The Director, Event Programming will lead content and experience development for AHLA signature events. This role is instrumental in establishing our strategy, development, and execution for our speakers, conversations, workshops and other programming for our live virtual events. Contributing ideas, identifying talent, and developing our event content is at the center of this role. This role reports directly to the Vice President, Conference & Events and closely collaborates with key staff within the association to reach our ultimate goal, in bringing our virtual and in-person events to life.
Work closely with conferences & events department head and/or corresponding staff liaisons to develop programs including educational content and speaker selection
Lead research on relevant content/topic areas for each event
Curate and present content and speakers for consideration
Craft program into storyline & attendee experience, develop event scripting with Communications team
Stay current on industry-related information including:
Trends in key subject areas such as technology, innovation, ESG, DE&I
Key political/legislative issues
US and international affairs
Other special projects and duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Five-seven years relevant experience; or a combination of education and experience
Skills and Attributes:
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and relevant content
Self-motivated individual who is also a team player with a high level of professionalism and emotional intelligence
Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills
Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Position located in Washington, DC area
Ability to travel
Ability to lift 35 pounds
Hybrid position 3 days in office. (Mon-Wed or Tue-Thurs.)
Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 employees.
For more than 100 years, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has been the foremost representative of and advocate for the U.S. lodging industry. We are the only national association that represents all segments of an industry that is among the 10 largest business sectors in America. We advocate for our members so they can do their best at what matters most: serving guests, employees and their communities.
From major global brands to the small inns and bed & breakfasts, AHLA provides a singular voice that brings together the industry’s multitude of constituents. Our industry is incredibly diverse and represents everyone from brand CEO's to independent hotel owners, general managers and hotel staff and is an integral contributor to the American economy.