NDPC seeks a Regulatory and Public Affairs Director

The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC), a trade association representing over 500 companies involved in all aspects of oil and gas development in North Dakota, is seeking a Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs.

This position reports to executive leadership at NDPC and manages the federal regulatory portfolio for the association, serves as a media contact for press inquiries, and provides communication support for the association.

Candidates must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, legal, political science, communications, business, or a related field. Excellent writing and oral communication skills with the ability to develop and design graphics and documents are also required.  The position is full-time (40 hours per week) located in Bismarck, North Dakota.

.Reports to: NDPC President or Vice President

Education: Minimum of a four-year degree in environmental science, legal, political science, communications, business, or related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in public policy and/or an understanding of the state and federal regulatory process is preferred.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations and the ability to stay current on regulations.
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences, i.e. the media, NDPC membership, government officials and staff, and the public.
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with industry professionals and government officials and staff.

Location/Workplace: The employee will work full-time (40 hours per week), and additional hours as needed in Bismarck, North Dakota. Travel is required.

Job Summary: Manage regulatory portfolio for NDPC, keeping the well-attended NDPC Regulatory Committee well informed and engaged. Work collaboratively with state and federal regulatory agencies. Serve as media contact for all press inquiries and coordinate with NDPC President and Vice President in crafting appropriate responses.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Field media inquiries, schedule and coordinate media appearances, and work with President and Vice President to craft appropriate responses.
  • Serve as key contact for NDPC to federal government offices and agencies.
  • Work closely with staff on developing and preparing key messaging and presentation materials for internal and external communications.
  • Manage the NDPC Regulatory Committee, its communications, its monthly meetings, and the development of issues resolution.
  • Act as liaison with other states/regional/national trades, coordinate messaging and communication when necessary.
  • Draft and issue Media Advisories and Press Releases.
  • Draft talking points and background documents for President or Vice President to present to groups or speak to media.
  • Plan, manage, and execute NDPC Speaker Series events.
  • Draft PowerPoint presentations for President or Vice President to present to outside groups.
  • Manage NDPC Regulatory Committee email list and calendar invites and develop and maintain industry relationships.
  • Issue regular communications to Regulatory Committee to keep everyone informed of developments and updates on issues and areas of concern.
  • Host monthly Regulatory Committee calls to provide updates and share information with NDPC members focused on regulatory issues.
  • Track pending federal regulations impacting the industry in North Dakota.
  • Monitoring Federal Register for regulations changes.
  • Monitoring industry newsletters for industry input on new regulations.
  • Form and manage Regulatory Subcommittees to address specific issues, working collaboratively to develop a NDPC response or comments on pending regulations or other government actions.
  • Support NDPC Staff in planning and implementing events and event promotion.
  • Coordinate speakers and presentations for the Annual Meeting and Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.
  • Other duties, as required.


Interested candidates should complete an application and submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Submit to: Kari Cutting at kari@cecnd.net

Deadline: October 3, 2022

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