The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Communications Director. 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 providing strategic direction and communications services to the ACC’s self-funded groups and will provide high-level project management expertise, outreach to news media and other stakeholders, create strategic communications plans, as well as oversee issue management and communication materials development for multiple product groups inside ACC’s organization. The position coordinates with other product communications team members and ACC subject matter experts and reports directly to the Senior Director, Product Communications.
Required qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field and at least 8 years of experience in public policy, issue advocacy, media relations or relevant field. High-level account management, strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to write creatively and communicate technical information, the ability to process technical, abstract verbal and written information to establish beneficial messaging framework and implement action plans and to work independently on a variety of projects with competing tasks/priorities are a must. Exposure to regulatory/technical or advocacy communications in a trade association, Federal agency public affairs experience and public affairs agency experience are 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.
Additional Salary Information: Annual merit increase, discretionary bonus, matching 401(k), profit sharing, medical and dental.
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 public 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.