Coordinator, Sustainability & Market Outreach

Washington, DC
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Administrative, Other
Full Time
Job Summary/Company: Our client, an industry trade association representing American chemical companies, is looking for a diligent and proactive Coordinator, Sustainability & Market Outreach to join its team. This person will support designated staff who develop strategies that advance positive science-based positions on environment, health, and safety issues in downstream value-chain markets. This includes supporting targeted outreach programs, coordinating research projects, and supporting cooperation between organizational members, staff and member groups, and key downstream private sector organizations and their members.

This position requires full vaccination against COVID-19.
  • Supports association member working groups dedicated to advancing sustainability in the chemical industry. Maintains a thorough knowledge of sustainability issues and activities. Monitors and tracks private sector sustainability standards and emerging issues.
  • Supports the development and implementation of strategies to advocate for science-based assessments of downstream products.
  • Supports and coordinates activities and advocacy positions within the organization. Works with internal staff to develop meeting materials and prepares and distributes meeting records and action item memos and coordinate appropriate legal review.
  • Participates in the development and review of research proposals and manages assigned sponsored research projects, as well as manages the development of tools to communicate results of research studies to specific audiences.
  • Responds to members and partners, staff and public inquiries; provides substantive answers and materials as needed or make referrals to the appropriate staff.
  • Supports communications programs, including coordinating updates to the website and writing, editing, and reviewing certain materials involving sustainability issues and programs.Designs and develops communications and outreach programs for sustainability and market outreach events.
  • Provides administrative and budget management support for all sustainability and market outreach activities.
Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years professional experience, preferably in health and environmental issue management, sustainability program development and/or ESG reporting.
  • Experience supporting complex, multi-stakeholder projects and project teams using consensus-building skills to identify the common ground within seemingly divergent viewpoints.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing, product supply chains and related sustainability issues.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
  • Inquisitive self-starter with a desire to independently research to gain new knowledge.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple issues, projects, tasks, and information/requests, as well as use independent judgment in evaluating situations/issues.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, experience working with internet applications.
  • Ability to travel, as needed.


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