Job Description

The American Coatings Association (ACA), a national trade association representing manufacturers of paints and coatings, seeks an individual to serve as Assistant Director of Science, Sustainability and Environment. Key responsibilities would include sustainability, environmental management, product labeling, occupational health and safety, and managing the association’s science and technology program.

Candidate should preferably have a master’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, chemical engineering, materials science or chemistry and 5 years’ in industry, trade association, government and/or related experience. Requires experience with advocacy on local, state or federal level, including comment development, and testifying before agencies or legislative bodies. Experience in sustainability, environmental management, product stewardship, product labeling, health and safety, as well as managing research projects, and developing technical conferences is strongly preferred.

Ability to travel required.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resumé , and salary requirements to: D. Darling at 901 New York Avenue NW, Suite 300 West, Washington, DC 20001; or to  Please include in your cover letter how you heard about this position.

About American Coatings Association
ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, and offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs.