The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Manager, State and Regulatory Affairs for its State Affairs department.  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 managing activities of ACC’s state regulatory engagement, including state legislative and regulatory tracking of various issues impacting member companies.  The position is also responsible for monitoring state legislative and regulatory agency activities, developing advocacy materials for grassroots and lobbying efforts, interacting with regional advocacy staff and DC-based Chemical Panels and Regulatory Affairs staff as well as representing the ACC before legislative and regulatory negotiations. The position reports directly to the Vice President of State Affairs and Political Mobilization with dotted line responsibilities to the Director of State and Regulatory Affairs – NE and West Regions.

Other key duties and responsibilities of the position include identifying and writing articles/stories on state regulatory and/or political news as well as copy writes and edits newsletter content, as necessary; monitoring the activities of public policy groups, industry trade associations and other advocacy groups for purposes of ensuring ACC’s ability to defend issues/positions or participation in meetings; engaging in direct advocacy activities, including lobbying state legislators and regulatory agencies; and working with allied trade groups and other relevant stakeholders in developing coalitions to support advocacy efforts.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in government affairs, political science or related field; familiarity with legislative and regulatory processes on a state level; strong written and oral communications skills; ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize issues, projects, tasks and information. Experience working with databases, preferably legislative tracking services and knowledge of Microsoft Office tools and internet research skills is a must. 

To Apply: 

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.