Want to be involved in supporting all areas of our association’s Washington, D.C. office location? APWA has a great opportunity for a self-starter, detailed oriented individual to join our collaborative team environment which is focused on our members working in the public works field.
This position is multi-faceted and provides high quality professional support to the office’s variety of program activities including government affairs, media affairs, sustainability and Canadian advocacy and outreach. Specific duties include monitoring public works legislation and regulations at the federal level, writing and editing communication materials to include website content, performing research, database management. This position also provides the day-to-day office management services (such as: mail/delivery, conference room scheduling, office supplies, meeting planning, etc.) for an office of approximately 6 people.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years qualified experience related to support of professional staff or equivalent combination of education and experience; have the ability to support several staff members simultaneously; must possess a “can do” attitude, excellent writing skills, policy/association experience preferred, be organized, flexible, resourceful, and have experience that demonstrates initiative and reliability.
The successful candidate must take great pride in their work as the “glue” for the office and seeks to be steps ahead of the needs of the office, and helps to create a well-functioning workplace environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required, iMIS experience a plus. Capitol Hill and/or Association policy experience preferred.
American Public Works Association (APWA) is a national non-profit association of 30,000 members primarily in North America. Our DC office is located at 1275 K., Street, NW in downtown DC. More information about our organization can be found at www.apwa.net.
TO APPLY BY JUNE 17, 2019: Submit Cover letter, Resume, Salary Requirements and Writing Sample to: APWA HR, 1200 Main Street, Suite 1400, Kansas City, MO, 64105, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About American Public Works Association
The American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.
Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 67 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.
The association is a highly participatory organization, with hundreds of opportunities for leadership and service, and a network of several dozen national committees in every area of public works. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, elected at both the regional and national levels, APWA is an open, flexible association with a diversified membership of 30,000 and a reputation for quality services and products.