The Utah Mining Association (UMA), Utah’s leading voice of the mining, mineral processing, and industry service members for 103 years, is searching for a new president. A qualified candidate will be a demonstrated leader with impeccable professional and personal conduct; have professional experience preferably with a trade association, in mining or mining related industries, or with legislative and regulatory lobbying; have strong communication skills; have experience with budgeting and business management; and have relationships with the Utah mining industry or Utah elected officials.


The Utah Mining Association is no longer accepting applications for this position. 

Utah Mining Association President Job Description

The Utah Mining Association (UMA), currently comprised of over 95 mining, mineral processing, and industry service members, is, and has been, the leading voice of the mining and mineral processing industry in the State of Utah since 1915. The UMA’s core mission is to advocate for and advance the mining, mineral processing, and support industries; educate government leaders, officials, and the public on the importance of mining in Utah, and promote a culture of safety, sound environmental practices and networking among its members. The UMA is seeking a new President.

The President is the chief executive of the UMA. Reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, the President is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the UMA. The President serves as the primary spokesperson of the UMA and manages a small staff.


• With the Executive Committee and Board of Directors develop the UMA’s priorities and strategic plan and regularly review, assess, and report to the Executive Committee on the performance of the UMA
• Develop and operate within a budget
• Manage the UMA’s investments and finances as directed by the Executive Committee, and report to the Executive Committee
• Undertake advocacy and lobbying activities on issues important to the UMA in Utah, at the federal level, and as directed by the Executive Committee
• Serve as industry representative to, and as needed testify before, state, local, and federal legislative and regulatory bodies
• Work with other national and state mining associations and serve as UMA’s representatives in national and regional industry efforts to accomplish UMA’s federal policy objectives
• Develop working relationships with elected and appointed officials and key professionals in Utah’s Governor’s office, legislature, and regulatory agencies
• Develop working relationships with Utah’s Congressional delegation and staff
• Develop working relationships and work collaboratively with business and association allies
• Develop, direct, and participate in UMA’s education and public outreach efforts
• Organize, attend, and oversee the UMA’s Annual Meeting, UMA fundraising events, and quarterly meetings of the Executive Committee
• Engage with the UMA’s members and learn their changing needs and interests
• Retain and expand UMA membership
• Energize and motivate membership participation in the UMA’s activities, events, fundraising campaigns, and committees
• Manage UMA’s standing committees and work with the standing committees to develop, propose, and communicate policies and positions to the Executive Committee and UMA members as appropriate
• Travel, as needed, on behalf of the UMA to accomplish the objectives of the UMA
• Manage UMA staff
• Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Executive Committee


• A College degree
• Significant experience in government or media relations, advocacy, or legal, ideally with a major trade association
• An in-depth understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes
• Strong leadership
• Impeccable professional and personal conduct with demonstrated qualities, including but not limited to, honesty, fairness, trustworthiness, candor, and respect for the rights of others
• Familiarity with budgeting, financial statements, and business management
• Experience managing personnel helpful


• An ability to work in a collaborative manner
• An ability to work as a team player in a small office
• A desire to support environmentally and socially responsible natural resource development
• A desire to influence public policy issues affecting Utah’s mining industry
• An understanding of the importance of Utah’s mining and mineral processing industry to the State of Utah and the United States
• Knowledge of mining and the many legal and policy issues affecting mining operations throughout the mine life cycle
• Ability to speak publicly, positively engage a variety of members of the media, engage in community outreach and advocacy


• Market-based salary, negotiable based on education, experience, and other qualifications
• Generous benefits package


• The President works in an office environment with frequent local and national travel for meetings at third party locations, with the ability to work remotely expected.

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