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Manger of Government Affairs

Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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    Full Time

NMA is currently conducting a search for a full-time Manager of Government and Political Affairs in the association’s headquarters office in Washington D.C. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Government and Political Affairs, this role will be critical in the development and implementation of Congressional and government affairs strategies, advocating for NMA policy priorities.     


Responsible for working with other members of the government affairs team to develop and implement Congressional lobbying strategies advancing NMA’s legislative and policy goals through direct outreach to Members of Congress and staff which includes: 


  • analyzing the impacts of Congressional and regulatory actions on the mining industry, 

  • drafting position documents, 

  • creating and developing supportive materials, statements, and letters, 

  • identifying Congressional allies advancing the mining industry’s policies, 

  • managing and tracking legislation that affects the mining industry, 

  • drafting memoranda on issues in Congress important to our members, and 

  • coordinating with and responding to member companies and industry allies 

Develop, cultivate, and maintain positive and new bipartisan relationships with Members of Congress, staff, and key Congressional Committees by educating, advocating, and being responsive to those offices to advance NMA’s legislative priorities.

Lead, build, manage, and collaborate with outside groups and coalitions to create a cohesive voice in order to shape consensus and garner a wider range of support for NMA’s legislative priorities. 

Assists in coordinating internal committees to formulate the association’s positions and policies on specific policy issues.

Ensures the government affairs team is informed in a timely and effective way about legislative, policy, regulatory, and political risks and opportunities relevant to our membership.

Actively suggests targets for political giving through NMA’s Political Action Committees and attends fundraisers for key political allies.


Starting salary commensurate with experience. In addition, NMA offers a generous benefits package for retirement savings and health care and strives to be a best-in-class employer in the DC Metro Area and beyond! Interested candidates are invited to apply to jobs@nma.org 


NMA is a proud equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We focus on inclusive talent acquisition practices in compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). 


Applicants who may need an accommodation are encouraged to contact NMA to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a differing ability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Human Resources at HR@nma.org 



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  

  • 3+ years of related work experience, preferably on Capitol Hill or administration 

  • Strong understanding of the legislative process   

  • Knowledge of political dynamics and its ability to impact legislative process and reasonably predict outcomes 

  • Impeccable communication and negotiation skills  

  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment, with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects and ever-changing priorities 

  • Highly- organized and detail-oriented 

  • Self-starter who takes initiative, can anticipate needs before they arise and resolve issues quickly 


Posted: 2022-11-11 Expires: 2022-12-11

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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Manger of Government Affairs

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