have the experience needed, please submit a cover letter and  resume via our Career’s Page (


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.

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