AAAE is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Director of Regulatory Affairs. The successful applicant will be knowledgeable on airport planning and environmental issues to help AAAE advance key advocacy initiatives; increase engagement with key FAA/EPA/DOE officials; moderate meetings; and provide subject matter expertise and guidance across the association.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Provide environmental and planning subject matter expertise for AAAE.
Help manage key AAAE environmental and planning advocacy initiatives to provide added value to Federal Affairs members.
Engage with FAA and EPA on key AAAE environmental and planning advocacy initiatives.
Manage the Environmental Services Committee and drive member engagement.
Manage AAAE meetings and conferences.
Work with AAAE’s ACT Program to drive innovation in the airport community.
Provide additional coverage for the Regulatory Affairs Department on a range of other policy issues beyond environmental and planning.
Education, prior work experience, and specialized skills and knowledge:
5-7 years of experience, 3-5 years of regulatory work experience required
Intense attention to detail
Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with ability to work well under pressure
Excellent collaborative communication and interpersonal skills
Team-oriented and ability to work independently
Ability to analyze, summarize, and respond to regulatory proposals pertaining to airports and aviation
Ability to collaborate, with appropriate leadership qualities
Ability to independently manage production requirements and operational goals and projects, including ability to prioritize multiple and varied tasks within established deadlines
Ability to interface and build relationships with legislative and federal staff with other aviation organizations and stakeholders
Computer proficiency in Word; relational data base systems including Excel; Power Point
Aviation experience and interest highly desired
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) has a unique DNA in the association business with a low dues model that requires innovation, industry-leading products and services and world class member service. We attract top talent by being a mission driven organization that can truly affect change in our world by empowering airport executives. How? With a rich heritage of training, professional development, and the creation of programs and products that serve the needs of airports with their mission of advancing safety, security, environmental stewardship, diversity, and beyond. In this way our employees are allowed to do challenging, interesting, and rewarding work and become invested owners. But what also makes AAAE unique and a truly great place to work is the culture.
AAAE makes no secret that it values and is genuinely devoted to its employees and members. AAAE demonstrates this to its employees in the rich and at times, unheard of, benefits it offers employees, in the collaborative open team environment where ideas from all levels of the organization are encouraged and supported from the CEO down, in the recruiting process where no candidate is offered employmen...t without first being interviewed and approved by a team of AAAE employees, in the recognition and praise it gives employees for their good work with numerous awards and performance based bonuses, in the growth and ownership opportunities it gives employees, and in the personal connections it makes with its employees on a day to day basis. However, even with all of this, AAAE would not be as great a place to work, if it were not for the dedicated members that the employees have the good fortune to interact with on a regular basis and serve. Our employees value and appreciate our members and our members value and appreciate our employees. The desire to help them drives us all to constantly improve and innovate. To do more, so we can give more back to our members.
In addition, AAAE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to creating a work environment in which all team members engage and perform at the highest levels and see the value of different perspectives and backgrounds. We strive to attract, invest in, and develop the talents of people of diverse backgrounds who reflect the society and community in which we live and do business because we not only believe it is right to do but also believe that doing so will enhance our business relationships, generate greater innovation, increase productivity, and more.