Director, Global Affairs

06 Sep, 2022


Director, Global Affairs

American Chemistry Council
Washington, D.C.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for supporting global policy and advocacy associated with chemical management, environmental, health, and safety. The position will support ACC’s engagement with national and international regulatory bodies, global conventions, relevant committees, trade associations and stakeholder groups on priority global issues for the chemical industry.  The position reports to the Senior Director, Global Affairs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Support development of global advocacy strategies in priority venues, including research and preparation of materials to support advocacy.
  • Identification and mapping of grant and financing opportunities, including USAID and nonprofits, to support global advocacy priorities.
  • Advance ACC’s advocacy by participating in and leading relevant coalitions, stakeholder groups, committees conferences and conventions on the international stage.
  • Analyze, summarize, and recommend policy direction and advocacy with respect to global legislative and regulatory policies and positions.
  • Develop and deliver written and oral comments on relevant frameworks, rulemaking, and guidance documents.
  • Coordinate with and provide integrated support, as needed, for relevant activities of ACC self-funded divisions and groups to advance ACC’s overall international priorities.
  • Build and maintains relationships with appropriate government representatives, technical experts, member companies, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Build and manage value chain stakeholder coalitions to support global advocacy in targeted campaigns, on priority issues, and in specified global regions.
  • Track and analyze emerging issues, developments and trends on international science policy and chemical management to support ACC’s advocacy.
  • Provide oversight to assigned committees and workgroups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field (e.g., international policy, environmental policy)
  • Five to seven years of experience in chemistry, toxicology, environmental or health policy, the chemical industry, or related industries.
  • Strong understanding of the interface between science and global chemicals management policy.
  • Knowledge or experience representing governments or stakeholder groups in global treaty development and negotiation.
  • Understanding of how to develop policy and conduct effective advocacy on behalf of an industry association, labor group or professional society.
  • Experience leading diverse stakeholder groups and driving consensus.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to cultivate and manage relationships with relevant constituents.
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of complex matters simultaneously.
  • Ability to be responsive and implement strategy, direction, and action plans in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to understand regulatory/legislative issues and their possible impact on the business of chemistry and industries that use the products of chemistry.
  •  Ability to travel, both internationally and domestically, as needed to meet the responsibilities of the position.

Preferred but Not Required

  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD, JD) or certification (CIH, CSP) in relevant fields (e.g., chemistry, toxicology, law, environmental policy, health policy).
  • Experience with domestic and global chemicals management legislation (e.g., REACH).
  • Experience with global stakeholders and governments in capacity building and regulatory cooperation.
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages: Mandarin, Hindi, Portuguese, or other language(s).

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Job posted: 2022-09-06