Communications/Editorial, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Director of Industry Affairs provides operational oversight and logistical support for ATA Industry Affairs Image Programs. This position will have the opportunity to promote pro-trucking advocacy among industry leaders and the public by means of planning and executing the premiere ATA programs. In this role, you will have the responsibility to assist in creative support to all teams within the industry affairs division, including image, internal communications, federation relations, events and the executive office. This role is also responsible for overseeing social media image/campaigns for various ATA Image programs. The Director of Industry Affairs will assist membership, stakeholder, sponsor and general industry affairs communications.
An ideal candidate for this position will be an excellent communicator with an eye for creativity. Candidates must have experience writing press-releases, email and social media communications, and possess the ability to write to various audiences in a variety of tones. Experience with Photoshop and Adobe is a huge plus for this position. Proven success in creating professional MS Office deliverables like PowerPoint Presentations is highly preferred.
This position will interact with the State Trucking Associations, industry affairs manager and specialists, Events Services, Councils, professional truck drivers, grassroots stakeholders, and Image program participants and sponsors, FMCSA’s outreach division as well as other Stakeholders.
BS/BA in Communications, Program Management, Business Management Logistics, Political Science, or related field plus 7+ years’ experience.
2+ years of proven experience leading/managing programs required. Experience in writing, editing, and PowerPoint development required.
Experience with developing and managing integrated campaigns, drawing from multiple disciplines.
Proven ability to develop and drive program strategy.
Excellent oral and written communication
Experience with digital communication
Strong interpersonal skills
Familiarity with the media
Social media skills
Ability to assess and interpret elementary statistics
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Proficiency in Photoshop, Adobe, and/or Canva a plus
Prior experience using videography, editing and photographic equipment a plus
Must have strong organizational, time and project management abilities, high attention to detail with the ability to work under short deadlines
Must have the ability to work independently and with a team
Must have experience leading a team
About American Trucking Associations
The mission of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA), is to effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members.
The American Trucking Associations is a non-profit organization. Founded in 1933, ATA is the national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to transport our nation's freight.