The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for an Executive Assistant for its Federal Affairs Department located in Washington, D.C. 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 Federal Affairs division, including conducting research, maintaining electronic and paper-based files, scheduling appointments, tracking budgets, providing computer and power point assistance, as needed, responding to inquiries, preparing documents, as well as assisting with minutes and meeting preparation. The position reports directly to the Vice President, Federal Affairs.
The position will also have responsibility coordinating and scheduling office appointments, meetings and conferences as well as maintaining appointment calendars; composing and drafting various correspondences (e.g., letters, memoranda and reports) for review and signature using a variety of computer applications; responding to inquiries from staff, members as well as the general public and providing answers/materials, as needed; coordinating travel arrangements for department staff, including air/ground transportation, accommodations, coordination of meetings, expense reports and communications; and coordinating and maintaining department budget, including monitoring contracts, completing expense reports and invoices for payment, tracking budget items, as appropriate, and interfacing with Finance and Accounting.
Required qualifications include Associates’ degree or equivalent experience; at least six years of prior work-related experience as well as in-depth knowledge of general office protocols, practices and procedures and knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g., word, excel, power point) and internet research skills. Strong written and oral communications skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation, the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information, work independently and manage multiple projects, prioritize issues, projects, tasks and information and experience with document tracking, filing, and record keeping are a must. A college degree is 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.
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.