Director, Federal Affairs

  • American Chemistry Council
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • Oct 05, 2017
Full time Advocacy Government Affairs / Relations Lobbyist

Job Description

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 rail transportation portfolio, leading our Rail Customer Coalition, handling rail transportation security issues, and overseeing the Rail, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, along with providing support to the Executive Rail Group.  The position also shares responsibility for supporting ACC’s product panel groups and understanding their interests in active and proposed legislation, as well as serve as the primary liaison to the Chlorine Chemistry Division, and lead on all TIH rail issues.  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.   

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 and transportation issues focus, with a particular expertise in rail/shipping preferred.

To learn more about us, visit our web site at  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.


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