The Senior Director of Event Partnerships will lead responsibilities for AHLA’s involvement in The Hospitality Show (THS) and other partnership-based conference and events. In this role, you will help define our event strategy and own scaled planning and execution of select programs to inspire memorable experiences for the AHLA constituents. You will manage the end-to-end events program and create experiences that exceed our audiences’ expectations and connect with our community.
Manage relationship with Questex, AHLA’s partner on The Hospitality Show
Oversee AHLA’s responsibilities on The Hospitality Show including (but not limited to):
Advisory board administration and correspondence
Educational program development and execution
Industry engagement initiatives
AHLA proprietary meetings & events alongside THS: execute event logistics to include function specifications, food and beverage and audio-visual arrangements, and experience elements
Vendor selection, contract negotiation, and relationship management as needed
RFP, site research and contracting as needed
Travel to event and associated planning meetings/site visits
Lead for events team on AHLA functions at key industry including:
Liaison with internal team members on corresponding events/functions
Event logistics and execution (includes onsite event administration)
Program development/support as needed
Other special projects and duties as assigned
Educations and Experience:
Tradeshow experience preferred
Five-seven years relevant experience; or a combination of education and experience.
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification preferred
Skills and Attributes:
Self-motivated individual who is also a team player with a high level of professionalism and emotional intelligence
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and relevant content; willingness to be coached
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills
Customer-service focused with a positive attitude; maintains grace under pressure
Experienced computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and Salesforce preferred
Position located in Washington, DC area.
Ability to travel.
Ability to lift 35 pounds.
Hybrid - 3 days in office (Mon-Wed. or Tue-Thurs.).
Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.