The U.S. Travel Association is a dynamic, mission-driven association committed to increasing travel to and within the United States.
U.S. Travel offers excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive environment where individual contributions are highly valued and the collective goals of 1,200-plus member organizations are advanced. U.S. Travel seeks staff who are committed to creating excellent work and contributing to a positive workplace culture. The office is conveniently located near Metro Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
This position is responsible for leading government relations and public policy strategy to enhance U.S. Travel’s profile and presence with Congress and federal agencies by building stronger relationships and identifying opportunities for engagement.
Oversee government relations strategy for the organization, including day-to-day lobbying and relations with federal agencies.
Build and implement the lobbying portion of U.S. Travel’s agenda, including identifying key members of congress and engaging grassroots. Track legislative initiatives with a direct and indirect impact on the travel industry.
Develop and maintain relationships with Members of Congress, staff and Administration officials in order to serve as an effective ambassador for the organization.
Develop and maintain relationships with board members as well as Wash Reps and policy reps from other associations.
Undergraduate degree required; preferred degree Political Science. Master's degree a plus but not required.
Fifteen to 20 years of experience in political arena, public policy or government affairs.
Skilled in advocacy; industry experience would be considered a plus but is not required.
Experienced leader and manager of others is highly valued. Positive contributor to the association’s culture also important.