The American Association of Airport Executives is searching for a motivated, detail-oriented individual to assist the AAAE Federal Affairs team with its advocacy efforts in Washington, communications with its airport members, and planning for policy-related meetings the team manages and moderates. While largely administrative in nature, the role will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to be a part of one of the most respected advocacy groups in transportation, help develop and manage effective communications with airport leaders across the country, and be involved with the planning and management of AAAE-hosted meetings that bring together industry and government leaders for dialog and discussion of the day’s most pressing policy and operational issues for airports and the aviation industry.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Manage all administrative duties and internal and external reporting functions for the AAAE Federal Affairs Membership
Compile and file monthly, quarterly and biannual federal compliance reports
Compile or assist with compiling Federal Affairs content for reports to the AAAE Board of Directors and various Departmental Annual Reports
Support senior lobbyists and the Federal Affairs team in distributing electronic alerts and reports to membership regarding congressional and federal action in Washington
Report on congressional hearings or on federal task forces/working group activities
Maintain and enhance AAAE Federal Affairs web presence by posting alerts and reports
Maintain AAAE Federal Affairs distribution lists
Provide general and targeted member services and outreach
Help manage planning committee meetings to help develop agendas/content and identify speaker candidates for AAAE-hosted conferences
Draft and send invitations to prospective speakers for AAAE-hosted conferences
Maintain AAAE-hosted conference websites to ensure agendas and confirmed speakers are current
Coordinate and work with other Departments to support AAAE conferences
Other duties and opportunities as assigned
Education, prior work experience, and specialized skills and knowledge:
Intense attention to detail
Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with ability to work well under pressure
Excellent collaborative communication and interpersonal skills
Team-oriented and ability to work independently
Ability to collaborate, with appropriate leadership qualities
Ability to independently manage production requirements and operational goals and projects, including ability to prioritize multiple and varied tasks within established deadlines
Ability to interface and build relationships with legislative and federal staff with other aviation organizations and stakeholders
Computer proficiency in Word; relational data base systems including Excel; Power Point
The American Association of Airport Executives, a not-for-profit organization, is the largest professional organization for airport executives in the world, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use airports. AAAE’s primary goal is to assist airport executives in fulfilling their responsibilities to the airports and communities they serve.
AAAE was founded in 1928. Since that time, AAAE has been successful at gathering airport management professionals throughout the country to a central area to discuss current aviation issues. This includes lobbying Congress for funds that would improve funding issues for airport improvement projects on behalf of airport management, creating perpetual relationships with federal agencies affecting the airport management community, and bridging gaps between federal agencies and airport management professions.
Since 1954, AAAE has been training and certifying airport management professionals with proficiency evaluations similar to other professional organizations. The Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) and Certified Member (C.M.) credentials are highly sought out by airport management executives throughout the wor...ld and are used as benchmarks to promote and appoint senior airport management professionals throughout North America and the Caribbean. AAAE trains thousands of airport employees each year through international, national, regional and on-site workshops and conferences. The Association also provides training through an in-house satellite-based training network, Digicast, which is a unique training service because it brings training directly to employee desktops. AAAE is the only provider of such satellite-based training for airports in the world.
Additionally, AAAE has a reputation for adapting and responding to airport issues. The Association proactively creates learning environments that increase the retention of information among its attendees. AAAE also fosters a rich networking environment for its attendees that is designed to increase the sharing of information between airport professionals, regardless of airport hub size or level of airport activity.