The American Hotel & Lodging Association is seeking an Executive Assistant for Government Affairs to perform a wide variety of executive-level administrative tasks in support of the EVP, Federal Affairs & Policy and EVP, External Government Affairs & Industry Relations.
Provides executive level support and handles confidential matters for both Government Affairs EVP’s and others in GR Department
Manages, organizes and coordinates EVP schedules to allow for rapidly changing priorities
Maintains schedule of administrative responsibilities of EVP’s and the department, including personnel reviews, staff meetings.
Coordinates travel arrangements for both Government Affairs EVP’s.
Process expense reports
Assists in the preparation of information and materials for EVP’s for Board of Directors meetings.
Provides support for the Legislative fly in – attending and providing administrative support as needed
Plans and coordinates GR Department meetings and events
Develops draft presentations, edits and refines PowerPoint presentations and handouts for meetings and assembles materials to be distributed for the meetings
Work collaboratively with the CEO and executive leadership team administrative support team as needed
Organizes and coordinates department wide meetings and strategic planning meetings.
Communicates with other departments to maintain positive internal relations, and to obtain needed information and support.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required
5 - 7 years: *Minimum of 5 years of senior level administrative support experience is required
Advanced knowledge of administrative support functions is required
Advanced Microsoft Office and computer (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) skills required
Skills and Attributes:
Excellent oral and written communication skills; team player with a high level of professionalism, self-motivation, and positive attitude.
Detail oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Strong project management skills.
Knowledge of trade association structure
Position located in Washington, DC area.
Hybrid - 3 days in office (Mon-Wed. or Tue-Thurs.).
Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHLA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
For more than 100 years, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has been the foremost representative of and advocate for the U.S. lodging industry. We are the only national association that represents all segments of an industry that is among the 10 largest business sectors in America. We advocate for our members so they can do their best at what matters most: serving guests, employees and their communities.
From major global brands to the small inns and bed & breakfasts, AHLA provides a singular voice that brings together the industry’s multitude of constituents. Our industry is incredibly diverse and represents everyone from brand CEO's to independent hotel owners, general managers and hotel staff and is an integral contributor to the American economy.