Manager, Talent and Workforce Policy Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Department: Strategic Initiatives Date: 12 May 2021 To learn more about AIA, please visit: https://www.aia-aerospace.org/about-aia/
The Manager, Talent and Workforce Policy, supports the Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and is responsible for supporting the execution of industry positions, strategies, and programs on all matters related to building and supporting a dynamic future workforce for the aerospace and defense industry and our member companies.
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
This position supports the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives in managing the Talent Leadership Council—consisting of member company CHROs and leaders—and related committees and working groups. These councils and committees formulate industry positions on workforce-related issues to be presented to U.S. officials, respond to government inquiries, and form public positions. This position also works closely with AIA’s legislative team to monitor law, regulations, and emerging policy initiatives that affect the more than two million aerospace and defense industry workers.
Specific responsibilities include:
Coordinates meeting and organizational logistics of councils, committees, and working groups that address talent, diversity, returning to the workplace, and other priorities. This includes arranging and tracking regular council and committee meetings, planning AIA talent events, and assisting with membership contact lists. Develops and maintains strong working relationships with member companies, government, partner organizations, and other associations covering workforce policy or STEM matters. Tracks news and maintains a summary of recent issues and developments related to A&D workforce policy issues. Research and develop background materials on specific policy topics; maintains and updates collection of industry best practices. Work closely with the AIA’s American Rocketry Challenge manager and offer innovative ways to enhance the award-winning STEM program.
Self-starter with ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment Impressive attention to detail Interest/experience in workforce-related issues and desire to grow as a workforce/STEM/A&D policy professional Strong interest in aerospace or defense-related government, association or corporate topics and policies
Desired Qualifications: Business writing skills with an ability to communicate in written form to different audiences with minimal oversight Knowledgeable about Federal education and workforce policy issues and/or relevant congressional committees Experience with organizations that serve diverse populations and underrepresented groups Knowledge of workforce trends/best practices in diversity and inclusion/talent acquisition/ retention strategies
Education: A bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience is required
About Aerospace Industries AssociationABOUT AIA MEMBERSHIP DIVISIONS INDUSTRY ISSUES COMMUNICATION
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), founded in 1919, only a few years after the birth of flight, is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the U.S. aerospace and defense industry on Capitol Hill, within the administration and internationally. As the voice of American aerospace and defense, AIA’s strong advocacy is essential to protecting the interests of our nation and our industry.
Based in Arlington, Va., AIA is led by a Board of Governors that meets twice a year and consists of senior representatives of member companies at the c-suite level, and an Executive Committee that meets more frequently. A hallmark of AIA is that it receives its policy guidance from the direct involvement of CEO-level officers of companies of all sizes across all levels of our industry. The government frequently seeks advice from AIA on issues, and AIA provides a forum for government and industry representatives to exchange views and resolve problems on non-competitive matters related to aerospace and defense.
Today, more than 340 major aerospace and defense companies and their suppliers are members of the association, embodying every high-technology manufactu...ring segment of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry including commercial aviation and avionics, manned and unmanned defense systems, and space technologies and satellite communications.
Working together through our councils and committees, AIA is at the forefront of critical issues, such as advocating for robust federal budgets for aerospace and defense, a strong U.S. industrial base, defense modernization, and an efficient acquisition system. In addition, accelerating deployment of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NexGen) technologies and equipment, promoting the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), modernizing export controls, and obtaining additional resources for research and development and space exploration are important priorities. We are a leader in developing and publishing national aerospace standards that are used in aerospace design and manufacturing across the globe. And we coordinate and lead a full spectrum of efforts across the local, state and federal levels to address workforce recruitment and retention. Read more about AIA’s strategic plan and priorities here.
The aerospace and defense industry supports our national security and drives our nation’s economy. It fuels innovation, creates competition, and employs millions of Americans. We are proud to represent our members and our nation.
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