Senior Director, Regulatory Science Policy


American Chemistry Council


Washington, DC


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, Regulatory Science Policy for its Regulatory and Technical Affairs 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 serving as a technical resource to relevant ACC committees, self-funded groups and staff regarding assessments of the hazard and risks of chemical substances. The position is also responsible for coordinating ACC’s advocacy on chemical risk assessments in various government agencies to promote common processes and methodologies, particularly common standards for sound, credible science to support decision-making. The position reports directly to the Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs.

Other key duties and responsibilities of the position include assisting in the development and implementation of ACC policy and positions on risk assessment in statutory and regulatory programs (e.g., IRIS, ATSDR, RoC, among others); preparing technical and policy materials to support ACC’s goals and objectives; serving as a technical resource to ACC Committees, self-funded groups and ACC departments on the development and execution of advocacy strategies related to specific chemical assessments; creating and maintaining relationships with appropriate government representatives, and the scientific community, responsible for risk assessments and review of regulatory programs of interest to the chemical industry; and monitoring, analyzing and tracking emerging issues, developments and trends on science policy and chemical assessment/management to support ACC’s advocacy.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in science or related field, Master or doctoral level degree in scientific and/or technical area; 10+ years chemical or related industry or government experience; strong written and oral communications skills, as well as the ability to give both internal and external presentations; ability to cultivate and manage high quality stakeholder relationships in the scientific community, academia and government agencies; understanding of regulations and science and health policy activities that may impact business of chemistry; experience and relationships with key scientific and chemical assessment venues is essential.

To learn more about us, visit our web site at 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.

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