National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO

National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO

Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Events and Outreach

Based in Washington, DC


The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO ("NATCA"), the labor union representing federal-sector and private-sector air traffic controllers and other aviation safety professionals, has an immediate opening for a Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Events and Outreach in its Washington, D.C. headquarters office.

The Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Events and Outreach is responsible for:

  1. organizing NATCA’s biennial national convention and other national conferences and events;
  2. assisting the Director of Public Affairs with the oversight and management of department staff working on events and outreach;
  3. serving as the primary liaison with event planning committees led by NATCA members;
  4. identifying venues that support event objectives and conducting site inspections;
  5. establishing positive working relationships with event venue personnel and serving as the primary NATCA contact at event sites;
  6. developing and managing all event specifications, including requirements for the meeting program, meeting room set-up, food and beverage, audiovisual/technical needs, exhibit and conference hall and stage design and construction, and other services;
  7. researching, selecting, negotiating contracts with, and managing the work of third-party vendors related to event activities;
  8. developing event budgets, tracking spending for compliance with approved budgets, and reconciling expenses;
  9. representing NATCA at aviation-related conferences and events;
  10. and maintaining historical information, such as room block and attendance data, to assist with future planning.

Qualified applicants should have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, event and conference management, or related field (Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification is also desirable);
  • have 8-10 years of meeting planning experience, with at least 3-4 years in a leadership role, specifically with demonstrated responsibilities for planning conventions, trade shows, conferences, or similar events ranging in size from 500 to 2500 attendees;
  • have the ability to multi-task and manage multiple events simultaneously;
  • and have excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail. Position will require extensive travel, including during weekends.

NATCA offers competitive salaries, employer-paid health, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability insurance, transit benefits and a hybrid work schedule.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to: jobs@natca.org, and put the name of the position in the subject line.

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