Director, Plastics Sustainability Policy

08 Jan, 2023


Director, Plastics Sustainability Policy

American Chemistry Council
Washington, D.C.

Position Summary

The position supports federal plastics policy development and coordinates American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) federal advocacy workstreams within the Plastics division by working closely with the ACC federal lobbying team. The position is responsible advancing a pro-active policy and advocacy agenda that benefits an integrated plastics value chain. The position is further responsible for leading the planning and execution of key initiatives with internal and external stakeholders, engaging regularly with company government and public affairs representatives and supporting applicable subject matter experts. The position reports directly to the Senior Director, Plastics Sustainability.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports and leads development of federal policy initiatives that impact the plastics value chain in Congress and the Executive branch
  • Develops strategies to advance key workstreams in packaging, sustainability, and durable markets.
  • Collaborates across the Plastics division and other ACC key stakeholders to advance, support and develop public policy initiatives.
  • Closely coordinates and supports lobbying activities with in-house lobbying teams and external consultants.
  • Drafts correspondence, testimony, and regulatory comments in close coordination with in-house experts.
  • Develops systems to track, monitor and alert developments in Congress or at the regulatory level.
  • Represents ACC before key stakeholders, partners and other organizations.
  • Plans and coordinates activities with in-house committees that foster engagement from company government and public affairs representatives.
  • Works closely with the Communications and Public Affairs team within the Plastics division to execute public affairs activities.
  • Collaborates with the Political Mobilization department on grassroots activities.
  • Assists in the development of technical and environmental reports on plastics in key markets and applications.



  • Bachelor’s degree, in government, public policy, political science, or related field.
  • Eight years of issue advocacy, public policy, public affairs, grassroots, or related experience.
  • Familiarity with federal legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, as well as the ability to give both internal and external presentations.
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of complex matters simultaneously and manage multiple projects and prioritize issues.


  • Capitol Hill, campaign, or industry trade association experience.
  • Relevant advanced degree or certifications.
  • Prior experience in environmental and sustainability policy.

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Job posted: 2023-01-08