The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. The mission of the NAM is to be the voice for all manufacturing in the United States.
National Association of Manufacturers
Job Title: Director, Energy and Resources
Department: Energy and Resources Policy
Division: Policy and Government Relations
Reports To: Vice President, Energy and Resources
FLSA Status/Level: Exempt/Senior Professional
Updated: April 2021
Advances the NAM's official policy positions on a range of energy and environmental issues through collaboration with member companies, the Administration, Congress, state and local policymakers, labor, ENGOs and other stakeholders.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Proactively engages with NAM member companies to solve problems. Responds to member companies' requests, questions and concerns in a timely, accurate and professional manner.
Confers with Congress and the Administration to educate officials and staff on manufacturers' priorities and influences passage, defeat, or amendment of specific measures, or introduction of policies more favorable to NAM members' interests.
Leads coalitions and/or task forces comprised of NAM members and other like-minded stakeholders. Contacts individuals and groups having similar interests in order to encourage them to contact legislators and present views.
Analyzes proposed energy and environmental regulations and legislation to determine potential impacts to NAM member companies; conducts policy background research in order to understand complex issues and demonstrate expertise with rapidly evolving and dynamic subject matters.
Prepares Hill letters, testimony, formal agency comments, news releases, issue briefs, and talking points. Contributes to the association's regular publications. Works with the NAM communications department to collaborate on strategies, respond to media inquiries, and executive level communications.
Plans and coordinates meetings, conferences and other communication forums between members and elected officials in developing NAM policy and allows officials to respond to NAM concerns; confers with Congress and/or other governmental regulatory agencies in developing policy positions.
Contacts regulatory agencies and testifies at public hearings, Congressional sessions and member involvement activities to enlist support for manufacturers' interests.
Attends and represents local organizations at state and national association meetings.
Makes formal and informal presentations before a wide variety of audiences.
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and is not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.