IAM Seeks Director of Government & Military Relations

Job Description

Reports to:

Essential Function:
The Director of Government & Military Relations (DGMR) will serve as the primary contact between the Association and its membership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other U.S. federal agencies with whom the IAM Membership conducts business and/or which have enforcement and/or regulatory authority over the moving, forwarding and relocation industries.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, formulates, recommends, and implements approved policies, actions, and programs which will further the interest of the Membership with government and military entities and agencies
  • Insures that the president, executive committee and committee chairs are kept fully informed on military and government programs, agency activities, communications relating to current and near-term operations, and planned future initiatives
  • Provides the necessary liaison to committee chairs and committees to enable them to properly perform their functions
  • Maintains effective relationships with other outside organizations and associations, both public and private, and works to enhance the position and image of the Association
  • Keeps the membership properly informed about his/her activities and those of the Association relating to military and government, by phone, email, e-newsletter, website, magazine, general mailings, and other means as appropriate
  • Conducts research and related analytical projects, prepares reports and publishes the results on military and government-related subjects deemed to be of importance to the membership and objectives of the Association
  • Develops, in coordination with the programs and education department, training and educational programs that will advance the knowledge of the membership
  • Plans and implements, in coordination with department directors, membership development and retention initiatives specifically aimed at those entities and individuals involved in military and government activities
  • Coordinates with the president and other staff any and all activities for Annual Meetings, meetings of the executive committee, and other special meetings, workshops, and seminars as opportunities arise

Skills and Requirements:

  • Ability to use computer and related office software applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and verbal communication, as well as listening skills
  • Ability to speak in public
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within the U.S. federal government and/or the moving, forwarding, and/or relocation industries, with a strong background in military and government activity
  • General knowledge of military and government transportation regulations
  • General knowledge of or exposure to the workings of association management
  • Availability to travel frequently and on short notice, both domestically and internationally
  • Ability to adapt to frequent industry and regulatory change and reordering of priorities

Alexandria, Virginia (IAM Headquarters) or as assigned

Salary commensurate with experience
Full Benefits Package – details provided during interview and selection process

Method of Response:
Forward resume along with salary history and requirements via email to:

Charles L. White
International Association of Movers

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of the responsibilities and duties associated with the position. While it is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, the IAM president and executive committee reserve the right to modify, add, or remove duties and responsibilities, and to assign others as necessary.