Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Manage of Government Affairs at American Hotel & Lodging Association


Position Title: Manager of Governmental Affairs

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Executive Vice President for Public Policy

Basic Function of Position: Assists the Executive Vice President for Public Policy and the Vice President of Governmental Affairs in managing American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Political Action Committee.

Coordinates Governmental Affairs Department grassroots communications activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for the effective and efficient financial management of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Political Action Committee (HotelPAC).

2. Responsible for HotelPAC inquires and correspondences. Send thank you letters to contributors.

3. Perform monthly reconciliation with Accounting Dept. to ensure data accuracy and process monthly Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports to ensure complete and timely regulatory compliance with the FEC and other related federal agencies. File lobbying disclosure information with Congress.

4. Compile regular reports for the Executive Vice President of Public Policy and HotelPAC Chairman.

5. Attend political events, national party committee briefings, and political fundraisers, as directed.

6. Produce HotelPAC Update, a monthly e-mail newsletter for Partner State Associations detailing the status of current state goals, as well as upcoming PAC events and news for state association executives.

7. Assist Vice President of Political Affairs in organizing and executing HotelPAC fundraising events, drafting and sending solicitation letters and all related administrative functions.

8. Monitor and track all relevant state legislative activity on industry-related issues for AH&LA’s governmental affairs department.

9. Coordinate strategic grassroots activity and further develop a grassroots program.

10. Draft advisories and alerts to membership.

11. Manage various committee meetings and events and coordinate efforts with other AH&LA departments.


• Three to five years experience in one or more of the following: Capitol Hill legislative staff, public relations firm, government affairs office, lobbying firm, policy/staff political campaigns.
• Strong communication skills are essential.
• Knowledge of contemporary communications (Internet, E-mail, etc.).
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities.
• May be required to work outside standard business hours.
• 5% Travel may be necessary.
• Proactive, hard-working, team player.

Education/Experience Requirements:

• College degree
• PAC administrative experience

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