Director, Government Freight Conference

The vision of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA), is to be the recognized leader in transportation advocacy representing the safest, most responsible and financially successful motor carriers. Our mission is to effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members.

The American Trucking Associations is searching for their next Director, Government Freight Conference to aide in the advocacy efforts pertaining to Government Freight haulers. This position is responsible for directing the Conference’s operations, activities, programs, and growth in accordance with the policies established by ATA and the Conference Board of Directors. This role is an interesting mix between regulatory and legislative affairs. The ATA is looking for a dedicated individual, preferably with expertise working with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This role calls for responsibilities over three main areas of the conference: Strategy, Management, and Communications.

The Director, Government Freight Conference will coordinate with the Government Freight Conference board to develop Conference strategy and initiatives and ensure they coincide with overall ATA strategy. This position will work to manage the expectations of the Conference’s stakeholders: The Conference Board of Directors and members by acting as a liaison between the policy makers, ATA staff, and ATA members. This position will act as the main POC for ATA members on all Government Freight issue areas and will also work to inform ATA members on legislative issues related to Government Freight via face to face meetings, phone, email and other correspondence. The Director, Government Freight Conference will assist the Legislative Affairs team with Call on Washington meetings concerning particular conference issues.



  • BA/BS in an appropriate discipline (e.g., transportation, logistics, public or business administration, etc.)
  • Minimum of 7 + years in various aspects of issue advocacy and association or coalition management and public policy positions.

Skill Requirements-

  • Superior written and oral communications skills.
  • Keen analytical ability.
  • Strong ability to translate analysis of complex regulations, legislation and technical material into concise and coherent issue papers, position papers, etc.
  • Strong ability to develop and lead coalitions to further advocacy efforts.

The American Trucking Associations is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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