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Manager, Congressional Affairs

Washington, District of Columbia 20001
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The National Mining Association (NMA) 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.

 Specific Responsibilities 

  • 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 jobs@nma.org. NMA is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.


Posted: 2020-10-18 Expires: 2020-11-17

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. 

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Manager, Congressional Affairs

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