The National Mining Association (NMA), a DC based trade association, is seeking an individual with a thorough knowledge of the federal legislative process, the ability to write and clearly communicate through concise and persuasive arguments and frequent written work products, a capacity to think strategically for long-term planning and adapt long-term plans to accommodate changing circumstances and factors while also able to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with often immediate time demands.
Manage and advance legislative and congressional priorities of importance to the members of the NMA
Development and implementation of legislative strategy
Managing NMA membership engagement and expectations
Building consensus through coalitions of Members of Congress, involvement and support from Congressional Committees, Congressional leadership offices, and external organizations and trade associations
Create and maintain positive relationships with Members of Congress, staff, and key Congressional Committees to advocate for and advance NMA’s legislative priorities in collaboration with fellow government affairs department members
Communicate the industry’s position to Congressional leaders, members, and staff and external potential coalition partners
Undergraduate degree required
2+ years’ experience working in Congress, Federal agencies, consulting firms or trade associations
Excellent interpersonal skills crucial for success, including relationship building and maintenance skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills.
General understanding of current domestic affairs and their political implications
Please submit your resume, a detailed cover letter outlining previous successes related to the requirements outlined above and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. NMA is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.
About National Mining Association
The National Mining Association’s (NMA) mission is to build support for public policies that will help Americans fully and responsibly benefit from our abundant domestic energy and mineral resources. Our objective is to engage in and influence the public process on the most significant and timely issues that impact mining’s ability to safely and sustainably locate, permit, mine, transport and utilize the nation’s vast resources.
NMA serves its membership by: promoting the safe production and use of coal and mineral resources; establishing a strong political presence in the Nation’s Capital; serving as the information center for and a single voice of U.S. mining; and addressing the current and future policy needs of U.S. mining, mining equipment manufacturers and support services members of NMA.