Director, Chemical Management

Washington D.C.
Medical, dental, matching 401(k), profit sharing, merit increase, discretionary bonus.
Apr 11, 2018
Jun 10, 2018
Field of specialization
Business, General / Technical, Health & Safety
Work Function
Health / Safety
Job Type
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, Chemical Management 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 serves as an advocate and technical resource for the ACC’s chemical management and regulatory advocacy efforts.  The position has a particular focus on exposure and risk assessment at both the domestic and international levels, including support for relevant ACC committees and subgroups as well as responsibility for supporting ACC’s advocacy on a diverse range of technical and scientific issues, such as chemical nomenclature, polymers, and 21st century tools for evaluating chemicals. The position reports directly to the Senior Director of the Health, Products and Science Policy.

Other responsibilities include assisting in the development and implementation of ACC policy and positions on exposure assessment in domestic and international programs; preparing technical and policy materials to support ACC’s goals and objectives with particular attention to developing policies on science and health issues critical to the domestic and global policy market; servings as a technical resource to ACC Committees, self-funded groups and ACC departments on the development and execution of advocacy strategies related to specific chemical assessments; and assisting with leveraging ACC’s ongoing science advocacy and research activities in advocacy programs, including lessons learned and how solutions in one area can support other advocacy efforts.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, an advanced degree in relevant policy fields (e.g., basic sciences, law, environmental policy) preferred; and at least three years’ experience in chemistry, the chemical industry, or related industries. 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 understand regulatory/legislative issues and their possible impact on the business of chemistry and industries that use the products of chemistry are a must.

To learn more about us, visit our web site.  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  or fax to (202) 330-5563.

American Chemistry Council is an equal opportunity employer.