The position is responsible for managing, directing and coordinating the administrative, technical, and policy advocacy across a range of global priorities. The position is responsible for developing, managing and sustaining appropriate relationships with the appropriate offices in the U.S. and foreign governments and intergovernmental organizations, and private sector partners. The position is responsible for coordinating related technical and regulatory support to other ACC divisions and departments, including product- and sector-specific groups. The position reports directly to the Vice President, Regulatory & Technical Affairs.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical and Policy Advocacy Duties
- Possesses a working knowledge of international affairs and policy-making within the U.S. government and intergovernmental organizations, as well as health and environmental regulatory issues of interest to the chemical industry.
- Leads workgroup meetings, responds to inquiries and identifies technical or policy project needs to support group activities. Recommends, develops and implements strategies and projects related to international chemical and health policy, regulation or programs.
- Prepares technical and policy materials to support ACC’s goals and objectives with particular attention to developing policies and advocacy strategies on global issues critical to ACC (e.g., intergovernmental negotiations, domestic and international chemicals policy).
- Assists in the development of ACC policy and positions in relevant statutory and regulatory programs.
- Represents ACC before a broad range of outside stakeholders. Builds and maintains strong working relationships with technical experts, credible third parties, domestic regulatory agencies, intergovernmental bodies and other business groups.
- Manages assigned groups and ad hoc teams on relevant regulatory and technical issues. Assists in managing ACC’s relationships with the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), ICCA member associations, and participating company representatives.
- Summarizes critical issues for members and staff.
- Coordinates on key policy and cross-cutting issues across the ACC organization and works cooperatively with staff from other ACC departments.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in international policy, science or public health.
- Project/policy issue management experience.
- Strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to make internal and external presentations.
- Ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently on a variety of complex matters simultaneously.
- Ability to acquire and build effective professional relationships, and develop coalitions and alliances with diverse stakeholders on relevant issues.
- Ability to design and implement strategic advocacy plans.
- Understanding of regulations and policy activities that may impact business of chemistry.
- Proven ability to work in a team environment.
- Master’s degree in scientific and/or technical area.
- 5+ years’ chemical or related industry experience and/or international advocacy.
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