International, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
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. 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 serving as an advocate and technical resource for the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) global regulatory advocacy efforts. The position is responsible for supporting ACC’s international trade and chemical management advocacy, including managing the substance of ACC’s advocacy related to trade policy and negotiations, global chemical regulatory issues, and the implementation of international chemical agreements. The position reports directly to the Senior Director, Global Affairs.
Other responsibilities of the position include supporting ACC’s global advocacy; developing, managing and sustaining appropriate relationships with the appropriate offices in the U.S. government; preparing technical and policy materials to support ACC’s advocacy goals and objectives; and supporting the Senior Director in managing ACC’s engagement in the International Council of Chemical Associations, and in particular ICCA’s advocacy on global chemicals policy and regulatory issues.
Required qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in international policy, science or public health and at least three years’ experience in a chemical or related industry and project/policy issue management; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to acquire and build effective professional relationships, and develop coalitions and alliances with diverse stakeholders; ability to design and implement strategic advocacy plans; and an understanding of regulations and policy activities that may impact business of chemistry. Master’s degree in scientific and/or technical area is strongly preferred.
To learn more about the position and ACC, 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.
Additional Salary Information: ACC offers medical, dental, vision as well as 401(k) matching contribution up to 6% and a 6% contribution to the Profit Sharing Plan, both vested immediately at 100%. Additionally, employees have access to a no cost onsite fitness center and subsidized yoga classes as well as eligibility for performance based merit increases and discretionary bonus program.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major publi...c policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $558 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.