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ACC Job Opportunity!

The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Director, Issue Communications for its Communications 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 is responsible for serving as an American Chemistry Council (ACC) communications lead and spokesperson to DC, national, and trade media outlets on assigned priority issues of the organization. This position requires proven expertise in creating and executing sophisticated, advocacy communication strategies in a fast-paced, policy-oriented environment. The position is responsible for developing and delivering advocacy messages on a variety of platforms to target key stakeholders at the local, state, and federal level, including NGOs, policymakers – both legislative and regulatory — and the public for purposes of advancing select ACC policy priorities, as well as enhancing the understanding and appreciation of the chemical industry and the regulatory framework that governs the safety of its products. That includes cultivating and maintaining relationships with national and trade media and teaming with internal resources to develop public affairs and media plans and strategies. The position serves in an “on-the-record” capacity, as needed, and reports directly to the Senior Director, Advocacy 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.

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