This position is currently a hybrid remote/in-office position.

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is looking for a knowledgeable and impactful Director of Safety Programs to join our team. AFPM is a leading trade association representing the 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.
The Director, Safety Programs is responsible for the oversight and direction of AFPM’s Safety Programs and leads a team of professionals in the areas of process and occupational safety, statistics and reporting, committees and meetings, AFPM’s Safety Portal, and AFPM’s Immersive Learning program.  This position engages and interacts with AFPM’s members, associate members, and other trade associations.
This is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Vice President, Technical and Safety Programs.


  • Manages a team of professionals and is responsible for training, developing, coaching, providing feedback, and managing to goals and objectives.
  • Ensures that our safety programs follow documented processes and procedures, are reviewed for continuous improvement, and meet the needs of membership.
  • Supervises the team members who manage the process safety, occupational safety, immersive learning, safety awards, safety information hub and safety statistics programs.
  • Participates in and supports outreach at trade shows, conferences, and relationship building within the membership and other industry leaders.
  • Provides support and guidance to others at AFPM who participate in regulatory safety issues, conference planning, and the various initiatives that each committee accomplishes.
  • Assists with the vision and growth of AFPM’s safety-focused Immersive Learning Program by providing guidance on specific projects including the use of virtual reality training techniques.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, math, science, or related field or commensurate experience and training; an MBA or other relevant graduate degree a plus.
  • Proven ability to understand, analyze, and clearly communicate complex information to technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • 5+ years of staff management experience in the energy or related industry; trade association experience a plus. 
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and other relevant software programs. 
  • Highly skilled in written and verbal communication, team management techniques, and relationship-building.

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AFPM is an equal opportunity employer. AFPM does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law or regulation. AFPM does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for AFPM to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either AFPM or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of AFPM has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

I attest with my signature below, the information provided to AFPM is true and complete information. No requested information has been concealed. As part of its normal hiring process, AFPM conducts reference checks on all final candidates. However, before reference checks are conducted, AFPM will contact the candidate to agree on the timing of contacting a current or previous employer and the person(s) to be contacted.

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