Assistant Manager, External Affairs

The Washington, DC office of the New York City-based trade association, The Toy Association, Inc., is seeking an Assistant Manager of External Affairs. The position will support the nine-person and active external affairs team through coordinating logistics for events, drafting and editing documents, budgeting, administrative support, etc. We are looking for an individual with great organization skills, attention to detail, and can juggle many tasks simultaneously. A bit of travel is included, both domestically and, on occasion, internationally.  
About The Toy Association

Included in NPT’s Best Nonprofits to Work for in 2018, The Toy Association™, Inc. is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses that design, produce, license, and deliver toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. Our 950+ members drive the annual $27 billion U.S. domestic toy market, and our organization has a long history of propelling the health and growth of the toy industry, which has an annual U.S. economic impact of $110.9 billion.

The Toy Association is the voice of the toy industry and continually addresses evolving safety, legislative, and trade issues. And we offer members exclusive services, tools, content, and events.

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- About 15% travel (including to New York office, Toy Fair, conferences, member facilities, etc.)
- Serve as Secretariat of the International Council of Toy Industries by handling member inquiries, publishing annual reports and website content, organizing international annual meetings, and acting as the liaison to the Executive Committee
- Handle administrative functions and support of External Affairs team
- Compile and send out weekly emails to members on relevant policy updates
- Help monitor bills and regulations that impact toy association members (both federal and international)
- Coordinate with external affairs team to update and manage annual budget process
- Help organize logistics for events such as DC Fly In, Strategy Meeting and educational seminars (including working with outside vendors/hotels/speakers, editing power point presentations, running event logistics, etc)
- Assist with department’s daily operations

Qualifications and Competencies:
- College degree preferred
- Strong attention to detail
- Highly organized
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Team player while also working independently
- Proven experience as Office Manager or equivalent position
- Strong computer skills
- Knowledge of Concur, Adaptive Planning and iMIS a plus

To Apply: 

 Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to   
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed and general areas of accountability. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all accountabilities, duties and skills required of the job incumbents.