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American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is a dynamic trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels, and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life, from paints to plastics, space suits to solar panels, and medicines to mobile phones. As a national trade association representing American refineries and petrochemical companies, AFPM brings together staff, members, affiliates, and thought leaders at major conventions and smaller gatherings, both virtual and in-person, throughout the year.

At AFPM, our greatest asset is our team of talented professionals who consistently fuel our success. As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we are excited to announce an opening for a Director, Petrochemical Policy. The Director will be responsible for advocacy efforts related to issues impacting the petrochemical industry such as chemical management, circularity, recycling, trade, and sustainability. This position will work closely with AFPM’s government relations, state affairs, safety, industry analysis, and communications teams to enhance AFPM’s advocacy on petrochemical policy matters.


  • Lead policy development on policy issues to develop advocacy strategies and promote the industry's position with government officials.
  • Build and advance relationships with international, federal, and state policy makers on issues affecting the industry.
  • Support Association’s engagement in the development, and implementation, of domestic and international policy impacting the petrochemical and plastic industry.
  • Track and analyze petrochemical legislation, regulations, policy, scientific reports, data, international agreements, and standards, and identify impacts and opportunities for the petrochemical industry.
  • Prepare comments, public testimony, briefing papers, memorandums, talking points and presentations for regulatory agencies (e.g., the Environmental Protection Agency, State
  • Department, the Office of Management and Budget, the Departments of Energy and Transportation, and related state agencies) and for AFPM members.
  • Manage and mentor policy analysts. Review and edit junior staff advocacy documents including comments, public testimony, briefing papers, memorandums, talking points and presentations.
  • Collaborate with the AFPM Communications team on petrochemical related content to include fact sheets, articles, blogs, written summaries, updates on policy issues and other media content.
  • Work with the AFPM Industry Analysis team and outside consultants to design and support research and studies on petrochemical policy including topics such as circularity, recycling, and the economic impacts of the petrochemical industry.
  • Facilitate the work of the AFPM Petrochemical Committee, Plastic Policy Working Group and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Working Group to build consensus positions that support advocacy positions.
  • Alert members and AFPM senior management on key petrochemical policy developments.
  • Develop and maintain strong and positive working relationships with AFPM member company representatives, coalition members, and other associations.
  • Provide technical guidance to AFPM Government Relations staff on petrochemical, plastics, recycling and other relevant legislative policy and proposals.
  • Help develop and execute the AFPM International Petrochemical Conference.


  • 8+ years' experience in a similar role or related position in public policy, politics, and/or government affairs including Capitol Hill, government agency, advocacy firm, trade-association or corporate experience.
  • Previous people management, mentorship, and/or leadership experience.
  • Understanding of the legislation and regulatory processes including policy development and supporting analysis, notice and comment rulemaking process, and associated supporting analysis.
  • Experience with issues impacting the petrochemical industry such as chemical management (TSCA, Reach, Etc.) sustainability, recycling, energy, environment, and materials policy.
  • Strong analytical skills in analyzing federal environmental regulations, including their economic impact, and in formulating robust regulatory positions.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills with experience preparing technical comment letters including managing multiple commenter inputs, assessing key points, and finalizing scientific and policy documents, evidenced by writing regulatory comments.
  • Experience with relevant legislative, regulatory, international, or state bodies specifically relevant congressional committees; the United Nations Environmental Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other federal and state agencies responsible for chemical regulatory, environmental, or circularity policy.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on various projects simultaneously, adjust to changing priorities, meet deadlines, and deliver results.
  • Experience with committee management experience a plus.
  • Ability to travel (<15%)
  • BA/BS in a technical or public affairs field, preferably in politics, government affairs, law, environmental science, engineering, or related area of study, or the equivalent in experience and other education.

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