American Apparel and Footwear Association

we wear our mission

AAFA is a powerful source of intelligence and catalyst for change in addressing the external forces that are important to the U.S. apparel and footwear industry.

Work @ AAFA

Thank you for your interest in working at the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

Representing more than 1,000 world famous name brands, the AAFA is the trusted public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry, its management and shareholders, its four million U.S. workers, and its contribution of $361 billion in annual U.S. retail sales.  AAFA stands at the forefront as a leader of positive change for the apparel and footwear industry. With integrity and purpose, AAFA delivers a unified voice on key legislative and regulatory issues. AAFA enables a collaborative forum to promote best practices and innovation. AAFA's comprehensive work ensures the continued success and growth of the apparel and footwear industry, its suppliers, and its customers. 

AAFA provides a generous benefits package including health benefits, parking or metro benefit, and a 401(k) plan. Learn more about AAFA's mission.

Position Title: Government Relations Representative

Department: Government Relations

To Apply: Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and writing sample to Reem Kuhail (

Role Overview

AAFA has an immediate opening for a Government Relations Representative in its Washington, DC office. Job responsibilities include advocating before the U.S. Congress and Administration and advising association members on federal, state, and international regulations, legislation, and policies. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. Background in intellectual property rights (IPR), Made in USA, and/or government procurement issues helpful.  Successful candidate will have a BA/BS or higher and 1-2 years of work experience.  Salary commensurate with experience. 


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