Director, Global Affairs

13 Nov, 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 and environmental health and safety issues. 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 chemicals advocacy strategies in priority venues, including research and preparation of materials to support advocacy.

■    Advance ACC’s advocacy supporting science- and risk-based frameworks for the regulation of chemicals by country, including advocacy to support the creation and function of in-country chemical inventories and prioritized, harmonized risk assessment of chemical substances.

■    Represent ACC in the United Nations Environment Programme on chemicals issues and in other relevant global venues.

■    Develop and deliver written and oral comments on relevant frameworks, rulemaking, and guidance documents.

■    Coordinate with and provide integrated association-wide 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.

■    Perform other duties as assigned.



■    Physical location in/willingness to relocate to Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

■    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 knowledge of one or more global chemicals management legislative structures in-country, e.g., TSCA (US); CEPA (Canada); REACH (EU).

■    Working knowledge of global chemicals regulation by UN bodies and conventions relevant to the chemicals industry, e.g., Stockholm, Basel, Minamata.

■    Working knowledge of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and their application to global policy.

■    Understanding of the interface between science and global chemicals management policy.

■    Understanding how to develop policy and conduct effective advocacy on behalf of an industry (trade) 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, including in globally diverse venues.

■    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).

■    Knowledge or experience representing governments or stakeholder groups in global treaty development and negotiation.

■    Experience with global stakeholders and governments in capacity building, regulatory cooperation, or grant/financing programs.

■    Fluency in one or more of the following languages: Mandarin, Hindi, Portuguese, or other language(s).

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Job posted: 2022-11-13