The American Association of Airport Executives is searching for a motivated, detail-oriented individual to assist the AAAE Federal Affairs team with its advocacy efforts in Washington, communications with its airport members, and planning for policy-related meetings the team manages and moderates. While largely administrative in nature, the role will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to be a part of one of the most respected advocacy groups in transportation, help develop and manage effective communications with airport leaders across the country, and be involved with the planning and management of AAAE-hosted meetings that bring together industry and government leaders for dialog and discussion of the day’s most pressing policy and operational issues for airports and the aviation industry.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Manage all administrative duties and internal and external reporting functions for the AAAE Federal Affairs Membership
Compile and file monthly, quarterly and biannual federal compliance reports
Compile or assist with compiling Federal Affairs content for reports to the AAAE Board of Directors and various Departmental Annual Reports
Support senior lobbyists and the Federal Affairs team in distributing electronic alerts and reports to membership regarding congressional and federal action in Washington
Report on congressional hearings or on federal task forces/working group activities
Maintain and enhance AAAE Federal Affairs web presence by posting alerts and reports
Maintain AAAE Federal Affairs distribution lists
Provide general and targeted member services and outreach
Help manage planning committee meetings to help develop agendas/content and identify speaker candidates for AAAE-hosted conferences
Draft and send invitations to prospective speakers for AAAE-hosted conferences
Maintain AAAE-hosted conference websites to ensure agendas and confirmed speakers are current
Coordinate and work with other Departments to support AAAE conferences
Other duties and opportunities as assigned
Education, prior work experience, and specialized skills and knowledge:
Intense attention to detail
Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with ability to work well under pressure
Excellent collaborative communication and interpersonal skills
Team-oriented and ability to work independently
Ability to collaborate, with appropriate leadership qualities
Ability to independently manage production requirements and operational goals and projects, including ability to prioritize multiple and varied tasks within established deadlines
Ability to interface and build relationships with legislative and federal staff with other aviation organizations and stakeholders
Computer proficiency in Word; relational data base systems including Excel; Power Point
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) has a unique DNA in the association business with a low dues model that requires innovation, industry-leading products and services and world class member service. We attract top talent by being a mission driven organization that can truly affect change in our world by empowering airport executives. How? With a rich heritage of training, professional development, and the creation of programs and products that serve the needs of airports with their mission of advancing safety, security, environmental stewardship, diversity, and beyond. In this way our employees are allowed to do challenging, interesting, and rewarding work and become invested owners. But what also makes AAAE unique and a truly great place to work is the culture.
AAAE makes no secret that it values and is genuinely devoted to its employees and members. AAAE demonstrates this to its employees in the rich and at times, unheard of, benefits it offers employees, in the collaborative open team environment where ideas from all levels of the organization are encouraged and supported from the CEO down, in the recruiting process where no candidate is offered employmen...t without first being interviewed and approved by a team of AAAE employees, in the recognition and praise it gives employees for their good work with numerous awards and performance based bonuses, in the growth and ownership opportunities it gives employees, and in the personal connections it makes with its employees on a day to day basis. However, even with all of this, AAAE would not be as great a place to work, if it were not for the dedicated members that the employees have the good fortune to interact with on a regular basis and serve. Our employees value and appreciate our members and our members value and appreciate our employees. The desire to help them drives us all to constantly improve and innovate. To do more, so we can give more back to our members.
In addition, AAAE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to creating a work environment in which all team members engage and perform at the highest levels and see the value of different perspectives and backgrounds. We strive to attract, invest in, and develop the talents of people of diverse backgrounds who reflect the society and community in which we live and do business because we not only believe it is right to do but also believe that doing so will enhance our business relationships, generate greater innovation, increase productivity, and more.