27 days old

Global Affairs Director

Washington, District of Columbia 20002
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Director, Global Affairs in its Regulatory and Technical Affairs Division. 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, directing and coordinating the administrative, technical, and policy advocacy across a range of global priorities. The position is responsible for developing, managing and sustaining appropriate relationships with the appropriate offices in the U.S. and foreign governments and intergovernmental organizations. The position is responsible for coordinating related technical and regulatory support to other ACC divisions and departments, including product- and sector-specific groups. The position reports directly to the Vice President, Regulatory & Technical Affairs.


Other responsibilities include possessing a working knowledge of international affairs and policy-making within the U.S. government and intergovernmental organizations, as well as health and chemical regulatory issues of interest to the chemical industry; leading workgroup meetings, responding to inquiries and identifying technical or policy project needs to support group activities; preparing technical and policy materials to support ACC’s goals and objectives with particular attention to developing policies and advocacy strategies on global issues critical to ACC (e.g. intergovernmental negotiations, domestic and international chemicals policy); and representing ACC before a broad range of outside stakeholders.


Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in international policy, science or public health and project/policy issue management experience, a Master’s degree in scientific and/or technical area and at least 5 years chemical or related industry experience is preferred. Strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to make internal and external presentations; the ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently on a variety of complex matters simultaneously as well as the ability to design and implement strategic advocacy plans are a must.

Posted: 2019-08-20 Expires: 2019-09-19

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