About U.S. Travel
Careers & U.S. Travel
The U.S. Travel Association is a dynamic, mission-driven association committed to increasing travel to and within the United States. U.S. Travel offers excellent benefits and a friendly, supportive environment where individual contributions are highly valued. U.S. Travel seeks staff who are committed to creating excellent work and contributing to a positive workplace culture. The office is conveniently located near Metro Center in downtown Washington, D.C.
U.S. Travel is hiring:
The U.S. Travel Association is seeking a candidate to serve as an economist with the Association’s Research Department. The successful candidate will work directly for the Association’s Chief Economist on a wide range of issues ranging from estimating the economic impact of the travel industry at the local, state and national levels to supporting the Association’s various Public Affairs initiatives. This position works closely with the Communications and Government Relations teams, as well as outside entities. The candidate should have a track record of collaborating and communicating research to internal employees, members, stakeholders, and policy makers.
The Research Department’s main purpose is to support the mission of the Association. A majority of its resources are allocated to conduct a wide array of research involving economic impact, advocacy, and the benefits of travel to consumers, businesses and policymakers. The division’s research projects vary in terms of scope, scale and coordination with others. A number of products are produced largely by the research division alone, with minor involvement with other divisions of U.S. Travel. Further products are produced in close coordination with other divisions within U.S. Travel and, in some cases, in coordination with outside organizations as well. The frequency of the products produced by the research division include: monthly, semiannual, annual, bi-annual, multi-year and one-time products. A significant portion of research is used to drive media and policy-maker awareness on the impact of travel and is further used to communicate and advance U.S. Travel’s mission to increase travel to and within the United States.
- Work on economic research projects in multiple areas such as: the impact of travel on national, state, and local economies, annual publications, high-frequency economic estimates (monthly as well as by request), public affairs support, membership support, and contract studies
- Produce qualitative and quantitative analysis and write reports
- Skills to explain and depict complex economic data/statistics to audiences
- Managing or leading projects of assigned research tasks
- Preparing technical reports and present findings
- Advanced Degree in economics
- A minimum of seven years of work experience in the research field with experience in travel and tourism or trade association a plus.
- A solid understanding of domestic and international statistics, with in depth knowledge of the U.S. National Economic Accounts and the U.S. economic statistical system in general
- A fundamental understanding of input-output analysis
- Strong ability to conceptualize complex research issues and distill to actionable outputs
- Able to apply advanced statistical methods, and able to communicate effectively about these methods to large non-technical audiences.
- Ability to conduct and present applied research and analyze large amounts of data
- Strong writing and public speaking skills are a must.
- Ability to work well in a team environment with co-workers from other departments particularly Communications and Governments Relations.
Softwares: Microsoft Office and statistical-related software products and databases
U.S. Travel Association offers competitive salary and benefits package, plus the opportunity to work for a leading American industry. Please submit a brief cover letter, résumé and reference list to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $2.1 trillion in economic output. It is the voice for the collective interests of the U.S. travel industry and its mission is to promote and facilitate travel to and within the United States. You can learn more about U.S. Travel at www.ustravel.org or www.TravelEffect.com.
U.S. Travel is seeking a highly motivated career-oriented University student or entry-level professional for a paid Government Relations internship. The Government Relations Intern will work on and provide support to the Government Relations team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with daily administrative tasks when needed.
- Create and/or update existing member, congressional and consultant lists.
- Assist with developing written materials and presentations.
- Research and track specific issues and legislation regarding travel promotion, transportation and infrastructure, Visa Waiver Program and Public Lands.
- Attend and monitor legislative hearings, meetings and other events.
- Attend internal and external meetings/events.
- Interested in travel related issues and policies.
- An undergraduate student, recent college graduate or pursuing an advanced degree relevant in the field (Government Relations, Political Science, Public Policy or Tourism and Travel Management).
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Proficient in MS Office and internet research.
- Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask.
- Must have strong organizational skills.
- Must be a team player and have a positive attitude.
Internship is flexible, however the ideal candidate will be available to commit full time starting mid-September until the end of November. To apply please send the following application materials to email@example.com with the subject line “Fall Internship”:
- Cover letter
- Writing Sample
- Three References