The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Director, Product Communications for its Communications division. ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.
The position is responsible for providing management, strategic communications support and acting as an “on-the-record” spokesperson for the group within the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Communications Divisions that supports self-funded groups that operate within ACC and focus on advocacy for specific chemicals or specialized sector issues. The position is responsible for developing and executing integrated strategies, including strategic communications planning, message development, and proactive and reactive media relations. The position works closely with the leadership of the self-funded chemical groups, Issue Communications Directors, as well as external consultants engaged by the self-funded chemical groups, as needed, and reports directly to the Vice President, Communications.
Other key duties and responsibilities of the position include ensuring all messages to the media are factually correct, compelling, delivered in a timely manner, and focus on ACC’s strategic objectives; developing, fostering and maintaining key media relationships, including positioning ACC as a “go-to” source for comments and background; assisting in monitoring media (traditional and social media) and coordinating rapid response to inaccurate and negative information, as well as supporting proactive media outreach; and, responding to media inquiries, requests for information, as well as facilitating media interviews and story placement.
Required qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in communications or business-related field and at least 10 years’ experience in public policy, issue advocacy, media relations or relevant field. Strong written and oral communications skills, as well as high-level account management, including team and budget oversight; ability to process technical and abstract verbal and written information for purposes of establishing a beneficial messaging framework, strategy, direction and action plans; and expertise as a senior-level leader with demonstrated skills in leading, coaching and mentoring staff.
To learn more about us, visit our web site at www.americanchemistry.com. ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to H_R@americanchemistry.com or fax to (202) 330-5563.
American Chemistry Council is an equal opportunity employer.
About American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $558 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.