The Manager is responsible for programmatic and operational support of select AHLA Committees (virtual and in-person gatherings of AHLA members to network with peers, discuss time-sensitive topics, and align on industry-wide positioning to create best practice solutions, research, or initiatives to support the broader hotel industry) portfolio. The Manager will assist in identifying areas for greater member engagement, creation of industry deliverables and will serve as an essential communications link amongst the VP and Director, as well as committee members and AHLA staff advisors. The Manager will execute meeting logistics (contracting, banquet event orders, and final billing review) for specified committee meetings throughout the course of the year.
Day-to-day management support of assigned committees, including facilitating committee co-chair communication and committee meetings, programmatic contributions, and logistical execution.
Identify areas of additional member engagement on committees; collaborate with the membership team to identify and connect members with committees to ensure there is diverse member representation.
Collaborate with the VP and committee staff leads to establish, document, and distribute mission statements, goals, and deliverables for committees to align with AHLA’s strategic plan.
Support VP on the planning and programmatic elements of events stemming from committees (i.e. Responsible Stay Summit, Food & Beverage Summit)
Support content and oversee the execution of high-quality calls and meetings for VP’s committees and others (as assigned).
Support internal committee staff advisor deliverables and processes.
Support overall committee deliverables’ documentation and execution.
Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging topics to incorporate into content development.
Ensure there is consistency across committee materials, such as agendas, minutes, materials, and partner and sponsor features.
Other duties as required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
3-5 years of Project management or committee management experience preferred.
Event/meeting logistics and/or event programming development preferred.
Hotel industry experience preferred.
Skills and Attributes:
Critical thinker who strategically manages committees; looking for opportunities to align with AHLA priorities and drive revenue.
Excellent oral and written communication skills; team player with a high level of professionalism, self-motivation, and positive attitude.
Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Strong project management skills.
Position based in the Washington, DC area.
Moderate travel required.
Rotating hybrid work schedule: In-office Tues-Thurs and Mon-Thurs every other week.
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.