Traffic crashes are a leading cause of preventable injury and death, which is why AAA has been a leader in preventing traffic-related injuries for over a century. We are committed to lobbying for evidence-based public policies shown to prevent injuries and save lives (e.g., DUI prevention laws, bans on text messaging while driving, primary seat belt laws, graduated driver’s licensing for teens, etc.). AAA also develops and implements national public education campaigns designed to raise awareness about the simple steps we all can take to travel safely, avoid injury and live our lives to their full potential.
We are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to support AAA as it continues its long-standing commitment to traffic safety. This individual will be skilled at synthesizing/interpreting scientific research and conducting statistical analysis related to traffic injury prevention with the objective of developing public policy, programmatic efforts and educational outreach activities. This individual will develop expertise in the field of traffic injury prevention and will serve as an issue advisor for AAA clubs lobbying for traffic safety policies. The candidate also will represent AAA in national media (once trained), on national Boards and at national conferences on issues related to transportation safety.
Relationship of Job to Management
This position reports to the Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy & Research
Duties and Responsibilities
Manages original research analysis needed to support the development of Association advocacy positions and initiatives on traffic safety issues. (10%) Provides counsel to traffic safety and government relations staff to determine appropriate association responses and positions on traffic safety issues by analyzing data and gauging scientific and political environments. (25%) Establishes and maintains contacts with national stakeholders and industry groups. Serves as a traffic safety subject matter expert for AAA before federal agencies, traffic safety stakeholders, academia and national print, radio and broadcast news media as necessary. Represents AAA at industry conferences, tradeshows and meetings. (25%) Manages the implementation and evaluation of Association-level traffic safety programs and initiatives. Provides analysis and counsel to clubs on traffic safety science. (15%) Prepares and presents analysis of traffic safety research and program recommendations to director and to senior National Office and club management staff as needed, including Public Affairs Committee & Subcommittees/Work Groups (Issues Subcommittee, Policy Work Group, Research Needs Work Group, Impaired Driving Work Group). (15%) Manages collaboration and coordination with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety including participation in the AAFTS R&D funding project selection process. (10%)