CSPA is seeking a Director of Scientific Affairs with experience in managing chemical products or environmental health and safety issues, and/or knowledge of consumer product formulation technology.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Scientific Affairs, reporting to the Vice President of Scientific Affairs, has a broad range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
Manage scientific research projects and studies related to the environmental health and safety of consumer specialties products and ingredients.
Develop policy statements and submit written comments in response to state, federal and international agency regulatory proposals conveying the policies and positions adopted by the Association.
Provide scientific and technical information on chemical formulations, their benefits to public health and safety, their chemical ingredients, and their environmental health and safety profiles.
Participate in meetings with key government officials to negotiate regulatory policies consistent with the policies and positions adopted by the Association.
Staff scientific committees and task forces comprised of member companies working on current industry issues.
Staff Aerosol Products Division Committee meetings, committees and/or working groups, as needed.
Mid-Year and Annual Meetings and Scientific and Technical Educational Seminars
Plan and deliver effective scientific programs at all CSPA and affiliate sponsored meetings.
Education and Qualification Requirements
Masters in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Health Policy or related field. Ph.D. preferred.
Five plus years’ relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of the science related to state and federal volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations for consumer and institutional products.
Familiarity with Clean Air Act and regulatory implementation at the federal and state levels.
Understanding of air quality modeling used to demonstrate compliance with the federal primary and secondary ozone standards.
Familiarity with Montreal Protocol and regulatory implementation of both ozone depleting substances and global warming substances at the international, federal and state level.
Familiarity with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and DOT regulatory implementation of hazardous substances.
Knowledge of product formulating, manufacturing industries and business operations.
Exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills (communication, teamwork) and personal effectiveness skills (decision making, time management).
Ability to speak publicly with a variety of audiences in various settings.
Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, manage multiple responsibilities, and produce measurable results in line with strategic objectives.
Ability to make decisions in a changing, fast-paced environment and anticipate future needs.
Ability to organize large projects and stakeholder groups.
Works well in a team or independently when necessary.
Proficient with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Overnight travel with extended stay to the Mid-Year and Annual Meetings is required.
Overnight travel to attend meetings with members and allied associations and attend legislative/regulatory hearings is required.
Other travel as business needs dictate.
CSPA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and participation in the 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and an emphasis on work/life balance.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this full-time position located in Washington, DC, please email your resume and cover letter, summarizing your interest, qualifications, and salary expectations, to Holly Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of more than $100 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments. CSPA member companies employ hundreds of thou...sands of people globally. Products CSPA represents include disinfectants that kill germs in homes, hospitals and restaurants; air fresheners, room deodorizers, and candles that eliminate odors; pest management products for home, lawn and garden, and pets; cleaning products and polishes for use throughout the home and institutions; products used to protect and improve the performance and appearance of automobiles; aerosol products and a host of other products used every day. Through its product stewardship program — Product Care® — and the association’s retail engagement on chemicals management, transparency and compliance issues, CSPA provides its members a platform for addressing product safety and sustainability.