Title: Manager, Communications


Basic Functions

Primary responsibility is to ensure effective communications with both external policy makers and internal industry stakeholders. Supports Communications Director and staff while also serving as a project manager and strategist.

Duties & Responsibilities

• External Communications
     o Develop op-eds and other materials to promote the benefits of propane to media, legislators, policy makers, and other influential audiences.
     o Work with federal legislative and regulatory team to effectively position the industry on key issues, including providing assistance with Propane Days, Congressional Propane Caucus, and PropanePAC and developing media toolkits on major issues in support.
     o Work with state affairs team to provide crisis communications support to state/regional associations.

• Industry Communications
     o Produce content and oversee design for association’s publications, including weekly NPGA Reports e-newsletter, quarterly 90 Day Critical postcards, NPGA Director’s Reports, NPGA’s annual report, and other industry communications.
     o Serve as key content generator and strategist for association’s website.
     o Serve as lead on all social media generation.
     o Assist in membership recruitment and retention efforts including the development of collateral materials.
     o Working with the meetings department, assist with designing, editing, and dissemination of promotional and educational materials for the NPGA Expo and other meetings.
     o Assist in development of content and educational programs for state/regional associations to promote NPGA initiatives and legislative/policy activities.
     o Staffing NPGA booth at occasional trade association conventions for related industries.
• Perform other duties as directed by the President and CEO.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, English, Political Science, or a related field.
• Minimum of two years’ experience in communications, marketing, or public relations.
• Experience in a trade association is highly desirable.
• Experience in managing a website (both public facing side and member facing side) is highly desirable.
• Excellent written, editing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to master complex issues and convey information clearly to varied audiences.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines.
• Must be highly motivated and team-oriented.
• Must be able to stay on message related to propane’s key characteristics.
• Must be able to work with association members and others who may not always be aligned with each other.
• Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
• Solid computer experience, including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office; technical proficiency in database management and website software, including WordPress.
• Design experience with desktop publishing software, specifically Adobe Creative Suite.

This position is currently based in NPGA’s Washington, DC office. Travel is required 4-6 times per year. Annual salary is $57,500 - $65,000, depending on experience.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.

About NPGA

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is the national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry. NPGA’s membership includes small businesses and large corporations engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances, producers and wholesalers of propane equipment, manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment, fabricators of propane gas cylinders and tanks, and propane transporters.

With a membership of approximately 2,800 companies in all 50 states, 38 affiliated state or regional associations, and members in 19 foreign countries, the association represents every segment of the propane industry. NPGA’s mission is to advance safety and to increase the use of propane through sound public policy.



To Apply: 

Please submit a well-crafted cover letter and tailored resume to jobs@npga.org for consideration. Written writing samples and references may be requested later in the application process.