Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Events and Outreach

31 Aug, 2023


Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Events and Outreach

National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO (NATCA)
Washington, DC

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO (“NATCA”), representing federal-sector and private-sector air traffic controllers and other aviation safety professionals, has an immediate opening for a Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Events and Outreach in its Washington, D.C. headquarters office.

The Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Events and Outreach is responsible for: (1) organizing NATCA’s biennial national convention and other national conferences and events; (2) assisting the Director of Public Affairs with the oversight and management of department staff working on events and outreach; (3) serving as the primary liaison with event planning committees led by NATCA members; (4) identifying venues that support event objectives and conducting site inspections; (5) establishing positive working relationships with event venue personnel and serving as the primary NATCA contact at event sites; (6) developing and managing all event specifications, including requirements for the meeting program, meeting room set-up, food and beverage, audiovisual/technical needs, exhibit and conference hall and stage design and construction, and other services; (7) researching, selecting, negotiating contracts with, and managing the work of third-party vendors related to event activities; (8) developing event budgets, tracking spending for compliance with approved budgets, and reconciling expenses; (9) representing NATCA at aviation-related conferences and events; and (10) maintaining historical information, such as room block and attendance data, to assist with future planning.


Qualified applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, event and conference management, or related field (Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification is also desirable); have 8-10 years of meeting planning experience, with at least 3-4 years in a leadership role, specifically with demonstrated responsibilities for planning conventions, trade shows, conferences, or similar events ranging in size from 500 to 2500 attendees; have the ability to multi-task and manage multiple events simultaneously; and have excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail. Position will require extensive travel, including during weekends.

Call  202-628-5451 for more information on how to apply.

Job posted: 2023-08-31