Contract management is a challenging, fulfilling career with competitive salary potential and unlimited opportunity for professional growth.

Contract managers work on both sides of the purchasing chain–and jobs are available within the federal government, commercial industry, academia, and more.

Contract managers use a broad set of business skills to analyze risk, price, and terms of contracts. They must be competent in contract law, administration, accounting, psychology, management, and planning.

NCMA offers valuable resources that can help you succeed now and in the future.

As an NCMA member, you’ll be able to:

  • Meet influential people
  • Connect with your peers
  • Find a rewarding career
  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest contract management trends

All NCMA members receive the following benefits:


To be eligible for a student membership, you must be a full-time student at an accredited, degree-granting institution, but not employed full-time in contract management or a related field.

Student Resources

Networking Events

As a student member of NCMA, you can begin making connections immediately by attending local chapter events. You’ll meet other professionals who are already working as contract managers and learn about the opportunities and career paths available to you.

Job Opportunities

Check out, NCMA’s career site for the contract management community. Create a profile, upload your resume, search for jobs, and sign up for job alerts–you never know when the next opportunity might pop up.

Join Now

An NCMA student membership is only $45 per year. Invest in your future and join today!