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Director, Federal Affairs

American Chemistry Council


Location:
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Date:
11/27/2017
2017-11-272017-12-27
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
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Job Details

The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for Director for its Federal Affairs department located in Washington, D.C.  ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.   

The position is responsible for managing the American Chemistry Council (ACC)’s site security, safety, regulatory reform, infrastructure and workforce development portfolios, as well as serving as the liaison with labor management groups and overseeing our Chemical Industry Labor-Management Committee.  The position also shares responsibility for supporting ACC’s product panel groups and understanding their interests in active and proposed legislation. The position is further responsible for policy strategy as well as scheduling and facilitating meetings with legislators on behalf of assigned product panel groups and responding to regulatory inquiries and requests to testify at public hearings.  The position collaborates with appropriate in-house ACC colleagues and reports directly to the Vice President, Federal Affairs.  

Requirements

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree political science, communications or related field and at least 10 years’ advocacy, government relations or relevant experience; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to provide strategic counseling, develop plans, and execute supporting tactics; ability to aggressively build and maintain strong relationships and advocate on behalf of applicable customer; Congressional staff experience, security and regulatory issues focus is preferred.

To learn more about us, visit our web site at www.americanchemistry.com.  ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.  If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to H_R@americanchemistry.com  or fax to (202) 330-5563.

American Chemistry Council is an equal opportunity employer.

ACC is America’s oldest trade association, representing companies engaged in the business of chemistry—an innovative, $674 billion enterprise that is helping solve the biggest challenges facing our nation and the world. The business of chemistry:
• Drives innovations that enable a more sustainable future.
• Creates nearly 800,000 manufacturing and high-tech jobs—plus 5 million related jobs—
that support families and communities.
• Enhances safety through the products of chemistry and investment in research.

The products of chemistry will make it possible to satisfy a growing world population by providing a healthy and plentiful food supply, clean air and water, safe living conditions, efficient and affordable energy sources and lifesaving medical treatments in communities around the globe.

To enable these ongoing innovations, ACC supports public policies that will drive creation of groundbreaking products that improve lives and our environment, enhance the economic vitality of communities and protect public health.

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