Coordinator, Government Affairs (Federal)

04 Oct, 2022


Coordinator, Government Affairs (Federal)

American Hotel & Lodging Association
Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
AHLA is seeking a full-time coordinator of Federal Affairs to be responsible for providing administrative,
public policy, political, research and communications assistance to the government affairs department
of a large national trade association. In this role, they candidate would become part of a dynamic team
advocating for the hotel and lodging industry’s interests, implementing key strategies, strengthening
critical relationships with Members of Congress, Capitol Hill staff, and key stakeholders. The candidate
would have the opportunity to learn firsthand from longtime experts in public policy and advocacy and
develop skills and experiences in advocacy, public policy, and political affairs.
• Monitor issues and potential regulations that will impact AHLA members.
• Produce written content for internal newsletters and updates for external correspondence
with Capitol Hill and Federal Agencies
• Update, manage and create content for the association’s website.
• Conduct issue policy and political research.
• Attend congressional hearings and produce bill summaries.
• Cover legislative issues as needed.
• Manage and build master lists and event calendars.
• Manage data and draft reports.
• Coordinate member and stakeholder events (including logistics and meeting planning for an
annual industry wide event and issue specific fly-ins)
• Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or related field;
• 1-2 years of experience on Capitol Hill, at a trade association, serving on a political campaign, or
other relevant company ; or a combination of education and experience.
Skills and Attributes:
• Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Excellent project management skills with great attention to detail, and strong work ethic.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and
grammatically correct content; willingness to be coached.

•Self-motivated individual who is also a team player with a high level of professionalism and
emotional intelligence.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills.
• Position based in Washington DC
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

Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to

Job posted: 2022-11-01