The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for Manager, Outreach and Education, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry for its Plastics 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 supporting the work of assigned member committees relative to outreach, marketing and an annual industry conference, including planning, developing and delivering educational content and conferences that create value for members and strengthen the polyurethanes industry. The position is further responsible for interfacing with CPI members, American Chemistry Council (ACC) staff, key downstream trade associations and their members, and polyurethane industry customers, as well as building strategic relationships with customer groups both domestically and internationally. The position reports directly to the Senior Director, CPI.
Other duties of the position include managing the development and execution of programs to promote industry interests in key polyurethane markets and contributes to CPI’s financial goals through the production of the technical conference, educational events, and literature; staffing the CPI Outreach Committee, its work groups, and the Spray Foam Coalition Marketing Work Group to ensure consistent coordination of outreach, messaging and communications activities as well as the promotion of industry education initiatives, industry statistics, recognition of innovation and positive developments within CPI and the industry; and monitoring emerging issues and assists in developing suggested communications strategies to address these issues to ensure that CPI has timely and effective communications.
Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a communications, marketing or media field, Master’s degree or relevant professional certification preferred; three to five years industry affairs, trade association, corporate communications or similar experience; familiarity with trade association and government processes, excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communication skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and basic social media tools are a must. Knowledge of website management and ability to use social media, experience in a scientific or technical field, developing and managing large conferences and knowledge of the polyurethane industry are preferred.
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.
Additional Salary Information: ACC offers medical, dental, vision as well as 401(k) matching contribution up to 6% and a 6% contribution to the Profit Sharing Plan, both vested immediately at 100%. Additionally, employees have access to a no cost onsite fitness center and subsidized yoga classes as well as eligibility for performance based merit increases and discretionary bonus program.
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 publi...c 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.