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IIA Career Opportunities

Established in 1941, The IIA is an international professional association of more than 180,000 members providing certification, education, research, and guidance. Our mission is to be the global voice of the internal auditing profession: advocating its value, promoting best practice, and providing exceptional service to its members.

One of the Top 100 Companies for Working Families

Every year since 2004, The IIA has been named one of the Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 Companies for Working Families. The Orlando Sentinel publishes the list annually to recognize organizations in Central Florida that provide a family-friendly work environment and benefits. To be considered, organizations must submit details of eligibility including their core employee benefits, family-related benefits, work environment, employee communication, and training and education offerings. The IIA 's outstanding benefits package, which helped us win this prestigious award, includes a 3% safe harbor contribution and a generous discretionary annual 401(k) contribution, comprehensive health and wellness programs, tuition assistance, generous time off, and a host of other valuable benefits.

A Diverse Staff and Volunteer Structure 

The IIA is committed to valuing and encouraging diversity within its staff, its overall membership, and its volunteer leadership. "Diversity" in a global context relates not only to sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, and race, but also to religion, national origin, and ethnicity. The IIA's goal is to achieve an environment of inclusion and strength created by a diverse staff and volunteer structure. The IIA provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individual and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The IIA will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

IIA Career Opportunities

If you are interested in career opportunities at The IIA, please submit your résumé and cover letter with salary history to hr@theiia.org. Please indicate the job opening in the subject line of your e-mail.

Current Job Openings
  •   Director, Government Relations

    The Director, Government Relations represents The IIA’s interests in advancing the internal audit profession through its federal advocacy priorities. The Director will strive to reinforce The IIA’s position as a trusted resource for enhancing organizational governance, risk management, and control activities and increasing the awareness of the value that internal audit provides to its stakeholders. The Director is instrumental in implementing and coordinating all of The IIA’s advocacy efforts to promote and elevate the profession of internal auditing.

    Externally, the incumbent must establish, build, maintain, coordinate, and monitor relationships with those organizations (including professional, regulatory, standard-setting bodies and other defined stakeholders) with which The IIA wishes to positively influence to elevate and promote the internal auditing profession. Internally, the incumbent must liaise, support, and coordinate advocacy initiatives with IIA advocates, chapters/institutes, executive management, volunteer leadership, and IIA staff. The Director, Government Relations will focus on building relationships with and influencing regulatory and related standard setting bodies within North America.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reporting to the Managing Director, North American Advocacy, the Director, Government Relations must exercise strategic leadership in formulating plans to increase visibility of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and other IIA guidance and, through advocacy efforts, obtain stakeholder buy-in to the value of The IIA’s professional leadership and worldwide credibility. The individual serving in this role will assist IIA staff and volunteer leadership with the development and execution of The IIA’s overall advocacy strategies. The individual will represent The IIA in Washington, D.C. and help to support speakers and key stakeholder involvement in IIA events and activities.
    • Build, maintain, and monitor relationships with those organizations (including professional, regulatory, legislative, standard-setting bodies and other defined stakeholders) The IIA wishes to influence. Personally advocate on behalf of The IIA to identified stakeholder organizations and be responsible and accountable for influencing IIA stakeholders to support and achieve goals established by IIA leadership (volunteers and staff).
    • Research, monitor, analyze, and report on legislative and regulatory issues related to the internal audit profession including but not limited to enhanced corporate governance, strong internal controls, and effective risk management. Establish relationships and initiate opportunities with pertinent public officials and key staff in federal agencies and Congress.
    • Obtain and analyze regular business intelligence on stakeholder organizations via review of websites, articles, news releases, etc., and other relevant sources of communication defined through personal research.
    • Research target organizations’ strategic initiatives and governance structures and communicate results of analyses. Assure IIA advocates are equipped with timely, relevant, and strategic information concerning the target organization. Communicate ideas for closing gaps between current results and established advocacy goals.
    • Develop and execute customized advocacy plans for targeted organizations. Promote the International Professional Practices Framework® (IPPF®), which includes the Mission of Internal Audit, and Mandatory Guidance encompassing Core Principles, Definition of Internal Auditing, Code of Ethics, and the Standards, plus Recommended Guidance (in the form of Implementation Guidance and Supplemental Guidance). Able to discuss with stakeholders concepts included in the IPPF and answer questions effectively in advocacy interactions designed to persuade stakeholders of the IPPF’s value as it pertains to their organizations.
    • In coordination with the Managing Director, North American Advocacy, provide support for the North American Advocacy Committee including coordination, facilitation, and administrative support during and between meetings. These activities require flexibility and ability to tailor communications and support types to fit the changing needs of Committee leadership.
    • This position will be based in Washington, D.C. Travel domestically and internationally, as needed, up to 20% of the time.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    None.

    Qualifications

    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below give further details and are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

    Education and/or Experience:

    A Master's degree (M. A.) in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field and seven or more years of experience in advocacy, interacting with regulatory boards or related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and business acumen are required. Strong organizational skills and the ability to think strategically are essential. Must have the ability to handle multiple priorities, possess excellent project management skills, lead and participate in work teams, conduct business in a global environment, and represent The IIA to other organizations. Experience in federal government relations (including Capitol Hill or regulatory agencies) and/or lobbying preferred. Understanding of regulatory structures, non-profit associate management, and volunteer-led governance structures are all plusses. Experience with an international organization is an asset.

    Language/Communication Skills

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common business and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Experience with writing speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format highly desirable. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Excellent English writing and speaking skills required. Additional language fluency a strong plus.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Pertinent professional or business designations desirable.

    Apply Today

    For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history to hr@theiia.org.

    This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. vicinity.

  •   Director, Learning Development Programs
    This position directs and oversees all revenue-generating continuing education and professional development programs offered by The IIA’s Canadian Institute (IIA‒Canada). Current product lines include live public offering seminars, webinars, self-directed study, customized partnerships, certificate programs, and thought leadership development. This position, based in Ottawa, is directly responsible for developing and implementing initiatives in accordance with IIA‒Canada’s strategic plan that incorporates state-of-the-art adult learning practices designed to raise attendance levels, grow revenues, and increase financial contribution to The Institute.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Professional Guidance Responsibilities:

    • Lead and manage staff responsible for driving revenue through educational program offerings.
    • Collaborate with The IIA Global Headquarters’ team members to position IIA‒Canada as the go-to resource for state-of-the art professional development opportunities for internal auditors within Canada.
    • Collaborate with IIA‒Canada chapters and The IIA, specifically Learning Solutions and Membership, to drive learning/membership revenue and content/thought leadership development in support of IIA‒Canada’s strategic plan and to further develop internal auditing professionals.
    • Manage IIA‒Canada’s education calendar for live public offering training, synchronous online offerings, webinars, and other educational offerings.
    • In collaboration with The IIA’s Marketing team, develop and implement creative and effective marketing plans that drive attendance and revenue to meet and exceed budgeted expectations. 
    • Collaborate with The IIA’s curriculum development team to ensure educational content for all product lines meets the professional development needs of internal audit professionals, leverages content across multiple platforms, and generates attendance levels to meet and exceed budget and other performance goals. 
    • Ensure quick-to-market delivery of current and relevant topics to help internal audit professions meet rapidly changing demands from their stakeholders.
    • Work with peers, board/committee volunteers, and other subject matter experts to gather business, economic, and legislative information impacting the profession to identify leading-edge training and thought leadership opportunities.
    • Build and leverage relationships with chief audit executives, IIA management and business unit leaders, board and committee volunteer leaders, Principal Partners, chapters and institutes, researchers, authors, and internal audit stakeholders to gather knowledge on internal and external factors that impact the internal audit profession with the purpose of incorporating leading edge topics into IIA‒Canada’s educational offerings.
    • Stay abreast of current and future trends in learning and the internal audit profession with the goal of implementing initiatives that keep The IIA’s professional development portfolio best-in-class and consistent with current and future trends.
    • Actively seek new opportunities for course offerings using existing training providers (consultants) as well as new providers.
    • Collaborate with The IIA’s sales team to successfully manage the performance of on-site program offerings within Canada to ensure maximizing revenue potential, quality of programs, and high level of customer satisfaction.
    • Collaborate with the IIA‒Canada Board’s Learning Committee and Research Committee as a thought-partner to create and implement ongoing process improvement resulting in strong products and services to serve Canadian members.
    • Manage the annual learning development budget. Create and recommend budget scenarios to ensure assumptions are correct.
    • Assist IIA‒Canada Board and leadership with special projects as necessary.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This job has supervisory responsibilities for one professional staff person. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of IIA‒Canada learning and development. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Qualifications

    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below give further details and are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
    Additional experience includes:

    • Proven experience leading, prioritizing and balancing multiple, ongoing high profile projects through completion.
    • Proven ability to oversee all technical aspects of projects from start to finish.
    • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, and interpret learning and development evaluation data.
    • Self-motivation and ability to lead teams.
    • Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple tasks and projects with strong time management skills.
    • Proven ability to meet deadlines and produce results.

    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent, preferably in management, business, or other related field and 7 to 10 years’ experience in product/business development and learning/education programs. Strong business and financial acumen is required. Internal audit and adult learning experience, both online and in-person, is a plus. Strong relational and communication skills required. Experience with an international organization would be an asset to IIA‒Canada and its global goals.

    Customer Service

    Strong relationship and customer service skills are required and extremely important to this position due to the ongoing communications and relationships with various stakeholders.

    Ability to correspond with internal and external clients of all levels in a friendly, professional, and courteous manner pertaining to all types of communication, including emails, telephone, reports, letters, etc.

    Apply Today

    For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history to hr@theiia.org.

    This full time position is located in Ottowa, Ontario.

  •   Manager, Events

    The Manager of Events is a key role within the Event Solutions department responsible for executing the operational strategy and managing the team responsible for all meeting logistics and activities in the execution of seminars, conferences and other trainings. The Manager will demonstrate the highest level of professionalism when executing executive programs and will interact with VIP clients in a warm and anticipatory manner focusing on customized guest services. This includes but is not limited to other IIA events and committee meetings.

    The Manager is responsible for working with the Director to negotiate contracts annually for events with terms that are favorable to the organization. This position holds a key role in the responsibility of overseeing the expenditure of over $4 million a year for food and beverage (F&B), Audio-Visual and outsourced provider services for upwards of 50 events per year. Position requires collaboration across the Institute, strategic planning, management skills, project management, group motivation, and discipline abilities, imagination, relationship management, and negotiations skills.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include working with the team to meet all advance planning deadlines, ensuring the accuracy of forecasting and budgeting for all events and working with the team to create and execute the plan for on-site management. The position will be required to interact with numerous internal and external stakeholders and have the ability to source and manage significant third party relationships.

    • Works collaboratively with the Director of Meeting and Event Solutions to ensure compliance with budget, specific meeting room requirements, housing, concessions, audio visual requirements, internet requirements, Exhibit Hall and Decorator requirements, and service requirements. Negotiate with hotel or other vendors to reduce any attrition liability as needed.
    • Works with the Director to assist in the process for site selection, contract negotiation, logistical planning and execution of educational seminars, conferences, and in-house headquarters events while ensuring these events are delivered on time, within budget, and in accordance with The IIA’s vision and standards.
    • Monitors event registration, hotel room block management, and potential attrition situations with hotel rooms and F&B.
    • Works with meeting planning team to design staging guide specifications (meeting room set-up) specifications and revise based on changing attendance trends to maximize fluid attendee flow and most comfortably accommodate the event in the room assigned.
    • Responsible for contract execution at assigned sites. Ensure that all aspects of convention services are covered: proper room set to accommodate requirements and flow according to assigned room, registration set-up, audio visual, and verifies that the execution of F&B function meet the internal and external client expectations.
    • Oversees Meeting Planning staff members in relevant aspects of meeting management and professional behavior.
    • Assists to develop guidelines (with focus on operations, contracts, logistics) for conference marketing deliverables (conference sign ordering, pocket guides, etc.) in order that all pertinent variables are considered before marketing deliverables are approved and released, including edit and review of all seminar and conference marketing deliverables for accuracy.
    • Monitors event reports to properly plan session selections for conference concurrent sessions. Ensure all key stakeholders are informed as registration trends may change event room/ area assignments.
    • Works with meeting planning team to develop, maintain and update a Template Portal to include templates for all planning documents.
    • Establishes and maintains policies and procedures that establish consistent execution of programs across staff members.
    • Formulates annual event assignment schedule to effectively distribute programs with promoting work /life balance.
    • Assists Director with budget preparation, forecasting and expense tracking for all on-site event expenses.
    • Reviews and approves processing of direct bill applications, deposits, vendor invoices and facility invoices.
    • As key contact for program events and headquarters committee meetings, interact with various internal and external contacts including: IIA President’s Office and Chief Officers, Executive Leadership Team, staff Directors, Professional Conference Organizer, hotel and other logistics contacts including General Managers, Sales Managers, and Catering Managers, and Banquet Staff.
    • Requires 25 to 40% travel to meeting sites for evaluating hosting facilities and assisting staff with event execution.
    • Conducts special projects as assigned by Director and Vice President of Event Solutions.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Manages a staff consisting three full-time non-exempt employees. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Event Solutions operational staff event services team. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Directly manages outsourced professional conference organizer and other relevant vendors.

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and five to seven years’ experience in event planning or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with an international organization is an asset to any role within The IIA. Operational planning, people management, group motivation, time management, creativity, relationship management, and negotiation skills are essential.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation is an asset.

    Apply Today

    For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary history to hr@theiia.org.

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