The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Job Posting: Program Coordinator, Public Affairs



The Program Coordinator, Public Affairs, reporting to the General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Senior Vice President Government Affairs will assist the Government Affairs and Legal departments to advance programming goals. The incumbent is responsible for providing support to ACI’s Government Affairs Department in legislative and policy research projects, federal-and-state-level tracking, meeting and project coordination, and outreach to stakeholders, elected officials and agency staff. The incumbent will support the Government Affairs and the Legal Departments including the Government Affairs, Legal, and Strategic Advisory Committees, and the ACI Political Action Committee (ACI PAC). Interaction with external stakeholders as well as ACI members is a critical function of the position, and the incumbent will be working closely with staff from all departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. One to three (3) years’ experience in government relations, association or a related environment.
  • Knowledge of state and federal legislative processes with an ability to apply that knowledge to relevant tasks.
  • Ability to develop key relationships, identify and leverage collaborative opportunities with a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and objectives and work effectively with others internally to produce positive results.
  • A strong desire to continually improve and undertake new challenges.
  • Possess a strong sense of accountability with high ethical standards.
  • Proficient utilizing relevant computer software programs, including but not limited to Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Possess strong written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skill.


  • Provide support to Government Affairs Department staff and programs, including coordinating logistics and materials for committee, task force, staff meetings, conference calls and assisting with meeting and organizational follow-up on tasks and logistics.
  • Assist the Government Affairs Department with internal organization coordination and in identifying and implementing program efficiencies.
  • Manage, coordinate, and schedule advocacy visits at federal, state and local levels.
  • Prepare reports on appropriate issues for the ACI membership and staff.
  • Manage the Institute’s reference materials as well as legislative and regulatory publications and subscriptions.
  • Assist in monitoring, tracking, retrieving and disseminating information to the ACI team and membership on federal and state legislative and priority regulatory introductions, public hearings, and other legislative and regulatory events related to the Institute’s agenda, as appropriate.
  • Serve as initial point of contact for member inquiries regarding ACI’s advocacy efforts on legislative, policy and general matters.
  • Manage Government Affairs, Legal, and Strategic Advisory Committee meetings preparation, logistics, and follow-up.
  • Assist in the completion of quarterly and yearly lobbying disclosures reporting.
  • Coordinate with Communications Department to ensure accurate and timely information dissemination of all government affairs related materials.
  • Assist in the development of research and analysis including but not limited to: legislative or regulatory memoranda, testimony, external and internal correspondence and articles.
  • Prepare reports on appropriate issues for the ACI membership and staff.
  • Participate in inter-industry coalitions on issues as appropriate or directed.
  • Respond or assist in providing responses to member inquiries on legislative, policy and general matters.
  • In coordination with and at the direction of the General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Government Affairs assist with the public facing work of the ACI Political Action Committee (ACI PAC).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirement to