The Manager, Committees & Member Engagement is responsible for oversight and management of several committees, including but not limited to, the Sustainability, Food and Beverage, Safety & Security and Risk Management Committees. The Manager will assist in identifying areas for greater member engagement, industry deliverables and will serve as an essential communications link among committee chairs, committee members, AHLA staff advisors and AHLA executives.
Responsible for day-to-day management of assigned committees which includes facilitating committee meetings, driving revenues, deliverables and events and tracking & contributing to an overall balanced committee budget
Will work with each committee and its members to establish, document and distribute mission statements, goals and deliverables for each committee aligned with AHLA’s strategic plan and will be responsible for executing an aligned annual plan for each committee
Responsible for liaising with the staff advisors and driving cross departmental initiatives
Will suggest content and oversee execution of high-quality calls & meetings – will identify what content should be shared with the appropriate member networks, if applicable
Will coordinate regularly with co-chairs and members to identify areas for enhanced engagement and member value
Coordinate with staff advisors to plan and execute regularly scheduled committee calls and meetings
Identify areas of additional member engagement on committees and will work with the membership team to identify and connect members with committees to ensure there is diverse member representation on each committee
Ensure Committee deliverables are documented and executed in a timely manner
Present committee goals, activities and enhancements to supervisor.
Facilitate effective communication between speakers, presenters, and participants during calls and meetings
Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging topics to incorporate into content development
Ensure there is consistency with committee materials such as agendas, minutes, materials, partner and sponsor features.
Assist in vendor and consultant outreach for Committee projects when necessary.
Other duties are required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required
3-5 years of Project management or committee management experience 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 Washington DC
Moderate travel required
Hybrid – 3 days in office (Mon-Wed or Tue-Thurs)
Interested candidates can apply using the following link:
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.