Vice President, Government Affairs 

The AzLTA is looking to hire a Vice President, Government Affairs to advocate for Arizona’s lodging and tourism industry on the local, state and federal level.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist President/CEO in development of Association’s legislative platform and strategy
  •  Develop relationships with relevant state trade associations and other stakeholders to identify opportunities to
    promote policies that further AzLTA’s interests
  • Maintain relationships with staff to facilitate and strengthen the Association’s influence with organizations and
    chambers, to obtain appropriate research and policy support
  • Represent AzLTA’s interests with elected officials and regulators at all levels, including senior government
    administration staff, commissioners, state legislators, etc.
  • Coordinate the development of the Association’s legislative strategy and responses to legislative and regulatory
  • Monitor legislative, regulatory, and program activities daily to include Federal, State, and selected cities and
  • Inform President/CEO regarding legislative and regulatory activity and inform the membership through
    newsletters and special communications
  • Write sample letters which members can adapt to send to government officials on issues of impact to industry
  • Draft and review testimony for members which can be used to testify at hearings or use during meetings with
    elected officials, regulators and/or other stakeholders
  • Assist media manager with legislative messaging
  • Lead AzLTA’s Advocacy Day at the State Capitol
  • Draft position papers on legislative and regulatory actions
  • Testify on legislative and regulatory actions

Candidate Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Communications and Public Policy or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in government/regulatory affairs
  • Experience with state legislative, municipal and regulatory processes
  • Experience project managing cross-functional initiatives/responses, specifically bringing together diverse stakeholders to affect action in the legislative, municipal, and regulatory arenas

Compensation & Terms of Employment

  • Dependent on experience


Application Information
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample and the names, contact information and titles for two professional references to Kim Sabow at and For questions, call (602) 604-0729.


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