Administrative, Clerical, Support, Communications/Editorial, Other
4 Year Degree
Position Summary: The Advocacy & Operations Coordinator is the administrative arm of the COO office, supporting the COO in executing the office’s advocacy and operational responsibilities. In this capacity, the Coordinator also provides support to the association’s advocacy and member engagement programs.
Support the COO in tracking and presenting organizational performance metrics and other duties as assigned.
Develop compelling visual presentations in support of the COO’s internal and external speaking engagements.
Provide administrative support and project management assistance in support of the association’s advocacy and member engagement programs.
Develop and maintain effective mechanisms to track relationships with targeted lawmakers and Administration officials.
Develop and maintain effective mechanisms to track member outreach and engagement initiatives.
Provide scheduling support to the COO and members of the Advocacy Management Team.
Assist in planning and scheduling the annual AWO Barge-In.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Highly organized and efficient; attentive to detail.
Strong computer and database skills; expertise in Microsoft Office suite.
Professional presence and comportment.
Skilled at managing multiple priorities and interacting with colleagues, members, and external audiences at all levels.
Self-motivated and proactive; high-performing team player.
Minimum 3 years of experience working in a government affairs or trade association environment.
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org; reference “Coordinator – Advocacy & Operations” on the subject line of the email.
About The American Waterways Operators
The American Waterways Operators is the national advocate for the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, which serves the nation as the safest, most environmentally friendly, and most economical mode of freight transportation. AWO members operate on the rivers, coasts, Great Lakes, and harbors of the United States, moving vital commodities safely, reducing air emissions, water pollution, and highway congestion, protecting homeland security, and providing family-wage jobs for tens of thousands of Americans. AWO promotes the long term economic soundness of the industry and works to enhance its ability to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible transportation.