AHLA is seeking a Manager, External Government Affairs on the State and Local Government Affairs Team. This position will be responsible for assisting AHLA’s state and local government affairs team on external tasks, events and initiatives. This position will work cross-functionally with the Political Affairs, Conferences & Events and Marketing & Communications teams to execute designated grassroots, political and event initiatives.
Assist the state and local regional team with executing non-lobbying duties, including but not limited to the planning, coordination and communications of state and local team meetings, events and conferences.
Assist EVP External GA and SVP State & Local GA with external duties related to member events, international ally development and other duties as assigned.
Provide logistical support for the state and local team’s participation in all stakeholder (elected official conferences) and external events such as AHLA On The Road Hotel Conferences, Owner/Leader Dinners and Local Lodging Alliances.
Coordinate with the marketing department on the planning, coordination and logistics of state and local GA teams on marketing materials for events and conferences.
On-site event support as needed.
Education and Experience:
2- 3 years of experience in association management, government affairs or external relations.
Skills and Attributes:
Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, including the ability to synthesize complicated matters to appropriate audiences.
Team player with a high level of professionalism, self-motivation, and positive attitude.
A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
Position based in Washington, DC area.
Moderate travel is required (35-40%)
Hybrid position 3 days in office. (Mon-Wed or Tue-Thurs.)
Interested candidates can apply using the following link:
AHLA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
For more than 100 years, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has been the foremost representative of and advocate for the U.S. lodging industry. We are the only national association that represents all segments of an industry that is among the 10 largest business sectors in America. We advocate for our members so they can do their best at what matters most: serving guests, employees and their communities.
From major global brands to the small inns and bed & breakfasts, AHLA provides a singular voice that brings together the industry’s multitude of constituents. Our industry is incredibly diverse and represents everyone from brand CEO's to independent hotel owners, general managers and hotel staff and is an integral contributor to the American economy.