Employment Opportunities

Coordinator, Industry Affairs

Organization: American Forest & Paper Association
Office: Washington, DC

Support a trade association whose members have long been responsible stewards of our planetís resources. Learn about renewable and recyclable products while showcasing your organizational skills.

The Coordinator, Industry Affairs is responsible for providing administrative support to a department focused on market sectors, related data, and membership. The Coordinator manages the majority of meeting preparations for the department including material preparation and venue logistics.


Industry Affairs

  • Provide administrative and substantive support to the department, including ordering supplies, reviewing and drafting correspondence, emails and memos, handling mail, copying and scanning
  • Maintain and track budget codes for assigned sectors and issues; process invoices and check requests; send monthly financial reports; and communicate status as needed
  • Maintain committee distribution lists; distribute letters, meeting notices, and memos
  • Draft, proof-read, and edit cover letters and documents for the department
  • Maintain department-wide filing system in conformance with the Association's record retention policy
  • Manage the clearance process for outgoing documents requiring staff or legal review
  • Answer and accurately direct incoming calls from AF&PA members and outside parties
  • Coordinate member and sector developments with Communications team for potential social media and website updates
  • Understand member participation and interests; maintain and update committee distribution lists as appropriate (for mailing letters, e-mail notices, etc.)
  • Conduct research and participate in special projects as approved by supervisor

Meeting Coordination

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings hosted or attended by Industry Affairs staff
  • Oversee project management for assigned internal and external meetings for Industry Affairs. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Coordinate agendas
  • Prepare meeting books
  • Assist with meeting material preparation and distribution
  • Prepare and send approved meeting invites, memos and associated links
  • Manage the staff and legal review process for outgoing documents
  • Prepare numbers and equipment for conference calls and webinars
  • Set up materials and equipment in conference rooms
  • Draft text and create graphics for PowerPoint presentations
  • Prepare meeting minutes, notes and action items

Membership Support

  • Record membership developments in AMS
  • Assist with preparation of material (briefing packets & slide decks ) for VP/Sector Execs & CEO for member visits and new member overviews
  • Provide support as needed for overall membership efforts


  • Excellent communication skills in writing, editing and public presentation
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to effectively balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong administrative skills (typing, file organization, copying, etc.)
  • Proficient in mathematical skills for day-to-day business calculations
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and research skills
  • Ability to produce high quality work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to maintain positive rapport with co-workers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to occasionally travel to different locations in the U.S.
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of regular business hours/days
  • Interest in business, manufacturing, and sustainability issues


  • Bachelorís degree in a relevant area of study (political science, marketing, business administration or communications) preferred
  • Two or more years of relevant office work experience
  • Experience working in an association preferred


American Forest & Paper Association is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. AF&PA welcomes all talented individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status or other category protected by law.

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