Senior Director, Federal Affairs

13 Nov, 2022


Senior Director, Federal Affairs

American Chemistry Council
Washington, D.C.

The position is responsible for representing the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members on Capitol Hill and, as appropriate, the Executive Branch. The position is also responsible for developing lobbying and related advocacy strategy on assigned issues; managing and collaborating with outside counsel and lobbying consultants; scheduling and facilitating meetings with lawmakers and staff; as well as responding to congressional inquiries and requests to testify at public hearings. The position collaborates closely with appropriate in-house ACC staff and reports directly to the Vice President, Federal Affairs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

■    Leads Federal Affairs engagement on plastics issues, including serving as the primary liaison with congressional committees of jurisdiction; coordinating with Plastics division policy leads and  member companies; lobbying policymakers; managing outside lobbyists and consultants; and designing and implementing congressional strategy.

■    Studies proposed legislation to determine possible effect on ACC member interests in issue areas.

■    Responds to ACC member and public inquiries, including providing substantive answers and materials, as needed.

■    Advocates policies favorable to the ACC plastics portfolio, generally to members of legislature and other holders of public office, for purposes of persuading them to support or oppose legislation, as appropriate.

■    Attends and represents ACC at state and national meetings, hearings, and conferences.

■    Plans and coordinates meetings between ACC members and elected officials to discuss legislative issues and proposals and to allow officials to respond to membership concerns.

■    Prepares issue summaries for internal and external clients, as needed.

■    Performs other duties as assigned.



■    Bachelor’s Degree plus graduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience.

■    Ten years’ advocacy or relevant experience.

■    Strong written and oral communication skills.

■    Ability to aggressively build and maintain strong relationships and advocate on behalf of applicable customer.

■    Ability to provide strategic counseling, develop plans, and execute supporting tactics.

■    Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with competing priorities and exercise sound judgment in evaluating such situations and issues.

■    Ability to demonstrate creativity and take initiative.

■    Proven ability to work in a team environment.


■    Congressional staff experience.

■    Familiarity with policy issues affecting plastics.

■    Environmental/sustainability regulatory or legislative experience.

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Job posted: 2022-11-13