Come Work With Team Aluminum

Located in Arlington, VA, the Aluminum Association is an 80-year old trade association representing the North American aluminum industry. We often have career opportunities available in research, sustainability, public affairs and policy functions. Please find below our latest career opportunities. Resumes and cover letters and salary requirements should be sent via email at

Current Openings


FUNCTION: Under the guidance of the Senior Director of Public Affairs, the Public Affairs Specialist will implement the social media and online advocacy strategy; manage member committees as assigned; lead the creative services function for the Association; and support the Public Affairs department with messaging and events.  Support the Vice President of Business Information with membership, including recruitment, onboarding and member relations.


  1. Prepares original content for member e-newsletter, social channels and website, press releases, video scripts and key messages for spokespeople. Proof/Edit a variety of materials, including member communications, social media content, marketing materials and annual report.
  1. Design and implements the Association’s social media strategy. Create monthly social media editorial calendars for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Refine with relevant, timely content.
  1. With guidance from senior management, serves as the principal point of contact, for member relations, including assisting with member recruitment and reference checks, getting membership applications approved with the Membership Development committee, ensuring all member data is recorded in the Association Management System, and answering or re-routing member enquiries.
  1. Work with designers to create visual content and visual brand elements to bring communications concepts to life, especially in social media posts. Keep the team organized, create and maintain editorial calendar(s), and track deliverables.
  1. Serves as the technology expert for the Public Affairs department (i.e., website backend, survey designing). Serves as the manager for Association intellectual property pirating mitigation, executes marketing strategies for intellectual property to generate sales (i.e. reports, publications, manuals, etc.).
  1. Supports media relations efforts of the communications department by providing research, writing press releases, and feature stories. Promote association’s highly technical content using key messages to refine into simple, memorable pieces of content, across various channels, including website, marketing emails and social media.
  1. Performs additional responsibilities as appropriate or as requested.



  1. Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related discipline.
  2. 2-4 years related experience in writing, editing, and publishing documents in print or electronically.
  1. Demonstrated skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  1. Demonstrated skill and experience with a variety of software programs related to design, editing, graphics, and photo archive management.
  1. Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, interpret, and summarize key items from technical publications.
  1. Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills to effectively address all levels of audiences from mid level professionals to senior executives.
  1. Trade Association or Non Profit membership experience a plus.