The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for Senior 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 representing the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members on Capitol Hill and, as appropriate, the Executive Branch. The position is also responsible for developing lobbying and related advocacy strategy on assigned issues; managing and collaborating with outside counsel and lobbying consultants; scheduling and facilitating meetings with lawmakers and staff; as well as responding to congressional inquiries and requests to testify at public hearings. The position collaborates closely with appropriate in-house ACC staff and reports directly to the Vice President, Federal Affairs.
Required qualifications include strong Capitol Hill contacts and the ability to quickly create new ones; the ability to quickly learn new issues, acquire a depth of knowledge, and be an effective advocate for those issues; the ability to manage a diverse set of internal and external customers representing manufacturing, automotive, building and construction, durable goods and other related sectors; and strong organizational skills, a positive attitude and an ability to both lead and be part of a team as appropriate.
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.