Public Affairs Senior Manager

24 Jan, 2023


Public Affairs Senior Manager

AAA Washington
Bellevue, WA

Develop your career on the AAA Team!  We are looking to hire a Senior Manager of Public Affairs.

Under the direction of the VP of Corporate Affairs + ESG, the Senior Manager of Public Affairs manages the public affairs functions of AAA Washington including public policy, member advocacy and government affairs . The position manages and executes a comprehensive, proactive public affairs strategy that advances AAA Washington’s mission and goals, elevates the brand with key stakeholders and extends AAA WA awareness with existing and new audiences.


  • Work closely with VP of Corporate Affairs + ESG to develop an annual public affairs strategy for AAA WA in support of the club’s mission, vision and business goals.
  • Position AAA Washington’s thought leadership position in WA among stakeholder groups, legislators, media , members and in the community.
  • Lead AAA’s public affairs and advocacy work, monitor legislation , prepare and deliver testimony and meet with legislators.
  • Manage and administer all public affairs programs and work with partners across the club to deliver measurable results.
  • Partner with AAA WA external lobbyist to ensure progress on identified goals.
  • Lead communication s efforts for all public affairs initiatives including internal com ms , press releases, social posts, member updates , etc.
  • Develop the AAA WA member advocacy program to engage members on key issues. Includes annual advocacy update for members and stakeholders.
  • Serve s as a company spokesperson on public affairs issues with local media as well as elected officials.
  • Develop quarterly public affairs updates for AAA WA leadership and the Board of Trustees .
  • Collaborate with business-line leaders on various public affairs issues relevant to their business. Develop Executive Summaries to brief leaders on key issues to consider.
  • Ensure alignment with AAA Inc. policies and serve as point of contact for National.
  • Develop strategic partnerships that further public affairs issues.
  • Keep abreast of trends , tools, tactics to measure traction with public awareness campaigns .
  • Create and manage public affairs budget.
  • Embeds diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all aspects of work.
  • Supports the VP of Corporate Affairs + ESG on other projects as needed.


  • An experienced communicator rooted in public policy, community organization, media and communications, and advocacy strategy development and implementation .
  • Curious, forward-thinking puzzle solver that thrives on collaboration, clarity of purpose, authenticity and positivity.
  • Excellent organizational and program/project management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible with changing needs, quickly and successful onboard onto developing topics and handle multiple projects in an organized, timely manner.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Skill in cultivating strong relationships with members inside and outside the organization while modeling a high standard of quality and commitment to serving the public.
  • Ability to analyze complex program information, evaluate alternative solutions and recommend or adopt effective courses of action.
  • A strong understanding of both traditional media and emerging trends in data, analytics, and social media influence
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Experience and Education

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications , public policy, public administration, journalism, law, political science or related field required.
  • 10 + years progressive experience in public affairs, government affairs or related work required .
  • Spokesperson experience required.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license required .
  • Relevant experience with traffic safety and /or zero emission vehicles preferred.
  • Experience with member-based organizations a plus.


About the Team

The Corporate Affairs and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team upholds and extends AAA Washington’s reputation as a purpose-driven and trusted brand through a mix of communications and ESG efforts that align with our mission and progress us toward our vision.


  • Up to 22 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) in the first year
  • 4 Hours of Volunteer Time Off every year
  • Eleven Paid Holidays every year in addition to PTO, including MLK and Juneteenth
  • PPO Medical insurance plans, including Traditional or HDHP options with HSA and Employer Contributions
  • Flexible Pay
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Free Premier RV AAA Washington Membership
  • Free parking

Salary Range:

  • Between $ 101,381 – 166,266 annually.
  • Eligible for  Annual companywide discretionary incentive.


  • AAA Washington is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and inclusive staff.
  • We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we do not sponsor visas.
  • We do not provide relocation assistance. The expectation for this position is that the employee lives within our Washington/Idaho service area.
  • AAA Washington is a drug-free workplace.

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Job posted: 2023-01-24