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.


 

Director, Grassroots and PAC

This position is responsible for two key components of U.S. Travel’s Advocacy operations: grassroots and PAC. Key functions of this role include maintaining and improving U.S. Travel’s grassroots program to increase political education and involvement of U.S. Travel members and the broader travel industry. The director, grassroots and PAC is also responsible for the successful management and growth of the organization’s political action committee, TravelPAC.

PAC RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Lead PAC fundraising events throughout the year during CEO Roundtables, Board meetings, the summer auction and other industry events.
  • Develop a robust prior approval campaign to obtain authorization from U.S. Travel members and begin fundraising campaigns with approved member organizations.
  • Develop significant TravelPAC growth plan.
  • Work with campaign fundraisers to host events with other industry stakeholders, working closely with the Government Relations team.
  • Manage Aristotle 360 PAC Compliance Software data entry.
  • Maintain regular communication with PAC Board of Directors and donors (including emails, conference calls and newsletters).
  • Increase visibility of the PAC at U.S. Travel events.
  • Maintain regular communication with legal counsel to ensure FEC Compliance.

GRASSROOTS RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Grow and improve U.S. Travel’s grassroots program to increase political education and involvement of U.S. Travel members and the travel industry.
  • Draft communications to advocates, including newsletters and action alerts.
  • Grow and improve U.S. Travel’s advocacy-focused social media outreach.
  • Facilitate stakeholder meetings, including various U.S. Travel council gatherings.
  • Aid in the planning process for annual fly-in event.
  • Maintain the advocacy website (travelcoalition.org) and make appropriate and timely updates.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Undergraduate degree in political science, communications and/or related field.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ prior work experience in PAC growth and grassroots. Trade association and travel industry experience is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ prior work experience with social media outlets or digital campaigns.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and web editing skills are preferred.
  • Ability to travel (10-25%).

 To apply please submit your cover letter, resume and reference list to careers@ustravel.org with “Director, Grassroots and PAC” listed in the subject line.