Chlorine: Director, Chlorine Issue Management Outreach and Communication

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for developing, implementing and managing communication strategies for purposes of advancing chlorine sector policy priorities in regulatory, legislative and other forums. The position is also responsible for developing and producing integrated, strategic messages for traditional and social media for purposes of impacting relevant audiences, including the Division’s disinfection campaigns, cultivating and maintaining relationships with national and trade media and teaming with internal staff to develop media strategies, pitch compelling story ideas, and generate coverage of key issues. This position also provides communication leadership support for the World Chlorine Council. The position reports directly to the Managing Director of Chlorine Chemistry. 

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Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads implementation of assigned issue advocacy priorities in coordination with member committees and American Chemistry Council (ACC) staff.
  • Prepares technical, policy (e.g., regulatory comments, position papers, talking points, and testimony) and public outreach (e.g., press releases, web and social media content) materials.
  • Manages relevant programmatic operational budgets.
  • Serves as Chlorine Chemistry division spokesperson on designated policy issues with a primary focus on chlorine transportation issues.
  • Develops and implements chlorine chemistry’s press and media strategy using a variety of media tools in order to increase the visibility of chlorine chemistry priorities.
  • Coordinates media monitoring and communication of chlorine-related developments on related issues to inform members and colleagues of recommended strategies, coordinates rapid response to inaccurate information, and ensures proactive media outreach.
  • Manages and edits content to support chlorine chemistry’s strategies and positions including op-eds, issue papers, press releases, newsletters, backgrounders, fact sheets, speeches, targeted public surveys, web content, social media and other outreach materials.
  • Manages the World Chlorine Council’s communication tools and resources.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  

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Qualifications/Requirements:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., communications, public relations, political science).
  • Eight years advocacy, communications, or related experience with a business, trade, political or policy advocacy organization.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated budget and projecting planning/management skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate across groups within a large organization.
  • Ability to cultivate and manage high quality stakeholder relationships.
  • Expertise as a senior-level leader with demonstrated skills in leading, coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, as needed.  

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical or related industry.  Active affiliation with relevant chemical industry sector is desirable.
  • Demonstrated issue management experience working in a difficult/controversial industry, product or sector.

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