Full-Time Manager, Environmental and Scientific Affairs
The American Cleaning Institute’s purpose is to serve the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.
Established in 1926, ACI is dedicated to advancing public understanding of the safety and benefits of cleaning products, and protecting the ability of its members to formulate products that best meet consumer needs. ACI serves both its members and the public by developing and sharing information about industry products with the technical community, policy makers, childcare and health professionals, educators, media and consumers.
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has an immediate opening for a Manager, Environmental and Scientific Affairs whose primary role is to manage scientific research and outreach on the environmental safety of cleaning products and their ingredients using state-of-the-art tools and resources. The Manager will be responsible for research initiatives related to chemical databases, environmental modeling, sustainability, and science education.
- Serve as the program and technical lead on scientific projects related to the safety of cleaning products and ingredients such as the Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative (CPISI) and the aquatic environmental GIS fate model iSTREEM.
- Support science education initiatives (such as STEM).
- Keep abreast of emerging science and policies, monitor technical literature, and write and review technical reports, white papers, and publications for peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- Prepare status/progress reports for presentation to ACI’s senior leadership and members.
- Develop and administer program budgets and resources allocation.
- Develop and deliver scientific messaging for external stakeholders such as at scientific and technical conferences and meetings.
- Facilitate and manage ACI expert technical groups.
- Assist with project management, including technical and administrative assistance, as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Candidates with a Master’s degree in environmental sciences/engineering, public health, or a related field, with 3-5 years of work experience are preferred. Degrees in related fields will be considered when presented with relevant work experience such as in toxicology, sustainability, risk assessment, or epidemiology.
- Understanding of chemical hazard and exposure data, including environmental risk assessment.
- Effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact productively with both internal and external stakeholders, including non-scientific audiences.
- Experience with managing contractors and academic partners on scientific projects.
- Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and projects.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet applications.
- Prior research experience.
ACI offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to health insurance, all federal holidays, paid vacation, personal, and sick days, and a 401(k) plan.