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AHLA is a dynamic trade association headquartered in D.C., with a tradition of serving the hospitality industry for more than a century. Whether you are advocacy focused, or looking to enhance our member value proposition, you can be sure that the work you do here, will have a lasting impact. We are seeking results-oriented professionals who are driven to make a difference, share the same goals and have a sense of purpose to support our industry. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, generous benefits package, and the opportunity to be part of a successful organization that truly values the creativity and innovation of its staff.

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Position Title: Policy Counsel, State & Local Government Affairs (Northeast Region)

Reports to: Vice President, State Relations & Government Affairs Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Industry Relations Position

Summary: AHLA is seeking a full-time Director, State and Local Government Affairs. This position will be responsible for assisting in the development and execution of AHLA’s state and local government affairs strategies and public policy agendas for the Northeast region of the United States. This position will also build and maintain successful relationships with state association members, state and local policymakers and other industry-related organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify state and local legislation that is of priority to AHLA’s membership. On an ongoing basis, monitor legislation to ensure AHLA is in front of issues impacting membership
  • Provide policy analysis and legislative counsel to State & Local Team
  • Communicate, support and work with the state and city association members in the region
  • Communicate relevant legislative developments to AHLA’s membership on a regular basis
  • Develop and maintain relationships with national groups representing governors, state legislators, attorneys general, municipal officials, and others in order to identify relevant legislative trends.
  • Coordinate and execute grassroots and grasstops state and local lobbying campaigns.
  • Support the Senior Vice President in all strategic initiatives
  • Support AHLA’s membership engagement and development initiatives when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • J.D or legislative analysis experience preferred
  • 5 -7 years of experience in state and/or local government or advocacy; or a combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process at the state and local levels.
  • Ability to provide policy analysis on legislation and regulations.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse political climates with legislators, governors, attorneys general and municipal officials and staff.
  • Ability to work toward consensus, lead coalitions and advocate for AHLA’s state and local policy priorities in various policymaking and political environments.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Excellent project management skills with great attention to detail, and a strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content; willingness to be coached.
  • Self-motivated individual who is also a team player with a high level of professionalism and emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills.

Other:

  • Significant annual travel requirements.
  • Remote position based within the Northeast Region of the U.S.

Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to hr@ahla.com

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. 

Position Title: Manager, Political Action Committee

Reports to: VP, Industry and Political Affairs

Position Summary: AHLA is seeking a full-time Manager, Political Action Committee (HotelPAC). The Manager oversees AHLA’s PAC administration, analysis, marketing, fundraising, compliance and research efforts for the Government Affairs team. This includes developing presentation tools, monthly newsletters, and updates regarding the AHLA PAC for the Executive Leadership Team and AHLA Advisory Committee. This position also ensures that all federal and state PAC and lobbying filings are completed and performs research on public policy issues at the federal level that impact the hospitality industry,  

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute AHLA’s PAC strategy, planning, fundraising and events.
  • Develop and manage marketing strategies and solicitation campaigns throughout the year to build awareness of and support for AHLA’s PAC.
  • Manage a political calendar to ensure the Government Affairs team is aware of important political events and engagements.
  • Draft all elements of our quarterly PAC newsletter, updating on PAC activities and opportunities including how the PAC promotes AHLA strategic objectives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key political fundraisers.
  • Work with VP, Industry and Political Affairs and other HotelPAC Advisory Council members to support and advise the PAC Board on strategy and execution, including preparing Board presentations.
  • Oversee day to day operations of PAC (donor database, budget, disbursement, compliance, governance, communications, reporting, vendors, banking, fundraising, growth, solicitation campaigns, correspondence, records, internal processes).
  • Ensure compliance with all federal rules, guidelines, and laws working directly with AHLA outside vendors and consultants.
  • Collaborate with internal corporate stakeholders and outside political counsel for successful management and execution.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Communications, or related area or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in PAC Administration, fundraising, compliance; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of FEC compliance, the legislative process at the federal, state, and local levels.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse political climates with federal legislators and their political staff.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Excellent project management skills with great attention to detail, and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content; willingness to be coached.
  • Self-motivated individual who is also a team player with a high level of professionalism and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills.

Other:

  • Minimal travel requirements.
  • In Office position – Based in DC.  

Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to hr@ahla.com.

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. 

Position Title: Manager, Website Marketing

Reports to: Senior Director, Marketing

Position Summary: Will be responsible for managing the AHLA.com website including daily updates across departments, providing strategic direction of a recently re-designed website and reporting out web analytics. This position will also have significant marketing responsibility including writing, design, email marketing and member communications support. This position will collaborate and support all the departments within the organization to ensure digital outreach, design, branding, functionality, and messaging of AHLA communications are consistent and maintain a high level of quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Senior Director of Marketing, this position will oversee the AHLA website and help manage our email marketing platform and other digital outlets.
  • Will ensure that all projects and initiatives are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Will be responsible for writing and designing digital graphics.
  • Manage and direct the work of AHLA external contractors to execute the production and updates of digital outlets.
  • Create, plan, and manage projects that use visuals, video, and/or multimedia storytelling to support AHLA’s initiatives.
  • Manage website updates, including overseeing a content calendar and the production of new content while helping to manage its ongoing development.
  • Responsible to manage external vendors such as graphic designers and printers. Help manage the quality control of the overall AHLA brand.
  • Other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of professional marketing experience; working within a trade association, hotel industry or government affairs experience a plus.
  • Experience working with Drupal CMS, Wordpress and Real Magnet Emailing Marketing Automation a plus.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external senior-level executives and their assistants in a professional manner and be proactive in anticipating business and administrative needs.
  • Comfortability with quickly learning new marketing and publishing technology.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement to ensure information is held confidentially.
  • Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with using email marketing platforms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; team player, self-motivation, and position attitude.
  • Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.

Other:

  • Position based in Washington, DC.
  • Minimal to moderate travel is required.

Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to hr@ahla.com.

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. 

Position Title: Coordinator, Convention & Events

Reports to: Senior Director, Conventions & Events

Position Summary: The Coordinator, Conventions & Events is responsible for assisting in the planning and execution of all American Hotel & Lodging Association & AHLA Foundation meetings and events.  The role is a mix of administrative and strategic support, providing experience in marketing and events.  

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for registration process of all events, meetings and webinars to include: registration processing, event information inquiries, data entry, refunds and cancellations, badge production and stuffing, attendee lists, confirmation letters and invoices, registration tracking, onsite registration management (staffing, setup, etc.), and preparation of financial data for reconciliation with the accounting department.
  • Assist with meeting logistics including speaker confirmations and arrangements, meeting specifications, supplies, event signage, shipments, and other items as needed
  • Website management – create/maintain department pages on AHLA website in partnership with Manager of Conferences and Events and support event social media efforts with Marketing & Communications department
  • Works closely with Manager of Conferences and Events to execute all AHLA and Foundation webinars and virtual programs
  • Housing/overflow arrangements, rooming lists, monitoring hotel pick up reports
  • Assist with association committees as assigned
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One – two years relevant experience; or a combination of education and experience
  • Background in meeting management preferred

Skills and Attributes:

  • Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and Salesforce preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content; willingness to be coached
  • Self-motivated individual who is also a team player with a high level of professionalism and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Customer-service focused with a positive attitude; maintains grace under pressure

Other:

  • Position located in Washington, DC
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds

Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to hr@ahla.com.

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. 

Position Title: Coordinator, Government Affairs

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Government Affairs  

FLSA Status: Non- Exempt

Posting Date: September 2022

Position Summary: AHLA is seeking a full-time coordinator of Federal Affairs to be responsible for providing administrative, public policy, political, research, and communications assistance to the government affairs department of a large national trade association.  In this role, the candidate would become part of a dynamic team advocating for the hotel and lodging industry’s interests, implementing key strategies, and strengthening critical relationships with Members of Congress, Capitol Hill staff, and key stakeholders. The candidate would have the opportunity to learn firsthand from longtime experts in public policy and advocacy and develop skills and experiences in advocacy, public policy, and political affairs.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor issues and potential regulations that will impact AHLA members.
  • Produce written content for internal newsletters and updates for external correspondence with Capitol Hill and Federal Agencies
  • Update, manage and create content for the association’s website.
  • Conduct issue policy and political research.
  • Attend congressional hearings and produce bill summaries.
  • Cover legislative issues as needed.
  • Manage and build master lists and event calendars.
  • Manage data and draft reports.
  • Coordinate member and stakeholder events (including logistics and meeting planning for an annual industry-wide event and issue-specific fly-ins)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or related field;
  • 1-2 years of experience on Capitol Hill, at a trade association, serving on a political campaign, or other relevant company; or a combination of education and experience.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent project management skills with great attention to detail, and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content; willingness to be coached.
  • Self-motivated individual who is also a team player with a high level of professionalism and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills.

Other:

  • Position based in Washington DC

Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to hr@ahla.com.

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. 

The hotel and lodging industry is vibrant, innovative, and full of dynamic opportunities for upward mobility while serving (and supporting) its most important assets: its people. AHLAF is the charitable giving arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and is dedicated to helping people build careers, improve their lives, and strengthen the lodging industry. We are a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization poised for continued growth. The President would lead a nimble, collaborative team that is supportive and fun to work with.  

Position Summary: The President is the key management leader of AHLAF and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position is appointed by and reports to the President and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Responsibilities:

  • Board Governance
    • Responsible for leading AHLAF in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Trustees.
    • Provides guidance and advice to the Board of Trustees on all matters affecting the organization and its performance.
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
    • Assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility by assisting in the development of policies and procedures for the financial and business management of the Foundation • Spearheads the annual nomination process to the Board of Trustees in collaboration with the AHLA senior leadership team and the AHLAF Officers.
  • Financial Performance and Viability
    • Develops the annual operating budget, supervises accounting controls and provides accurate financial reports to the Board of Trustees. Performs periodic cost and productivity analyses and works closely with AHLA’s COO/EVP on all financial-related matters.
    • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support AHLAF’s mission.
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of AHLAF, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
    • Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Organization Mission and Strategy
    • Drives both the strategy and end-to-end process for the development of key strategic partnerships, including identification of opportunities, pipeline development/management, strategic relationship development, overall management of established partnerships.
    • Establishes and implements long and short-range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement.
    • Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach. • Responsible for implementation of the AHLAF’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
    • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the AHLAF can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
    • Responsible for the enhancement of the AHLAF’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.
    • Serve as AHLAF’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the public.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance AHLAF’s Mission.
  • Organization Operations
    • Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
    • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
    • Responsible for the professional growth and development of the individuals on the team.
    • Responsible for overall leadership of all AHLAF portfolios  

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience
  • Seven or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Demonstrated people management experience.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • History of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • High-level strategic thinking and planning.
  • Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong fiscal management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
  • Proven strategic partnership development & optimization
  • Proven competency in managing and influencing a wide range of stakeholder groups
  • Dynamic and engaging media savvy and public speaking skills

Other:

  • This position is based in Washington DC. AHLAF offices operate on a hybrid schedule of three (3) days in the office and two (2) days remote work.

Qualified candidates, please send cover letter, to include salary requirements, and resume to hr@ahla.com.

AHLAF is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match for 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 will help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

AHLA Job Benefits

AHLA's competitive benefits package includes:

  • Paid Time Off, paid Holidays, time off between Christmas and New Years
  • Healthcare benefits – Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match up to 6%
  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • Life Insurance coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for: health care, dependent care, transit and/or parking expenses
  • Please add tuition reimbursement and flexible work schedule under the benefits section

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