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Government Relations, Safety, and Security Manager
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
External relations and project management
- Provide analysis, strategic recommendations on national and regional policy trends which could impact the industry
- Manage public policy vendor.
- Establish/coordinate creation and dissemination of written materials such as bulletins, policy papers, press releases, presentations for the members, etc.
- Design concepts and develop strategic plans to protect and promote the industry’s image with external stakeholders, primarily focusing on policy makers.
- Meet with external legislative and regulatory policy makers to help them establish policies that are favorable to the attractions industry.
- Link external legislative and regulatory developments to the attractions industry helping members to understand the impact on their business and operations.
- Represent the industry and enhance external perception of IAAPA in relevant industry groups, forums and at events.
- Staff liaison to the IAAPA EMEA Safety Subcommittee, Security Subcommittee, and GR Subcommittee which oversee topics such as Security, Sustainability and further task forces throughout the year where applicable
- Knowledge transfer from MEA region to inspire European policy development and vice versa
- Contact members for input to contribute to government run consultations on issues that impact the industry
- Serve as spokesperson on GR and industry-relevant issues
- Manage and further develop the European Ride Safety Report
- Work on safety whitepapers in collaboration with the regional and Global IAAPA Safety Committee
- Develop and execute the Safety Institute at IAAPA Expo Europe and additional safety-related events
- Staff liaison to the IAAPA EMEA Safety Subcommittee
- Manage and further develop the Security Guidelines and other whitepapers
- Develop and execute the Security Roundtables and other security-related events where applicable
- Staff liaison to the IAAPA EMEA Security Subcommittee or Security Task Forces
- Support the newly established Global Sustainability Committee and take its findings into regional action points
- Build relationships of trust with members
- Develop and manage the annual work plan of the above-mentioned subcommittees and task forces
- Support task forces and committee members within topic-related subcommittees
- Develop an annual program of profile-raising events / projects and visits to educate the membership about the value of activities
- Maintain a network of stakeholder contacts within the industry.
- Form good working relationships with all national associations and trade bodies throughout the EMEA region.
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
- University degree or equivalent
- Native speaker level in English required (in speech and writing), any multilingual background is beneficial – German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish etc.
- Flexible – travel required
- 5-7 years of relevant professional experience in the amusement park industry, European Affairs or both
- Excellent written and spoken English and fluency in at least one other European Language
- Proficient knowledge of IT applications
- Knowledge / Experience of EU policy and structure
- Experience in leading teams of up to 10 people
- Self-starter with the required motivation and work ethics to work autonomously with minimal supervision
- Entrepreneurial spirit to further develop association and its products
- Able to work flexibly as part of a small Brussels based team and be prepared to travel extensively throughout the European region
- Confident and skilled communicator, who is able to simplify complex concepts or regulatory issues for a non-expert audience
- Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the amusement park and attractions industry
- Ability to work with press and speaking on front of large audiences
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Job posted: 2022-01-03