Career StagesYAF Advisory Committtee
The YAF Advisory Committee (YAF AdCom), as of 2003, consists of young architects working in association with the COF Executive Committee. The structure of the Young Architects Forum was originally modeled after the leadership structure of the College of Fellows (COF) and is itself a prime example of mentoring in action. For more information on the YAF and Advisory Committee positions, view the YAF Handbook.
The following AdCom positions are available beginning January 1, 2014: Vice Chair (2015 Chair), Public Relations Director, and Community Director. The AdCom typically meets in-person three times a year and has monthly conference calls. Interested candidates must be available for a transition meeting with current and incoming YAF Advisory Committee members September 19-21, 2013.
Application deadline is August 26, 2013.
Applicants must submit a one-page “Letter of Interest” describing their interest in a specific position. Additionally, applicants must provide a resume and three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from an AIA component leader (i.e. a Chapter President, Regional Director, or Component Executive). Application materials must be 8 ½” x 11” files and must not exceed six (6) pages and 5MB total.
Please submit applications as a single PDF document titled as follows: “YAF_AdCom_Application_LastName_FirstName.pdf”
Submissions may be addressed to Jon Penndorf and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the AIA in good standing, and architects licensed ten years or less, for at least the first year of their term. Appointments are based on submitted materials, and selection will be made by the YAF AdCom selection committee in late August. Although the Young Architect Regional Director (YARD) roster often serves as a pool of nominees for the AdCom positions, YARD experience is not required.
Committee SharePoint Access
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Young Architect Regional Directors
YAF Press Releases
Summer 2012: “Young Architects Forum Selects 2013 Leadership”