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 and the collective goals of 1,200-plus member organizations are advanced. 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 currently hiring.


 

Coordinator, Communications

This position is responsible for fulfilling administrative functions of the Communications Department and assisting the media and strategic communications team with writing, editing and formatting association messages for distribution across multiple platforms. U.S. Travel Association is a winner of multiple "Best of" awards for its communications practices and the incumbent is responsible for continually advancing these efforts.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Oversee preparation of U.S. Travel's daily media scan
  • Assist credentialing process for IPW media attendees
  • Support industry communications and media relations/strategic communications with formatting and distribution of industry and press messages
  • Support ustravel.org and other digital properties with maintenance of online content
  • Provide general administrative support for department directors and senior vice president, including expense processing, management of calendars and meeting logistics, and other key tasks
  • Request and compile time sheets reporting vacation, personal time off and sick leave for all members of Public Affairs team
  • Compile, compose and distribute staff newsletter, U.S. Travel Weekly
  • Manage contacts included in Public Affairs' group listservs
  • Process contracts and invoices related to Communications Department vendors
  • Assist with direct media relations outreach, as assigned by senior director of strategic communications (or equivalent)
  • Provide primary direction to Communications Department intern

COMPETENCIES:

  • Teamwork: Demonstrating and promoting a spirit of cooperation within and outside work unit; working together toward a common goal; building good relationships with internal and outside work units; building good relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Communication: Conveying written and oral communications effectively; negotiating and mediating effectively; sharing information; listening attentively and responding appropriately.
  • Initiative: Recognizing the need for action; confronting issues and taking appropriate action; pursuing an issue until the problem is solved.
  • Problem Solving: Identifying problems affecting the work unit or U.S. Travel Association; taking early corrective action to avoid problems; generating new ideas and practical solutions.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree is required in Communications, English, Journalism, Political Science or related field, and a minimum of one year professional experience in communications. Knowledge of the travel industry and public affairs a plus.
  • Skills desired include: Mastery of Microsoft Office products; Beginner to intermediate proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite; Familiarity with AP Style, HTML, Dropbox and Google Drive.

 To apply please submit your cover letter, resume and reference list to careers@ustravel.org with "Coordinator, Communications" listed in the subject line. 


 

Intern, Research

High-profile Washington, D.C. trade association seeks a curious, analytical and highly motivated intern to assist in a fast-paced research shop.

The average weekly hours for research intern will be between 20-25 hours.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Data collection and manipulation for advocacy support, market research and economic studies.
  • Research, download and manipulate data from economic and statistical database issued by federal, state and local government agencies, industry associations, universities and other research organizations.
  • Assist in background research to understand trends impacting the industry
  • Assist in online survey programming and quality assurance
  • Research and develop content for monthly newsletters.
  • Review and summarize research reports into key findings 
  • Provide quality assurance review for economic impact studies, questionnaires and other research reports.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of statistical data/analysis
  • Data/research retrieval
  • Ability to multi-task and handle high energy projects
  • Analytical thought process
  • Self-motivation and time management skills
  • Clear and succinct communication of research
  • Strong writing skills to simply and clearly summarize research and trends
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word software
  • Basic knowledge of travel industry
  • A background in economics is advantageous but not necessary
  • Currently enrolled in a program obtaining MA/MS

 To apply please submit your cover letter, resume and reference list to careers@ustravel.org with "Intern, Research" listed in the subject line.