Associate Director

08 Jan, 2022


Associate Director

American Petroleum Institute
Washington, DC

Assistant to the executive director involved in planning and developing all aspects of API CO’s activities where assistance is requested or assignment is delegated.  Works with and assists the executive director in executing programs to influence issues of concern to industry including; regulatory and local government matters. Works to build partnerships with relevant state and local officials.


  • Under the supervision of the executive director, manage assigned regulatory and local government issues.
  • Anticipate and identify emerging and potential issues impacting the petroleum industry and plans, develops and executes programs or activities to address these issues on behalf of member companies.
  • Provides leadership in the development of the petroleum industry’s regulatory & local government priorities and works with the executive director to ensure activities meet these priorities.
  • Works with the executive director to keep the appropriate advisory committees and members of the state working group, and other interested company personnel informed on matters of interest and ensure the appropriate input is solicited to maintain effective management of these matters.
  • Develops and maintains close cooperative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, industries, and other key constituencies with interests similar to the petroleum industry and assists in development of ad hoc coalitions among these constituencies to carry out programs of mutual interests.
  • Cultivates good working relationships with regulatory agencies, county commissioners, city council members, planning staff, etc.
  • Under the supervision of the executive director, assist in the preparation of testimony, data, position papers, comment letters and other appropriate communications to promote the position of the industry on issues before the local governments and regulatory agencies.


  • Require 7-10  years of experience in a similar role and subject matter expertise.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, or other related field equivalent work experience.
  • Requires a working knowledge of the operations of state and local government.
  • Understanding of the petroleum industry is preferred.
  • Excellent written, oral, and analytical skills are required.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to remain in a stationary position working on a computer
  • Move about the office to access office machinery, meeting rooms, etc. on occasion
  • Operate a computer and other office machinery such as printers and copy machines
  • Transport items and equipment up to 10 lbs. on occasion

Travel Requirements

  •  Up to 25%

This job outline describes the typical accountabilities and requirements of the position and should not be construed as an all-encompassing description of every duty performed by or expected of the incumbent.

Compensation and Benefits

In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, the position’s total compensation package is listed below:

  • Annual Pay Range: $123,784 – $142,933
  • This position is exempt and not eligible for overtime pay.
  • This position is eligible for an annual bonus up to 10% of base pay.
  • API offers a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, wellness programs, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). Employee premiums, if any, vary based upon elected benefits.

Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. API takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees.

In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

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Job posted: 2022-01-08