18 days old

Director, Government Affairs

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: Government Affairs (DCA-CRE2) 
Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 34538 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

American Airlines is currently seeking a Director of Government Affairs.  The position will report to the Managing Director of Government Affairs and will be based in Washington, DC.  The Global Government Affairs group is a part of American’s broader Corporate Affairs team and represents the Company before Congress, regulators, and international policymakers. 


What you'll do
  • Serve as a key American liaison to Republican Members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, building relationships with members who represent hub states, serve on committees of jurisdiction, and elected leadership
  • Educate policymakers on key Company initiatives, including consumer protection issues, PFCs and other tax increases, and general corporate matters
  • Provide timely analysis to senior Company leaders and Global Government Affairs colleagues with respect to transportation- and aviation-related developments in Washington
  • Identify opportunities to leverage the American Airlines brand and to increase awareness of the Company’s community and philanthropic efforts
  • Serve as an active Ambassador for the AA Political Action Committee and represent the Company at congressional fundraising events
  • Participate in industry events on behalf of the Company and play an active role with A4A, the industry’s primary trade association
All you'll need for success
  • Highest standards of personal ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrated possession of the attributes central to the core of American’s leadership model, including caring for all team members and an attitude of relentless collaboration
  • Proficiency in managing successful relationships over long periods of time
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with executive presence and the ability to run meetings effectively and keep projects on track
  • Ability to work on a bi-partisan basis and to interact professionally and constructively with senior government  officials and staffers with different backgrounds
  • Comfortable working with senior management and partners at all levels within the Company
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Believes in and promotes the American Airlines five leadership attributes:
    • Caring –we care about all team members
    • Collaboration – We succeed as a team
    • Development – We build future leaders
    • Results – We drive to be the best
    • Future – We continually challenge the status quo
What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more
Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
Requisition ID: 34538 


Posted: 2019-11-26 Expires: 2019-12-26

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