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 Vice President, 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.