Communications Specialist

American Chemistry Coun

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia

Date Posted June 09, 2022
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Position Summary

The position is responsible for supporting the Advocacy Communications department, including conducting research, writing, PDF design, maintaining electronic and paper-based files, scheduling appointments, responding to inquiries, proofreading and providing editorial assistance, and preparing documents. The position reports directly to the Senior Director, Advocacy Communications.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and schedules office appointments, meetings and conferences as well as maintains appointment calendars.
  • Acquires working knowledge of American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) advocacy priorities.
  • Composes and drafts various correspondences (e.g., letters, memoranda and reports) for review and signature using a variety of computer applications.
  • Assists with electronic communications, newsletter layout and copy, and member communications initiatives, as needed.
  • Helps design one-pagers, infographics and other collateral.
  • Assists with drafting social media posts.
  • Maintains media database and other tools to enhance media relations.
  • Updates and maintains department records and reports as well as ensures the security of confidential records and reports.
  • Establishes and maintains department filing system.
  • Manages internal and external meeting logistics, including agenda and briefing material preparation, location, etc.
  • Ensures compliance with ACC standard operating procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree or equivalent years of experience.
  • Three years relevant work experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of general office protocols, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g., word, excel, power point) and internet research skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Indesign and/or Illustrator
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to prioritize issues, projects, tasks and information.
  • Experience with document tracking, filing, and record keeping.

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