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Director, State and Local Government Affairs

American Airlines
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Location: Rio West D Bldg (PHX-RWD1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 35121 


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 based in Phoenix, AZ.   This role will be responsible for directing and coordinating all political, governmental, and community strategies to support the company's business goals on a state and local basis wherever American Airlines provides service.  The position’s area of geographic responsibility will include Arizona, the Mountain West, Kansas, and Alaska.


What you'll do
  • Represents the organization in front of key government officials and policymakers
  • Develops and implements the organization's political engagement strategy with state and local elected officials, regulatory agencies, and key policymakers
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with community leaders, business groups, executives, and government officials
  • Surveys the impact of legislation on the organization and develops the organization's response
  • Prepares and presents testimony (written and oral), developing issue papers, and creating presentations or other articles/briefs for the organization
  • Communicates issues to key staff and stakeholders
  • Interfaces effectively with senior management and communicates complex issues straightforwardly
  • Oversees and directs any state and local government affairs consultants who may be working for or on behalf of American Airlines in the assigned area
  • Provides local assistance for key federal projects, as directed
  • Works collaboratively with other company departments where state, city, or other governmental organization intersect with their goals/projects
All you'll need for success
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of personal ethics and integrity
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience/training;  Advanced degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in government relations at the federal, state, or local level, or with a key government agency; experience with aviation issues preferred
  • Ability to build and facilitate long-term relationships at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Ability to influence through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to demonstrate time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, changing, and complex environment
  • Ability to delegate effectively and to handle multiple responsibilities, manage available resources, make timely decisions, and understand the impact of those decisions upon others
  • Ability to understand the company’s strategic needs with ability to develop and implement ways to meet those needs
  • Superior analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to effectively and clearly communicate a strategic vision and adjust the messaging, as needed for the audience
  • Believes in, promotes, and embodies in daily actions 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: None
Requisition ID: 35121 


Posted: 2019-12-03 Expires: 2020-01-02

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